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96Response

Did something stupid last night.

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Well after a day having of nothing but things go wrong at work, worst in my Career, why should it stop there. Went home Put a new water pump on the boat went to the lake to check everything out after the install, launched the boat, tied up to the dock, left the boat running ( I never do) , Parked the truck, Took my good old time walking down to the dock only to find the floor soaked and the Bilge pretty full. Yep I'M an idiot, forgot to put the hose back on the water pump. Good news though, It Pumps like crazy. LOL. What a day. 

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Falko

Let me tell you a story about drain plug #3...

The amount of things that boaters learn (especially those that do their own wrenching) could fill a hard drive (newy-tech term to take over "encyclopedia"). Sounds like you learned just in time. Keep the rub rail away from the fish, have fun.

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96Response

Amen, cant believe I did that. I have been building Street and drag cars my whole life along with boats and made a rookie mistake. That's what I get for trying to hurry and get to the lake the same night. 

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MadMan

The only mistake you made was not plumbing into your ballast for a fast fill system.... 

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96Response

Oh , I had plenty of Ballast Trust me. LOL

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smooth as glass

Rookie or pro doesn't make a difference in 67 years thought I'd learned not to rush but it'll bite u every time and I still do it. 

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Rednucleus

Raw water pump or circulating pump? How long did it run??

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Chaabo
20 minutes ago, Rednucleus said:

Raw water pump or circulating pump? How long did it run??

Was thinking the same thing. Did the engine overheat? How hot got the exhaust hoses and the fiberglass mufflers? I would definitely be a bit concerned.

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Stevo

Drop some soap in the bulge and call it a late summer cleanings 

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MileHighVLX

Oh yeah.  Brought new boat to dealer for the 10 hour break-in inspection.  Next week put the boat in the water and start it up.  While backing out I see the bulge pump switch light up.  I open the mid-ship hatch, and sure enough water flooding in.  We scrambled back to the dock and find the [email protected]#$!% at the dealership didn't put the raw water hose back on.

Now everytime I start up with engine bay open and do a quick check.

Never went back to that dealership again. 

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braindamage

All’s well that ends well!

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Eagleboy99

My Dad used ti say "Nobody ever got hurt by going slow and double checking everything". Only took me 30 yrs to figure out that he was right!  :)

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DockRocketeer

oh man I've heard some good ones and thanks for the lessons gang.  Mine is just simply, keep all your drain plugs in the same location after winterizing....LOL!

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