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Old 29 June 2013, 03:26   #41
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As H-P says, some people feel that there are enough other boats around to help out.
Even if not, I could throw out the anchor and wait or drift and grab a bouy/mooring.

There's no real shipping nr us.

Towed over 10 or so boats in over the years, just part of being on the water. Be my turn eventually....
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Old 29 June 2013, 04:30   #42
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This one always shits me up.

I am by nature the cautious type and am naturally inclined towards a wing, but there's just no room on my transom (Humber Attaque aka Ocean Pro 5.3 2m beam).

Anyone else got an exciting way around this?
With some careful positioning I managed to fit one on my Attaque using a cantilever aux bracket. You have to avoid tilting the main engine if its on full lock but that aside it fits and even though its only 2.5 horses it moves the boat fine....and has got me out of trouble on more than one occasion. I'll try and send a pic.
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Old 29 June 2013, 04:41   #43
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interesting...... and maybe I've come to the party a bit late,
I think early on HP gave a good account, and like he later states, sometimes we get a bit distracted or break down every sub sentence. discussion is a great thing, it gives all different angles, I tend not to do public postings as I don't really have the time to go over every last word I'm putting in before it gets taken apart and out of context- if I wanted that I'd have gone into politics . I'd much rather give a simple option to folk.
Anyway.... before it strayed off topic...... its one of those 'if there was a easy answer we'd all have the same', but its not, and as stated by different folk, there are different answers,
how many of us lift the bonnet of our car every morning to dip the oil etc?
how many of us tow another car, so that when the one we are driving breaks down, we can change the one we are using?,

I've got an aux. and sometimes it goes with me, and sometimes it stays home, just depends on what I might be doing,
and as for drifting onto rocks and stuff, then I think there is a 'whole boat' approach needed, we've got to consider what we actually put into the boat, and why,
my aux is a get me to the shore/safe haven option. If I'm out playing in the waves close to home, the aux stays home,
and location....... depends on the individual...... you have to weigh up what the aux will do if its hanging on the back, how much will it affect your speed/boat handling, is there a better place in the boat for its storage, and if you needed it, is it possible to get it into place without dropping it, or yourself, over the edge, and will it work? (bear in mind, engine failure , if it does happen, doesn't only happen in rough weather..... its a trail of what ifs, and you have to do a reasonable response, balanced against the worst case scenario)
....... and back to those rocks.... all this talk on aux. how many of us carry a ready to use suitable anchor?....... and ......... and ........ and,
so in the end, a nice balanced debate, accepting different people's opinions, maybe offering a different view, so that actually, there might be some different options/answers provided and people can make a better informed decision

I await with me popcorn ........ not really, life's too short for that!
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Old 29 June 2013, 04:55   #44
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In 20 yrs (touch wood) the worst has been limp mode due to water in fuel and intermittent electrical problem due to chafed wire.
I'm not sure with the history on that motor and a boat that is only doing 2/3rds of its original speed I'd be going to sea without some sort of backup. As they say in your world, "Past performance is no guarantee of future results."
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It's not a bad idea if you have an aux to run it & see how it goes every now & then especially if its come with a boat that perhaps you've just bought or its a small engine
Just because it will push your boat around the harbour at a couple of knots does not mean that it will do you any good when your in a lumpy sea a 2 knot tide and a stiff breeze blowing against you .
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Old 29 June 2013, 10:35   #46
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As H-P says, some people feel that there are enough other boats around to help out. Like this lad (unless he's standing in front of an aux bracket )
Willk he is standing in front of my aux bracket and I can also honestly say I have never been out in the sea without one.

ps if you could be bothered to look closely you can even see part of it!
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"Past performance is no guarantee of future results."
Best guide you've got though!!!
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You could always use the combination survival suit with built in aux...
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You could always use the combination survival suit with built in aux...
nah yellow does not suit me
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