July 7, 2017
By George, you've done it again! I've bought another boat.
A 1999 Crownline 180 BR. It has a 3.0 Mercruiser. It's no speed
merchant but enough to pull a light weight skier. I don't
think it would drag my carcus out of the drink.
We have an appointment with Kunkel Marine on
Thursday (7-13-2017) to have
it checked out. This is the first time I've ever had a professional even look at one of my boats. It starts hard (some Youtube videos indicate that the Merc 3.0 has this nature, because it has a mechanical fuel pump). If Kunkel finds anything significant wrong, I'll be calling the previous owner.
So what does "BR" stand for? It makes me think of Jr. Sampe's phone number, BR-549.
(July 14: it dawned on me yesterday,
BR = bow rider)
|First photo -
tucked safely away in the garage.
July 8, 2017
I've been doing some cleaning and I fixed the left side lights today. I noticed some water in the bilge. I want to pull the bilge inspection cover and see what's going on there. Also, when I pulled the drain plug at the lake after our trial run, I notice a bunch of crap in the water that drained out.
I want the bilge to be clean!
|I had to get the tail lights
working. I discovered that this has sealed lights, as in
I worked on the tail lights (actually the stop light wasn't working). Got it fixed but found that the lights are sealed. You cannot change the bulbs. You replace the entire light fixture. I suppose they should last a long time, but I'll be glad to replace them with LED units at some point.
July 14, 2017
I got a call from Kunkle's Marine and everything checks out good on the boat, so I'll pick it up later today and get ready to go boating. I just purchased a new anchor, chain, and rode, throwable cushions, LED "flares", and a new cover. Already we're throwing money at this thing ;-)
Here are a couple of boating excursions we want to do:
1) Boating on Portage Lakes in Akron
2) The Erie Canal (technically NY Barge Canal) and the finger lakes.
A new photo - July 21, 2017