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Re: interesting rescue worth discussing
"We have a dedicated cabinet in the salon with just about every water plug thing you can think of. "
One day on the jackstands, I ran out of things on the "Solo ToDo List". As opposed to the stuff that needs at least three hands to get done. And actually drilled a hole and ran a cord in each plug, and hung it on a throughhull. And quickly found out the "assorted" bag just doesn't cut it, made another ToDo to buy another bag of plugs.
Now, lacking a drill press onboard, I found myself asking, if those damn plugs are supposed to be tied off to each throughhull that might need them, how come no one is kind enough to just drill the damned holes before they sell them? So I'd have less sawdust to clean off the boat?
If the batteries were the usual unsealed, and water came over the tops and got into at least one. Or if that floating ice cream parlor has a gasoline engine. Or whatever got a good dose of saltwater...Sure, the electrics could go dead. Don't they always find a way to go dead at the least convenient time? When something goes dead at a CONVENIENT time, i.e. while you're still on the mooring, make sure to THANK IT for that consideration.
Well, I give them credit for taking that thing offshore in good weather, anyhow. I suspect the owners know it has some limits.