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Old 05-11-2009, 19:00   #1
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Another Yard Horror Story

Yard hauls boat...."finds loose strut:".....pulls strut and sends it out to get "fixed" re-installs strut.....does not even check alignment...zip-zop-slam it in........

Customer calls me up for advice....what can I say?

I told him that any time you "mux" with the drivetrain...you have to check the alignment.

More to follow......................................
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Chief, I need to follow you around for a while. Need any help? I love to learn.
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Old 05-11-2009, 21:39   #3
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Old 05-11-2009, 21:55   #4
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I'm toying with the idea of a book......but first....I need to get out on one of my sailboats to clear my head.

"Voyaging beyond the horizon in a small vessel is knowing removal from all the superfluous vexations and tribulations...."P 51 Song of the Sirens, Ernest K. Gann

I appreciate the compliment

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Old 05-11-2009, 22:08   #5
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Chief...this is really lame and bad form...you are like the daw-gon nightly news...they through out a tragic hook and then make you wait all through the local BS to hear about it...I'm changing the Chanel man..I cant wait around till news at 11..
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Film at 11

Around here they use the tag "Live, Local, Latebreaking" (it is anything but)

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Old 22-11-2009, 13:30   #7
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No film.....alignment checked out OK...The Bolts were loosey-goosey and there was no safety wire on the locking bolt.
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What about just changing the cutless (lass) (which is it?) bearing? Shouldn't (there's that word again) affect alignment should it?
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I'm toying with the idea of a book......but first....I need to get out on one of my sailboats to clear my head.
If you need pictures or more stories, just let me know, I have a few from this side of the Island.
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I know it's not nice to laugh at other's boat ideas (especially those that you know have taken a lot of time & effort), but .............

........everytime I see a DIY added pilot house / wheel shelter in a similar vein as the photos above I wonder to myself:- "WTF did the designs that were rejected look like???!" and puzzle over how a mind works that says "yeah, that's the look I was after"

Of course those in the picture are not the worst efforts I have ever seen...........and I accept that in the freezing cold p#ssing rain asthetics are not the top priority, but still.................
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You are correct.

Just a cutlass shouldn't br a problem....depending on the wear indicators on the shaft and inside cutlass.

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What about just changing the cutless (lass) (which is it?) bearing? Shouldn't (there's that word again) affect alignment should it?
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I know it's not nice to laugh at other's boat ideas (especially those that you know have taken a lot of time & effort), but .............

........everytime I see a DIY added pilot house / wheel shelter in a similar vein as the photos above I wonder to myself:- "WTF did the designs that were rejected look like???!" and puzzle over how a mind works that says "yeah, that's the look I was after"

Of course those in the picture are not the worst efforts I have ever seen...........and I accept that in the freezing cold p#ssing rain asthetics are not the top priority, but still.................
I don't know, but somebody also bought an awful lot of AMC Pacers back in the day too, though.
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Little boxes
Little boxes
Little boxes made of ticky tacky

The Pilot House of that Tri looks like it came off of a 1950's era Peterfor Truck.

I see they take great care in "BLOCKING" the boats there.

There is a Yard around here we call the Elephant Graveyard....aka "Boat Motel"

They get hauled move progressively inland.....then are cut up
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CutLess (brand) shaft bearing.
Has now become a more or less generic term like Kleenex (brand of tissue) or Scotch (brand of cellophane self-adhesive) tape.
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