|Comments from an old time boatyard owner
Post Number: 2287
|Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 07:31 am: ||
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"
Post Number: 1166
|Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:29 am: ||
Good advice Ernie. I tell customers that bring in vehicles they've tried to repair "it wasn't too bad until you fixed it".
Post Number: 3801
|Posted on Friday, June 03, 2016 - 09:46 pm: ||
“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.”