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Old 04 July 2016, 17:51   #11
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... Which brings me to my next question, how to restart a flooded two stroke? I carry spare plugs, tools and a tiny can of wd40 in a tupperware box now. So would removing the plugs then turning the engine over several times and replacing the plugs do the trick? With any luck the kill cord would have stopped the engine before it took a gulp.
As I posted....then deal with the consequences!

With credit to Whisper, see below (from the Y Class topic) and as posted there, fancy doing that lot rolling about in a F6?!? You need a carb drain too...

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Old 04 July 2016, 18:04   #12
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And another excuse to post my favourite YT SIB video, incl how to restart...not easy even with two experienced big guys holding it on the shore...

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Was thinking though.. IF the boat ever flipped, would two adults on a rope be able to right it? Its not a particularly wide boat, I reckon it'd be doable.[/QUOTE]

It should be straight forward enough....I flipped my Old Zodiac (with 20hp Blue Band)off Exmouth Sand Bar years ago and even with a non Boater aboard we mangled to right her...although were dead in the water and had a Tow in..A bit of a shock when it happens if your Not wearing a Dry suit!
A long Bow line (Painter- even better two) will help a lot!
The main thing is to get the wind to aid you ( usually Blowing a bit if you flip!) and be coordinated....and don't hang around that first wave of adrenalin is there to be used...it soon gets really Cold even in the Summer months.
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Old 05 July 2016, 12:51   #14
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Was thinking though.. IF the boat ever flipped, would two adults on a rope be able to right it? Its not a particularly wide boat, I reckon it'd be doable.
It should be straight forward enough....I flipped my Old Zodiac (with 20hp Blue Band)off Exmouth Sand Bar years ago and even with a non Boater aboard we mangled to right her...although were dead in the water and had a Tow in..A bit of a shock when it happens if your Not wearing a Dry suit!
A long Bow line (Painter- even better two) will help a lot!
The main thing is to get the wind to aid you ( usually Blowing a bit if you flip!) and be coordinated....and don't hang around that first wave of adrenalin is there to be used...it soon gets really Cold even in the Summer months.[/QUOTE]

We all wear wetsuits when we're at sea. My winter suit is good for several hours in the water, even in January
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It should be straight forward enough....I flipped my Old Zodiac (with 20hp Blue Band)off Exmouth Sand Bar years ago and even with a non Boater aboard we mangled to right her...although were dead in the water and had a Tow in..A bit of a shock when it happens if your Not wearing a Dry suit!
A long Bow line (Painter- even better two) will help a lot!
The main thing is to get the wind to aid you ( usually Blowing a bit if you flip!) and be coordinated....and don't hang around that first wave of adrenalin is there to be used...it soon gets really Cold even in the Summer months.
We all wear wetsuits when we're at sea. My winter suit is good for several hours in the water, even in January[/QUOTE]

IMO without doubt You'd be better off investing in Breathable Dry suits...especially for winter use....Wet suits aren't much good at keeping you warm when it's wet cold and windy on board....they tend to wick away heat..especially when wet.
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Yes it's dead easy to right the boat especially if you use the surf/waves to help, will you restart the engine NO and I say that because if conditions are that bad to flip it you will have all on stoping it flipping again. Loose the carb drain and it's all over anyway.
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We all wear wetsuits when we're at sea. My winter suit is good for several hours in the water, even in January
IMO without doubt You'd be better off investing in Breathable Dry suits...especially for winter use....Wet suits aren't much good at keeping you warm when it's wet cold and windy on board....they tend to wick away heat..especially when wet.[/QUOTE]

I've no doubt that drysuits are lovely and warm. But in my experience a decent (200+) winter surf wetsuit with a fleece rashvest underneath is pretty good too. I regularly surf in January in anything down to 4C air temps and if they're good enough for sitting on a board for two hours then they'll do for me. Plus they have a lot of float to them. Keeping hands warm is my real problem. I use mittens for surfing but they aren't very dextrous. Neoprene gloves with fingers aren't very warm.

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you can get a dry suit for not much more than 200 squid best thing out IMO
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you can get a dry suit for not much more than 200 squid best thing out IMO
That's cheaper than I thought!
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