Re: When does the fun start?
I think it is just part of the package.
When you think about it, you are taking a buoyant fiberglass container, with electronics, fabrics, an engine and several crucial parts that endure eye opening amounts of physical stress into a harsh salt water environment. Doesnt take long for something to break.
Some people choose to plan for that eventuality beforehand with extensive refits and others deal with it as it comes. Two different philosophies, same outcome, stuff breaks.
Heck, the last charter I skippered on a "new" production boat, I spent half the time fixing things that broke along the way. VHF, GPS antenna, packing gland, rigging, windlass, steering, etc etc. Yeah, when you are fixing someone elses "new" boat it really hits you just how corrosive that environment is on man made contraptions despite preparation.
A cold carib in your hand at the end of the day watching a Caribbean sunset melts it all away though, doesnt it?
Last edited by Patient; 08-23-2012 at 04:59 AM.