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Old 07-21-2014, 05:58 PM   #21
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That's easy. Get a better class of friends.
or have a cover charge at the rail...but like in the movies...there's always some that get in free depending what they are bringing to the party..
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:16 PM   #22
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Did 'ya hear that, Al?
I was going to blame it on your friends, too. Don just beat me to it. That damn Coot!!
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:40 PM   #23
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I have a marine air unit I love. It's 19000 BTU and only draws 1200 watts AC. Cools the boat well and never causes any problems BUT, I back flush it, I oil the pump and blower motor, I change and clean filters all on a regular schedule.

What I hate is my ice maker.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:41 PM   #24
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The frig, I fully understand but why the air conditioner? Marine air is a PIA and that being said...I have a HUGE area under my fly bridge shield and have been thinking of putting a RV roof unit in there with forced air ventilation. What are your issues with the RV unit?
The roof top cools great but it is old and loud . I mean really loud . A new I'm sure would be better . Our's is in the pilot house . We don't have a salon just a (saloon out back) so it is right on top of us . Plus I would like to close up the hole in pilot house roof . The roof tops will freeze you out though .
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:55 PM   #25
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The inaccessible stuffing boxes. One is under the HWS, the other is under the 8D batteries. When they need adjusting they will be stiff to turn. The body contortions are strictly for the young, flexible, and strong.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:58 PM   #26
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The inaccessible stuffing boxes. One is under the HWS, the other is under the 8D batteries. When they need adjusting they will be stiff to turn. The body contortions are strictly for the young, flexible, and strong.

Can I get an AMEN?
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:58 PM   #27
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My roof top air

I took a picture so you will really know why . And my fancy drain pipe is for you guys that are bored and need something to poke at . It works and never gets stopped up .
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #28
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The frig, I fully understand but why the air conditioner? Marine air is a PIA and that being said...I have a HUGE area under my fly bridge shield and have been thinking of putting a RV roof unit in there with forced air ventilation. What are your issues with the RV unit?
The March pumps and marine air are your own very personal issues. Kind of like me and the Macs. In my case I forgot to drink the little KoolAid packet that comes with them.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:19 PM   #29
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... That damn Coot!!
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #30
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I've had more than one dinner bought for me because I'm willing to get into those places humans have no business being in such as lazerettes, between the engine and the hull on the "back side", under floorboards, in anchor lockers, under bunks, etc. The fact that I'm a bit smaller and can be dragged out helps too.

Have ratchets, wrenches and wire cutters, plus know how to use 'em.

And I love to fly -- have been to the top of lots of sailboat masts, checking rigging on the way up, taking pictures and fixing whatever needs fixing. It's fun. And sometimes profitable.

Most hated equipment? Whatever is broken at the moment.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:23 PM   #31
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Removing and replacing cooling system hoses, can be painful and bloody at times.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:01 PM   #32
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:14 PM   #33
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Replacing the Microphor Septic treatment systems submerged pump and float switch, which is located inside the pumpout tank!!
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #34
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How do you get one of these?
Ya find a good one then marry her. Oh, and make sure she's kinda easy on the eyes when you're picking one and pick one that's low maintenance. We're boat owners and have enough maintenance stuff to worry about.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:47 PM   #35
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:06 AM   #36
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[QUOTE=[B]makobuilders;251363]What piece of equipment do you hate the most on your boat or which is the most unreliable?
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In regard to the most unreliable, I would have to say probably me.

Sometimes I work really well, and I have no complaints, then other times I really bugger things up, usually of an electrical origin.I am actually thinking of trading me in on a newer more improved model, but I'm not sure they make one any more, it seems I have been discontinued.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:28 AM   #37
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Andy - Yes - Many of the grand old classics have been discontinued. Perhaps you can be rebuild, if you can still get parts. It may not make it like new, but it will keep you chugging along for a while yet.

I'm having problems with the computer memory, and it seems parts are unavailable for that. It just means I have to backup often.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:52 AM   #38
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wow.. two pages and no rants about anybody's head's!

As a side note I love my vacuflush.. as long as it works

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:49 PM   #39
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The majority of the complaints so far are not about the equipment, but where it is located. Newbies and boat shoppers please note! It does not necessarily have to be this way!
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:16 PM   #40
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for several years my freshwater pressure pump used to regularly break down. After spending copious dollars on new ones, this year I replaced it with a twenty dollar chinese one plus I bought two back-ups - one a good one another a chinese one. Now that I have the backups, or maybe because I have the backups, the latest one refuses to break down.
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