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Old 04 July 2016, 14:53   #1
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Aerotec in the rough stuff

Took the aerotec out onto the bar for a play yesterday. Very big waves. I was seriously impressed with it. Didn't find its limit at all. Found my limit though! Next time I'll try and rig up a go pro camera and try to get some footage.. Surfed a few big ones on the way back in.

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Sounds scarily good simon
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Sounds awesome, surfing in an Aerotec in a big following sea is the best bit.
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Sounds awesome, surfing in an Aerotec in a big following sea is the best bit.
Actually went out with another surfer to check out some of the surf spots with a view to using the aerotec as a jumping off point. On the ebb there are some stationary waves that look good for longboarding. Some of the following waves we had were breaking off the sandbars, we stayed well ahead on the shoulder but it was a lot of fun. Chucking our weight around in the boat makes a massive difference in the aerotec.

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.
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Easy peasy even for one I'm sure. Chuck a rope on the opposite bow rail and pull...then deal with the consequences!
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Old 04 July 2016, 15:44   #6
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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.
Probably, but if you are in surf then a good chance you'll be on the shore before you get a chance. A bridle may make it easier. Restarting the engine afterwards might not be so easy.
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Probably, but if you are in surf then a good chance you'll be on the shore before you get a chance. A bridle may make it easier. Restarting the engine afterwards might not be so easy.
... 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.
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The carbs would have to be drained the spark plugs removed and turn the engine over a few times to expel the water from the cylinders. Put it back together and hope it starts. This assumes that the HT system is waterproof. This I am sure is a very simple process on land but maybe a different story at sea.
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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.
Have you tried replacing the plugs when afloat? Even on a calm day leaning off the back of a boat its not easy, in conditions where a capsize is likely it will be really hard, especially with no power to keep the boat pointing the right way. In an ideal world you'd drain the carbs too - but there is no way you are fiddling with that tiny screw whilst bouncing around.
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>>> how to restart a flooded two stroke?

Well... and I'm really not being flippant... for the purposes of leisure use make sure it never ever happens!
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