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deniseO30 06-27-2011 09:18 AM

Old as new, not always best.
I love fixing "old things as new" The things fixed recently are not high priority either, so I gave them time but not allot of money.

Girlfriend and I spent the night on the boat this weekend. After a great day of river sailing. (sometimes it's possible) We get back on the mooring and make ready for cooking and relaxing. (feeling a little proud now too, since "everrrrry thing works")

My force 10 oven range with OLD propane safety sensor solenoid etc, that I rewired in the spring.. did not not work! Arrrg! Well it worked a few weeks ago! ARRRG!

The microwave that came with my boat and was in the basement for a couple of years .. works but not really.. 4 minutes to warm about 4 oz of water? ARRRG! For laughs we tried popcorn... guess you know how that went!

The inverter that had real promise to work for the occasional use of the microwave and blender for margaritas did not work! ARRRRG! Why is that red light on again??

I went up on deck, cooled off a bit in one of the very few low humidity days we've had in weeks. Set up the grille for the steaks. (love that little Magma) got the stove working by removing the solenoid for now. We didn't really need the microwave. Found the inverter working great! It was the power strip with multiple outlets that was shorting out.

So much for extended voyages beyond the horizon eh? :rolleyes:

Well some good things are showing in the boat.. the lighting is nice, the batteries are strong, now that ALL the cables have GOOD connections. (thank you PO for not squeezing them with the crimper) The new Nicro vent is STILL working. The boat didn't smell. the steaks were great. It was cool and the stink pots stopped running by so frequently.

fair winds!

captbillc 06-27-2011 10:26 AM

denise--- to be able to laugh at the things like that that happen is the key to enjoying it all . i have had my share ----- bill

justified 06-27-2011 11:38 AM

Rum always helps. Sounds as though you made the best of it and still had a nice evening.

deniseO30 06-27-2011 11:48 AM

The most hilarious thing was the microwave not able to make popcorn LOL
Thanks all.. it was comical really!

chef2sail 06-27-2011 01:30 PM

I was laughing....sounds like some of my Friday nights when I get to the boat when my wife hears me muttering...ok its gonna be one of those weekends where we fix everything............again.

Glad you got to sail. Eventually youll be on the Bay with the rest of us.


sailpower 06-27-2011 04:01 PM

I found that when I ended up in a similar fiasco that was the exact time that the head would back up.

Sounds like you dodged a bullet.

Sabreman 06-27-2011 04:30 PM

Ever rebuild the head at 11PM? I have. Parts everywhere, but got it reassembled and working by 1130. It's always something.

A boat is the definition of entropy.

deniseO30 06-27-2011 06:09 PM

thanks all .. it was still a good ending for a good day.

So which Microwave should I get? 7 or 900 watts? They all have digital clocks but that's ok if it's not on 24/7 with the inverter.

blt2ski 06-27-2011 10:03 PM

What is a micro wave doing in a boat? How long would a 70 ahr batter last with an inverter supplying power to said microwave? Propane stove sounds much easier!

This sounds like the day a 2 gal bottle of rum fell out of a sack and broke upon impact! the funny part is, earlier in the day, with 5 boat christinings in my YC, 3 bottles never broke, fell out of the hands of the breakee, into the water and sunk! And these where the score/supposid breakable with nets around the bottle to collect the glas fragments bought and sold for just an occasion! life goes on! yes it does........

sailpower 06-27-2011 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by Sabreman (Post 744641)
Ever rebuild the head at 11PM? I have. Parts everywhere, but got it reassembled and working by 1130. It's always something.

A boat is the definition of entropy.

Worst for me was being tied up in downtown Boston, having cocktails and getting ready to go to a nice dinner with six guests. You guessed it. Just before we left "it" happened.

They went on ahead (no pun intended), I changed, took apart, back together, another shower, change again and ninety minutes later caught up.

I guess it could have been worse. Did I mention that it was August and hot!

On a boat you can count on entropy being predictable. Hmm, so what does that make it then?

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