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07-07-2008 04:38 PM
SEMIJim
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Originally Posted by RAGTIMEDON View Post
Jim, you have gotten in one more than I have!
Yup. I get frustrated and angry, sometimes. Sometimes get to thinking this whole boat-owning thing was a bad idea. But, in more reflective moments I realize that we could be a whole lot worse-off than we are, and we really do love our boat.

We'll figure it out and we'll be sailing again, soon-or-later . I'm trying to look at the bright side: Everything that breaks, and gets fixed, is another thing I shouldn't have to worry about again. For a while. I hope .

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Originally Posted by RAGTIMEDON View Post
Stuff happens!!!
It does. And I knew the potential for "issues" going in. When the Admiral first said "I want a sailboat," I told her "You know what we call a boat?" "No," she answered. "A hole in the water into which you pour money," I replied. She didn't believe me--didn't see why that should be so.

Now she does.

Jim
07-07-2008 03:25 PM
sailingdog Why does man think he can control a river that hasn't be been under control yet??? Didn't we learn anything from 1993... you don't build in a flood plain, and if you do...expect it to get flooded...
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Jim, you have gotten in one more than I have! The blasted river has been too dangerous this year, they even stopped all barge traffic. It crested a week ago 13 feet above flood stage, is now down to only 7 feet over and falling. I hope to get out on the weekend after next, but the adgenda says that should only be a trip upstream 8 miles to a marina that has a travel-lift capable of lifting 21000 pounds of Ragtime so I can do a bottom job. I may get to sail in August! Why does the 100 year flood seem to happen every 10-15 years? Stuff happens!!!
07-07-2008 02:45 PM
RAGTIMEDON Jim, you have gotten in one more than I have! The blasted river has been too dangerous this year, they even stopped all barge traffic. It crested a week ago 13 feet above flood stage, is now down to only 7 feet over and falling. I hope to get out on the weekend after next, but the adgenda says that should only be a trip upstream 8 miles to a marina that has a travel-lift capable of lifting 21000 pounds of Ragtime so I can do a bottom job. I may get to sail in August! Why does the 100 year flood seem to happen every 10-15 years? Stuff happens!!!
07-07-2008 02:03 PM
SEMIJim *sigh* We know the feeling. We've managed to get one sail in this season, about a month ago. Coming back: She was acting like the prop was fouled. To make a long story short: The problem remains unsolved and we're unable to safely motor other than about dead slow in anything other than flat water and calm air. Even that's not safe, IMO, being as reverse "works" to get us out of the slip, but seems to do almost nothing to slow the boat down if she's got any forward momentum. (Makes docking a real slow-motion exercise.) So she remains tied-up at the slip .

Jim
07-07-2008 11:30 AM
chucklesR An ounce of preventation is worth a ton of cursing at ruined vacations.

My fuel pump kept dieing on me until I finally pulled it off and replaced it.

My outboard finally did the ethanol fuel choke and died until I rebuilt it.

My transmission refused to go into forward until I put some fluid in it.

Guess that'll learn me.
07-07-2008 10:34 AM
Gary1 Alan, is one of your crew named Murphy? If so, you have my permission and blessings to choke him, and turn him into chum.

Cap'n Gary
07-06-2008 11:09 PM
Stillraining I have 3 daughters ...Things go wrong in triplets all the time around here..
07-06-2008 10:17 PM
nk235 Spent the past 4 days on the boat and after having not one thing break the whole season, I just had 3 things go on me all this weekend! I guess the saying is really true.

First the pressurized galley fresh water pump went and started spraying water all over the place when it was turned on.

Then the next day as I was just getting ready to drop the hook in a crowded anchorage I noticed the boat was not slowing down as I headed up to the wind in neutral. Worse yet it acclerated forward when I reved it up in reverse!
Checked in the engine compartment and saw the cable came off at the transmission linkage. The bolt and nut were sitting right there so I was able to get that fixed quick.

Then just today after my buddy left our raft up from the whole weekend and I was pulling in the fenders I noticed that one of the fenders must have been super tight between our two boats and as the boats moved up and down on each other the whole weekend the fender actually sanded off a good 1/4 inch section of my teak rail.

So sometime this week I will have to get a new fresh water pump and some sand paper and cetol but luckily they should be pretty easy fixes. Hopefully it will be a while before the next 3 things go.
07-06-2008 09:50 PM
Stillraining Aye Captin....me onlys sees one thing wrong with yor megalities...not enuff Rum ladie...not enuff rum..
07-06-2008 08:31 PM
camaraderie Breaking down in the Abacos has its' advantages!
Good luck with the exhaust and have another Klick!
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