When preventive maintenance goes bad

Do you work on your own boat?

  • No

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  • I pay someone else to (boat yard, marina, service personel)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • C'mon, my boat is part of the Martini Fleet, it's just my floating bar

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • That's what the crew is for...

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  • Total voters
    37

F/V First Team

Admiral
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Narnia
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www.otisenterprisesmarine.com
Boat Make
Northern Bay 36 - Modified
So while I am out in the pouring rain, mere hours before I am to leave for the last double-header race weekend of the year, tearing apart my engine to fix one silly little stud that snapped off maybe some of you guys can share your stories of little jobs that turned into big ordeals.
 

WoundUpMarine

Admiral
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Jan 1, 2012
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Boothbay, Me
First Name
John
Boat Make
26' Duffy, 23' Seaway, 14' Holland

MBILL

Commander
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Sep 2, 2011
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Location
Stuart, Fl via Long Island, NY
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35 Duffy&Duffy
I try to forget the worst ones. Beer helps!
I am the self proclaimed King of the snapped bolt. There isn't a bolt known to man that I can't overtorque which always leads to project scope runaways.
 

gregs

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Jan 28, 2012
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Location
Annapolis, MD
Boat Make
Flowers 38
Overtorqued one of the holddown bolts for one of the genarator injectors - twisted it off. Dremeled a slot in what was left standing and unscrewed it. Oh it happened at anchor in Cartagena, Columbia harbor.
 

twister

Captain
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Jan 10, 2013
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Location
RI
Boat Make
37 Mitchell cove
if I can fix it I will, but with so much electronic in the engine I know my limitations. so far I haven't screwed myself.
 
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