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Old 22 September 2013, 17:45   #1
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I've cocked it up!

I think we aught to start a "I've cocked it up" thread?
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Old 22 September 2013, 20:00   #2
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I think we aught to start a "I've cocked it up" thread?
Looks like you're our starter for 10
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Old 22 September 2013, 21:11   #3
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Okay, I asked for it!

In my haste to launch during a busy time at a slipway I reversed my rig in to the water, jumped aboard and after lowering the outboard started up to briefly warm up. After a min on tickover I lent over the bow and released the winch cable then slipped her in to reverse to set her rolling back.....Hmmm, nothing happening.....Bit more power......Still nothing........Bit more power, clutch the railing and steering and start rocking back and forth.....What the hell!....Nothing happening.......Scratch head and look at all the people watching.

What a Plonker! Someone didn't take the ratchet strap off the back

Embarrassing or what!
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Old 22 September 2013, 22:30   #4
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How about forgetting to put the plug in? Makes you wonder why the boat with 9 people and 1000lbs of water in the bilge is handling kind of sluggish and doesn't want to get up on plane.

I've heard about people doing that repetitively....

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I think me fitting counter rotating engine on my destroyer and not knowing till I chucked it in the sea ,


Has to be worth a good giggle , for the life of me it would not go of the trailer just lots of water bellowing up the transom , thought the prop bush was slipping
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I think we aught to start a "I've cocked it up" thread?
Hmm, sounds like a totally new forum. It will be far too long fro a thread
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I think me fitting counter rotating engine on my destroyer and not knowing till I chucked it in the sea ,

Has to be worth a good giggle , for the life of me it would not go of the trailer just lots of water bellowing up the transom , thought the prop bush was slipping
That's the end of this thread. Nothing is going to beat that

Did you mean entire engine or prop ?
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That's the end of this thread. Nothing is going to beat that

Did you mean entire engine or prop ?
Engine, I did not know, I blame Rob , he missed it also
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Engine, I did not know, I blame Rob , he missed it also
To clarify, IIRC Nugent, you had a CR engine and a standard prop?

I once assisted someone fit hydraulic steering. I was the "bleed man" and he connected the pipework.

When we launched, the steering was reversed. We took it for a spin - it was like one of those clown's cars from the circus. Dangerous but very funny.

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