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Old 02 June 2014, 12:53   #1
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Old 02 June 2014, 13:12   #2
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At least they were all safe, I guess there isn't much you can do if the engine conks out unless you have twins or a good auxiliary for back up.
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At least they were all safe, I guess there isn't much you can do if the engine conks out unless you have twins or a good auxiliary for back up.
Make you right there Steve..and at least they had the kit,and know how needed to contact the rescue services,unlike some scenarios you hear about.
Although off shore,and extended Cruising it's always preferable to travel in a group of at least two... That way you double up on everything....'Simples!'
We all know how easy things can turn Bad......which is compounded when your Solo.
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Make you right there Steve..and at least they had the kit,and know how needed to contact the rescue services,unlike some scenarios you hear about.
Although off shore,and extended Cruising it's always preferable to travel in a group of at least two... That way you double up on everything....'Simples!'
We all know how easy things can turn Bad......which is compounded when your Solo.
Thats very true Matt, broken saddle comes to mind, glad I wasn't on my own mate
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Is "North Atlantic" an accurate description? ......I imagined the RIB being somewhere between Shannon, Iceland & Newfoundland!!!

Good news all are safe and as Kerny & Maximus have said they had the kit and knowledge to put out a call.

Can't say I'd relish being alone in a rib drifting further offshore seeing the helicopter flying away even if I knew there was lifeboat heading out to look for me.
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Local shellfish merchant and could not give coastguard his position all home safe.
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As one who has made that particular passage a fair few times, I have to say I feel for them. It's not where you want to break down.

Looks like an Electronically Temperamental Engine Controller on the back...
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Is "North Atlantic" an accurate description?
Where would you call it if not the North Atlantic?
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As one who has made that particular passage a fair few times, I have to say I feel for them. It's not where you want to break down.

Looks like an Electronically Temperamental Engine Controller on the back...
Sure is he changed from twin engines to a single
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