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01-30-2010 06:43 PM
bljones
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHays View Post
Yeah, I'll give you an Amen but I'm telling you right now, that motor will never be the same when I start messing with it. If I do fix it, I will let you know, and you will mark it as a miracle, otherwise, it is going away with no small measure of smug satisfaction.
Oh hell, fixing something ain't a miracle. get over your own damn insecure low-self-esteem therapy-needing self, and grow a friggin' pair!
Look, the motor doesn't work now. So, what's the worst that can happen if you lay hands and tools upon it and actually TRY to solve the problem? It can't work any less than it works now, right?
This is a perfect situation for someone like yourself who is all fraidy-cat about internal combustion devices...

zackly, my insecure friend. You might as well give it a shot, cuz YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ANY WORSE.

And when you hear that sweet, sweet sound of a motor you had declared DOA roar to life and purr like a tame housecat, you will feel a testicular hugeness unlike any you have ever known. Hell, fix that engine and you may even finally move out of your mom's basement, deamnd a raise from your boss, find that unrequited eleventh grade love on facebook and convince her to leave her husband and...

well, just tackle the engine first. post your concerns and questions here and we can walk you through fixing it.
01-30-2010 11:29 AM
kaluvic
Quote:
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Now you see, there's your problem right there. You are paying somebody else to fix it.

Don't let anybody try to sugarcoat the nobility of your sudden interest in physical activity, as some sort of heroic gesture, cuz we all know the real story. I could see if you simply really, really like to row, but that's not the case, is it? It's like when you see that guy jogging down the street with his briefcase in Janufrigginary at oh-dark-thirty when the windchill is registering -48 degrees, he is telling his friends and coworkers that he loves jogging, that it is good for him, when the truth is that he cannot afford his mortgage, his child support AND car repairs.
Don't be that guy.

Why not take the sweat and effort you were willing to put into rowing and fix the motor yourself? Be a man! take control of your own destiny! Don't let rudimentary technology best you. If you can figure out the internet, you can fix your outboard.

Do you know WHY outboards were invented?
So.
We.
Did.
Not.
Have.
To.
Row.

Can I get an amen???

AMEN!
01-30-2010 11:06 AM
garyguss
Yuloh instead of rowing

Try one of these ... 1 billion chinamen probably are right

Single Oar propulsion - Yuloh, Ro, Scull...
01-29-2010 07:49 PM
SHays Yeah, I'll give you an Amen but I'm telling you right now, that motor will never be the same when I start messing with it. If I do fix it, I will let you know, and you will mark it as a miracle, otherwise, it is going away with no small measure of smug satisfaction.
01-29-2010 07:15 PM
bljones
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHays View Post

and yes I will probably get the OB repaired when I get some $$.
Now you see, there's your problem right there. You are paying somebody else to fix it.

Don't let anybody try to sugarcoat the nobility of your sudden interest in physical activity, as some sort of heroic gesture, cuz we all know the real story. I could see if you simply really, really like to row, but that's not the case, is it? It's like when you see that guy jogging down the street with his briefcase in Janufrigginary at oh-dark-thirty when the windchill is registering -48 degrees, he is telling his friends and coworkers that he loves jogging, that it is good for him, when the truth is that he cannot afford his mortgage, his child support AND car repairs.
Don't be that guy.

Why not take the sweat and effort you were willing to put into rowing and fix the motor yourself? Be a man! take control of your own destiny! Don't let rudimentary technology best you. If you can figure out the internet, you can fix your outboard.

Do you know WHY outboards were invented?
So.
We.
Did.
Not.
Have.
To.
Row.

Can I get an amen???
01-29-2010 06:47 PM
JWEells
Good Viking!!!

Hell, yes, throw the stupid outboard overboard. I gave mine to an otherwise nice person who didn't really deserve the torment years ago, and have been rowing since. You'll be stronger. Younger men than you will look with surprise when they shake your hand. Older men will smile, remembering when being a man meant something, and they'll hand you a beer. You'll be an icon for generations to come and a fellow worth knowing.
01-29-2010 06:20 PM
SHays LOL, ok, now for more of the truth: the motor is an old gamefisher, and has had 70 dollars of repairs for nothing. maybe I will try again at a different shop. About the oars business, Strawanza had aluminum oars designed to break down into several parts. Here is a picture of how they mounted the oarlocks:
http://www.msogphotosite.com/MSOG/bn...bnamibia34.jpg
I'm thinking, WHY NOT? It would be better than nothing the next time that little five horse anchor leaves me stranded...

and yes I will probably get the OB repaired when I get some $$.
01-29-2010 04:25 PM
Architeuthis Also it reminds me of our past as slaves (root word Slav) so sailboats with oars, kinda creepy. If you punch holes in the side of the boat for multiple oars and start running around yelling Ramming Speed I doubt you could get anyone to crew for you......willingly anyway.
01-29-2010 03:43 PM
bljones Or you could fix your motor. There is precious little on an old 5 hp OB that can't be fixed by a meth-addicted retarded monkey with a pair of vice grips, a hammer and $100 of spare parts.

See, the thing aboard oars on a sailboat is, when you are not rowing the boat, it seems like the oars are always in the way, as is the rowing seat, unless you design your boat with rowing as a function of the design.
01-29-2010 03:30 PM
US27inKS
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHays View Post
WHY NOT make my kicker a boat anchor?
Because they don't hold very well, unless you get it jammed under a rock.
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