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Old 06-16-2019, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawn View Post
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So awesome you handed him a beer while he was in that corner!
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by sjef View Post
Good one. Put it on top of the console for easy access.
yeah, a dumbass like you would move it there, but, seeing as it was being replaced, simply moving it slightly from under the obstacle would make life a lot easier in the future.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post

yeah, a dumbass like you would move it there, but, seeing as it was being replaced, simply moving it slightly from under the obstacle would make life a lot easier in the future.
Or maybe if you can't do the repair let a professional do it. I have never seen a bilge pump that I couldn't access. And you call me a dumbass? Must be a down under thing.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:02 PM
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20+ years of this prepared me for boat ownership.

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Old 06-16-2019, 08:00 PM
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Y’all need to come hang out with me for a few days and learn some tricks.
So you are saying those yoga classes are really paying dividends?
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
It's a real thing that boatyards employ small people to get into small places.
Yeah, tunnel rats from the 60's have a place in marinas. If you have a 26" waste and stand 5' 10", you have a future as a marine mechanic......
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:56 PM
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It's why I hate doing mechanic work. On a vehicle or motor, you gotta remove half the parts to get to the single one thing that needs to be replaced and then repeat the process in reverse.

I'm like Scallen....I've got a brass ballcock I'd like to replace because it's stiff and tight as hell to the livewell.....it's under a round deck access plate. It's a 2 handed job. Why they didn't install a rectangle hatch, I'll never understand.
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