Stus-List Stupid Club

David Lenehan aktau.david at gmail.com
Wed May 20 18:21:41 EDT 2015


Mike Hoyt wrote:
Let me guess.  Shaft pulled back, shaft seal or stuffing box compromised,
coupler detached and probable damage to strut and stern tube?

Actually, Mike, it was all that and much more.  We went within a whisker of
losing the boat.  so there was a massive amount if damage internally as
well.  She was on the hard for nearly two months drying out then being
almost completely rebuilt inside, new wiring, new electronics and on and on
it went.

What saved her was that we inflated two 12' inflatable dinghies inside the
cabin.  That gave her a lot  more buoyancy.

When our volunteer coast guard arrived, their self-priming pump wouldn't
work.  They finally called for another coast guard boat and their crew took
over from ours on the pumps and buckets.  Looking back it was a little
comical but it certainly wasn't at the time.

David
(Down Under)

On 21 May 2015 at 02:27, svpegasus38 at gmail.com <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
wrote:

>  Amen. Life is tough, it's harder when you are stupid. And, You cant fix
> stupid. Just when you think something is idiot proof, along comes an
> improved idiot.
>
> I am on the 4th assembly of a VW engine for doing stupid stuff. The best
> part about doing sstupithings is you get to laugh at your self later over a
> beer. I had to go diving in Nanaimo to cut loose my dinghy painter. Did I
> mention no wet suit, goggles, or snorkel? The second time for a.bow line
> I hired a diver. Cost me $100 worth every penny.
>
>
> Doug Mountjoy
>
> svPegasus
>
> LF38
>
> just west of Ballard, WA.
>
>  ------ Original message------
>
> *From: *robert via CnC-List
>
> *Date: *Wed, May 20, 2015 06:43
>
> *To: *cnc-list at cnc-list.com;
>
> *Cc: *robert;
>
> *Subject:*Stus-List Stupid Club
> Being a full fledged member myself, I love the old saying "There is a
> major difference between intelligence and stupidity; intelligence has its
> limits."
>
> Rob Abbott
> AZURA
> C&C 32 - 84
> Halifax, N.S.
>
> On 2015-05-20 9:28 AM, Hoyt, Mike via CnC-List wrote:
>
>  David
>
>
>
> Let me guess.  Shaft pulled back, shaft seal or stuffing box compromised,
> coupler detached and probable damage to strut and stern tube?
>
>
>
> Don’t ask me how I know.  Suffice it to say that I also belong in the club.
>
>
>
> On the bright side insurance often covers Stupid and in this case it does.
>
>
>
> Mike
>
> Persistence
>
> Halifax
>
>
>
> *From:* CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com
> <cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com>] *On Behalf Of *David Lenehan via CnC-List
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:13 AM
> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Cc:* David Lenehan
> *Subject:* Re: Stus-List Stupid Club
>
>
>
> This is such an interesting thread that I thought I'd expose myself to
> some laughter too.  As a matter of added interest, I joined the Stupid Club
> on the day after I joined the Hypocrit's Club.
>
> Years ago I had a lovely long line that I decided I'd use as a genoa
> sheet.  It was a beautiful length of brand new polyester braid back when
> polyester rope was still something of a novelty.  I sat back and admired my
> work noting that the sheet was a bit longer than it needed to be.
>
> "Not to worry," I told myself smugly, "I'll sort that out later."
>
> The next morning we were motoring out for our race.  I was a first year
> skipper in my first keel boat.  We were far ahead in the standings and only
> had to finish this race to take home the silverware.  I was dreaming of the
> glory instead of watching what everyone was doing.  I instructed the crew
> to set up as we usually did and one of the inexperienced crew dropped the
> end of the genoa sheet over the side and didn't recover it immediately.
>
> Yes, you guessed it!  It wrapped itself around the prop and the shaft
> shaft and we started taking on water.  Large volumes of it.  Didn't start
> the race, didn't take the trophy home and nearly didn't get the boat home
> either.  The list of damage it caused is too long to tell but it cost a
> fortune and did some serious ego bashing.  A host of lessons learned.
>
> Red faced for months,
>
> David
>
>
>
> On 20 May 2015 at 14:47, Knowles Rich via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> wrote:
>
> I used my 7 litre Pela vacuum extractor to empty the sump on my 3QM30 one
> fall and then kicked it over on the way up the companionway. Had to yank
> the sole and swab out the engine compartment. About three hours as I
> recall. Nice!
>
>
>
> Rich
>
>
>
> On May 19, 2015, at 19:08, Chuck S via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> I left the oil cap off once.  Ran the boat hard for 6 hours before I
> noticed.  Also had the mess.
>
>
>
> Chuck
> *Resolute*
> 1990 C&C 34R
> Broad Creek, Magothy River, Md
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> *From: *"robert via CnC-List" <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> *To: *cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Cc: *"robert" <robertabbott at eastlink.ca>
> *Sent: *Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:23:50 PM
> *Subject: *Stus-List Rig - crack?
>
>
>
> Wally:
> I have no problem admitting to my mental limitations....if I were that
> smart, I wouldn't be sailing a 31 year old boat and I wouldn't be doing
> all of the maintenance/work myself.  Possibly explains why I am a big
> fan of the C&C list.
>
>
>
> Here's another example of 'stupid'......changed the engine oil last Fall
> just before haul out....started the engine after the oil change but just
> long enough to hear the engine alarm go 'off'....launched this Spring
> and went for a half hour motor before docking.....noticed some oil in
> the bilge....now we get to the 'stupid'......forgot to put the oil cap
> back on the to of the engine last Fall after the oil change....some oil
> spurted out of the top of the engine and made a mess all the way to the
> bilge.
>
>
>
> Had a big clean up.....I am a full member of the 'stupid club' and
> freely admit it!
>
>
>
> Rob Abbott
> AZURA
> C&C 32 - 84
> Halifax, N.S.
>
>
>
> On 2015-05-14 11:04 PM, Wally Bryant via CnC-List wrote:
>
> > you wrote:
> >> Steve:
> >>  Instantly, now I feel stupid....
> >
> > Welcome to the club.
> >
> >
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> INDIGO LF38
> Almost sold in Halifax, NS.
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