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Old 04-26-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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Sigh. Hope The Old Adage Is True

So last week we got our stern painter wrapped around the prop pulling away from the dinghy dock.

Two days later it broke free overnight. Got it back OK.

This morning, went to shore, started raising the trim as we got into shallow water, nothing. Worked fine last thing last night.

The trim switch on the motor works fine so we are good for now, just not as handy.

I really don't want to take the whole remote apart to look at the switch, or start pulling waterproof fuse holders apart under the cowling, as I don't want to risk causing a bigger issue as we are out here through end of May and we have a workaround now, though not as convenient.

I might try getting some WD 40 in behind the switch just to see if the contacts are stuck with dried salty water.

Hopefully that's the the third thing out of the way?
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:35 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your latest issue. Someone told me the definition of "Cruising" was boat repair in exotic locations.

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Sorry to hear about your latest issue. Someone told me the definition of "Cruising" was boat repair in exotic locations.

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Someone on here posted about our water heater issue: "something is always breaking on a boat, you just don't know what!"
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Too much time online...not enough on maintenance?
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:41 PM   #5
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Too much time online...not enough on maintenance?
I just can't seem to get to "maintenance" while cruising the islands.

But if you check out what I do beforehand, hardly a slouch!

http://atanchor.com/?p=3070

And he year before:

http://atanchor.com/?p=1779
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