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Old 30-10-2011, 02:16   #1
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Challenge: You Are a Boat Person if . . .

You are a boat person if you can identify the attached and tell the story about its failure and its repair. Or maybe you could be a gardener. You will have to click on the thumbnail to enlarge it to get a good look...OK, this is a test...be specific.

I continue to buy and replace these. Four months ago I bought this one for about $25USD...it failed and because I am where I am, I was forced to repair it.

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Old 30-10-2011, 04:06   #2
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Not sure how to fix it , but Spock had one in Star Trek III
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Old 30-10-2011, 04:15   #3
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Re: You are a boat person if...

It's a snap in waterhose nozzle. And it usually brakes at the snap in connection. And yes, Spock did have one. When he went home to Vulcan it was hanging in his garage on the hose. He used it to wash his car.
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Old 30-10-2011, 05:22   #4
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Its a snap on hose and it is the springs within that corrode and the hose stays on!!!

I just bought a replacement for ours. $5 at crazy clarks
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Old 30-10-2011, 06:18   #5
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My wife brought a new one similar to that the other week. She used it a couple of times and then chucked it away because it no longer worked. I fished it from the garbage, had a cursory look and noticed the nozzle was screwed tightly in all the way. Fixed it, tested it, then gloated and told her this was yet another reason why women have never walked on the moon then promptly proceeded to doghouse.

Back on topic, they do have a tendency to stay on when the spring gives way like has been said, the nipple fractures easily, but is easily replaced with a brass one for a couple of bucks and the very worse thing with them is everytime you throw the hose on the ground, it always manages to hit the trigger causing it to spurt a jet of water, usually in the direction from which it was thrown.
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Old 30-10-2011, 07:37   #6
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Dropped, they tend to land on the rear fitting and break it. I fixed ours by adding it to a skip and buying a China made 1.3 buck plastic thing that adjusts the jet by twisting the nozzle.

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Old 30-10-2011, 08:15   #7
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This one won't break.



And it fits in the filler when filling the fresh eater tanks.
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My wife brought a new one similar to that the other week. She used it a couple of times and then chucked it away because it no longer worked. I fished it from the garbage, had a cursory look and noticed the nozzle was screwed tightly in all the way. Fixed it, tested it, then gloated and told her this was yet another reason why women have never walked on the moon then promptly proceeded to doghouse.
LOL And they wonder where all the money goes.
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This one won't break.



And it fits in the filler when filling the fresh eater tanks.
And it stays on without holding it.

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I have one on my boat, one at the dock and one at my house. The oldest was my grandfathers; he bought it when he moved into his house in 1925, and it still works perfectly.I have never had one fail, that a twist and a dab of grease wouldn't fix. I don't understand why there is a market for the other sort--I've broken several.
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Re: You are a boat person if...

i have some screw-on fun ones for washing my deck at a dock-- rarely go to use until this summer when i used them to shower in outdoor heat.....also good for laundry, dishwashing, and scaring kat....LOl that is most fun use for a garden hose nozzle......
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Re: You Are a Boat Person if . . .

most fun use for a garden Hazel...

x-rated if ya know what i mean?


they can be very useful for cleaning out the bilge?

if ya want to go look in there later?

stop-before i have to walk the bilge?
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Old 31-10-2011, 01:40   #12
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Re: You Are a Boat Person if . . .

OK, nobody got it.

Notice the piece of a credit card on the trigger/valve handle. It is a Randall's Grocery customer ID card and you see part of the word "Remarkable." I super-glued it to the nozzle handle that always seems to break on these puppies. The piece of plastic is acting as a splint on both sides of the trigger/valve handle.

I emailed the manufacturer, Raco (RACO (www.raco-expert.com)) and asked for a replacement handle. I will post the manufacturer's reply when/if I ever receive one...don't hold your breath.

Oh, and BTW, the splints are working so far. I think if I get a new one of these, I will splint it before I use it and it has an opportunity to crack.

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Even though you are living the dream yada yada....you need to get a life...
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".....ity" is repeating the same behavior over and over and expecting a different result? Why do you continue to use the fault prone gear?

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$25 is alot to pay for that! I will stick with the old bent over hose trick or the brass one!
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