OK, this is just a rant. Not asking for anything, not trying to make any point. Just freakiní frustrated over what should be an easy job.
Iím just trying to replace a defunct transmission cooler. Sprung a leak in the salt water cycle. No problem. Should be an easy replacement job. Four hoses. Easy peasyÖ
Was given a newish cooler by a friendly dock mate. Turns out the transmission line fittings were the wrong size. No problem. Same fellow had another one. This time the water lines were the wrong fitting. No problem. Found some reducer nipples. Also turns out this one is little longer than my old one. No problem, just cut some hosesÖ.
Turns out, this nothing job has now taken me four days, and Iím still not finished!!! Itís nearly impossible to reach, I spend 1/2 the time retrieving brackets and clamps and other bits that I keep losing (actually, my wiry spouse does most of the retrieving
). And Iíve finally figured out I need to either cut up and buy all new hoses, or buy the proper-sized cooler, which is what Iím probably going to do now after spending four days fighting with these other ones.
Why is nothing ever easy on a boat