Originally Posted by hummingway
I had a fella stop with his buddy during my last haul out and begin making loud pronouncements and suggestions. My self and the other guy working just ignored him and went about our business. After a while he said, "You guys aren't going to take any of my suggestions are you?", so I stopped and said, "Well that one seems like a good suggestion, I think I'll take your advice."
Actually I wouldn't have been so cocksure if the friend I was working with hadn't grown up in his Dad's boatyard and been building boats his whole life!
I think we all know someone who is a "know it all".
My brother in law is one of those. He was a licensed mechanic
, so one would think one could at least believe he had some knowledge that was legitimate in that area.
We were hunting one day in the bush, and his truck started acting up... it was clear it was a fuel pump
problem, as it was leaking. Well, Mr. Mechanic
wants to silicone the heck out of it, including the vent tube. I looked at him and suggested maybe that was not such a good idea, as one would not want crankcase full of fuel
"Oh, yeah, you might have a point".
The funniest part was we limped it into a town 20 miles away and pulled up to a parts
depot to get a new pump. He couldn't get it off, so he went to get his "persuader", his sledge hammer.
I looked at the fuel pump
, took a wrench, and removed the last bolt. As he came from getting his sledge hammer, I asked him, "Is this what you wanted removed"? showing the old fuel
"How did you get that out"? he said.
I told him I removed the third bolt. Well, you should have heard the litany of he had never seen such a thing on a Ford truck, he's only ever seen two bolts, and what a strange thing, and he bet now we well never get a replacement part etc. etc.
Of course they had the right part.
I just giggled inside, because I knew what he was like. Still is. Oh well, he treats my sister right.