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    Senior Member GoVols's Avatar
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    Angry expenses continue

    Well, after spending $1,700 on 12.5KW Westerbeke BEG generator to get it up and running again, I decided to replace the 2 built in fuel filters. One was a fuel water seperator type and was easy. The second was a spin on type that's attached the "gas denser." Well, the upper part of the fuel filter is screwed into a fitting on the copper pipe that had threads above the copper pipe's fitting as well. See that, I figured I had to back the nut off the upper part of the fitting - W R O N G ! ! ! I twisted the stupid copper pipe fitting straight off! Another $300 later and I have a new part back on the generator and it's up and running again.

    Last weekend, we arrived late at the HB after dinner to find the cabin awefully hot. The thermostat didn't have any power, so I check the breaker and nothing was tripped. G R E A T ! The next repair has already begun! I dug into the control panel for my marine air and immediately see a burned up circuit board.

    Now I'm working with my boat's manufacturer and Dometic to try to get the parts overnighted to me so I might be able to sit inside the boat this HOT holiday weekend. Parts and freight will likely run me another $800 for this, but I can do the labor myself.

    So damn tired of crap breaking all the time!
    '06 Sailabration located on Percy Priest Lake

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    i'd be happy to trade you repair bills. our boat got water in the roof and we didn't notice it now we have to replace the entire roof this winter for a cost of 15,000. the insurance company sent a surveyer down to look at it and decided the yellow pine roof was salt treated lumber,what an idiot.he also has o experience on houseboats and had never even been on one.
    44 gibson executive
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    B-O-A-T = Bust Out Another Thousand

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    I feel for you. We all have one or more of these types of stories. As I like to say - you have to pay to play.

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    Dude. just keep repeating to yourself that other people envy us.

    If they only knew the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DitchRider View Post
    Dude. just keep repeating to yourself that other people envy us.

    If they only knew the truth.
    Agreed. My friends think it is great until they hear the stories.

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    oh I agree with you all, if you don't have the money for the constant upkeep and sometimes huge repair bills its best to just watch them from the shore.
    Last edited by 42gibson; 07-03-2014 at 04:42 AM.
    44 gibson executive
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    Quote Originally Posted by captmark View Post
    B-O-A-T = Bust Out Another Thousand
    Times the length of the vessel

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    Got my HVAC repaired on 7/3, just before my 5 guests arrived to stay on the boat all weekend with us. We had 9 people total the whole weekend and had a good time.

    I swear, I can't bare anything else breaking right now. My nerves are shot at this point. I told my wife I love the boat when it works right, but if someone were to offer me a good price on it, I'd seriously consider selling it today! Not even sure I want to visit it this weekend out of fear I'll find something else broken when I get there! LOL!
    '06 Sailabration located on Percy Priest Lake

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    The next owner won't have problem 1 for at least 5 years.
    The fries are cold so we gave you extra.

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