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Old 01-10-2013, 07:28   #16
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I'm trying to get up the gumption to replace my 22 year old sanitation plumbing. I know it has to be done, but I am not looking forward to this.
All I can say is i feel your pain and am with you in spirit, so I can't smell
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:34   #17
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group9'--find a derelict sailor who knows something , like, lots, about boats. pay him to do the nasty stuff.....
but keep eyes open. that way boat dont sink during the work..lol...is a lot easier when someone else can do the work...
tami---i didnt work system deliberately--it just happened, and ye never know when ye can make it work to your advantage.
i never let the open opportunity pass unused....
I actually talked to my wife about that last night. I have a nephew who is a deck ape on local racing boats, and always looking for money. I asked if she thought we ought to pay him to do it, and she said, "Do you really feel like being off on our next cruise, and finding out he screwed it up?".

The toilet system working perfectly is her one prerequisite for cruising.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:05   #18
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I actually talked to my wife about that last night. I have a nephew who is a deck ape on local racing boats, and always looking for money. I asked if she thought we ought to pay him to do it, and she said, "Do you really feel like being off on our next cruise, and finding out he screwed it up?".

The toilet system working perfectly is her one prerequisite for cruising.
I'm seeing a compromise develop here...

Have the Neph completely redo the system.... BUT..... Count on checking the job thoroughly and maybe tweaking it a bit....

That way the S*!tty work is done!!!
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Ya gotta be quick on the uptake. There is still a shortage of hi tensile stainless fasteners in the PNW due mostly to the extensive refit and modification of the Duck. Don't be left crying at the chandlery...get out there and lay that money down. Get enough supplies to do the job twice....after the second time doing the job there is time enough to cry.
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I'm trying to get up the gumption to replace my 22 year old sanitation plumbing. I know it has to be done, but I am not looking forward to this.
Remove it all and install a compost head, remove the holding tank and your wife will love the smell and extra storage. natures composite head... http://www.natureshead.net/
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:55   #21
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Ya gotta be quick on the uptake. There is still a shortage of hi tensile stainless fasteners in the PNW due mostly to the extensive refit and modification of the Duck. Don't be left crying at the chandlery...get out there and lay that money down. Get enough supplies to do the job twice....after the second time doing the job there is time enough to cry.
One good thing about the ole Duck, is if it were to ever sink it would be worth bringing it back up just for the scrap.
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Re: "There's no crying in Boat MAINTENANCE !" ...

yes theres no crying in Boat maintenance. but theres a lot of blood, in my experience, I always measure the complexity by the amount i leave behind.

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:31   #23
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Re: "There's no crying in Boat MAINTENANCE !" ...

Maybe no crying but I've heard more than a few expletives. Of course I've never used one myself.

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i have gotten so depressed that i just ... started painting - i had to see that there was going to be a difference ! i skipped a bunch of steps.... it was only primer - i can always go back - right? its my boat and i kind of like it that it is more molded looking than built out of wood ..with strict lines.... i have discovered the importance of taping
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Re: "There's no crying in Boat MAINTENANCE !" ...

skipmac--i have heard ye--you and i make truckers sound gentle...me for my paws dropping everything into ocean, and you for flustration of blood sans repair completed. my repair friend helps a lot with attitude''when i wanna cry from the flustration of all breaking at one time, he says--¨it is on the list already¨ and i laugh.
so i may be here a few more days, guys--is all repairs in exotic locales.
this exotic locale is conducive to repairing--flat water protected anchorage, and access to finding items to use and replacement parts is adequate. granted i could use a truck, but we doing fine using public transport--plywood sheets present a slight challenge.....and my new to me 10 ft dink is easily able to carry most of what i need--plywood sheets do present a challenge here too...

kimr--you are so far ahead of me--i cant paint yet as i have too much yet to repair and modify and replace....awesome work--painting---good step...tape?? what is that stuff...lol..mean i have to buy more stuff???
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Re: "There's no crying in Boat MAINTENANCE !" ...

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No crying? He must of never had to replace a 30 year old sanitation system or had it rain on his seventh and final coat of varnish..
I love working on Sedna... I even come up with improvement ideas so I can push head repair down lower on the list.
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