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Old 01-17-2019, 02:54 PM   #94
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City: Den Helder
Country: Netherlands
Vessel Name: zwaardvis
Vessel Model: albin 33
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 86
I also finally got a job done which has been the longest on my list. its on my list since the first day.
when I bought my boat, it had to be sailed to my harbor. after the first day of four, on the water I moored it at a marina. the previous owner had left a bottle of champagne in the fridge for us.
I have sailed the boat with my proud father (also a oldtime boater). because we had something to celebrate, we immediately emptied the bottle
happy from front to back we went to our cabins, closed the doors and went to bed.
the next morning I thought I had a hangover. I was sick, nauseous and dizzy all day which did not go away. it must be something else.
when we arrived at the second port on our trip I went to investigate and found a hole underneath the stairs in the back cabin. probably an old heater ventilation port. the heater was removed but the venthole was never sealed up so there was an open hole to the engineroom.
that was for sure the reason I had a headache.
that evening I MacGyvered a piece plastic and tape and slept with the door open.

finally at my own marine I found the culprit of the whole story. a rotten exhaust! next to the old heater vent hole.

replaced the rotten one for brand new one but sailed for four years with the piece of plasic still MacGyvered over the hole.

now the time has come to make it pretty. sealed the hole and placed a nice fake ventilation grate
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