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    i spent the day washing the boat. I thought all the maintenance was done. I had my dingy scheduled for service for Monday. I went to crane it off the back deck. Crane won’t operate. Turns out the battery is dead. It appears the battery charger for the crane has died. I keep a 40amp portable charger onboard. After 3 hours of charging I get the dingy into the water. Next, dingy won’t start, bad battery, I even had a charger on it all winter. Luckily it’s still quarter to 5 and I get a new battery from West Marine.

    Now I have a new project for my boat list. Crane battery charger, think i’ll Replace the batteries as well.
    Azzurra
    Seattle, WA
    Ocean Alexander 54

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tiltrider1 View Post
    i spent the day washing the boat. I thought all the maintenance was done. I had my dingy scheduled for service for Monday. I went to crane it off the back deck. Crane won’t operate. Turns out the battery is dead. It appears the battery charger for the crane has died. I keep a 40amp portable charger onboard. After 3 hours of charging I get the dingy into the water. Next, dingy won’t start, bad battery, I even had a charger on it all winter. Luckily it’s still quarter to 5 and I get a new battery from West Marine.

    Now I have a new project for my boat list. Crane battery charger, think i’ll Replace the batteries as well.
    I can see it! you spent the day washing the boat because you Knew the maintenance was done. Happens every time it seems. I Knew my boat was ready to go and then I arrived to a broken down Wallace furnace. Thank goodness for spare parts .

    I like the idea of a portable battery charger, just in case!
    Kevin Sanders
    Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
    Map where I am right now
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    • #3
      Hope it’s an easy fix! I think we are finally ready to go.... starboard engine cylinder head developed a hairline crack (no signs of overheating ), my wallet is lighter.. but now I truly think “the boat is ready to go”!

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      • #4
        Break Out Another Thousand! There is always something to fix/repair/replace on a boat, both new and not so new boats!
        Destiny
        Bayliner 5288
        Port Ludlow, WA

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        • #5
          New 10amp charger - $100. 2 x 6v GC batteries - $280 1 battery box - $45 = $425. Crane works again.
          Azzurra
          Seattle, WA
          Ocean Alexander 54

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          • #6
            Best boat name I've seen was " ALWAYS SOMETHING"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PACRIMRAT View Post
              Best boat name I've seen was " ALWAYS SOMETHING"
              I like that one!
              Kevin Sanders
              Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
              Map where I am right now
              https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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              • #8
                I should have named my boat "Theory" because everything works there.

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                • #9
                  " ALWAYS SOMETHING" I could say that about a house. I'm glad my house days are over. You're always fixing, mowing or some other forced activity with a house. Or you're paying for a new roof, etc. And the house doesn't move and take you places.

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                  • #10
                    My friends asked me what I did this weekend. Why we took the boat to eagle harbor for lunch, what did you do? They mowed the lawn and pulled weeds.
                    Azzurra
                    Seattle, WA
                    Ocean Alexander 54

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                    • #11
                      To present to other side of tiltrider1's weekend... And truth be told his trip is FAR better than mowing the grass.

                      However...
                      When I was much younger EVERY time I went over the side (swimming) the scraper was in my hand. I "lost" it one time and the folks wouldn't let me back aboard until I found it. After that a string was added to tie to to my wrist. I hated that miserable beast (stainless steel, off-set angle for scraping, beveled of course, with a 3/4" tube for a handle)

                      Anyway, all these decades later I still have the same one. And yes, it works fine though I have hired a diver. My get down there and scrape gene has gone into hiding.

                      On the other hand, that scraper earned me $$ when I was a kidlet. Clear water, and warm water too of course. I did have a shortie wetsuit, thin because that was all that was required. When I started to outgrow it we'd keep it. There was a place along the southern coast of Cuba where we would stop every few years and swap my old wetsuit for friendship, conch and lobsters.

                      That was a long time ago of course.

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                      • #12
                        My weekend was spent waxing the boat. Great weather, but hard work.

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                        Kevin Sanders
                        Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
                        Map where I am right now
                        https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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                        • #13
                          Looks beautiful Kevin. Wow.

                          One day I will shine and polish my Seaweed. I always admire the Bristol finish boats. Yours looks amazing.

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                          • #14
                            If you need more practice come on down, I’ll let you wax mine any time. Looks great.
                            Azzurra
                            Seattle, WA
                            Ocean Alexander 54

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                            • #15
                              I have to say, that the photos do not realy show the difference all that well.

                              I have everything above the rub rail done, next is the hull.

                              But that will have to wait. I am at work for a short 4 night shift run, and then off to explore Kodiak Alaska!
                              Kevin Sanders
                              Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
                              Map where I am right now
                              https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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