Friday, June 8, 2018

Weekend!

Time to go out on the boat!


Or not.

12 comments:

SiGraybeard said...

It hurts to look at ...

bruce said...

ouch,.... did I remember to reinstall that plug?

Andrew Wetzel said...

For want of a drainplug... dagnabit!

Beans

Bill Matthey said...

Please tell me the sump failed.

LSP said...

Dammit, there goes another one!

Old NFO said...

Oopsie... bilge pump failure in all probability...

Will said...

Probably bilgepump failure due to dead battery, due to absentee owner. With an assist by non-caring fellow dockers. With bonus points for the incompetent marina management.
Not a good location.

It's also possible that there was some sort of mechanical failure, collision, or vandalism at fault. But not likely.

Borepatch said...

Wouldn't think it was a dead battery because you'd almost certainly be plugged into shore power. I think Will is on to something.

Eagle said...

Not a plug and not a battery. Bilge pump - I'll betcha the float valve failed...

Eagle said...

Um... float *switch* failure... (where's my coffee???)

Ken said...

Once discovered a float switch failure while under way off, downbound on Lake Huron a few miles off the Blue Water Bridge. "Why is the port engine temperature gauge down to 140 degrees (and the starboard at 145)?"

Will said...

Unless it's a liveaboard slip, it's not common to have power on a floating dock. Well, it wasn't in NJ. I may be a bit out of date. The problem is the flexible cabling necessary. Normally it would be on the pilings, so limited movement needed. Makes electricians very unhappy to deal with this situation.

Annoying to have your boat sink in the slip due to someone unplugging the extension cord to the battery charger that is hooked to the batteries on the boat. I think the cord got kicked? Long time ago.