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Old 28-02-2018, 12:57   #1
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There Will Be Blood

Finally got my generator back into service after 8 weeks of waiting on the 10-14 day lead time parts. I was happy that it only took 2 hours and that overall it went better than a normal repair of this type. I think it was beacause somehow I got cut in the first 10 minutes and didn’t notice till I saw the blood on tools etc I was using.

So let that be a lesson, if you want the job to go well donate some blood to right at the start. Don’t try to cheat out of it thinking it is OK to not give the blood till things are going bad.
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Old 28-02-2018, 13:27   #2
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So let that be a lesson, if you want the job to go well donate some blood to right at the start. Don’t try to cheat out of it thinking it is OK to not give the blood till things are going bad.
Yet another data point supporting: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post2575545
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Actually quite a valid point. Repairs are never 100% complete unless blood has been sacrificed. A bit of blood letting generally allows for replacement parts to work correctly.
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In a sense it is like picking blackberries; that requires a bloodletting, as well. Just consider the scars as honorable battle scars. Even I have a few.

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Old 01-03-2018, 09:48   #5
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We have pondered this for some time and agree that somehow the repair doesn't succeed until blood is let. We wonder if blood sacrifice rituals began this way.
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I'm glad to know our boat isn't out to get me. Thought I was the only one who bled everytime I was onboard. Can't tell you how many times I turn around to discover blood splatter on the deck and have no idea how another hole erupted in my skin.
I now warn anyone sailing with me that our boat is not ADA compliant and you will probably need a bandaid during the passage.
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My brother in law bought me a pair of Hexarmor gloves... Not cheap, but man what a difference. They cut my blood offerings to the boat gods by at least half.
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I always just go ahead and make my blood sacrifice as I begin work. It saves additional injury from the sudden flinch when the wrench slips (again).

In truth, the crew who have raced with me for years always asks me to cut myself before the race starts, and get it out of the way, thus minimizing the drama of a blood trail on the deck.
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In a sense it is like picking blackberries; that requires a bloodletting, as well. Just consider the scars as honorable battle scars. Even I have a few.

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And at the end of each project, be sure to have a Bloody Mary.
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I've been a regular donor for many years. Seems like over the last few years the repairs are requiring larger and more frequent sacrifices. Luckily I have an ample supply and heal quickly.
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Actually quite a valid point. Repairs are never 100% complete unless blood has been sacrificed. A bit of blood letting generally allows for replacement parts to work correctly.
This also applies for blisters. I've got a nice one on my thumb from yesterday's grinding..."hey, this should be cool by now...right?"
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On the same note....if I burn myself from the oven I know the meal is going to turn out great! Never fails. I have lots of burns. haha
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Its the price we pay ,
working in tight areas with minimun light and help ,,
We do what we have to to keep traveling ,
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Lifetime of ranch work and carpentry before the boat and I believe that touching a wrench equals blood letting. I did try to be careful with finish carpentry, no one wants to see your blood on their wood.

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