Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
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Re: Dumb things I've done
Situation: Went out to test the engines after some minor adjustments and fuel fitler replacement. Both died within minutes of each other, between 2 rock jetties, in crosswind, of course. Got the anchor down really fast both times without harm. While it's great to have an anchor well secured, it's also great thing to have handy; mine is on the windlass and chain locked, but the lock comes off fast.
Removed the engine covers. Primed. Tried to restart. Considered what I might have done wrong. Started thinking about towing her back with the tender.
Solution. Open fuel valve.
Did this twice. No harm. Smarter now... I think.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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