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Old 19 November 2012, 15:58   #11
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What others have said right call. Heard your pan but was in Ventnor. Thought the lady on the Solent VHF was very on top of it and reassuring. Mtwgb
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Old 19 November 2012, 16:08   #12
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In hindsight - should have got an etec!
Somebody cuff that boys lug
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Old 19 November 2012, 16:08   #13
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In hindsight - should have got an etec!
I wire fell off..not the engine fell off...haha...

A friend had a flat battery on his etec on sun. I chirp up..just pull start it.....of course if he could have trimmed it down it would have helped...
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Refer to post 7 in this thread.
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Yep and end up with a sore saddle like me
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see that the negative terminal clamp had come off.
What kind of fixings are on the battery clamps, wing nuts?
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Thanks all. Made me feel a lot better about it. To answer a few points, full chat I was registering 35.2 on the GPS. As mentioned, it wasn't an engine failure but electrical power loss. Battery terminals are the square headed bolt and hex nut type. Yes, the lady at Solent CG was indeed very reassuring in her communication.

Impressed that my Pan Pan was picked up in Ventnor, considering I was using a Cobra handheld and sending only on low power (decided it was unnecessary to switch to high given my position).

And just to repeat, huge thanks to all those who participated in the response.
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Oh, and ref an auxilliary engine, the design of the Generation 430 makes installation of an aux practically impossible. I had paddles, but the tide was in full flow and being alone I figured they'd have been as much help as a chocolate teapot.
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Oh, and ref an auxilliary engine, the design of the Generation 430 makes installation of an aux practically impossible. I had paddles, but the tide was in full flow and being alone I figured they'd have been as much help as a chocolate teapot.
Yep paddles are hard work, I had to use them as well on my china boat bloody hard work and that was with two of us paddling

Could you not fit an axillary bracket or is there not enough room for that either ?
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Thanks all. Made me feel a lot better about it. To answer a few points, full chat I was registering 35.2 on the GPS. As mentioned, it wasn't an engine failure but electrical power loss. Battery terminals are the square headed bolt and hex nut type. Yes, the lady at Solent CG was indeed very reassuring in her communication.

Impressed that my Pan Pan was picked up in Ventnor, considering I was using a Cobra handheld and sending only on low power (decided it was unnecessary to switch to high given my position).

And just to repeat, huge thanks to all those who participated in the response.
Get yourself some nyloc nuts, best 20p you'll spend
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