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post #24 of Old 12-27-2008
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Not always problem solved, sometimes it just means more water to pump out.

Always surprised at how many boats you see that seem to have the bilge pumps constantly pumping, one near me has the pump cycle every ten minutes, and pumps for about 5 minutes each time. Very nice looking boat but seldom see anyone aboard to ask about it.

As for snow load, I just shoveled approximately 2ft of snow off my Ariel, I meant to get to it earlier but kept getting hung up. Luckily it's on the trailer in the yard so I don't have to worry about her sinking. Could tell from the 'spring' that there was a good heavy load there though. Before shoveling it felt rock solid, after shoveling I could feel the spring in the trailer.

Side note, my daughters porch roof collapsed about 4 hours ago from the snow load.

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