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10-07-2013 03:52 PM
bobmcgov
Re: WTF is this?

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Originally Posted by ericb760 View Post
I got stinking drunk on tequila once when I was 18 and haven't touched it since.
This is such a common experience it makes you wonder how the tequila industry survives. "Our target demographic is 15-21 year olds who have not yet gotten violently sick on tequila. The Spring Break crowd. No sense angling for quality or brand loyalty, cuz they'll drink any old swill -- once."



To your second point, I'm considering medium-pink for the deck on the Ballad. It's an utterly gross color, but it does hide the red wine stains.
10-07-2013 12:58 PM
ericb760
Re: WTF is this?

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Originally Posted by bobmcgov View Post
Ah -- it's an intercom to Upstairs. You push the button & say "Please, God ... I'll never drink tequila again. Just make the headache stop!"
I got stinking drunk on tequila once when I was 18 and haven't touched it since. Pinot Noir, on the other hand, has a tendency to stain decks. Don't ask me how I know
10-07-2013 12:38 PM
bobmcgov
Re: WTF is this?

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Originally Posted by ericb760 View Post
The box is completely hidden unless you are on your knees in front of the head looking up.
Ah -- it's an intercom to Upstairs. You push the button & say "Please, God ... I'll never drink tequila again. Just make the headache stop!"
10-07-2013 11:54 AM
ericb760
Re: WTF is this?

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Originally Posted by mike dryver View Post
Eric it may be that the pump out hose was brought down into the boat. I used to work a pump out boat here in the north east, and sometimes that is what had to be done. We would go directly into the tank or sometimes the owners had screw out plugs where we would attach the p/o hose to!!!!!
Honestly, this does not sound appealing and I can find no valve or pump out that would allow this. I wasn't able to do much at the boat this weekend but I was able to confirm that there is DC current in the wire running from the box. Next weekend I'm going to tear the whole apparatus apart and get to the bottom of this mystery.
10-06-2013 05:45 PM
mike dryver
Re: WTF is this?

Eric it may be that the pump out hose was brought down into the boat. I used to work a pump out boat here in the north east, and sometimes that is what had to be done. We would go directly into the tank or sometimes the owners had screw out plugs where we would attach the p/o hose to!!!!!
10-06-2013 03:22 PM
ericb760
Re: WTF is this?

I'm headed to the boat now with a voltage meter to find out if this thing is, in fact, powered. My understanding is that macerator pumps are not known for their longevity, so, either way, it looks like I'll be tearing this contraption apart. Will update as I proceed...One last thing, I forgot to post this picture that I found on board. It's a laminated card that ID's pump out stations along the Southern California coast. Why would the PO need this if there is no pump out on the deck?
http://imageshack.us/a/img18/3077/hqo2.jpg
10-05-2013 06:08 AM
SchockT
Re: WTF is this?

based on the fact that the fuse is a "slow-blow" that is typically used on loads that have high in-rush current on starting, such as a motor, and the heavy gauge of the wire I would say it is meant to operate a motor.

Has it got power to it?

I wouldn't be surprised if you had a macerator pump hiding somewhere. If not, that looks like a great switch to control one in future.
10-04-2013 09:08 PM
oceangirl
Re: WTF is this?

You are rippling my pond man, harshin my buzz

But you may be right, it does have that hommade look. But when water witch started out they looked rather hommade too, so that is why I took a shot in the dark and suggested water witch.
10-04-2013 08:54 PM
ottos
Re: WTF is this?

Sorry, still looks home-brew to me....You said the PO was an engineer....the soldering is amateurish....the plastic bag....well...
10-04-2013 08:00 PM
oceangirl
Re: WTF is this?

Wow, I was wight about the water witch. Have you tried emailing a picture of it to them? maybe they can help out.
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