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Old 03-24-2011, 06:19 AM   #41
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RE: Life: Quantity or Quality

Titanium Andy - they use titanium for those joint replacements, so no corrosion, but also non-magnetic, in case you ever need an MRI. Still lights up the metal detector at the airport security though. Good luck with that.

I share your pain re not getting out, and the summer that wasn't being almost gone. I've only got out once since October, yet spent heaps. More parts going in even now. Hopefully up and running next week.

Get well soon, and get out there asap. Fortunately, Down-under we don't have to Winterize, and can sail all year round.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #42
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RE: Life: Quantity or Quality

Two titanium hips joints here, and I can relate to the "stepping into the hold" thing. A year or so ago I accidentally slipped one leg into the fwd hatch where the genset lives (tied up, doing maintenance, not watching where I was going) ) and it's not fun at all doing the splits when your bones don't work that way anymore. Fortunately no joints busted, just sore as hell for a while.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:38 AM   #43
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Peter and all,

I was runn'in down the bay and started loosing rpm. Was running at higher rpm than normal. Threw open the hatch covers to attend to the problem. Seemed like fuel starvation. Switched tanks and the engine slowly came back. Ran OK on the way home. Going to throw open the hatches today and check for water. Also will replace filters ect. Spring re-fit has started.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #44
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Esh Eric!* I'm glad you are "ok"ish!!** OUCH!

Andy everyone I know who has gotten new hips or knees says it has improved their quality of life dramatically.* I hope it is the same for you.*
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:10 PM   #45
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Eric,

Glad to hear all is okay.... falling into hatches in not a good thing to do as we all know!
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #46
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Titanium HA!, the way the boat bills are going I'll probably have to settle for Balsa Wood!
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #47
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*How's that saying go about continuing to do the same thing, yet expecting different results??? Enough said. *

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*lol Carey, ouch, but lol. *

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Eric,

REALLY glad you are ok. *You really ought to stop doing that "fall into the engine hatch" routine! *Glad to hear nothing is broken and you are ok.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:16 AM   #48
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Stop press. Good news - for me anyway. The parts, (oil coolers, heat exchanger and exhaust injection knuckle), are in and the boat is back up and running. Now I can regain my joi de vie re the theme of the thread again, which was quality of the boating life, was it not.
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