Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Leaky Boat

Our boat is out of the water for maintenance and a leak. Our mechanic visits our boat every winter to do routine maintenance. During this maintenance we were informed that we have a leak in our transom. Leaky boats aren't good. Since we were scheduled to have the boat pull next fall for bottom work (paint and new zincs) we decided to get the boat hauled for immediate repair.

Last Wednesday the boatyard called to let us know that the boat had been pulled and it would more than likely be back in the water by next Tuesday. We took a trip up to see the boat out of the water on Saturday. She sure looks bigger out of the water than in the water. Yes, that's me standing in front of the boat. Click on the picture to biggify.
We received an email from our mechanic yesterday and he said nothing else was found. When he did some work inside the bilge he removed a screw that was too long and that's where he found the leak. A small leak, but a leak nonetheless. The mechanic replaced the screw with one the right size. They can't find anything from the outside that's a problem so Wes (boatyard boss) is going to look from the inside. So, if Wes can't find anything then whatever happened seems not to be a problem at this time. A mystery as our mechanic said. I hope it's that simple.

Do you know what the acronym for BOAT is? Bring Out Another Thousand. It's so very true.

28 comments:

  1. It's funny how something so seemingly minor can have such an effect.

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  2. It's always the little things...

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  3. Love that saying, Bring out another thousand. I am sure that is so true with a boat. The same goes for a horse but not spelled Boat. Glad you got it fixed before you sank.

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  4. Sandee, the ole axiom coulda been werser, coulda been asea. Hope the bilge pump ain't broke.
    big big hugs

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  5. I've heard many boat owners complain that their boat is nothing more than the vortex in a toilet as it's being flushed. Of course, they still have their boats.

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  6. Glad it wasn't something serious. Love the acronym. Perhaps I should get a boat instead of cats... it sounds cheaper. :-)

    Big hugs xo

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  7. Looks pretty, bet it's fun I have never been fond of boating I get too sick on em, but I enjoy others having fun on them!

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  8. so glad you found that now! we used to love boating years ago when we lived on the chesapeake bay. well we lived near it, not on it but it was lovely!

    have a wonderful day honey!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxooxxo

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  9. Our neighbors have a boat, and I know the expenses they talk about for it's upkeep.

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  10. We know that acronym! LOL! That's a beautiful boat... and who is that cutie beside you?

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  11. Nice Boat.if you are lucky the wrong screw was the cause.that is a cheap fix.heaven for bid that the problem is more that that if so BOAT says it all.

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  12. That's a true acronym! Do hope this easy fix solves the problem and there will be no more problems...well, until the next time. Sigh. There is always a next time. It is the same with aircraft.

    Sending big hugs, honey...

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  13. Hope you get ship shape and back in the water soon.

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  14. oooh leaky boat, not good, glad it was an easy fix for them.

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  15. Try living on a 50+ year old boat!

    How do i do it?!


    Aloha ha ha, Nautical Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  16. there ya go, throwing money into a hole in the water; yet again. ;)
    trust me, I know the feeling.

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  17. Well, it is better to have found it now and got it taken care of rather than when you were sitting out in the middle of the water. Thank goodness for maintenance men! :)

    I loved the shot of you beside the boat. I'm so glad to see more photos of you surfacing up 'round here.

    Have a great week.

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  18. Lovely boat! Lovely you too ;) Glad it was only something small that was wrong.

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  19. A leaky boat could cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which is drowning. Happy sails to you!

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  20. Wow, that is a big boat out of the water! It's easy to forget how much of a boat - like an iceberg - is below the waterline!

    Glad to hear that it was just something small that was screwing things up (yes, pun intended!). Thankfully you won't be dry-docked for long!

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  21. You got to pay though the nose for your baby! But because it is your baby, some how it is easier to open the wallet!

    Me like'ie this template!

    Miss you very much Sandee, hugs and loves!! :)

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  22. I hope replacing the screw does the trick! I biggified the picture and saw your four legged friend - very pretty!

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  23. I always fix my boat with chewing gum.

    ha ha haaaaaaaaa !!!!

    Fun to see you with your boat. Now I can place a picture with the stories. Happy week Sandee :-)

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  24. I like your definition of BOAT! have a nice day!

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  25. I surrender! I will use my last savings to buy a boat!
    hehe

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  26. So the size matter after all? ;-)

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  27. Better to find the leak now then when your out on the water. I hope it doesn't take long to git er done. Missed Ya Big HUGS

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  28. Glad it got fixed quickly! Can't be without a boat!

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