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Old 10-14-2010
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lol I've always gotten frustrated with getting something done; and then have it fall apart as soon as i turn my back.
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All Soooo true. Being a Murph, I can also state with confidence that if your name happens to be the same as the law, these things occur in spades! Another: (Especially when you are in a position which makes you wonder if you can ever get out), if you drop a crucial part as one hand tenuously holds the other in place, the naughty part will roll just out of reach (or into the bilge, which has some sort of part-magnet unrelated to gravity). How about: As soon as you remove your glasses, any dripping epoxy resin and fiberglass dust will make a bee-line for your eyes.
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The time when you figure out a better, simpler, cheaper way to do a difficult job on the boat, and the time when you finish the job will be simultaneous.
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Awesome thanks for posting
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You can only become proficient at a particular boat repair skill after many hours of experience, and at the very end of the project for which that skill was needed. When another project comes along requiring the same skill, all memory of how to do it "right" will have completely vanished.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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Very well done, I see you put some thought/experience into this
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Things don't always work against us.
I had a motor begin filling its sump with seawater one week after I had arrived back for wintering at a place callled Peterhead in Scotland in 1998.
It took me some time to fix it, but man, it could not have happened at a better time.
If that had caught me at the start of the season, I would have been in big trouble, with a big American crew arriving and on holiday and no ship to sail. Well, we could have sailed but we weren't going to motor far.
Sometimes we get lucky.


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Murph's Law

Originally Posted by Dumah View Post
Murphys Law of seaborne mechanics states:
Anything that can go wrong, will starting with the most expensive, least accessible part at the most inopportune time;
Cheers Dumah
You forgot "least obtainable".
Oh no mon, we got none a deeze on da island, gotta come from da states, gonna take 2 weeks.
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