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Old 23 May 2012, 17:06   #11
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Eastern Europeans ? Surprised they didn't have a nice shiny Yam 4 stroke hanging off the back

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Old 23 May 2012, 17:24   #12
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google translate ....
przenieść swoją łódź teraz i dostać gotowy na parkingu następnym razem.
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Old 23 May 2012, 19:01   #13
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In this case obviously the battery was goosed but having to jump start a RIB isn't always a reason to not go to sea.
We used to have to do this every time with my old club RIB as it used to lay for weeks and weeks without use. The battery was always discharged enough that it struggled to start the outboard.
Once it had been running and charging for 10 mins or so it was fine all day and would start and stop no problem, it was lack of use that was the problem and obviously some slight leakage across the battery.
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Old 23 May 2012, 19:37   #14
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I fitted a solar panel. It's about 500x800mm so not small but can charge an empty to full battery in about a week.

That may sound slow but it keeps the battery charged and electrics working when engine off.

Battery is changed every 2 years and I've never had a flat Hopefully......
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Old 23 May 2012, 20:05   #15
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I fitted a solar panel. It's about 500x800mm so not small but can charge an empty to full battery in about a week.

That may sound slow but it keeps the battery charged and electrics working when engine off.

Battery is changed every 2 years and I've never had a flat Hopefully......
I use one of those (smaller though) in the missus' car, which goes flat every 3 weeks without it! they are pretty cheap if you google them, and work well.

We have the same arrangement on our rescue boats on board the ship, and it keeps the batteries topped up so they do not need charging at all. A regular replacement (every 2 years) is all we do.

They are monted on top of the righting chamber (on top of the a frame)

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Old 24 May 2012, 01:51   #16
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I nearly came to blows with a couple of pi55ed up geordies on the slip at Whitby who were trying to launch a jetski. The slip at Whitby is wide enough for 3 cars but they managed to take it all. In ended with me with the winch handle in my hand, having a nose to nose with this tw4t. Spoilt the day
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Sadly, tw@ts like this are everywhere. I try to take the time to sit and enjoy their antics - it's less stressful than trying to chivvy them and probably annoys them more. Better still, donegaldan has a very indiscreet laugh...

Score cards might be taking it too far
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I get it every day at the Olympic sailing academy. Here is this mornings trailer abandoned on the slipway. Cheers!!!
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Old 24 May 2012, 05:37   #19
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Way hey! Free trailer!

Obviously not wanted.....
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This mornings bright idea club at Wpnsa (Olympic sailing venue Portland) it happens almost every day. The national coaches are the worst offenders of prepping boats on the slipway

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