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Old 04-15-2003, 11:40 AM
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Once!! And luckily I aways kept the plug in the boat, just dove off the back and put it in.... That plug never leaves the boat!!!
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:16 PM
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Lawdy..i'm so glad there's someone out there that is just as a dumb AZ as i was once. and admitting it... Psst i dint have the gut's.. You my hero!!
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Old 04-15-2003, 01:22 PM
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Rebuilt my engine last spring and took it out for Memorial Day weekend. Runs great for a couple of hours and then I see the bilge pumping like crazy. Freak out and put the throttle down to get back to the ramp. Boat starts losing power, ass starts sinking, then stalls. Open the hatch and have water everywhere but no signs of it coming in. Wife and sister in law are freaked!!Get towed to the closest dock and crank the engine........forgot to tighten one of the hose clamps on the thermostat housing so I am pumping water in as fast as the raw water pump 'll go. Salt all over the new engine took hours to clean up.
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Old 04-15-2003, 04:51 PM
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I've left the plug out, not in my boat and blamed it on somebody else.....long time ago when I was young, dumb and full of ....
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Old 04-15-2003, 08:49 PM
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Two types of boaters - those who have and those who will.

Didn't check after taking the ski boat in for maintenence so I guess it was my fault

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Old 04-15-2003, 09:04 PM
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I did it one............. It was in my brand new MasterCraft. Lots of water before I new it. Luckly the plug is in the belly of the boat right under the motor andy easy to put in. I did have to buy a new starter a few months later Rag's
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Old 04-15-2003, 09:39 PM
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Only once. Opened engine hatch lots of water plug was in a cup holder.It was early spring , so I went for a swim got it pluged.Only once,I hope. Can Ijoin your club?
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:07 PM
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wow, you dug WAY BACK for this one!!
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:29 PM
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Same girlfriend, yes.

Some one probably dug it up and voted on the poll.... which brings it up to the top... then you posted on it.
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:39 PM
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Never got it off the trailer but had it backed in and started the engine to warm up and check pressures. I thought I was slick because I caught it pretty fast, pulled the boat forward to let it drain. Well the wait of the boat most have forced the water in fast, what took 30 seconds to come in took 5 minutes to drain.
I got caught letting it drain and the jokes started.
They called me Active Drainplug for the rest of the year at the marina.
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