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    The boating gods must be angry-gctid379337

    Sometimes, so many things go wrong that you just have to laugh. Here is my tale of woe.

    After 6 years of happy 3055 ownership, I decided to explore moving up. I had my sights set on a Carver 350 and started the hunt last winter.

    I narrowed it down to a nicely equipped, low hour one and negotiated a good price. 2 months later, I flew out to overlook the survey and do the sea trail. Surveyor was all pro and everything went well. Met the owner and he is a good guy. Survey came back and other than some minor stuff, everything seemed good to go.

    Lined up transport, got the funds ready to transfer and then we hit a rock. Ownership trail was incomplete. The P/O bought it years ago, letting the CG registry lapse. He was able to get state registration but never changed ownership and therefore no title. It looked like a couple months to get this straightened out. I decided to pull out of the deal and, after battling the broker a little, am awaiting the return of the deposit.

    I talked to my wife yesterday and we decided to halt the shopping and enjoy another summer on the Krab.

    Today I get a call from the marina who coincidently launced the boat today and it appears that the starboard gimble bearing is going bad.

    I've learned that the positive thing about a string of bad luck is that it's normally follwed by a string of good. I'm more than ready for that to happen.
    Doug
    Hanging Loose
    98 Carver 350 Mariner
    2013-
    KRUSTY KRAB
    2001 305
    5.7 BII
    2006-2013

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    Per my 88 2160 fuel tank thread in the tech section, I must sacrifice something significant to the same boat gods. In the immortal words of marty the martian, "you have made me verrrrry angry,"

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      #3
      Ahhhh 305's are better then 45' boats anyway, besides I can still tie up to you without being dwarfed.

      Gimbal is a piece of cake, did both mine and u joints in 1 night. The gimbal was probably the easiest part . Make sure you replace both, when 1 is failing, the other isnt far behind.

      I am almost ready for dinghy racing

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        #4
        ......and you would have had to do it for the new owner anyway. Get her fixed and go have a great year.

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          #5
          I do realize the gimbal is just one of those things. It's just odd when it all comes together.

          To further illustrate the irony of the cosmos, I got a call from a guy late this afternoon who owns another Carver

          that I had been interesed in looking at. He listed it on C/L and when I contacted him, he said he had changed his mind

          and decided to keep it. Now it seems as he wants to sell it so of course, I'm going for a peek Friday.

          Ryan, no matter what the mother ship is, we will race this summer. I just fired up the 61 Seahorse Sunday for the first time.

          Took it to twin city outboard (probably the coolest outboard repair facility on the planet; it's in Shakopee) for an impeller and

          a tune up. I will be ready. All this rain has been good for the river and I'm really looking forward to launching something.
          Doug
          Hanging Loose
          98 Carver 350 Mariner
          2013-
          KRUSTY KRAB
          2001 305
          5.7 BII
          2006-2013

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