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Old 21 July 2007, 15:34   #21
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I would disagree in a big way about flying & ribbing/boating . Everytime I fly I do the same checks - if its an aircraft i've flown 100's times or twice the same check get done . I take the same approach with the boat .

If I am planning to do something I think about the what ifs?

So checks are
Tides
Weather
BAtterry voltage OK
Engine oil OK
Fuel OK ( both tanks - not contaminated)
GPS ( main & backup agree & have full battery on back up )
Engine - full range of turn , trim / tilt
Lights ( even if full daylight - you never know! )
Bow & stern lines OK & secure
Anchor ( x2 ) main & Back up OK - lines not frayed & shackles tight/still locked tight
Bungs in
Nothing obvious ( cracks in hull / rips etc in tubes )
VHF - radio check ( & backup )
GPS tracked from home to slipway ( they do lockup & do fail )
PLans for the day - route / hazards / alternate ports of anything goes wrong

All the above adds maybe 10-15 mins & hopefully means I will get home with the same number of people as I left with ! and the boat still working & ready for the next time !

JUst my checks - I am sure I have missed stuff other do - woud like to hear ............................
Nah, the only thing that flying and ribbing got in common is propellers and navigation and when you big air a wave
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Old 21 July 2007, 16:09   #22
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I check me beer, check me prop aint angin off and thats me done for the season

Oh and check these as well in this order every trip just to be safe.


check i aint got work
Check me frikin bank got some money init
don't bother chekin electrics and fings like that just check me beers still cold
check mi dogs had a s--t
check i avn't got work again
check i avn't left mi missus at the slipway

yep that oughta do it, all ready for sea now.
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Old 22 July 2007, 06:56   #23
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When i fly i do all these checks

Check i got mi plane tickets
Check i have mi frikin passport
Check i got mi luggage
Check the frikin kids are with uz
Check i got mi oakleys for sunnier climates
check i got mi frikin euro's
Check i got mi sun cream
Check i avn't left mi missus in the duty free shop

yep all ready for flying then
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Old 22 July 2007, 14:40   #24
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I check me beer, check me prop aint angin off and thats me done for the season

Oh and check these as well in this order every trip just to be safe.


check i aint got work
Check me frikin bank got some money init
don't bother chekin electrics and fings like that just check me beers still cold
check mi dogs had a s--t
check i avn't got work again
check i avn't left mi missus at the slipway

yep that oughta do it, all ready for sea now.
Just kidding i'm a tad more responsible than that i think


When i take inexperienced passengers i always give them a quick safety brief on what and not what to do, i also detail people how to operate flares and safety equipment should anything happen to me, including showing the person i think most capable on how to start the engines and take the helm in an emergency.
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Old 22 July 2007, 19:40   #25
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I would disagree in a big way about flying & ribbing/boating . Everytime I fly I do the same checks - if its an aircraft i've flown 100's times or twice the same check get done . I take the same approach with the boat .

If I am planning to do something I think about the what ifs?

So checks are
Tides
Weather
BAtterry voltage OK
Engine oil OK
Fuel OK ( both tanks - not contaminated)
GPS ( main & backup agree & have full battery on back up )
Engine - full range of turn , trim / tilt
Lights ( even if full daylight - you never know! )
Bow & stern lines OK & secure
Anchor ( x2 ) main & Back up OK - lines not frayed & shackles tight/still locked tight
Bungs in
Nothing obvious ( cracks in hull / rips etc in tubes )
VHF - radio check ( & backup )
GPS tracked from home to slipway ( they do lockup & do fail )
PLans for the day - route / hazards / alternate ports of anything goes wrong

All the above adds maybe 10-15 mins & hopefully means I will get home with the same number of people as I left with ! and the boat still working & ready for the next time !

JUst my checks - I am sure I have missed stuff other do - woud like to hear ............................

Same here - I have a commercial pilots licence and various commercial marine licences but always run through the same basics before getting airborne or going to sea.

11 years flying with no accidents (several hundred hours flying), 21 years on and off boating - also no accidents.

Some peple think I m anal regarding safety etc but at least I m still here to argue with them!

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Old 22 July 2007, 21:01   #26
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Apart from fuel and batteries, I like to make sure the beer is properly chilled!
Most of the year that is not much of a problem for us Northerners is it? I've got to say I haven't checked to see how much I've spent on gas this season, I'm not sure that I want to.... them twins... they drink almost as much as my friends....
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:43   #27
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What do you guys carry in your engine spares box on the boat?
I got a spare prop, pins and a filter. It just looks a little light ....
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Old 23 July 2007, 09:15   #28
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spare prop, tie wraps, spark plug, screwdriver, posi, 2 adjustables, insulation tape, stanley blade inc spares, mini hacksaw, various screws, oh and after splitting transom racing - a cargo and ratchet strap..... :-)
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Old 23 July 2007, 10:59   #29
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What do you guys carry in your engine spares box on the boat?
I got a spare prop, pins and a filter. It just looks a little light ....
A bottle opener and a packet of rizzla's nah only joking:

Adjustable spanner, small set of spanners, pliers, multi tool, cable ties, screwdrivers, sharp knife, spark plugs and tool, fuses and various other bits and pieces, i also always keep a dive mask and snorkel in one of the dry boxes cuz you never know
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Old 23 July 2007, 15:39   #30
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I dont carry spare plugs - if one goes I have three other cylinders to get me home slowly & have never had a plug fail in years ( on a 4 stroke anyway ) . As I only have small engine it has a manual start cord if you take the cover off - but if its running I only ever turn it off if I am connected to land somehow. So hope to only ever need it if something fails ( which checking the battery should avoid) .

If two go u/s i will get home / to a beach slower - if three go - call for help as probbaly something made them fail...................
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