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Why is nothing ever easy on a boat
There are easy things on boats, people just don't take note of them.

As example, I just opened a cold beer and it was pretty easy!!

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A 20 min land based repair is 4 days on water...
Parts availability..gopher time..contortionist trials...
Someone help me with the math here. If a 20 minute project takes me 4 days on land, how long will a water based project take me?

It actually might be easier to get things in a tropical location than it does in NW Wyoming. I ordered some marine ply last week to arrive this Monday or Tuesday, and when I called today they said next Monday or Tuesday.

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... I ordered some marine ply last week to arrive this Monday or Tuesday, and when I called today they said next Monday or Tuesday.
I envy your decisiveness. I've already lost a week just obsessing whether or not to use/order marine ply or Coosa .. sigh...
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I envy your decisiveness. I've already lost a week just obsessing whether or not to use/order marine ply or Coosa .. sigh...
I had no choice, marine ply is the only thing I could get easily and quickly, if i was to use something else i would have to mail order it and it would have taken forever to get here, wait it would have been here sooner than my drop the ball lumberyard.

This next use will be hidden so it's quality is not important, but I got a chunk of this Fir Marine ply and built a hatch out of it. After staining with Mahogany stain and 3 coats of epoxy it looks pretty darn nice for cheap wood. it is aging a week before i wash off the Amine blush, then varnishing. That should only take 20 minutes.
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Re: Why is nothing ever easy!!

Mike, meet Murphy. He has this law.
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If a transmission heat ex is on the engine water side of stuff, it don't get salt water leaks ,See,easy!
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If a transmission heat ex is on the engine water side of stuff, it don't get salt water leaks ,See,easy!
How do you expect to cool the trany with 180 degree water? It won't work! You MUST use seawater (or a keel cooler if you are in colder water) to cool the transmission oil, not the engine fresh water!

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Someone help me with the math here. If a 20 minute project takes me 4 days on land, how long will a water based project take me
You need to get a new boat

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Re: Why is nothing ever easy!!

Capta. I assumed that the water coming out of a sufficiently sized HX would do it. Maybe if you run in hot tropics with inadequate sized equipment . I ran fresh for 40 yrs and never heated a gearbox. Maybe I was wrong.
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