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Trouble shooting...wife 05 Apr 2016 22:53 #1

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My princess bride tells me she would stay abourd when I travel each week if she only knew what to do when something craps out
on our 4588.
Any body have a ck list in simple terms to cover these occasional "crap out" instances?

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Trouble shooting...wife 06 Apr 2016 01:32 #2

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Get her a computer and tell her to do what most of us do..... go on BOC and ask questions. Somebody will chime in.
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floatyerboat wrote: Get her a computer and tell her to do what most of us do..... go on BOC and ask questions. Somebody will chime in.


+1

BTY I thought this topic was going to be quite different! along the lines of my wife ........ has anyone had this problem and how do you fix it :)

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Experience: Sail 50 years, Motor 15 years. 2 Transats, 1 Baltimore-Virgin Islands, 6 Months cruising Caribbean, 3.5 years cruising Med.
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Trouble shooting...wife 06 Apr 2016 02:26 #4

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Well it costs many boater $, but there is a solution. Do you REALLY like boating?!

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I thought the OP was looking for encouragement, that he was having second thoughts about pulling the trigger... B)

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Jeffw wrote: I thought the OP was looking for encouragement, that he was having second thoughts about pulling the trigger... B)


I was actually a bit worried about clicking on this one! I've seen a few instances over the years, on various forums, of oddly disturbing posts out of the blue. :(
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I got this:

1) Go to Harbor Freight
2) Purchase the small 12*8*8 tool bag (Use your 20% off coupon to save $1.44)
3) Go to your bank
4) Have them fill the bag with unmarked, non sequential 20's
5) When problems happen the Princess Bride goes to the marina yard and tells them the problem.
6) They rush to her aid!
7) She opens the bag and they take some of the 20's.
8) Optional kiss on the cheek (well she is a princess)

So the first time, its a slow process for steps 5-7. Trust me the second time, less than an hour....

38xx to 47xx owners may need a bigger bag.
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Yep, my Bayliner IS my happy place :whistle:
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I have often thought that the best add on to install on any boat would be an ATM machine.

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1996 2252 LS Capri Cuddy Cabin. Merc. 5.7L . Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.

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do you have a writer or do you come up with this stuff all by yourself? :lol:

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Live life on the edge... Hand her the credit card lol

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Trouble shooting...wife 06 Apr 2016 20:32 #11

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Well, to seriously answer this question... Here's what I have found. 95% of the problems my wife has with our 4788 are electrical. Specifically tripping breakers when she is blow-drying her hair after a shower, or running the microwave while the stove is on, etc. After about five of these incidents she now knows how to: 1. Go to the electrical panel. 2. Verify shore power is good. 3. Verify individual breakers have or have not tripped. 4. Verify inverter is on and functioning. She knows how to reset whatever needs to be reset.

The hard part here is that after a shower the hot water tank is using lots of power. Add in a blow dryer and you'll trip the breaker. But most women and lots of guys blow dry their hair after a shower. Simple answer is to turn off the hot water tank until all of the electrical equipment (curling iron, blow dryer, etc.) is no longer being used.

The other 5% is when one water tank runs dry and she needs to switch to the other one. It's my job to keep topping up the tanks. :-)

Anything more significant than that, she calls or texts me. And I go to BOC for help. :silly:

Rob

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Tell her to call the pool boy.

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If you are having trouble shooting your wife, try a rifle. The State of Washington does frown on you shooting your wife, you know. I used to work at the Penitentiary in Walla Walla and have had lots of men work for me who shot their wives. Better to divorce her.
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I thought you looked familiar.

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Thanks for the serious reply. A check list like you described in addition to a live action walk thru would do it.

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Ion66 wrote: I have often thought that the best add on to install on any boat would be an ATM machine.


Do those come in 12V? ;)

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Trouble shooting...wife 14 Apr 2016 01:31 #17

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Hmmm. You want your wife troubleshooting your boat?
A cell phone and the keys to the car would do it for me.

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Ion66 wrote:

Jeffw wrote: I thought the OP was looking for encouragement, that he was having second thoughts about pulling the trigger... B)


I was actually a bit worried about clicking on this one! I've seen a few instances over the years, on various forums, of oddly disturbing posts out of the blue. :(


Let's eat grandma!

Let's eat, grandma! :P

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