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Old 05-18-2017, 08:38 AM   #401
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not to mention... some place like waukegan or north point, you could just keep it in the harbor and never see outside the breakwater like so many of those boats don't.
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I've seen a few houseboats over the years. Diversey had one two years ago. It was like a 40ish Gibson 80's. Not really sure why they are not more popular. Hell of a cheap downtown condo.
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THE FUN NEVER STOPS! wind was decent to take the boat out single handed so I ventured over to the gas dock to fill up. The gas cap key is on the key ring with ignition keys. I lean over the edge of the boat to open the fuel fill and the ball bearing chain just snaps. All the keys fall to the bottom of the fucking lake. I have ONE key for the boat. ONE.

Managed to Hotwire the boat and get her back to my dock. Ran out to west marine and bought a new one. Now I have TWO keys.

Good news is that I'm running out of things to break on the boat.
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And as the old adage goes: no good deed goes unpunished.

Broke the blower switch and breaker getting the panel off to replace the ignition
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After the key debacle yesterday I got a little bit of work done. Sanded the resin drips off the side of the boat and filled a few low spots with some fairing compound. Pulled the basin fitting out of the bathroom sink (it was leaking) and put some fresh plumbers putty in. Took a nap for an hour or so and fished for a bit. No luck though.
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I have the gas/water/waste key on a separate key floating key ring so the ignition keys shouldnt go near the water. Reminds me of the time I dropped the key to the shorepower cabinet in the water. (Never locking that again) and I had to order a new one from Perko. 50ft shorepower cable couldn't leave the boat for a week.

I think the fishing is better in the fall when the fish come into the harbor to fuck. Otherwise I see people fishing all the time by the harbor entrance.
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Weather looking like hot trash for the weekend
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I want to go out at least ONE day
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I want to go out at least ONE day
I was thinking Saturday looks the best.
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I want to do Saturday and Sunday, plans Monday.

I'd be fine with just one day though. Going to take the fam out for fireworks on Saturday night if weather cooperates, friends during the day
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Doesn't look to bad up at the chain
I'm gassed up and finally in the water
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Ready to go and the water pad fits perfect but doubt any walking on water with it being 51 degrees...
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