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Old 19 November 2012, 17:31   #21
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In this specific instance, with an etec, the issue would not have arisen.
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Old 19 November 2012, 17:43   #22
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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 ?
Possibly room for the bracket, though it would be very tight and aux would have to be installed inboard until needed. Fitting it whilst afloat could be pretty awkward too given the styling of the boat.

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Old 19 November 2012, 17:44   #23
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Get yourself some nyloc nuts, best 20p you'll spend
Yep, I'll definitely be doing that
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Old 19 November 2012, 17:46   #24
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Had something similar a few years back when my outboard overheated and went into a pathetic limp home mode. It was just past sunset and we were on our way back from France about to enter the tricky passages around the Ecrehoes with fairly strong tide. Could only manage a couple of knots headway so decided the safest thing to do was call for assistance sooner rather than later. No shame at all.

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Old 19 November 2012, 17:52   #25
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Possibly room for the bracket, though it would be very tight and aux would have to be installed inboard until needed. Fitting it whilst afloat could be pretty awkward too given the styling of the boat.

Hmm, see what you mean, looks like your stuck with paddles.
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Hmm, see what you mean, looks like your stuck with paddles.
Yep, or get a rag and stick to use in emergencies - not that there was any breeze out there yesterday (except when the RedJet went by!).
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Old 19 November 2012, 18:04   #27
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I concur, and check 'em after service time. Every time!

If the cables are wrapped in insulation over the cable/connector joint, peel a bit back and check them. If they are crimped connections, I'd say check them very well - I had a day out ruined by a poor crimped connection that worked loose/r
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In this specific instance, with an etec, the issue would not have arisen.
Fair play, you don't half talk some shite.
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Only thing that was a possible alternative was calling VTS on 12 and explaining to them - they could have advised commercial traffic of your position. Then make the call to CG to advise of situation. Would buy you some time to assess if you could fix it (they would probably sent LB anyway).

Note this is typed from a comfy sofa in the dry, light and warm room

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Only thing that was a possible alternative was calling VTS on 12 and explaining to them - they could have advised commercial traffic of your position. Then make the call to CG to advise of situation. Would buy you some time to assess if you could fix it (they would probably sent LB anyway).

Note this is typed from a comfy sofa in the dry, light and warm room

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And the beauty of calling VTS after the pan pan is that VTS would of called SP ( southampton patrol, harbour master's launch) who would probably have been out on patrol near you . SP would have towed you out of the shipping lanes and (if possible) stayed with you until help arrived. If SP for some reason was unavailable and you were causing a real concern for shipping then we would have beed dispatched to pull you out of the way. ( the blue tugs at the end of the Esso jetty)..... If your lucky the boys would have given you a cup of tea too :-)

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