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Old 24-07-2016, 11:54   #1
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DIY tip of the day thread...

Tip #1
When trying to free a stubborn bolt /nut with PB Blaster do not suddenly reach up and pick your nose. ayieeee!
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Old 24-07-2016, 11:58   #2
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

Do not put a solvent-soaked rag in your pocket. Results vary.
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

donot rub eyes while replacing main bilge pump.


someone else did this to my boat but i found it---donot anchor your flapper switch for bilge pump automaticity with spray foam. that **** fails and your flapper is sideways talkin and no go for pump..OOPS..ha ha ha (is why i was in bilge in first place .... funny thing about that. loooong story...).
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Do not put a solvent-soaked rag in your pocket. Results vary.

Or an old fashioned Zippo lighter that you just filled


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Old 24-07-2016, 17:07   #5
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

Do not talk while holding a Lewmar ringclip in your mouth.

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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

Upon finding a plug wire that has disconnected itself from the spark plug, do not grab said wire and attempt to reconnect it without turning the engine off!
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Don't pee to windward.
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

Do not let hairy, shedding dog on deck when doing your 10th coat of varnish on dorades.
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A buddy of mine was climbing (leading) a rather difficult rock climbing in Joshua Tree (Illusion Dweller, 5.10 something). About 2/3 of the way up he decided to bail out (rap off) and was pulling the rope up to thread it through an anchor he had built. He was holding the end of the rope in his teeth for just a moment. Someone asked a question, which he answered. He spend the next hour on a very narrow ledge waiting for someone to climb around to the top and lower a rope.
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Live and learn, if nature takes you out on the way, se la vi. If I listened to every armchair advisor.... Two schools, one is hard knocks. Be brave and learned (school 2) and go with that gnawing curious adventurous gut.
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

don't throw the anchor overboard until you attach the rode to the boat
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

In a similar vein to some of the above posts:

For folks of the male persuasion who do some galley duty, make very sure that between chopping hot chilies and having a pee you have carefully washed your hands...

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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

How to remove the hot stuff that stays on your skin from chopping jalapeno chiles: smear vegetable oil freely on the skin first, then wash with soapy water. Do this BEFORE wiping the tears from your onion juice weeping eyes. Do NOT try to remove your own contact lenses.

Er, well, yes. only once, though.
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

Good one Ann! To add to it. A mouth full of cooking oil for 30sec stops that pesky Habenero burning thing, cold.

Add reeving splices to the tails of ALL of your halyards. It takes about 5min to tuck & sew one in, & they make it SO much easier to put halyards into the mast. Ergo they save an incredible amount of time & fiddling.

Slightly ease your Jib halyard if the sail's on a furler, unless you're at sea or using the sail at the time. Especially when the boat's just sitting at the dock. So that it doesn't get prematurely overstretched from being tightly hoisted 24/7.
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

...ugh..did this recently with our stabilizer anchor. after an anchorage in a nasty bay I decided to wash my rode...forgot to shackle the anchor back. Wife asked if both anchors were in...I replied "yup...but only one is connected to the boat"
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