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Old 03 January 2010, 14:02   #51
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Great trip out today, Thanks to Avocet for organising.

Andy, wise decision turning back, any ideas on the cause? Not too big an issue I hope.

Ian - the finished product looks great - happy boating in 2010
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Old 03 January 2010, 14:07   #52
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Why do things come in 3's

Getting home at 13:00hrs meant that I was able to strip off the lower portside leg cowling and see what was going on in there. As noticed on the slip a stainless jubilee clip had failed though fatigue (3 separate pieces). It was from a hose about 1.25" diameter that joined a Y shaped manifold that seems to be a one way valve assembly Incorporated into it. The hose was completely off but was being pushed onto the manifold by the flex in the hose (see photo). As far as I can see this was on the outlet side of the cooling system as it was hot water that was coming from the break. The whole engine had got a good soaking in hot Sea Water.

Just before this happened and I mean like 2 Min's, my seat back rest broke away from the bracket on one side and after my decision to turn around and come back home it came away completely.

The third item to break was when I was putting Venom to bed. I undid the VHF antenna to fold it up and the whole aerial broke into pieces.

So there's a bit of work to do before my next trip. I'll keep smiling
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Old 03 January 2010, 14:15   #53
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glad you got back OK then...
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Was I the only one with photo's from the cruise then
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Old 03 January 2010, 14:41   #55
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no you wer'nt

No I got some images.
But due to the longer drive home have only just got them!

Firstly great trip. Especially on the way to Yarmouth (heading West)
Thanks Dave for organising

Was it frozen water that caused the jubilee clip to break Andy?
Sorry you were only with us for a few minutes.

Phil B - great boat, talk more I am sure. I have some Hi res images also

Steve good to meet up - pm you contact details please.

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Video now edited down

As always hard to take pics so set the camera to video from the top of the screen. Alas it stopped automatically after 30 mins so missed the (WET) trip through Hurst on way to the Island. Simon ( the crew/ ballast may have more on his camera).

Roughish on the way out of the harbour and to Yarmouth( for a 4m RIB!)

Calm and very calm on the way back - but getting rougher (for a 4m RIB!)

Getting wet on the way in the harbour ! Oh and I switched the engine off again by accident on the way in the harbour( lots of spray followed by not much movement ......- same as on way through Hurst ! ) Spray picture attached.







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Was it frozen water that caused the jubilee clip to break Andy?
Sorry you were only with us for a few minutes.
I doubt it.

Every time I push the hose onto the manifold (tail end) it comes off because of a sideways pressure and unnatural way these three hoses come together. I guess that either it's this that exerts a pressure in such a way as to make the jubilee clip fail or perhaps it wasn't actually put on properly in the first place.
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It was a great day out and good to meet up with old and new friends.

Glad everyone made it back safely, although I'm sorry that Andy couldn't make it all the way. Andy: things happen in threes and you've had your three, so it can only get better!

Sorry there were no group photos (too much talk and not enough thought) but there's a video by Scurvey Crew here:



And here's a few that Scurvey Crew took on the way back:
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It was a great day out and good to meet up with old and new friends.

Glad everyone made it back safely, although I'm sorry that Andy couldn't make it all the way. Andy: things happen in threes and you've had your three, so it can only get better!

Sorry there were no group photos (too much talk and not enough thought) but there's a video by Scurvey Crew here:



And here's a few that Scurvey Crew took on the way back:

Brilliant footage of Blackroady! I bet Pete and crew will be feeling a little buised in the morning

I guess even though I had a few things let go, I still must have had Lady Luck on my side, as I did get home OK (I even enjoyed the rough stuff too) as the hose could have come off all together

Next time perhaps
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Looks like a great day out for all

Andy - glad you got home okay

Pete - looks like a very determined RIB you have there - looks great on the video

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