Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Reload this Page >

What have you had break, malfunctio or stop working on your boat while on the water ?

Notices
The Boating Forum

What have you had break, malfunctio or stop working on your boat while on the water ?

Old 07-29-2019, 01:06 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 735
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts
Default What have you had break, malfunctio or stop working on your boat while on the water ?

I hope I am not the only person who had a breakage or malfunction while on the water .
I had my carbs rebuilt, new plugs, impeller, lower unit oil change, new engine fuel filters.
And on my second trip out......... Fuel pump failed. died had to limp home squeezing the fuel bulb.
What big or small malfunction have you had ....
Old 07-29-2019, 06:46 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 388
Received 88 Likes on 51 Posts
Default

Just this weekend my livewell pump (1 year old) wouldn't operate. Had to keep dumping buckets of water into the tank. Got home and diagnosed a faulty switch at the helm.

I've had my GPS/Fishfinder completely freeze up several times, where I had to undo the power plug in the back and plug it back in to reboot it.

Gas gauge stopped responding due to a loose connection on the back.

Just off the top of my head. Luckily all minor stuff so far.
Old 07-29-2019, 06:53 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 932
Likes: 0
Received 211 Likes on 78 Posts
Default

everything, one at a time and multiple at once...

Have lost motors, water pumps, coils, powerpacks, impellers, batteries, alternators, electronics, lights, bilge pumps,
spun props, oil injection, oil filters developing pin holes, haliards tangling, lines in props, anchor lines in props, .....


this is of course all over almost 40 years of boating,
Old 07-29-2019, 06:56 AM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location:
Posts: 7,034
Likes: 0
Received 447 Likes on 205 Posts
Default

My last trip out the stereo suddenly stopped working but I called a Pan-Pan and the guy 4 boats down on the sandbar came over and I had bumped a switch with my knee and it changed to AUX input by accident. Close call and I'm glad he was around to help us out.....
Likes:
brownman, Burgmane, dell30rb, gotboostedvr6, Jon A Mason, username1000, WeeKilt and 2 others liked this post. (Show less...)
Old 07-29-2019, 07:24 PM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 30
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Water pump failed..sucked up a bag of garbage on prop..ran out of fuel in a storm...
Old 07-29-2019, 07:31 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: New yawk
Posts: 68
Received 18 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Fuel gauge..whose hasn't yet on older boat
bilge pump
Trim tilt motor
Stereo speakers..don't miss them
Vhf,
radio,radar.,fishfinder..old age
Old 07-29-2019, 07:35 PM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Darien, CT
Posts: 745
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Starboard tranny. Looked like an oil slick. That one hurt the wallet.
Old 07-29-2019, 07:56 PM
  #8  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
WeeKilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NC/SC
Posts: 362
Received 1,423 Likes on 690 Posts
Default

This past Saturday in Cedar Key I couldn’t figure out why my boat refused to plane. Finally put the youngest at the wheel, went aft and discovered we were towing the rear trolling motor by the wires. Oops - forgot to tighten down on the transom fully.

For the record, I must’ve done a DAMN fine job wiring that thing to the 60 amp circuit breaker. The wiring is what kept it from going overboard completely.

edit: It’s a Newport Vessels and seems so far to be no worse for the dunking!

Last edited by WeeKilt; 07-30-2019 at 08:06 AM.
Old 07-29-2019, 07:58 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
WeeKilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NC/SC
Posts: 362
Received 1,423 Likes on 690 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bailey Boat View Post
My last trip out the stereo suddenly stopped working but I called a Pan-Pan and the guy 4 boats down on the sandbar came over and I had bumped a switch with my knee and it changed to AUX input by accident. Close call and I'm glad he was around to help us out.....
Old 07-29-2019, 08:01 PM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 16,611
Received 2,589 Likes on 1,861 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bailey Boat View Post
My last trip out the stereo suddenly stopped working but I called a Pan-Pan and the guy 4 boats down on the sandbar came over and I had bumped a switch with my knee and it changed to AUX input by accident. Close call and I'm glad he was around to help us out.....
bahahahaha
Old 07-29-2019, 08:11 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: On the beach
Posts: 3,511
Received 1,510 Likes on 691 Posts
Default

Quit working while at sea?

Mate
Woman
engine
radio
booze
sunscreen

Thankfully, not all on the same trip!
Old 07-29-2019, 10:28 PM
  #12  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 69
Received 23 Likes on 14 Posts
Default

Apparently my Oil Pump on a 02 Johnson 115 last spring. Blew a hole in the block you could stick golf balls through.
Old 07-30-2019, 05:00 AM
  #13  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 218
Received 53 Likes on 38 Posts
Default

Transmission, turbo, lift pump, dripless packing, clogged fuel filters... Fortunately, with twin engines, biggest problem was a long ride home.
Old 07-30-2019, 05:06 AM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern Neck, VA
Posts: 6,371
Received 2,631 Likes on 1,303 Posts
Default

hit a bump and dropped my beer. bump turned out to be a kayaker in the channel. no worries.
Old 07-30-2019, 05:12 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 145
Received 81 Likes on 32 Posts
Default

Had a tilt/trim switch go bad, motor pulled up by itself
Pumps, both bilge and livewell
Anything with a screen
Clogged filters
All the guages
Head gasket
Countless shear pins
Broken wires
Smacked a rock and ruined a prop/lower unit
The list goes on...
Old 07-30-2019, 05:23 AM
  #16  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Received 14 Likes on 10 Posts
Default

Better to ask what have you not had break on a boat!
Likes:
Old 07-30-2019, 05:29 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Hudson Fl
Posts: 206
Received 51 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

I believe that over 40+ yrs and 8 boats I've had everything except a hull and windshield break
Old 07-30-2019, 05:30 AM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 280
Received 23 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

Every pump on the boat has died at some point. Brittle cracked hoses, stripped hydraulic fittings, plugged jets in carbs. If you can imagine it, it’s gonna eventually happen given enough time on the water. Salt and time is unforgiving.
Old 07-30-2019, 06:01 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 300
Received 206 Likes on 94 Posts
Default

Was doing real good till a couple weeks ago...good excuse for a little more displacement though
Old 07-30-2019, 06:32 AM
  #20  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,050
Likes: 0
Received 54 Likes on 35 Posts
Default

I recently had a pair of Evinrude G2 300's that would shut off for not apparent reason while under way. Had a new key switch installed but it did not do any good. Happened 3 times before I sold the motors. Pretty bad situation when it happens near a bridge..

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.