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Old 04 April 2006, 10:07   #11
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Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
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I suppose there is also the thought that if mechanical steering fails at sea there is a chance you could fix it with a bit of wire and a hammer, whereas if the hydraulic fluid has just been pumped over the stern you are pretty much up a certain creek without a certain instrument!

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