Ground the paint
off the interior
with an angle grinder... (lots of scars inside...) and did not vacuum out well enough. First night on board was itchy to say the least...
No reefing gear
with a flaked 1/2 inch nylon line... secured with two half hitches.
Solid copper wire for the AC power.
VHF Radio antenna
wire cut, and shoved into the back of the AM/FM stereo. Wire was snipped at the antenna
, and antenna was gutted internally... didn't have a strong enough signal to reach the dock
DC system rewired, crimp connections done with a pair of pliers... not a crimp tool. No shrink connections anywhere.
Atomic Four "just had a tune up" dwell was set at 72 degrees. Fired right up but ran out of steam off idle. Must have gapped it with a phone
Throttle cable wasn't adjusted properly, and had a cotter pin securing it at the carb linkage. Lots of play... did not always return to idle. Made docking
Shifter linkage had one half of the pivot pin. Did not always go in reverse... or come out of neutral.
mounting bolt was tight. Two were missing nuts, and one chewed its way into the engine
stringers. Discovered this after wondering why the fresh shaft packing started leaking the same as the old...
Radiator hose on the cockpit
outlet wasn't bedded in at the transom, "wheres all this water
coming from?" At the dock it was dry as a bone...
Shoulder on the bolt for tiller was to short, threads chewed out the tillerhead giving some interesting play.
does not cycle. Anti-siphon valve vents to the inside... phew.
Electric bilge pump
wired with standard crimp connections, laying in the water with no electrical
tape... no idea how it worked at all.
Sink drain doesn't. Haven't figured this one out... its a hole straight out the bottom of the boat with no seacock. A wire goes straight through, but water doesn't exit. It doesn't fill with water on the low tack either...
I love her anyway... but some of those involved some head