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Old 07 December 2009, 02:44   #81
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Thanks Malthouse - will take a look

Have uploaded a couple of pictures from my phone (so a bit grey and blurry) of our little RIB once we got back - Malthouse the Gecko's were fantastic - thank you - probably the most useful bit of kit to date other than the dry suit, we need to find a better way to communicate when wearing them - what do others do??





Having a play with the video we took at the moment - if I can pull anything together worth watching will upload it for fun - sadly Darren being sick, the Hawaii five 0 entrance to Chi and the tow home all failed to record (phew)

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Old 07 December 2009, 03:49   #82
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Malthouse the Gecko's were fantastic - thank you - probably the most useful bit of kit to date other than the dry suit, we need to find a better way to communicate when wearing them - what do others do??
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Old 07 December 2009, 03:53   #83
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Thanks Bedajim - there was a lot of shouting going on - not that constructive - so thinking about it probably best I couldn't hear that well!!
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Old 07 December 2009, 03:59   #84
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KY - Gecko do offer a mike system for their helmets, covers radio connections and also person to person, With all your electrics you must have room for some more
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Thanks Bedajim - there was a lot of shouting going on - not that constructive - so thinking about it probably best I couldn't hear that well!!
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Old 07 December 2009, 04:30   #86
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The best thing to come out of this is the experience, which by posting hopefully not only you will have learned from. Out of curiosity, do you have an aux?


Trunks down is not usually a problem unless the resulting flood gets into your fuel or shorts electrics. An yes, we've all done it........

One thought on your fuel tank(s) - I'd stick with 2 - and assuming Sod's law doesn't reapply itself (i.e. both break simultaneously) , you at least have a spare in case one gets damaged. (holed, water ingress etc)
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... do you have an aux?

One thought on your fuel tank(s) - I'd stick with 2...
I am not sure the size of boat is going to suit a spare engine, having reason to be confident in the main one should be enough?

Even if you do go for a single tank KY, it is definitely worth having a second albeit small second tank for all the reasons above.

As you have discovered, a great many engine problems are fuel related!

I am really glad the Geckos came in handy.
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Put a bit of video on Youtube - it seems a bit small but that might be because its in HD or I've no idea what I'm doing

It's very boring (unless you were there in which case it is nowhere near exciting enough) and the music is terrible - so I hope you really enjoy it



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I am not sure the size of boat is going to suit a spare engine,
It's a 5.4 SR! I got an aux on the back of an SR4, Polwart has an aux on his Fun Yak, And even with my agricultural A- frame I can get one on a 2m beam Humber - it shouldn't be an issue......

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having reason to be confident in the main one should be enough?
but as KY has since found out, the engine is probably fine - she suffered simultaneous failure of 2 fuel tanks! It's a risk management thing
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