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Old 27 October 2003, 05:10   #41
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It is v. tricky, but not absolutely impossible, to change your prop at sea. Much more likely is your ability to divert to your closest harbour or even a beach, and do your change there.
So yes, carry your spare-no question.
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Old 27 October 2003, 05:14   #42
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.......The only explanation that we could think of was that the prop bushing had given up....

Richard, I think you need a high quality prop where this sort of sillyness can't happen.
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Old 27 October 2003, 06:16   #43
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just as well it did not happen mid-channel...
Too right! with a sharp beam sea running, it would have been interesting... I didn't have the correct tools to do a prop change (which I will have in future!) although i did have a spare prop (huh, not much use without the spanner ) However, I do now carry a bivvi bag - as recommended by some other RIBnet members (I think it was Garygee and Stuart McNamara) and will v soon have several spare split pins and castellated nuts. Lessons learnt, and all that!
Jeff, the prop. make comes highly recommended, no names yet as I'm uncovernig a bit of an interesting story.
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Apart from spare prop, nuts, spanners, split pins......you also need a block of wood or similar !!
Think about it.
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Good point well made! Whilst I think I've got a suitable block of wood on board, I will check that it's suitable

Thank, Brian.
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Don't forget a big plastic bag to put under the prop to catch any bits/tools/etc that might otherwise drop in the 'oggin
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That's the idea of the bivi-bag.
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Old 27 October 2003, 13:08   #48
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That's the idea of the bivi-bag.
Whats that is it for divvies
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Which of you posted that - you're bonkers!

C'mon, own up!?!
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Morning All

Just got back to work. I just want to thank all those that took part in the run to Alderney. We really enjoyed the day and it was good to meet Daniel and put a face to a name again.

Shame it was rough on the way back but hopefully everyone learnt a bit from that. I hope Paul and Kathleen arent too bruised and i hope you enbjoyed the run. I have a few aches and pains in my knees but apart from that all is well. Richard your boat looked like it was running well on the way back. I hope we didnt get too far in front but we found it much easier going making 27 knots.

So whens the next trio then. Oh and the pics are great.


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