Faithless Wench

BoatThe freaking boat wouldn’t start.

It did just fine two weeks ago, when Bryan was prepping it for the season – but today, nada, no go, zip. Just click click click and a pitiful little cough.

Dang it all! It takes weeks to schedule a boat mechanic at this time of year.

It’s a good thing she looks good docked.

6 Responses to “Faithless Wench”

  1. Brenda Says:

    Oh no, Jeri! Here I was all envious of you boating today, and then this… but how fitting for her to die on Memorial Day. ;) Bummer.

    She does look fab docked there, in spite of herself.

  2. Becca Says:

    Well, dang that has to stink. I hope that you are able to get it fixed soon!

  3. Jeri Says:

    Very surprisingly, we actually got a mechanic to come out on Wednesday. Doesn’t mean she’ll be RUNNING on Wednesday, but still… a positive sign!

  4. Bill Says:

    Check for corrosion. That’s what killed us. I had to replace a bunch of fuse holders because they were just green powder inside.

    I love the salt water but it’s tough on electronics.

  5. Jeri Says:

    It’s the stupid battery, that’s all. Apparently the primary is low and the secondary is dead as a doorknob. In addition, we need to clean the outdrive, it’s pretty badly encrusted with barnacles and mussels to the point of jeopardizing the motor – so my brother-in-law Andy will break out the scuba gear and help us out there.

    Thank goodness! I was fearing a huge electrical bill or something.

    We could haul her out between outings, rather than mooring her – but we wouldn’t use her nearly as much. Plus, my boat-trailer-backing skills range somewhere between pathetic and downright dangerous. So, we’ll pay the price in de-crustation. Is that a word?

  6. Bill Says:

    I looking forward to de-crustation when I get a bit older.