Amazon Fail (again and again and again)

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RE: Adhesive


Hello Capt. Jones, I m afraid I can t help you with your question. Tanks come with the fittings attached. We don t attach them. The plastic is probably fused together during the manufacturing process but I can t say for sure. Epoxy might work. Best I can help you with is a replacement tank. From your photo it looks like the 30 gallon B202 which sell for $403.33. Please let me know if I can help you further with this. Regards, Len Len Keller Catalina Yachts Parts Dept. 7200 Bryan Dairy Road Largo, FL 33777 727-544-6681 x266 lkeller@catalinayachts.com parts@catalinayachts.com —–Original Message—– From: Roger John Jones [mailto:rebootagent@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:09 AM To: Len Keller ; Reboot Blog Subject: Adhesive Please look at the photo. The black object is the forward waste holding tank. The white fitting is attached to the tank. After many years the adhesive decided to fail. (Be very glad you were elsewhere.) We cleaned both the tank and the fitting and app
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Adhesive


Please look at the photo. The black object is the forward waste holding tank. The white fitting is attached to the tank. After many years the adhesive decided to fail. (Be very glad you were elsewhere.) We cleaned both the tank and the fitting and applied 3M 5200. It failed. What do you use to make this adhesive connection?Thanks
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Working on the rig

Ever since we replaced the mid shrouds the rig has been making funny noises. We have been trying to figure out what is going on with little success. We did discover that the new fittings had worked loose and tightened them several times. Today we loosened each shroud so that we could lubricate the fittings. Much to our surprise as soon as we loosened the port mid it unwound about three revolutions while making the noise that has been driving me crazy. We let it settle after applying lubricant. When I tightened up the turnbuckle the noise was gone. I have no clue how the shroud got twisted. It is 19 strand wire. Half of the wires are laid clockwise and the other half counter clockwise. It is a mystery. Given the 20 knot winds in the anchorage we were unable to do a good static tune but we got close. I am hoping we have solved the problem. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Kudos to Garmin


My GPSMAP 2012 is back from Garmin service. While traveling from Norfolk to the BVI it started saying “holding” when turned on. Garmin told me that this meant it had lost its software load and I should reload the software from an SD card. The problem was that the SD card slot had rusted out. They said that the only solution was to return the unit to Garmin for service. Out of warranty service on a GPSMAP is a flat rate of (if memory serves me correctly of $899.) I was surprised and pleased when Garmin waved the charge. Apparently the inside was so corroded that they sent me a new unit. Kudos to them, what great customer service.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Another drag

Woke up this morning to discover we had dragged again. Fortunately there is one mooring ball in the harbor and it was empty. We are now tied up to it. That is nice since our need for a full time anchor watch is diminished. This “ball” is sized for a commercial ship, about 10 feet in diameter. We think it will hold Reboot.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Pago Pago – American Samoa

We have been here in Pago Pago for several days. Since the night of the wind storm with all the boats dragging we have kept an anchor watch on board pretty much all of the time. With four off us it has not been much of a problem, two on shore and two on board. There is really not all that much to see on shore. Most of our trips are shopping or provisioning.Last night Al and I went to Tisa s Barefoot Bar. It is the Trip Advisor #1 restaurant on the island. With the exception of one other table we were the only diners. This has been my experience in the Pacific, most places seem very empty. Perhaps the economy continues to reduce tourism. We had prawns and an outstanding filet of yellow fin tuna.At lunch we went to Emilio s. It was OK. I think it is #3.Btw, to give you some idea McDonalds is the #9 best restaurant according to Trip Advisor.Today there have been occasional showers. The forecast for the next few days is more of the same.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Rain Rain

As those who have been following know we have been having more than our share of maintenance issues. Joy of joys the bilge pump works. The problem was a broken hose. Thus the pump was pumping from the bilge to the bilge.Good thing we found it as we have had several inches of rain all day. Some of it always finds itS way to the bilge. The backup pump works fine, but it will be nice to have them both functional again. Then of course there is the manual pump.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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What a drag

The cruising guides caution that the holding in Pago Pago harbor is not very good. After a day and a half of heavy rain we were hit by strong gusty winds to about 30 knots. The result is that about 7 boats dragged. (We did not really get a chance to drag as we raised anchor and ran away! The advantage of not single handing. Of course standing on the bow in heavy rain is not the most fun. We reset away from the action.)Just when we thought it was over we got a call on the radio. “Reboot, xxx is dragging and they have fouled yyy s anchor. They are dragging them across the mooring field. Can you hop in your dinghy and help out?” The dinghy is half full of rain water and the outboard doesn t like to run in the wet until it has warmed up but off Matt and I go to the scene of the crime. Someone had run a line between yyy and xxx so xxx was dragging both boats up to the very large and occupied mooring buoy. We got xxx tied to the buoy, rafted it up to the previous occupant and checked on yyy
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There is always one

So the people on boat yyy showed back up. They got sorted. Then they came over and anchored right next to us. We told them that we would swing into them. They said no, its all right. Then they left their boat again.The rain and wind have come back. Both sides of Reboot are adorned with fenders.There is always one in evey group.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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