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Old 22-05-2014, 13:33   #391
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Not a worst picture, but when I read what he has done to a perfectly good engine I did wonder what else he has fiddled with. Some folk shouldn't be let loose with a toolbox.

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The engine is now starting like a dream and runs real smooth, but the engineer was unable to get total control of the governor. You will be able to talk to the engineer if needed, but basically, he believes that when I removed the fuel pump, without disconnecting the linkage to the governor, I lost the linkage inside the engine. We sourced a new linkage, but he believes that the part lost is stuck down behind the counter weights of the governor, and therefore the only way to correct the problem is to take the governor out. Sounds easy, but the only way to get the governor out is to first disconnect the engine from the saildrive to allow access. The boat would also need to be out of the water for this!
LOL. I often break as much as I fix, but this one has even me beat!
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Old 22-05-2014, 13:52   #392
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... Some folk shouldn't be let loose with a toolbox.
Or pine skirting boards....
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Old 29-05-2014, 09:45   #393
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

There's a 122' sloop for sale just down the dock from me. The first time I saw it I knew there were major issues with the boat and when I looked up the listing on line, I saw some of the worst photos I've ever seen of a boat trying to be sold. What was particularly attention grabbing was the photograph of the helm with a sack of garbage next to it. Or the shot of the galley with the cabinets open, revealing a nice inventory of fuel filters (what are fuel filters doing in the galley? On a 122' yacht?). See for yourself.

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Old 29-05-2014, 18:39   #394
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...what are fuel filters doing in the galley?
Cleaning the deep fryer oil?
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Old 31-05-2014, 19:12   #395
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Old 31-05-2014, 19:34   #396
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My parents had a neighbor who had a flat bottom fiberglass johnboat for sale. He took out an ad in a trader paper. It read as follows. Fiberglass John Boat for sale. Busted bottom. leaks like a sieve. Great Gift for an ex who can not swim $25 or best offer.



A picture of it in my mind would make it the best of the worst 'for sale' photos
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What a dump is right. Did you say Pugh! 😜
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Picture is not needed. The ad says it all.
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I like this one.
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Actually, it makes sense if it was a half share in the previous advert...
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Ad says the boat "will require some work." Ya THINK!?!

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Nothing that a bit of epoxy won't fix
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Ad says the boat "will require some work." Ya THINK!?!



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This boat has a nice sky light to let in all the bright sunshine you'll experience during your cruise.
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