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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?

    #2
    Get her a computer and tell her to do what most of us do..... go on BOC and ask questions. Somebody will chime in.
    Dan
    Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
    Claudia V. III
    1988 - 3218
    Gas Drives

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      #3
      "floatyerboat" post=725847 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
      Alan Teed
      MOONDANCE
      '94 4788
      Gig Harbor, WA
      Previously:
      2006 Hylas 49' blowboat
      Bayliner 2855
      1977 Cal 34' blowboat
      1981 Hunter 33' blowboat
      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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        #4
        Well it costs many boater $, but there is a solution. Do you REALLY like boating?!
        Bob Hawes.
        Kelowna, B.C.
        1998 Trophy 2052 WA
        4.3 Vortec, A1 G2

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          #5
          I thought the OP was looking for encouragement, that he was having second thoughts about pulling the trigger... B)
          Jeff & Tara
          (And Ginger too)
          Lake Havasu City, AZ

          2000 Bayliner 3388
          "Sea Ya"
          Cummins 4bta 250s

          In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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            #6
            "Jeffw" post=725930 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.
            1996 2252 LS Capri Cuddy Cabin. Merc. 5.7L . Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.

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              #7
              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.
              Yep, my 4588 Bayliner IS my happy place :whistle:

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                #8
                I have often thought that the best add on to install on any boat would be an ATM machine.
                1996 2252 LS Capri Cuddy Cabin. Merc. 5.7L . Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.

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                  #9
                  do you have a writer or do you come up with this stuff all by yourself? :lol:
                  Dan
                  Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
                  Claudia V. III
                  1988 - 3218
                  Gas Drives

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                    #10
                    Live life on the edge... Hand her the credit card lol

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                      #11
                      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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                        #12
                        Tell her to call the pool boy.
                        Esteban
                        B-ham!
                        Former Bayliners 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                          #13
                          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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                            #14
                            I thought you looked familiar.
                            Dan
                            Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
                            Claudia V. III
                            1988 - 3218
                            Gas Drives

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                              #15
                              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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