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Old 09 December 2013, 05:32   #11
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based on the small point of 2 crews dying this year who tried to use electrics as aux engines on the west coast of scotland and several more being rescued I would also say a big no unless it is the torqeedo and you have lots of batteries. I would even then test this as running them a full rev's drains the batterys v v quick.
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based on the small point of 2 crews dying this year who tried to use electrics as aux engines on the west coast of scotland and several more being rescued I would also say a big no unless it is the torqeedo and you have lots of batteries. I would even then test this as running them a full rev's drains the batterys v v quick.
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I think I can safely say that I have shelved the idea
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i think Maximus has one of those egg wisk's on his boat.! he loves it!
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based on the small point of 2 crews dying this year who tried to use electrics as aux engines on the west coast of scotland
That's very sad. I can appreciate someone not managing to get home because an aux failed, but dead? Where were these incidents?
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One of the Redbay lads told me that most call outs were for an aux that had broken down so your better off with twins
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One of the Redbay lads told me that most call outs were for an aux that had broken down so your better off with twins
Why not just a reliable auxiliary (petrol)
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As I mainly boat in the solent I tend not to bother with my aux unless I am going somewhere else and not in company with other boats. I have a 9.8LS 2 stroke tohatsu which just fits with half an inch to spare on the transom. I tried it out back in the summer admittedly there was no wind, tide and calm got 6.5knts. Against wind and tide that will be significantly reduced but should keep me out of trouble...... I hope!
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That's very sad. I can appreciate someone not managing to get home because an aux failed, but dead? Where were these incidents?
one was just north of sky in the minch (sorry not sure of spelling) the other was a shetland 570 that was way out further south on the west coast.


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one was just north of sky in the minch (sorry not sure of spelling) the other was a shetland 570 that was way out further south on the west coast.
Its Skye

Presumably two accidents with a common cause are the subject of an MAIB investigation?
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