I’ve just returned from a really nice vacation at my in-laws lake house. Last year I posted about how I was simultaneously elated and crushed dancing with my one year old daughter to Otis Redding’s “I’ve got dreams to remember.” This year we were having lunch on the boat and it was Cat Steven’s “Father and Son”. So now I can start putting a mix together “songs I adore but never want to hear again”
Anyway, we were only on that boat because ya boi is a master mechanic/electrical engineer.
JK My FIL hooked the battery up backwards and blew every fuse in existence and completely melted the wires attached to the tach because no fuse....When he brought me out to look at it, the battery was hooked up correctly, but the ground lead to the console was attached to the positive terminal!
It’s a pontoon boat (2006 Sylvan Mirage). It has a bunch of circuit breakers on the console but none of them tripped, and the tach was hooked up through one which obviously didn’t do it’s job.
Anyway, I replaced all of the fuses (cut out the one for the stereo because it has two and I didn’t have an extra for it). Then I removed the tach, laughed and looked for new ones....$130! Ok, maybe we try to fix it first. I snipped out all the melted bits, made a new harness and the MFer works!!! I couldn’t believe it. I should have taken a pic as this thing was MANGLED.
Love that feeling right!? Like, “HAHA fixed ya BITCH!”
It was also nice to flex on my brother in-law who loves to talktalktalk about the right way to do things but is in reality, a lazy buffoon. He was in the middle of telling my FIL all of the things that needed to happen to fix it when I came in from fixing it...
Other notables from the trip:
This bathtub racer at the local Country Market
My R/C circuit in the garage: