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Old 14 February 2009, 16:49   #31
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Check obvious things - kill cord, volts, fuel, ropes around prop etc
  1. Deploy drogue/anchor if necessary
  2. Routine call to coastguard and appraise them of the situation
  3. More thorough diagnostics.
  4. Organise tow
Hard boaters version
  1. Check obvious things - have I run out of Gin ?
  2. Deploy mobile phone to see if next Friday is still ok for dinner
  3. Routine call to coastguard and apprise them of my wilful neglect of my craft and my procedures for break down
  4. More thorough diagnostics of my situtation whereby the VHF is working and everything will be alright
  5. Organise tow
  6. Where the hell is Biggles these days ?
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Old 15 February 2009, 13:36   #32
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If its safe enough to wait for Sea Start then I don't think a pan pan is necessary.
The Sea Start coverage area is only 3 miles out. I don't know how rigidly they stick to that?
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Old 16 February 2009, 06:09   #33
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You wouldn't find me 10 miles offshore in a F4/5 even with an aux though... it would be 2 hours back on the aux even in ideal conditions and I hate to think how long it would take into the wind/sea.
this is a prime example of where twins on the transom comes into it's own - as long as they are sized such that one of them alone can get you on the plane, separate fuel tanks etc etc... (at risk of kicking off the perennial single & aux vs twin argument again )
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