Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-01-2014, 06:39 PM   #41
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,928
But it does go to show you how bad things can be and boats still don't sink , catch fire, explode, disintegrate, etc...etc...immediately or automatically just because someone doesn't follow ABYC or some posters idea that there's "only one right way"....

thankfully...
__________________
Advertisement

psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 08:10 AM   #42
Guru
 
timjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by ancora View Post
Now this here is a hose clamp. I get them at a chandlery where the pro's get their stuff, not WM. Not cheap but worth the peace of mind.
I got a couple of these yesterday at Goodyear rubber products. Inch and a half I think for $4.50 ea.
__________________

__________________
Tim
Tampa Bay
Carver 355 ACMY Twin Cummins Diesels Sold
timjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 11:40 AM   #43
Guru
 
hollywood8118's Avatar
 
City: Port Townsend Washington
Country: USA
Vessel Name: " OTTER "
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Europa 40
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsbank View Post
I thought my raw water intake hose for the genset was looking like it needed replacing. I started to undo the hose clamp and the hose fell off the pipe nipple on the Groco! PO put a 1" hose on a 1/2" nipple! One of the nipples was wrapped in electrical tape, which was unravelling and streaming towards the genset. I only have 2 openings in the bottom of my hull, the genset intake and the fire pump and besides ruining the genset, this idiotic installation might have cost me the entire boat.

In my opinion, I have now seen the most moronic thing done on a boat.

I would really go over that boat with a fine toothed comb... if the P.O. did that what else may he have done??

HOLLYWOOD
hollywood8118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 01:42 PM   #44
Guru
 
Edelweiss's Avatar
 
City: PNW
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 1976 Californian Tricabin LRC
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsbank View Post
I thought my raw water intake hose for the genset was looking like it needed replacing. I started to undo the hose clamp and the hose fell off the pipe nipple on the Groco! PO put a 1" hose on a 1/2" nipple! One of the nipples was wrapped in electrical tape, which was unravelling and streaming towards the genset.

In my opinion, I have now seen the most moronic thing done on a boat.
Sounds like something my brother-in-law would do!! We were partners in a fishing venture and ran five commercial fishing boats. I had to follow him around fixing all the bailing wire and duck-tape repairs he did.

When a Hydro valve bracket broke he would wire it back in place or wrap with duck tape. He referred to this as MacGyvering a fix, which is fine for an emergency while fishing, but they never got fixed correctly when back at the dock. You know what it's like removing old duck tape or steel wire that was exposed to the sea, weather and sun? What a mess!!
__________________
Larry B
Careful . . .I Have a Generator and I'm not afraid to use it !
Edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 03:59 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
obthomas's Avatar
 
City: Seabrook Texas
Country: USA
Vessel Name: TheVenture
Vessel Model: 1985 Bestway Labelle Sundeck 40ft
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 462
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsbank View Post
I thought my raw water intake hose for the genset was looking like it needed replacing. I started to undo the hose clamp and the hose fell off the pipe nipple on the Groco! PO put a 1" hose on a 1/2" nipple! One of the nipples was wrapped in electrical tape, which was unravelling and streaming towards the genset. I only have 2 openings in the bottom of my hull, the genset intake and the fire pump and besides ruining the genset, this idiotic installation might have cost me the entire boat.

In my opinion, I have now seen the most moronic thing done on a boat.

I don't know....I found a splice in my toilet incoming raw water hose the other day: one size hose was shoved inside another hose and hose clamped.
obthomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #46
THD
Guru
 
City: Seattle
Country: US
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,142
OB-good thing it was the incoming and not the outgoing!
THD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 04:35 PM   #47
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,928
Lot's of people are making fun of it...but how many systems use a similar concept with an O-ring or gasket ?(better engineering I hope but same principle).

Obviously with higher pressure/suction, lot's of these "MacGyver" fixes wouldn't work..but on low pressure or light suction applications they seem to work just fine until they are found out and "surprise" everyone.
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 08:11 PM   #48
Guru
 
Xsbank's Avatar
 
City: Pender Harbour, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Gwaii Haanas
Vessel Model: Vancouver Shipyards Custom Aluminum 52
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,451
Hollywood, that's pretty much what I'm doing. Long list of inside stuff to go over, then I find leaks and other stuff to distract me. Slow but satisfying process. Impossible to pay somebody to do this, you would need very deep pockets and anybody with enough dosh to do this would have bought a bigger better newer snazzier boat.
__________________

Xsbank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012