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02-12-2014 12:59 AM
glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Those hose clamps come in handy - nice to have a box of various sizes. We used black rubber hose on Serenity.
02-11-2014 07:33 PM
glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks! But not really brilliance - Doug and I had built the bilge pumping systems including the hoses, and I had replaced all the hoses associated with the engine - fuel and raw water. I was familiar with all the the hoses and I knew they were both the same inside diameter. It shows the importance of being completely familiar with your systems!
02-11-2014 03:21 PM
jhaley66
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Here is a photo of the end result.
02-11-2014 12:37 AM
glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

It's great that he found a replacement out in the Pacific, without ordering it and waiting for it.
02-11-2014 12:35 AM
glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

"Bob Porter" was one of the "Bobs" that Peter had his "meeting with the Bobs" with. Good catch!
02-10-2014 11:46 PM
TakeFive
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

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Originally Posted by jhaley66 View Post
I recently read "Breaking Seas" and, coincidentally, faced the same failed impeller problem while on a charter in the Gulf of Thailand in January. The captain of the boat took the fresh water pump and re-routed the sea water lines around the water pump to the fresh water pump. The boat's batteries are just forward of the engine, so he ran the fresh water pump wires right to the batteries. The system worked great for the several hours we needed to motor to get to Salak Paet, Koh Chang for a new impeller.

Being at anchor vs a lee shore made it a much more relaxed exercise!
Yes, that was a flash of brilliance on his part. Especially noteworthy for an admitted newb with relatively little practical experience. Not sure I would have thought of that.
02-10-2014 06:46 PM
jhaley66
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

I recently read "Breaking Seas" and, coincidentally, faced the same failed impeller problem while on a charter in the Gulf of Thailand in January. The captain of the boat took the fresh water pump and re-routed the sea water lines around the water pump to the fresh water pump. The boat's batteries are just forward of the engine, so he ran the fresh water pump wires right to the batteries. The system worked great for the several hours we needed to motor to get to Salak Paet, Koh Chang for a new impeller.

Being at anchor vs a lee shore made it a much more relaxed exercise!
01-23-2014 04:51 PM
GMC
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

I was home recently sick in bed and bought the Kindle version of Glenn's book. He is a very good writer and I enjoyed the book for a lot of reasons. Beyond the boat preparation and the sailing, the book made its strongest impression on me with the honest telling of the feelings of the author's experiences of rejection and being ignored. He didn't have to tell the story about when he and his brother were young and he was left out by the neighbor girls who were only interested in his brother, but he did. He talks about the "drive by" rejection that prompted his adventure. He talks about the continued rejection by a potential crew member in another sort of "drive by" incident. He can't find crew in Mexico, etc. This stuff is excruciating to read about, much less experience. I think he wanted to talk about these things as much as about anything else. What this highlights for me is how rejection early and throughout one's life shapes a life and a person's perceptions of the world. You can become a docile, obliging person. You can become a comedian who seeks to laugh away the pain. You can become cynical. You can become homicidal. You can become cruel. You can be a mix of all these things. The instinct of self protection can manifest itself in a lot of ways. Seeing how Glenn copes with this obviously sensitive part of his life was fascinating and as I said, well written. The book will make me more sensitive to individuals who on first impression appear rude or clueless or antagonistic to others. There is usually more going on there and the author proved that. I am sure that he does not want to hear this (but maybe he does in that he told of his pain), but I feel bad for him and I hope he finds a woman to share his life with. I hope that he does not give up. I am optimistic because, had he become too closed off or too angry or too cynical, he would not have ventured out. He seems to be still growing and willing to try, which can't be said of everyone. I am not a psychologist, just relating what struck me about this very interesting "sailing" book.
12-28-2013 02:39 AM
catchinrays
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

I fall into the "just bought a boat with no experience" category....and I haven't ruled out the sail-up-the-coast-of-Florida-and-sell-the-boat possibility - we hope we go further than that and that we have the fortitude for this to last many years. But we'd rather try it while we can than to spend the rest of our lives with the regret that we didn't try it.

Watch the transformation at Catchin' Rays

11-21-2013 10:52 PM
weinie
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Glenn,
Thanks for a great read! Just finished the kindle version today.

I didn't read through all the posts here so I'm not sure if this was already covered but...

Peter Gibbons? Didn't he work at Initech with Bob Porter?
And couldn't you work Lumbergh into the story too?

oh and Larry Wilcox?
heheh
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