After a month a rain, breaking records in Virginia I might add, not to mention the entire “Condenser issue”. Friday as a throng of family members are all here to go Woody Boating, the lift stops working. In what looks to me like a huge condenser, it just moaned and groaned. Really? Let me say that there is possibly nothing more frustrating than knowing the boat is ready, cleaned up and running like a 150hp sewing machine, and your lift motor is shot. And its 2pm on a huge Friday weekend. This area shuts down and guys that sell motors aint hang’n around on the weekend. That’s for sure. I ran to the phone and called around and shockingly 1 hr away were two motors. SCREEECH, tires burning and a melting credit card in hand I race to East Coast Boat lifts in Urbana. BAM, all set, and race back. Install the new motor, yes I buy two, cause this aint gonna happen again. I got two condensers, I am get the concept. All hooked up, drop tools in the drink, and..turn the switch..
Moan, SAME ISSUE. WTF? Its the switch. AHHHHHHHH it’s 4:45.. I call my real trusty guy Ronnie Shackleford, who was out working earlier and he is back at the office at Wicomico Marine Construction, Ronnie answers the phone. At 5PM, who does that? He happens to have a switch and I am there is 15 minutes. He saved the weekend.
All this happened in a blistering two hr period. FIXED by 6 PM and the “Trusty W” just purred along on here Sunset Cruise. She is doing full throttle now and dammmmmmmm it all just makes condenser and lift motor hell go away like the wind blowing through whats left of my now grey hair!