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Old 28 June 2009, 05:29   #21
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Fantastic story. Very detailed and methodical thinking. Reminds me a little of 'Survive the Savage Sea' by Dougal Robertson! Just about time to break out the bag of oranges and limes to avoid scurvy!

An auxilliary is invaluable, and 99% of the time will never be deployed. Certainly worth testing on a calm day to see it fires up, and that you have the necessary equipment onboard to secure it in so you can drive it from the main console, to refuel it from your main fuel tanks, have 2-stroke oil, and a sparkplug tool to remove the plug if it gets fouled.

Did you put in a call on VHF so someone knew you would be delayed, but capable of making your own way home?
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Did you put in a call on VHF so someone knew you would be delayed, but capable of making your own way home?
Thanks Spartacus. Just noticed your question. No, I didn't put out a call. I was on the second day of a five day cruise, so wouldn't be missed. I wasn't in any immediate danger, the important thing was to get to the anchorage before the strengthening tide made it impossible. The delay created by calling the CG would have made my situation worse. Had I not been able to reach either of the bays available I would have called the CG to let them know of my predicament - just a general call, as it would have been a couple of hours before I would be in real difficulty. I would have felt quite lonely though.
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