Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 July 2018, 04:39   #1
RIBnet supporter
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,342
RIBase
Use of a "wing" or auxilliary engine

Out of sheer interest...........
how many of you have HAD to actually use your aux engine.
I don't mean just for trolling or fishing, but on a real, live, "need to" occasion.
__________________
Brian

"Ribbing-the most expensive way of travelling third class"
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 04:45   #2
Member
 
Nordburg2001's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Make: Northcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki V4 100
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 222
Never thankfully!
__________________

__________________
Sometimes a little knowledge is worse than none at all....
Nordburg2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 05:15   #3
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Black Hawk
Make: OSPREY Vipermax 7m
Length: 7m +
Engine: ETEC G2 250 H.O.
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 433
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
Once when the rectifier of my former F100 fried up
__________________
ETEC - each stroke is a power stroke
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 05:25   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,064
Never but did run up now and then don't now
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 06:11   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,869
Had to use mine when a yamaha drive gave up on me just north of largs so only a couple of miles away
Also came back from loch creran to largs on 1 engine after a head gasket failure but that was a twin engine boat
Nothing like being self sufficient when something goes wrong
__________________
beamishken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 08:51   #6
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Fairfield
Boat name: Sunrider
Make: Zodiac
Length: 7.3
Engine: MerCruiser (bio)diesel 180hp I/O
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 302
I used a yanmar 27hp diesel outboard for several hundred miles when my main engine oil cooler failed crossing the Indian Ocean....pushed a Zodiac 733 about 4 kph with following seas and did the job......
__________________
sunrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 10:14   #7
Member
 
M.Thornton's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: blackpool
Boat name: Fast Forward
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315 Yanmar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 333
When we cruise in company which is 90% of the time we don't carry an auxiliary engine,but if "solo" we usually take one as a comfort blanket.Its no good carrying one if you don't practice using it in a simulated emergency situation.I would think that most people just fit and forget. One time that I was thankful of a second engine was in my 11m Redbay.I was cruising off the south side of Mull when I hit something ,I was in clear water and can only assume that it was a half submerged container .I knocked one leg off and when we stopped we were surrounded by 6 basking sharks,my then 11 year old grandson wailed "are you sure they only eat plankton grandad!! "I strapped the trailing leg up and limped back to Ardfern.I was glad of secondary propulsion that day.
__________________
It looks massive on the trailer,but tiny in a big sea!
M.Thornton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 July 2018, 13:22   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Length: 5m +
Engine: 135hp Mercury
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 805
Twice.
First when I had a 'Where's all that oil on the water coming from?' moment which turned out to be a fractured 2 stroke oil pipe.
Second was just after I'd changed tanks & the engine faltered, died & wouldn't restart. At the end of a drift with the shore & big lumpy things looming. Turned out to be the pickup hose in that tank (Quicksilver 25 litre) had split at the top. Not visible without unscrewing & pulling the pickup assembly out.
I always check start the aux before going out on the first trip of the day.
__________________

__________________
paintman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.