(At 11PM is when all of this started.)
Stan says, “Hang on, I’ll be there in a bit”.
So, after waiting a bit and listening to this water continuing to run I went and dragged him down to take a look. Once we got a flashlight in there, low and behold water was gushing into the boat. When I asked the silly question of where the water was coming from and Stan’s reply was “from the river that we are sitting in.” Now comes the big “Oh, SHIT” as the scope of it dawns on me.
We quickly got the gear clamps that were laying there back on the exhaust pipe which slowed the water considerably. Problem was the hose was split in half lengthwise along the top as they were repairing the exhaust line. Bilge pumps were working thankfully as this river of water was hopefully flowing into the bilge. Next step was to add water to our water tanks to level the boat back out which then stopped the incoming water completely. (We seem to have a fairly consistent problem with the boat listing from one to the other for various reasons.)
Come to find out the workman working on the boat did not do what they were supposed to do yesterday while waiting for a part to come today.
At 8AM the workman show up to finish the repairs and I filled them in on what happened. Another “Oh Shit” response.
The owner of the yard was not too happy with his workers when I explained what happened. Thankfully we were on board when all of this happened and bottom line, we didn’t sink.
Six weeks? I would shoot myself. This has been bad enough.
Sad to hear that, but glad to hear that you’re getting better. I had the same ordeal for 6 weeks through March and April. It was awful.
I have been sick for 2+ weeks with a cold, then acute bronchitis, sinus infection then a drug reaction. Hopefully now on the mend so I can start digging out from under the avalanch of stuff I wasn’t able to do.
You guys ok? Haven’t heard from you in a while.
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Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I want to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and not at all seem to get one thing done.
What an adventure!
I’m glad you were on board.
How the heck did the worker left it like that??
It was pure luck and a quick thinking on your part.
Great blog, and an interesting adventure for sure.
In my years at sea I learned that mistakes are made by the best of people. As a result, I learned to never trust anyone but myself.
Of course I’ve never made mistakes on my own boat :>)))))
Trusting yard workers has provided me with some “real excitement” when getting underway.
See you next month and please keep the water outside the hull until then
We had an amount of what we would have liked to spend on a boat and a top end amount that we could afford to spend on the boat. We looked at all avenues to keep the purchase price lower but those boats needed so much work. After the repairs they needed the cost would have ended up to what this one cost us or more. That didn’t count the 6-12 months in the yard having repairs done instead of being out on the water. Just being in the yard here for 2 1/2 months has been painful enough. With most of those boats we would not have been able to re-coup the repair costs. At least Hatteras LRC’s seem to retain their value. We had figured out operating cost before the boat purchase including fuel. All of the boats that we looked at had low HP engines for the fuel economy with large fuel tanks for distance.
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Holy @#$^%$#@*!!!!! Never a dull moment, hua? I hope all gets fixed right and that never happens again!