Wednesday, January 30, 2013

That sinking feeling you get when liquid pours out of equipment on your boat...

This is where our compass used to be. Matt was trying to remove it to fix the light. He unscrewed the only eight screws that were available (the engine guru worker on the next boat over confirmed that he thought those were the screws to remove). Apparently, those eight screws keep the liquid inside the compass (the screws to remove the compass were already gone). It took a long few minutes for all the liquid--mostly mineral oil--to pour out onto the deck. At least the teak looks nice now.

It would cost twice as much to buy a new one as to fix it, so we shipped it off to the manufacturer today. Oh, and there was nothing wrong with the light. It just wasn't hooked up.


  1. I know this must have been extremely frustrating ... but the way you tell it, is a funny story. Hope you don't have any further surprises.

    1. As with many things on the boat, we laughed and cried at the same time (figuratively anyway). I hope so too but I'm not holding my breath...

  2. I don't know if you should say "that sinking feeling" when you're doing boat repairs!


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