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Old 02-07-2011, 09:02   #1
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The Most Satisfying Non Essential Jobs

You know, I know that the bilge didn't HAVE to be painted. And really, painting the engine room was sort of a waste of time. But I swear, slapping that fresh paint on and seeing the white shiny parts just makes me smile.

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To this.


What are you favorite jobs to do that aren't really critical?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:12   #2
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Eugh. I think your bilge did need painting, so don't let it bother you. You're not crazy after all.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:16   #3
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Re: The most satisfying non essential jobs

Well... the first photo is sort of unfair. Its still dirty. We cleaned it and it looked a lot better after, but then the paint took it to the next level. I think it was really Danibug's doing that we painted it. She is very industrious!
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Looks great
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looks good-now ye can find the screws, nuts and bolts and tools ye drop into it...LOL.. goood work!
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looks good-now ye can find the screws, nuts and bolts and tools ye drop into it...LOL.. goood work!
Not so sure about that, that would mean keeping it clean. And that would be a meaningless task...
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We cleaned it and it looked a lot better after, but then the paint took it to the next level.
Is there a post-cleaning/pre-paint picture?

Amazing difference. Nice!
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Not so sure about that, that would mean keeping it clean. And that would be a meaningless task...
i keep a goood magnet and pinchers with loong handles in my boat--mine is a nice DEEEEP bilge--- very very oiled from past owner blowing engine--- wont take pint..LOL... perfect in black.....at least my perkins doesnt leak or drip anymore..LOL.... big improvement.....
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... at least my Perkins doesn't leak or drip anymore ...
Then you must be completely out of oil!
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Re: The most satisfying non essential jobs

Nicely painted bildges, engine rooms, etc. make maintainance easier and show future buyers that the boat has been well looked after. Non essential maybe but certainly desirable.
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Is there a post-cleaning/pre-paint picture?

Amazing difference. Nice!
Here is the cleaned bilge. The bottom was unpainted fiberglass so that is why it looks so dark.



And thanks for the compliments!
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wow--your cleaned bilge is puurrrty--

gord--- i check it often----still good--- it was actually repaired correctly--i know it will only last a coupla minutes--i am watching it well, tho....
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Lovely, its little things like that that add value to the resale of a boat. A clean bilge implies no leaks (wink wink).
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Nice bilge, but now, who's got the cleanest bottom?
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Great job and I am sure much satisfaction I guess we used to call this seamanship and shipshape Haha Jacko
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