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ernie
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Username: ernie

Post Number: 2287
Registered: 01-2002


Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 07:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew up near New London, CT on Long Island sound.
I can just barely remember "make and breaks" and other old marine propulsion devices.

Recently I ran into the boatyard owner (now retired) where my Dad kept our boat.

We had a good time discussing the "way things used to be"

When I was getting ready to leave he had 2 statements about running and repairing old marine single cylinder engines that he firmly believed in from years of experience with these wonderful simple old machines

The first is common and I suspect most of us have heard it.

If it ain't broke don't fix it!

The second one was new to me

If it ain't broke then just keep "fixin it till it is"
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jb_castagnos
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Username: jb_castagnos

Post Number: 1166
Registered: 07-2002


Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good advice Ernie. I tell customers that bring in vehicles they've tried to repair "it wasn't too bad until you fixed it".
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richarddurgee
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Username: richarddurgee

Post Number: 3801
Registered: 11-2001
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2016 - 09:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”

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