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Old 01-11-2019, 10:16 PM   #21
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PO wiring nightmares - soon to be a thing of beauty. But to be real, once this is done I am sure there will be someplace for the next owner to point fingers at this PO. So it goes. Nobody is perfect...


Sadly, I looked at those photos and thought "hey, that's really not so bad"
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:35 PM   #22
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A DIY sanitation system. The toilet sits on the holding tank. He was very proud of it.


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Old 01-11-2019, 10:50 PM   #23
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PO upgraded several bilge pumps with a much higher GPH, but then to make it fit the original small hoses, shoved a short few inch section of the larger rubber hose into the smaller rubber hose and then squeezed it down tight with a hose clamp.

When I finally got around to making the entire hose the proper size, and new hull fittings, I was impressed at how much more water the bilge pump flowed out the hull.

Another was PO drilling a hole in the cabin roof to run new big power wires up to the flybridge (routed on the outside of the existing stainless wire and throttle shift cable) tube without figuring out the original wires were fine because he thought they were bad and could not figure out what wire did what.

Another was PO hired a mechanic to replace head gaskets on one motor and the dumb mechanic left out a little oil drain plug from the head, so PO as he motored along, engine was constantly dribbling oil out of the motor into the bilge. When I got the boat, there was about a inch layer of oil floating on top of the bilge water. and that oil had coated a lot of stuff in the bilge and it took months to clean it all up. All because of a missing 1/8" inch oil plug was missing.

Another was PO did not know how to properly replace packing or tighten up the prop shaft gland, so he bought a massive 3 foot long pipe wrench and would twist it tighter without loosening the lock nut. When I first saw boat, it was leaking in a considerable amount of water and spraying the trans-engine in a steady stream of salt water.

Another was PO did not realize he had a big hole in the side of an engine riser, and a lot of exhaust fumes were pumping directly into the bilge. PO said he had to run the bilge blower all the time or the boat smelled funny.

Another was PO said he had not been able to run the generator for the last 5 years and did not know why. The simple reason was the gen battery was bad and it would not even crank.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:33 PM   #24
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A DIY sanitation system. The toilet sits on the holding tank. He was very proud of it.


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Holy crap...!!!!

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Old 01-12-2019, 12:22 AM   #25
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The two stainless steel boxes contain two banks of home assembled lithium cells. These are connected to the two yellow topped Optimus AGM's with undersized conductors of unknown grade twisted together and wrapped with rigging tape. All of this was monitored by a volt meter.
I think he was a Boeing engineer.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:38 AM   #26
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The first few owners of our boat did a great job of upkeep and systems renewal. Iím trying to keep up so the next owner appreciates the dudes that went before.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #27
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A DIY sanitation system. The toilet sits on the holding tank. He was very proud of it.
That looks pretty bad, but if it works... One thing for sure, you'll know right away if any of the hoses are exuding odors!
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I purchased my first power vessel from Adm. Kinnaird McKee, a retired 4 Star with a submarine background.

My surveyor had to look hard, and I mean REAL hard, to find some nits to pick about the PO's maintenance schedule. Note to others: if you can buy your boat from a 4 Star submariner, you should probably do that.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:54 AM   #29
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When upgrading a VHF radio found 3 fuses AND a circuit breaker in the same 12V feed. Judging from the different types of wire, each time the radio had been updated whatever inline fuse had come with the new radio had been *added* to whatever was already there. One of the fuses was even sealed in a cabinet.
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There are plenty of examples in the Hall of Fail......

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Old 01-14-2019, 11:34 AM   #31
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Holy crap...!!!!

I never met him...member on another forum sent me that photo several years ago. But there are two things about him that I'd bet real money are true: 1. He's an engineer. 2. He's single. I shudder to think what he could do to a boat if he ever got his hands on microprocessor controls.


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I will point no fingers, for one day I will be a PO also
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My first GB, a 1984 36' which I purchased in 1997, I never found anything wrong.
My current GB, a 1996 46' which I purchased in 2012, I have found nothing wrong.
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The toilet sits on the holding tank. He was very proud of it.
That's fantastics, except he should have installed the world's greatest marine head... an RV head!
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That looks pretty bad, but if it works... One thing for sure, you'll know right away if any of the hoses are exuding odors!

I really like it. Its neat and accessible.
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"That's fantastics, except he should have installed the world's greatest marine head... an RV head!"

Using 1/5 to 1/10 the flush water an RV head does not require pumping as often , how would the PO keep up the economy of pump out stations?
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:32 AM   #39
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The PO of my boat was 88 years old and suffering dementia. Not a single system worked correctly and many didnít work at all. ...
gotta get those types out of boating and into politics where they belong.
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