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Old 11-03-2016, 07:41 PM   #1
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Lazy expensive mistake

I put off talking about this because I was ashamed and embarrassed , but I thought this might help a newbie here if he's thinking on saving a few bucks and you guys who Joy calls my "space buddies " will go easy on me .
During our last haulout for bottom job I had decided to rebed all the thru hulls myself so I told the yard not to worry with them . Joy and I replaced the worst looking one with new thru hull, valve and new backing plate . Then we removed the fish finder transducer and leveling blocks . The leveling blocks had a little worm damage . Then I had to go in the hospital for a heart procedure . After that I made some new leveling blocks and we reinstalled the transducer . I had two more thru hulls that I wanted to do but I just wasn't feeling up to it . They looked ok and knew I was racking up a pretty good size yard bill with some unexpected fiberglass work that had to be done . My budget was blown so I let it go , bad mistake . We launched the boat and sure enough those two were leaking . The boat was out for three months and the caulk had dried out . With the haul out and rebedding this added another $400.00 to the bill .
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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if at the end you healthy that the most important think...
same for me during the last 10 years mistake onboard cost me money!
But never 2 time
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:05 PM   #3
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:21 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about it Marty. Seems like it was a reasonable decision. In the boating world, $400 is small potatoes. I'd say you got by cheap!

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:34 PM   #5
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Kudos for hauling back out and fixing them. There're a lot of people who would simply go "whatever, I'll deal with it next time ". That's why boats sink, failing to address problems in a proactive manner.

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Mr. PM. Mr. 101 hit the nail squarely on the head! "if at the end you healthy that the most important think..." Hell, man, it's $400 AND it's done. IF you hadn't spent that $$ on the boat who knows what sort of mischief you might have gotten into...

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:40 PM   #7
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As a newbie I would not be able to throw ayou any stone as my learning curve is made of trial and error! I would just interested in knowing how many thru hull you have and what you did with them, and also what was your fiberglass work?
For the 400$ I would say don't worry too much, sounds silly but it is just money, you did not sink and more important you are doing well!
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Hey Marty: Come-on Bro, let's face it. A 400 buck boat mistake isn't much of a mistake, at least compared to my average boat mistake. You're alive, William is afloat in the best condition ever....The beer is cold and the crawdads crisp!
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:43 PM   #9
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If it makes you feel any better my insurance had me change out my originals last year. Apparently the original Wilcox Crittenden tapered ends are no longer supported. Yard did all 8 cost me 6K.
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Mr. PM. Mr. 101 hit the nail squarely on the head! "if at the end you healthy that the most important think..." Hell, man, it's $400 AND it's done. IF you hadn't spent that $$ on the boat who knows what sort of mischief you might have gotten into...

I was thinking $4000 I looked to fast :roll eyes: for sure $400 in boating world that noting
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:53 PM   #11
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As a newbie I would not be able to throw ayou any stone as my learning curve is made of trial and error! I would just interested in knowing how many thru hull you have and what you did with them, and also what was your fiberglass work?
For the 400$ I would say don't worry too much, sounds silly but it is just money, you did not sink and more important you are doing well!
I have 6 total . The ones I replaced or rebedded I used 5200 . The yard used Boatlife I think to rebed . For the fiberglass work check out my thread titled Hauled out in the General Maintenance section .
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Marty, if that's the dumbest thing you've done related to boats, you're a lot smarter than me.
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BoatLife.... I wouldn't use that stuff to seal anything below the water line. Marty, you used 5200 and it dried out and leaked that stuff is usually bomb proof.
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Marty, if that's the dumbest thing you've done related to boats, you're a lot smarter than me.

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Good grief.

Most boaters fart and lose $400.

Forget it, enjoy your new health, and don't stress the small stuff. AND it's all small stuff!
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:36 PM   #16
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BoatLife.... I wouldn't use that stuff to seal anything below the water line. Marty, you used 5200 and it dried out and leaked that stuff is usually bomb proof.
No I used 5200 this time on my repairs ,no problems with these . The ones that I didn't remove and rebed are the ones that dried out and leaked . No telling when the last time these were removed and rebedded. When we removed the two that were leaking most of the caulk was gone . It looked like when these were done several years ago the caulking was spun off the thru hull when they tightened it up .
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I've done worse on the boat. If you really want to talk about mistakes, my ex cost me 7 figures....
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Marty,
That's all you got, a $400 mistake? Please tell me you're not losing sleep over something that trivial!
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Old 11-04-2016, 05:36 AM   #19
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That's all you got, a $400 mistake? Please tell me you're not losing sleep over something that trivial!
I guess the thread title was the wrong choice of words,should have been "A Lesson On Patience "
It's not so much the money thang , we got over that pretty quick with the long overdue boat ride home . I had originally planned on at least rebeding all the thru hulls . I really wanted to replace all the all of them with new valves and backing plates the way they needed to be repaired . But when my body said no and my budget was gone and I wanted my boat back in , my gut was still telling me to get these fixed while out . That's when I wish I had been more patient . I wanted a few more boat rides before the season was over . I could've spent another 600 or so and another week or two out and everything would have been done the way I had originally planned . Next haul out for sure .
This has really been more of a lesson for me about patience. Take the time and money to do it right the first time. How many times have we all heard that one ?
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If you are like me the $400 is not the issue. It is that your decision could have put you in jeopardy.
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