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Old 17-09-2010, 19:24   #1381
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The prize was a guitar pick? Got a coupla them and can get by without...glad I didn't try too hard. Still, listen to the Mark K. and Emmy Lou album...is great.
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hay jjones--- where is oakville???
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Old 17-09-2010, 19:38   #1383
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Old 17-09-2010, 20:06   #1384
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ok waaay north ... coldville.good place. too cold but good place.
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Ok it didn't happen today and it's mostly my fault. First, yard guy comes by and says we gotta splash you right now or you have to wait until Monday. WTF? What happend to a little notice. Well, ok, stop what I'm doing get off the boat so they can splash me. All is well, at least it seems. Yard guy who is allowed on the boat comes up on deck jumping up and down, "your sinking, your sinking!" ****.

Ok, so in my rush to get off boat forgot to close sea cock to raw water intake and as raw water hoses are disconnected from engine....well....you get the picture. Amazing how much water can enter a boat through a 1.5" hose, ya' know. So, once I figure out the problem, I shut the sea cock and we stop sinking, but I have yet to connect new battery bank, so no power to run bilge pump...more delays while portable bilge pump is found. By the time all the "to-do" is over the sun is sinking fast and I have yet to install the new batteries. Yikes. Move fast, measure, cut crimp....no power, got haul all wires off boat to closest power outlet a block away. Heat shrink is wonderful stuff, isn't it? Even more wonderful when you have power to run heat gun. More time lost. Dark now, very tired. Decide it's best to call it a day, find hotel and crash till morning.

So, go back to hotel I've been staying in. From the time I checked out at 9 this morning until I attempted to check in at 9 tonight they raised the room rate by $40!! Same damn room, just $40 more. I won't play that game, so I am now looking for an alternative room, and failing that there is the boat without power or head. This is fun, right? We love our boats, don't we? I'm beat and I better split before former hotel realizes I've tapped into their free internet connection!

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you sure that boat isnt a formosa?????????

awwhell--dont need power or head to sleep on board....loli have a formosa, i know that one.LOL.. dang---adventure it is! ok whenye making the lemonade??

see guys!!! i KNEW he'd be ok.
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Old 18-09-2010, 06:27   #1387
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The saga of Y66!!

Forget the hot shrink. Use liquid plastic or wrap it and get moving . You can do that later.

zeehag, you may have to get your Samosa up here to SF to tow ol' Y66 up the coast.
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Lol. I only remembered it because of the chicks for free line. That stuck with me. We can all dream but.... lmao
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Oh and remind me never to name my boat SS Little Devil. I don't want people referring to me as SSLD. Sounds like a STD! Lol!
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Old 18-09-2010, 16:00   #1390
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dangit. every time i try to read this thread with something to drink i end up having to clean the screen... you guys......
dangit--weekend rates are a bitch..yipes.. good luck! flashlites and oil lamps and buckets-- i hope those are on yer list of necessisities ...LOL....
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Ok, so in my rush to get off boat forgot to close sea cock to raw water intake and as raw water hoses are disconnected from engine....well....you get the picture. Amazing how much water can enter a boat through a 1.5" hose, ya' know.


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That will happen every single time you get rushed, won't it. darn!

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So, once I figure out the problem, I shut the sea cock and we stop sinking, but I have yet to connect new battery bank, so no power to run bilge pump...more delays while portable bilge pump is found.

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Please don't say you have no manual bilge pump on board...

Against (good) advice here I plumbed a wobble pump in series with the electric one. The electric pumps "through" the wobble pump and with no electrics I can manually pump out. Did it yesterday in fact...


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So, go back to hotel I've been staying in. From the time I checked out at 9 this morning until I attempted to check in at 9 tonight they raised the room rate by $40!! Same damn room, just $40 more. I won't play that game, so I am now looking for an alternative room,

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That's a bit rude. What a pain. But as Z says - move aboard!

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Of course I have a manual pump, but I didn't have the inclination to keep pumping after about 10 minutes and not a whole lot of progress. There was a LOT of water in the bilge. Took the electric pump some time to empty it too.

In the end I did move aboard, but am still here. I got a lot accomplished today, but not enough, so maybe tomorrow. The weather forecast is very good so I'm not feeling rushed. I'd like to have left a week ago, and I do have things I need to tend to back home, but it's safer to take your time and I want to be safe. After my sinking experience I also invested in an additonal electric bilge pump. Better save than sorry.

I had removed a sticky drawer and since I still don't have power I took the drawer out to the parking lot where there is an outlet and my car is parked. So, I'm sanding away and this guy comes up and asks if my boat was just splashed, I said yes. Only he didn't refer to it as my boat, it turns out he thought I belonged to the stink pot closest to my car. Anyway, he went on to tell me what a pretty boat I have and how wonderful it must be to own a steel boat like that. WOW that was great to hear, even though I see all her faults I guess others don't so much. Still, she'll get a new paint job and some interior work.....if I ever get back to Astoria. <sigh>

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you will get there-- dont worry--- is alll good---mebbe as you sand you find crew!! would eb a good thing.... ye think??? lemonade--- LOL...every lemon goes to lemonade!!! mebbe the delay is for the passing of some foul front or something coming at you up there---ye know the weather is whimsical there--- so keep sanding and dont let yer boat get water above ankle level!!!!
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Looks like he has a good window till next weekend when he may pick up some stuff.
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uhoh, stuff---- that usually means storm surge--wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! fun in a bash setting... yipes......!
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