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Old 20 November 2012, 11:40   #31
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Thanks SDG/Simon. Must admit I didn't consider calling VTS.
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Old 20 November 2012, 13:04   #32
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Call to the coastguard was the right thing to do.

Whether it was a Pan Pan or just a call to advise of the situation they do appreciate being called early.
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Old 20 November 2012, 15:26   #33
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Fair play, you don't half talk some shite.
A tad harsh, go easy on the lad he's only a bairn. He does have a point though, once the Etec is started, it's independent of the battery. You can remove the battery & it'll keep going, it will probably blow the charging circuit in the EMM though.
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Totally the right decision and Solent are so good to hear when things are going wrong.been there too.
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Old 20 November 2012, 18:26   #35
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In hindsight - should have got an etec!
Ha ha had exactly the same problem a few years back , new boat with an etec . Ok the motor didn't stop , but the ignition lights etc all came on so i switched off the engine to check for a problem , then it wouldn't start again .

I guess the etec did allow me to carry on and switch off when it suited me .

i didn't really know to start and you get a little worried very quickly , drifting on a windy day isn't the place to find out how badly the dealer has installed the electrics on a new boat .
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Old 20 November 2012, 18:59   #36
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it will probably blow the charging circuit in the EMM though.
What, an EMM failure on an etec? Surely not?
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Old 21 November 2012, 03:06   #37
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What, an EMM failure on an etec? Surely not?
Aye! Still waiting for mine ;>(
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It was 'Clyde of Dartmouth' as their other boat is 'Bonnie of Dartmouth'! Talking to the Skipper last night who said he was more than happy to help and glad that you have got it sorted. Can happen to anyone and just hope someone does the same for me if ever.........
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Old 21 November 2012, 08:11   #39
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It was 'Clyde of Dartmouth' as their other boat is 'Bonnie of Dartmouth'! Talking to the Skipper last night who said he was more than happy to help and glad that you have got it sorted. Can happen to anyone and just hope someone does the same for me if ever.........
Hi Andrew, I obviously misheard the name, but appreciate you passing on my thanks. Suffice to say, if I ever have the opportunity to return the favour to another boat user, I won't hesitate to do so.
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My concern is that if this happens to me, my VHF would be as useless as everything else that relies on the battery.

I do have the Solent CC telephone number in my mobile.

For what its worth I think you did exactly the right thing, and I learn a lot from reading these experiences that get shared.

Well done and thanks for sharing.

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