I have a 23 year old boat with three previous owners and I don't think any of them knew anything about boats except to how race
To start with, how about a wetlift made of steel
mounted to the back of the motor
and sitting and leaking on the transmission
Or the set screws that go in the coupler of the prop shaft were just grade 3 hex bolts.
Or 9 holes drilled thru the deck
in a space of 3" X 3" with a padeye sitting on top. The unused holes were filled with silicone. No wonder the deck
Or a 50 HP Diesel
going thru an 1 1/2" seacock.
Or around 60' of several differant wires that went from the fuse panel to no where, just cut off and left in place.
And on and on and on!
I am really surprised that there aren't more boating
fatallities with the knowledge of the average boater out there.
The biggest thing I see out there is thru hull/deck fittings installed without the core
being sealed. Any boat with a wood core
needs that extra little procedure.
Time to quit......................_/)