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Old 25 July 2016, 03:48   #11
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Old 25 July 2016, 05:56   #12
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If I had to I think I would actually prefer to go to sea in the van than the boat.
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Old 25 July 2016, 08:55   #13
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What exactly is the problem with it?

It actually looks okay if a little tatty. So it's got a flat battery - what's wrong with using jump leads from another battery to start the engine?

What else is wrong with it then? The steering helm looks brand new, the bracket is fitted backwards so the bezel won't fit but it's perfectly safe.
Hull and tubes look okay.

The engine has had a fibreglass repair to the cowl.. Oh no!


This forum does have a holier than thou feeling sometimes.
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Safety at sea is a big consideration and common sense. Some have it and others don't.
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What exactly is the problem with it?



It actually looks okay if a little tatty. So it's got a flat battery - what's wrong with using jump leads from another battery to start the engine?



What else is wrong with it then? The steering helm looks brand new, the bracket is fitted backwards so the bezel won't fit but it's perfectly safe.

Hull and tubes look okay.



The engine has had a fibreglass repair to the cowl.. Oh no!





This forum does have a holier than thou feeling sometimes.

Think tha needs to go to spec savers 🤔
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Old 25 July 2016, 13:29   #16
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Wow seriously?

Going out to sea on that would be brave
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Looks like tubes are not inflated fully
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What exactly is the problem with it?



It actually looks okay if a little tatty. So it's got a flat battery - what's wrong with using jump leads from another battery to start the engine?



What else is wrong with it then? The steering helm looks brand new, the bracket is fitted backwards so the bezel won't fit but it's perfectly safe.

Hull and tubes look okay.



The engine has had a fibreglass repair to the cowl.. Oh no!





This forum does have a holier than thou feeling sometimes.

I've no problem whatsoever with anyone putting to sea in whatever they choose, the sea (at least in the uk) is one of the least regulated "free" places to go. I'm a big believer in Darwin👍......however it's the poor sods that have to turn out to pull the Darwinian rejects out of the brown stuff that concern me, and us that have to pay for them. Just think, whilst the cavalry are out rescuing the numpties, they aren't looking out for the rest of us who act responsibly.
All just IMHO of course


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I've no problem whatsoever with anyone putting to sea in whatever they choose, the sea (at least in the uk) is one of the least regulated "free" places to go. I'm a big believer in Darwin👍......however it's the poor sods that have to turn out to pull the Darwinian rejects out of the brown stuff that concern me, and us that have to pay for them. Just think, whilst the cavalry are out rescuing the numpties, they aren't looking out for the rest of us who act responsibly.
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Fortunately they didn't make it to Sea 🤔 maybe we should give him a few tips on launching Yorkshire style 👍
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What exactly is the problem with it?

This forum does have a holier than thou feeling sometimes.
Van gets stuck in the sand and gets dunked just trying to launch. So far so good.

You say start engine from auxilliary battery as main battery is drained? For all we know that is the main battery! Console and engine looks a complete mess. Judging by what we can see wiring will be like alphabet spaghetti, steering is probably seized and tubes look under-inflated. I doubt they have any safety gear, auxilliary engine, VHF, flares, etc.

After reading numerous MAIB reports of sinkings, fatalities and near misses over the years, this has all the hallmarks of an accident waiting to happen.
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