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Old 16 December 2009, 04:07   #11
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- Flat battery - how many people have used the emergency pull start for real?
I know of one.......

And here's the ironic bit - it wasn't a flat battery - it was the main isolator corroding!
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Doug, is the price for this course listed on your website & is it available to non-BSAC members ? It sounds perfect. I don't remember my level 2 course covering anything more involved to do with fault finding than making sure the fuel vent is open and priming the squeezy thing. It was done through the sea cadets though so not really aimed at people who own their own boats - most units have a grumpy old man somewhere who's been fixing boats for 20 years.
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Doug, is the price for this course listed on your website & is it available to non-BSAC members ? It sounds perfect. I don't remember my level 2 course covering anything more involved to do with fault finding than making sure the fuel vent is open and priming the squeezy thing. It was done through the sea cadets though so not really aimed at people who own their own boats - most units have a grumpy old man somewhere who's been fixing boats for 20 years.
Shaz - the price is on Doug's website (I did some digging last night). and he's even doing a special offer right now!

Although you might find something closer to home, through the BSAC website?
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Sorry Shaz, had not been back to this thread however Polwart seems to have dug out the answer for you.

Polwart- Thanks for your help and linking
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By reading through this thread, there seems to be different levels on the PB2 re maintenance of engine/trailer/tubes (I guess it depends upon instructor/students and conversations held during the 2 days course)
What this thread does indicate is that there is a need for this type of course.
I think covering examples as quoted would be 2 days and not one.
I for one would join one of these courses if run closer to home.
Lots of benefits, safer more confident ribbing - all adds to the safety and reliability of each and every rib.
I wonder what the take would be from members on here? That would be a good indicator to start with, and if the response was good, a business oportunity for somebody.
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I wonder what the take would be from members on here? That would be a good indicator to start with, and if the response was good, a business oportunity for somebody.
If there is interest I would be happy to follow the same idea we have done with the Ribnet Sea Survival Course in the main forum/room. Course would have to be in Southampton as we can't transport all the kit/engines off site easily.

We could run a 1 or 2 day course depending what people wanted. We have 2 very good Outboard Instructors. Price would be dependent on numbers but would be competitive for a Ribnet group. We have run outboard courses with up to 12 students however have more recently decided to limit to 8 maximum to provide more Instructor time while you are actually working on the engines.
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