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03-20-2004, 10:09 AM
Does anybody know a quality yamaha mechanic, (although we think the problem is electrical), in the Panama City area? I am not sure if the people I want to fix me up up can work me in before next feb 29th, maybe a small exageration. I obviously want to get back out ASAP and spear some scaly beasties. Would love any suggestions, thanks.
03-31-2004, 07:24 PM
I guess this comfirms it. All the boat mechanics in PCB suck.
03-31-2004, 09:06 PM
Yeah, not exactly overwhemed with suggestions huh. No worries though, the rebuild on my starboard powerhead begins tomorrow, and everything else that we can find to fix is getting done as well. Still not sure if I took a lightning strike but the electrical is getting lots of attention too (translation = $$$$). Should be done by the start of snapper season.
After this, God willing, we will have a couple of good trips before we have to scuttle her to keep the secret of our new quiet drive technology from the russians.
03-31-2004, 10:14 PM
Do you have a ringing in your ears? Are you missing your toenails? I just gotta ask because if you took a lightning strike ...
04-01-2004, 11:11 AM
Several people that have been looking at the electronic ploblems I am experiencing have come away scratching their heads and said well maybe ya'll got struck. I did not mean to imply that I or anyone else was on the boat at the time. I keep her in the canal behing my Mother's house (free!) and we know that the house has been struck several times since new years. So the thinking goes that maybe it arced to the boat from the house to the boat. There are no scorch marks or anything thing obvious to denote a strike has occurred though.
I feel kinda like since no one seems to be able to figure it out exactly, that they are trying to say that Thor doesn't like my boat very much.
04-01-2004, 01:41 PM
Sounds plausible. I was on a boat that took a hit and the guy at the helm was holding on with both hands. Blasted his shoes off and he lost several toenails.
04-01-2004, 02:42 PM
If it was a strike, then it's an insurance claim and not out of your pocket.
04-01-2004, 02:55 PM
I haven't "gotten around" to insurance on my boat yet. Hope that makes eveyone laugh good and hard, its okay I know it was a bad move but I was willing to gamble until hurricane season, and I lost my gamble it looks like.
04-01-2004, 03:19 PM
A 2/0 bare copper conductor both ways from an air terminal 30' up (think security light pole here) will protect the boat landing area for about 80' in all directions from the pole, and will go a long way towards protecting the house. Not too expensive to install either.
A well grounded flag pole works well too.
04-02-2004, 10:22 AM
Cheap way to protect my Mom's house and my boat, sounds like a winner. Now I just have to get them to agree to flying a massive Jolly Roger on their new flag pole!
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