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Old 09 August 2003, 10:58   #1
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A funny thing happened on the way to the Helford!

There we were cruising along at 20 knots when suddenly, BANG.

Stop the engine and lift it clear of the water, just in case.

and what do I see?
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Old 09 August 2003, 11:06   #2
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If thats not bad enough

Very slowly limping from the Helford back to Falmouth, due to the vibration, my only comfort was knowing that there had just been a thread on good old ribnet about changing a prop, but then we got the boat out of the water, and....

So any good engineers out there?
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Old 09 August 2003, 11:37   #3
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Well Alex, looks like you got short-changed when doing the Navigation element of you PBL2.

Suggest you see Andy Cox just across from you in St. Mawes.
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I can only blame the poor lookout my crewmates were keeping.

Thanks for recomending Andy, I have PM'ed him.
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Brilliant, you now have a cleaver prop, they cost a fortune from Mercury.

On a more serious note a triangle of al plate will fix the fin if you want to though many don't and its not critical.

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Back at work now and checking out Ribnet when I saw the pictures of the damage.

Ouch !!.

Sorry to hear of your little accident, where exactly did it happen and do you know what you hit.

Anyway it was great to meet up with you and hope to see you again soon.

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Peter,

We were east of the August rock buoy at the mouth of the helford.

We found some large lumps of wood and took 2 ashore with us, there were still some been reported 4 days later.

With the easterly winds Falmouth bay collects all the rubbish from the channel apparently.

The boat is with challenge marine at Falmouth now, and I am awaiting the bad news.
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Thanks for coming back to me and please let me know how you get on.

Keeping my fingers crossed that the bill is not too high.

Are you covered on your insurance for underwater collision. My insurance covers me so it may be worth checking.

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Peter,

We are covered by insurance, so that has taken away a lot of the pain.

How are the family, after your holiday?
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Glad to hear you are covered.

Family are well but Anthony will be in plaster for about 6-8 weeks.

Hope you are all well and we will speak soon.

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