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Old 02 March 2006, 20:25   #11
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..If it is not fixed in place ready to go, forget it....
Agreed.

Nothing wrong with 30hp though.
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Old 03 March 2006, 03:14   #12
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Yeh. jw used to carry 2 30hp "auxiliaries".
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Old 03 March 2006, 03:36   #13
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personally i like to have a couple of spare auxiliaries as well

as long as i have one of the eight running i am fine
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Nothing wrong with having a few forms of alternative power:
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personally i like to have a couple of spare auxiliaries as well

as long as i have one of the eight running i am fine
Hehe, thats more like it - 5 I have seen, but not 8, I take it the big bit in the middle of the boat is the fuel tank, hehe
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Nothing wrong with having a few forms of alternative power:
A fine vintage display, my mum used to have a food mixer a bit like one of them, hehe
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Hehe, thats more like it - 5 I have seen, but not 8, I take it the big bit in the middle of the boat is the fuel tank, hehe
No the whole hull is a fuel tank and we keep the precious cargo in the cabin to keep it dry!
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Aux must be ready to run

Hi

My advise is as follows:

The auxilary must be ready to run. lower, open air vent, turn fuel cock pull cord.

when you need it (to save your life) you will need it running within seconds. It might enable you to keep head to sea and avoid a broach for example.

Routine at launch is to start auxilary every trip - you have seen it run today. not six months ago!

How to achive these things is the difficult part.

good luck getting it fitted and ready - but foget winching it in to place.
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A much better approach to boating is to avoid putting yourself in a situation where you need the aux to save your life.

Or if you must do so, (RNLI eg), don't mess around, just get twin engines.

The aux then becomes a hassle saver, rather than a life saver, and as such, you can have it stowed in a dry locker, wrapped up, so it actually stands a chance of working when you need it.

Think about it - the poor thing has been sitting on the back of the boat getting splashed and sprayed for months, and rarely runs at all. So it'd probably damp as hell, either electrically, mechanically, or both.

A membership to seastart is probably a much wiser investment.
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Thanks for your thoughts Guys, I appreciate it
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