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Old 20-12-2010, 19:32   #1
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Don'tcha Just Hate it when You Do Something Stooooopid ?

Yup a 6 O stoopid! I replaced my bilge pump hose last week. Tonight I was showering and my bilge alarm went off.. WTF? Seems I put the damn check valves in basackwards... I hate it when I do something stoooooopid!
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Old 20-12-2010, 19:34   #2
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Seems I put the damn check valves in basackwards.
It could have been worse. You could have wired the bilge alarm backwards too. Nothing like wet feet as you walk to the head in the middle of the night.
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It happens. At least you found out by your shower.
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we all do dumass things--welcome to the real world of humans..lol.... goood work at not electrocuting self and at finding it before ye sank.
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Old 21-12-2010, 08:11   #8
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many years ago in st lucia i remember pumping out the grey water tank,and due to its location the out let tends to siphon back if you forget to close off the seacock.

any way duly pumped out tank and forgot to close the seacock in my hurry to get to customs and immigration before they closed,left my new crew member on the boat as she dint want to go ashore till later.

after checking in thought i would check out the marina bar,see if there was any body i knew in there,it was also happy hour by now so no excuse not to go in.

any way about 4 hours later i guiltily went back to the yacht on anchor,only to find sonia(the crew,now wife) had been bailing the yacht frantically for the last 4 hours as the tank over flowed on to the galley floor.........not a happy bunny when i showed her the sea cock,next to where she had been mopping up the the water for 4 hours!!!!!!!!!
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First boat I owned with a holding tank... chatting with the guy at the fuel station just b4 the bridge at SXM and I opened the wrong filler cap.... put over 700litre FW straight thro' and into the sea before I twigged what I'd done.... Duhh
Bit like my first 'Beetle'... spent 20 mins looking for where to put the water, gave up and asked the lady working at the gas station who owned one... first time I saw someone fall off their stool.....
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First boat I owned with a holding tank... chatting with the guy at the fuel station just b4 the bridge at SXM and I opened the wrong filler cap.... put over 700litre FW straight thro' and into the sea before I twigged what I'd done.... Duhh
Bit like my first 'Beetle'... spent 20 mins looking for where to put the water, gave up and asked the lady working at the gas station who owned one... first time I saw someone fall off their stool.....
I love that story. I keep asking around if anybody has an alternator for my wife's 2006 Civic Hybrid. They just can't seem to figure that one out. Hahaha I also liked sending my brother-in-law to the shop next door to get a left handed monkey wrench.
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Like hooking up the hose from the gas tank to the motor backwards and wondering why the little rubber ball is sucked flat and the motor is sputtering?
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Re: Don'tcha Just Hate it when You Do Something Stooooopid ?

...or dumping a gallon of diesel into your fresh water filler?
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Re: Don'tcha Just Hate it when You Do Something Stooooopid ?

I put my knotmeter impeller in backwards after cleaning it. Wondered for an hour why I couldn't get the boat up to speed??
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Re: Don'tcha Just Hate it when You Do Something Stooooopid ?

An old thread but worth reviving.

It takes guts to admit to this stuff. My kudos to those who do.

I sometimes forget to take that last dock line off....and boing! It's not something you can hide either.

Leaving the side lights on when leaving the boat is another one of my favorites.
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Re: Don'tcha Just Hate it when You Do Something Stooooopid ?

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An old thread but worth reviving.

It takes guts to admit to this stuff. My kudos to those who do.

I sometimes forget to take that last dock line off....and boing!


Or, even worse, the shore power cord. On the other hand I learned that a well installed 100' 50 amp shore power cord CAN stop the boat just fine, without any damage. At least if you have the habit of taking a turn around a cleat on the dock and on the boat like I do...
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