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Old 03 October 2005, 15:48   #1
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what a day

How many things can go wrong to one person in one day. Our last trip out about was fantastic no problems all day but yesterday!
We got to Calshot nice and early to meet up with the Solent crew for the day as the engine had not been run for about six week I thought it would be good to fire her up on the muffs to just make sure all was well (spent so much time watching people with starting problem once launched). It was just as well as for no reason we had a fuel blockage problem and bulb would not prime (yes the vent was open). So spent what seemed hours cleaning it all and while did not find any sign of problem it worked and she run fine. So with the family all kitted up into the water we go. All OK but I noticed a problem with the trailer. It the only time you can see most of it. So while the family warmed up the boat me a fence post and the basic tools I had repaired the trailer so on returned after our fun packed day it would not to give us any problems.
Trailer sorted I went to join the family and meet up with the Solent gang. They came back collected me but then our reverse failed for no reason (see engine thread). While we had a quick look at it the tide can run fast at Calshot so it not the easiest place to try and fix a problem and not wanting to risk going out & now knowing it was not my day, I decided to call it a day it got. With all the activity I going on I had not done up my wet kit too well and ended up soaked from my chest down (what we call at work muppet/custoner error). Got all packed up to find light board support had dropped off and was now lost so temp repair was need to get home with. As you can imagine it was a joyful journey back to London having all been up and out by 8am to spend the day on the slipway. So I think that it for this year I shall get the boat in sorted and winterised and try again next year. Sorry to go on but just need to share this with someone who may understand
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Old 03 October 2005, 15:57   #2
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Sorry to read the details Neal.

Hope you make it to Church so we can buy you a few drinkies in sympathy.

You were missed!

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Old 03 October 2005, 16:06   #3
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Sorry to hear this Neal

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Old 03 October 2005, 16:16   #4
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Real bummer Neil, should have let me and Pete 7 know. We was fixing problems all day long , I'm sure we could have done something!

Sorry you had to come all that way with the family.

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not a good day for you and the family and you were probably wise not to venture out, sometimes it can go like that and it is unbeliveable how much can go wrong, hopefully you can get it sorted out easily
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Old 03 October 2005, 17:34   #6
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That's a real shame, it would have been great to have seen you out there. Boats eh, who'd have em...
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Old 03 October 2005, 18:02   #7
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All this season Iíve had problems like this broken down twice (stuck in gear) and had to use the Aux to get in, first time I dropped the Aux Kill cord over the side as I was pull starting the engine good job Iíve had two spares on board lol and an anchor.

Iíve figured out how to by pass the kill cord switch on the Aux in case I throw all my kill cords over the side just for the hell of it

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Old 03 October 2005, 18:16   #8
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you've got a killcord on your auxiliary? how big is it? there's no way I could fit one to my 4hp.
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Old 03 October 2005, 20:22   #9
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Seeing that you guys are feeling sympathetic to a hard luck story how's about bunging £500 notes my way so I can get my fish back in the Sea?
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We could turn it into challenge Hightower put all our boats together pull out all the good bits and make one mother of all RIBs and go for a blast get our agent Nasher to get it on TV and pay for the repairs . Looking at my post again they are all fairly minor hiccups and with a bit of time and money will be resolved not so in not so long, one at a time would not even think about it. Still better safe than sorry and we did have a nice lunch in Alton on the way home. Hope all you problems get sorted.
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Challenge Hightower....I like it! Trouble is I aint got any good bits on mine at the mo . But wouldn't mind some jet power of a twin 350 from Pressman!
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How did you manage to get it back on the trailer without using reverse?
lol
i find it can get tricky especially if theres a strong current
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of course,i never thought of that one!

So i guess im the only one who uses alot of reverse to slow down so i can avoid smashing in to the trailer ......?
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Old 05 October 2005, 12:43   #15
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of course,i never thought of that one!

So i guess im the only one who uses alot of reverse to slow down so i can avoid smashing in to the trailer ......?
You aren't really supposed to come in a full throttle - have you been practicing for the new James Bond film????
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of course,i never thought of that one!

So i guess im the only one who uses alot of reverse to slow down so i can avoid smashing in to the trailer ......?

Reverse???

What a novelty!

It's use is not advisable - it can drag you sideways and often will.

Still, if it works for you......
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I find the third gear quite useful...
You'll find it between F and R
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I find the third gear quite useful...
You'll find it between F and R
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