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Old 26-02-2014, 12:17   #1
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The Powerplant Serenity Prayer....

I just posted a comment, and thought it was so important that it needed its very own thread....

Now say it with me....

The Powerplant Serenity Prayer:

God, As an owner of a (insert your brand here... Perkins/Yanni/Volvo etc....)

Give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace....
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life....

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Old 27-02-2014, 08:42   #2
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Re: The Powerplant Serenity Prayer....

Try this variation, perhaps?

O mighty Neptune/Poseidon/Aquaman:

Give unto me correctly sourced spares aplenty to deal with the fact that my diesel was built on a Monday or Friday, and give unto me money aplenty to purchase such spares made by unionized Europeans.

Give me the courage to attempt, heeding scriptural passages from Sts. Gerr, Calder and Compton, minor repairs when thy diesel knocketh, overheateth or emitteth the black, white or grey smokes of Hell, and yet me diagnose thereby thy auxiliary's ailments.

Let me suffereth not the service of incompetent "experts", sent by the Arch-Lubber himself, who render upon thy auxiliary more harm than good and chargeth me, and oppresseth the rum budget.

May my Racors runneth over with clean fuel, may I understand more fully what is a "banjo washer", and, having understanding, replace thy auxiliary's injectors in serenity and function. May thy pumps always lift, may thy exhaust be sufficiently cooled, and my starter remain uncorroded, to thine greater glory and in hopes of reaching the anchorage before sunset. Amen.
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Old 27-02-2014, 10:50   #3
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Re: The Powerplant Serenity Prayer....

I find that an "Oh Sweet Jesus, Start baby" works pretty well. Keep it simple you know. There is another I use too, but ladies don't post words like that to CF....
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I find that an "Oh Sweet Jesus, Start baby" works pretty well. Keep it simple you know. There is another I use too, but ladies don't post words like that to CF....
Speak softly and carry a big breaker bar? Heh.
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Re: The Powerplant Serenity Prayer....

50 years ago one of our family friends, a WWI vet, used to take us fishing in his 20 foot Y-stern freighter canoe powered by an ancient, reluctant Johnson outboard. He once told me that prior to our trips he would hang the Johnson up and threaten it with an axe. Based on the reliability that engine displayed I suspect that he was accurately describing his maintenance program. I have many memories of father, Harold and Madeleine paddling us home from some fishing hole (mother always had the good sense to stay on shore).
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Re: The Powerplant Serenity Prayer....

Thank you lord for allowing it sto start...now, I reeeeeeally reeeeally need it to keep going...just long enough to get into the slip! Pleeeeeeease, just a few minutes more.
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Re: The Powerplant Serenity Prayer....

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Try this variation, perhaps?

O mighty Neptune/Poseidon/Aquaman:

Give unto me correctly sourced spares aplenty to deal with the fact that my diesel was built on a Monday or Friday, and give unto me money aplenty to purchase such spares made by unionized Europeans.

Give me the courage to attempt, heeding scriptural passages from Sts. Gerr, Calder and Compton, minor repairs when thy diesel knocketh, overheateth or emitteth the black, white or grey smokes of Hell, and yet me diagnose thereby thy auxiliary's ailments.

Let me suffereth not the service of incompetent "experts", sent by the Arch-Lubber himself, who render upon thy auxiliary more harm than good and chargeth me, and oppresseth the rum budget.

May my Racors runneth over with clean fuel, may I understand more fully what is a "banjo washer", and, having understanding, replace thy auxiliary's injectors in serenity and function. May thy pumps always lift, may thy exhaust be sufficiently cooled, and my starter remain uncorroded, to thine greater glory and in hopes of reaching the anchorage before sunset. Amen.
OMG.... This is priceless!!!
Nice job instead of the "Happy cut-n-paste"

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I find that an "Oh Sweet Jesus, Start baby" works pretty well. Keep it simple you know. There is another I use too, but ladies don't post words like that to CF....
SC.... I have resorted to this identical abbreviated prayer on several occasions.... In cases we call... "you gotta fire right this second or we are in deep doo doo"...

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50 years ago one of our family friends, a WWI vet, used to take us fishing in his 20 foot Y-stern freighter canoe powered by an ancient, reluctant Johnson outboard. He once told me that prior to our trips he would hang the Johnson up and threaten it with an axe. Based on the reliability that engine displayed I suspect that he was accurately describing his maintenance program. I have many memories of father, Harold and Madeleine paddling us home from some fishing hole (mother always had the good sense to stay on shore).
You always catch more flies with sugar bob... Good story!!!!

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Thank you lord for allowing it sto start...now, I reeeeeeally reeeeally need it to keep going...just long enough to get into the slip! Pleeeeeeease, just a few minutes more.
Lookee here!!!! Only a few months into the new boat and you already found religion!!! We're all so proud!!!
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Lookee here!!!! Only a few months into the new boat and you already found religion!!! We're all so proud!!!


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