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I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

Hey, I just ordered $4,000 worth of parts for my volvo (turbo charger and exhaust elbow). Not fun, I get it. Still can't wait to get her sailing again.
Jimgo,

At least the engine in your Allmand isn't a Volvo!!!
Replacement parts prices for Volvo diesels are through the roof.
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Jim,
Just saw this thread. Sorry to hear this, but as Capt. Aaron said earlier these things happen on a shakedown cruise. As I posted in your trip planning thread our delivery trip up the bay was far too interesting But it does get better.

Capt. Aaron, cut the poor guy some slack. You have more sea miles under your keel than Popeye. He's new to all this.

Jim, start with a couple of phone calls. If BoatUS is your insurance company call them and tell them what happened and that you suspect you may have hit something under water that caused the damage. Then find out what the real limits of unlimited towing are. Can they get you to Tall Oaks or get your to Winters Marina in Philadelphia (closer to home)? Or does the policy state closest marina for haul out? If it's closest marina talk it over with Chuckles and figure out where you really want to haul.

Then call Dave at Silver Cloud/Tall Oaks. Minnewaska was right, there is a huge difference in the competence of marine mechanics. Silver Cloud has an excellent reputation for quality work. They're not the cheapest around but they stand behind their work. My personal experience with them has been very positive.

Next pack up your coffee pot, a ceramic heater, a bottle of rum, a bottle of coke and a blanket. Friday night drive down and invite Chuckles on board for a few rum and cokes and laugh at your misfortune. The next morning make a pot of hot coffee and drink it in the cockpit. Watch the birds and the ducks playing in the water. You'll remember why you bought a boat in the first place and things won't seem quite as bad.

Jim
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Next pack up your coffee pot, a ceramic heater, a bottle of rum, a bottle of coke and a blanket. Friday night drive down and invite Chuckles on board for a few rum and cokes and laugh at your misfortune. The next morning make a pot of hot coffee and drink it in the cockpit. Watch the birds and the ducks playing in the water. You'll remember why you bought a boat in the first place and things won't seem quite as bad.

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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Very sorry to hear about all of this too. If you were to be rid of the boat and relace, you still would not know what you had. At least this way, when you are done, you will know. SO I too vote to rebuild the engine. It will be a great learning piece and you will know what you have.

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Jim,
Just saw this thread. Sorry to hear this, but as Capt. Aaron said earlier these things happen on a shakedown cruise. As I posted in your trip planning thread our delivery trip up the bay was far too interesting But it does get better.

Capt. Aaron, cut the poor guy some slack. You have more sea miles under your keel than Popeye. He's new to all this.

Jim, start with a couple of phone calls. If BoatUS is your insurance company call them and tell them what happened and that you suspect you may have hit something under water that caused the damage. Then find out what the real limits of unlimited towing are. Can they get you to Tall Oaks or get your to Winters Marina in Philadelphia (closer to home)? Or does the policy state closest marina for haul out? If it's closest marina talk it over with Chuckles and figure out where you really want to haul.

Then call Dave at Silver Cloud/Tall Oaks. Minnewaska was right, there is a huge difference in the competence of marine mechanics. Silver Cloud has an excellent reputation for quality work. They're not the cheapest around but they stand behind their work. My personal experience with them has been very positive.

Next pack up your coffee pot, a ceramic heater, a bottle of rum, a bottle of coke and a blanket. Friday night drive down and invite Chuckles on board for a few rum and cokes and laugh at your misfortune. The next morning make a pot of hot coffee and drink it in the cockpit. Watch the birds and the ducks playing in the water. You'll remember why you bought a boat in the first place and things won't seem quite as bad.

Jim
Hey Hey, I told Chef I would stow it on the "sail it home" idea like 3 pages ago. Great advice on the rum, the coffee and the cockpit. It has been exactly these moments in the quiet morning that I have had my epiphany's. Bad advice on the coke, drink it out of the bottle man, what are we teenager's?
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Bad advice on the coke, drink it out of the bottle man, what are we teenager's?
C'mon man I want him to wake up with an epiphany not a hangover!
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Sleep on it before you decide. Buy the book, gather your tools, and do the job. There isn't any rocket science involved, just a lot of righty-tighty and leftie-loosie.
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Exactly why I don't mix my rum with sugar juice. Clean booze clean buzz.
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Jim,

Bummer of a development, but like (almost) everyone's already stated it's not a death sentence.

Look at it this way -- if this hadn't happened now, it would certainly have happened within a couple of years. You would have had to address it anyway, so it's great to know right off the bat that you've got this part of the system squared away for many, many years to come (as long as you do your diligent preventive maintenance checks and services, which will be much more likely since you've got a lot of skin in the game.)

We're all rooting for you and your new baby.
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

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Next pack up your coffee pot, a ceramic heater, a bottle of rum, a bottle of coke and a blanket. Friday night drive down and invite Chuckles on board for a few rum and cokes and laugh at your misfortune. The next morning make a pot of hot coffee and drink it in the cockpit. Watch the birds and the ducks playing in the water. You'll remember why you bought a boat in the first place and things won't seem quite as bad.

Jim
I can work with that, provided we come up with a plan to move the boat soon. I've even got the rum and coke zero.
When you mix it, you can drink more (or at least not fall down as fast).

Ya'll have to understand the 'free' slip isn't free to me - I rent, and have a land lord that has problems with me having quests that are not actually here (i.e. using her dock as a marina). So it's costing me skin off my hind end, and the ability to do future invites.
Jim, I'll be here all weekend.
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