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Name:   MartiniMan - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/30/2014 1:33:32 PM

I had them service my Malibu last fall so it could be put right into the water in the spring and run.  When I got the boat out for the season the instrument panel would not work.  After trying everything I could think of I went back to Steve and demanded that he help me get it working.  This resulted in a very snarky text from him with three words......kill switch, lol.  Of course I knew it was the kill switch......I was just testing him......yeah, thats the ticket........and he's really lucky he passed my test cause I would never have used him again for service on my boats.......a test...yep, that's what it was......  

Then he tried to repeatedly call and rag on me but I was conveniently out of cell range.  My wife accused me of being a wimp and not taking my abuse like a man but Steve does not need this kind of fun.  It would be bad for his stomach muscles as he might pull one laughing at me.  I was really looking out for his well being and not avoiding my own well deserved humiliation.  Who puts a kill switch on a boat anyway?!?!?  What the heck....... 

Name:   CAT BOAT - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/30/2014 8:50:58 PM

Kinda like your Pink Wedgie"....    You nut.  IF YOU TURN THE KEY ON, AND IT DON'T BEEP!!!!  It's prolly the kill switch. 


Name:   MartiniMan - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/30/2014 9:27:14 PM

Yeah I knew that......but I wanted to make sure you did.......I swear that's what happened!  I mean, who you gonna believe, a seasoned pro or some dumba$$ from Atlanta. Is there anyone who will stand up for me on this one?  Anyone?........anyone?......Dee Dee?  C'mon, I gave your daughter great advice......anyone?  Hello?!?!?!?

Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/30/2014 9:55:11 PM

I will always standup for a Conservvative who finally admits he is a "dumba$$ from Atlanta". Kill switches cross racial, religious

and political parties. I would like to have a dollar for everytime CAT has tried to start an engine and forgot the kill switch. It happens even to he left.......just not as often.  

Name:   Buteye - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/31/2014 2:24:44 AM

I must confess to what started out as a very nerve racking situation on Saturday morning Memorial Day weekend. After cleaning my pontoon boat of mold and mildew, I put in a fully charged battery and tried to start it for the first time since it was winterized last fall. After several attempts with no signs of the engine firing, I became frantic. The fact that I had family and friends who were planning on a boat ride a little later in the day only made the situation worse. I tried removing the filter from carbuerator and spraying in some carbuerator cleaner to no avail. I made a quick trip to Blue Creek Marina to see if it would be possible to get one of their guys to come check it out. When I explained my situation to the guy in the service department, he started asking some questions. Was I sure I had a strong battery, did the fuel gauge show I had gas, etc. When he asked about the "kill switch"", I said "OH SH-T".  Since I am 74 years old I guess I can blame it on old age. What started out to be a hectic morning was quickly resolved and all enjoyed a great day on the lake. What was a little ironic was that my daughter-inlaw came down when my son and I was trying to get the engine started. She had pulled up on her i-Phone a list of things to check when the boat engine won't start. Not once was anything mentioned about checking the "kill switch".

Name:   MartiniMan - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/31/2014 2:22:37 PM

Thanks Buteye, I appreciate knowing I am not the only one that didn't think about the kill switch.  I do like both our happy endings although I could do without the angst I create for myself.  

Name:   MartiniMan - Email Member
Subject:   Warning about Cathouse
Date:   5/31/2014 2:25:27 PM

We used to laugh about our neighbors calling us that when we were doing something stupid at the lake house.  I agree that stupidity knows no boundaries and we all have our moments.  

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