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Old 05 August 2011, 04:12   #81
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Max... the big ones tend to go quite cheaply on Fleabay, they're often badly listed, check for Peli Case, Pelican Case etc. 50 is good though!

Don't throw your money away on Channel Ribs - he'll only waste it on food.

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Ohhh, not quite that long but maybe 50 - 60cm, x 40 x 30 (ish)??
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Max... the big ones tend to go quite cheaply on Fleabay, they're often badly listed, check for Peli Case, Pelican Case etc. 50 is good though!

Don't throw your money away on Channel Ribs - he'll only waste it on food.

Been searching but the big orange ones are hard to find and most much smaller black Pelis' seem to go for 80+?!
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Been searching but the big orange ones are hard to find and most much smaller black Pelis' seem to go for 80+?!
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Old 05 August 2011, 07:20   #85
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That kit looks reassuringly familiar

One point (if you'll excuse the pun) is that pig-sticker you have. Very nice knife, but if you have to deploy it in a SIB during a crisis...

I use an old flat tipped dive knife (Lidl's Finest) with a saw edge/sharp edge/line cutter. It will cope with everything but could be dropped in the SIB without causing untold misery.

Nice Peli BTW, I always wanted an orange one, but they were

What kind of performance are you getting from that rig?
Yes, I see what you mean with the knife, I have just purchased a Lomo Compact BC Knife to replace it with. Thanks for the tip, pun intended!

I paid 60 for the case to include delivery.

The boat is quick, gets on the plane very easily, not so sure of the top speed as yet as I am pretty new to all of this so I am taking it easy until my confidence grows.
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Ground Tackle bag

As mentioned, I keep the anchor and warps in a small cordura bag, clipped to the safety lines in the bow of the SIB.

Clockwise:

Tiny fender - for buoying a line, if required
BCD air cylinder - for tube top-ups
10m x 14mm rope - for general purpose tying off
15m x 8mm rope - for general close to shore anchoring
75m x 6mm rope (cord?) - for when the sh1t hits the fan
Cordura "sports" bag with reinforced base
2.5kg Bruce anchor with 4m x 6mm chain
Assorted bungees and "small stuff" (one made up as a killcord extension)
Bailer, sponge and cloth
Flat tipped dive knife - has shackle slot, saw and plain edges, line cutter.

OCD - at least when "they come for me", I'll be packed
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That kit looks reassuringly familiar

One point (if you'll excuse the pun) is that pig-sticker you have. Very nice knife, but if you have to deploy it in a SIB during a crisis...

I use an old flat tipped dive knife (Lidl's Finest) with a saw edge/sharp edge/line cutter. It will cope with everything but could be dropped in the SIB without causing untold misery.

Nice Peli BTW, I always wanted an orange one, but they were

What kind of performance are you getting from that rig?
When I took this rounded knife with me I did not expect to use it:
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But this summer I had my propeller messed with illegal nets (fishing is not allowed in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park) and I had to use it. It worked fast and easy. And 100% SIB proof.

Swimming goggles is also a good idea. Well, I know that in British seas the water is colder than in Mediterranean...but I think it's the worth (i.e. checking the anchor). Also, they can be very useful in emergencies as you can swim much better with goggles.
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...and don't forget the budgie smugglers ;-)
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No, you cannot take them if there's a mobile phone on board. A few seconds and you're in the Internet for a life!
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Does anyone carry a pump and if so which one?
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Litre bottle of good old Jameson 12 year old Irish whiskey !! Awwwwww
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Interesting thread.

Has anyone ever has to use their spare sparkplugs/starter cord/propeller?
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love the whiskey one !! is the logic that now theyve closed down/privatised the coastguard , if in a may day situation, dig in to the whiskey!!
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Interesting thread.

Has anyone ever has to use their spare sparkplugs/starter cord/propeller?
Had to change a plug on a brand new4/ engine well 10 hours use a couple of years back, was a faulty plug insulater tip that was sliding about and shutting off the spark ,would start up and run fine but when up to about half throttle and with a bit of load on engine would go on 1 cylinder owing to vibration causing insulater tip to slide up/down down and shutting off the spark ,

changed quite a few plugs on older 2/ engines over the years owing to flooded carbs ect and props with shear pins .

its not a bad idea to see/try if the tools that you keep onboard WILL undo the bolts/screws on the pullstart so that you can get to the emergency starter pully or remove the prop nut and there not too tight or sized up .
some of the crappy box/tube spanners or sockets that come with the engine tool kit soon round off and get rusty , at least you know then that the nuts can be removed with the tools that they were tightened up with if needed in anger.
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love the whiskey one !! is the logic that now theyve closed down/privatised the coastguard , if in a may day situation, dig in to the whiskey!!
Pray that you get an outfit as good as our CHC teams, contracted to our Coastguard SAR. They are excellent. Your UK CG currently call them in for air ops in Northern Ireland, the North Channel and the Irish Sea.

Wash your mouth out with that whiskey...
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Interesting thread.

Has anyone ever has to use their spare sparkplugs/starter cord/propeller?
It is.

I've had to use odd bits and pieces out of kits over the years. I hope never to use the rest....
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its not a bad idea to see/try if the tools that you keep onboard WILL undo the bolts/screws on the pullstart so that you can get to the emergency starter pully or remove the prop nut and there not too tight or sized up .
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I've already had the spark plugs out - they look OK but for 4 its a no brainer to order two more.
I've looked at the emergency start procedure in the manual which shows removing three bolts to get at the pully so I need to try this at home. Just not sure what to do about the linkage that prevents starting in gear. The manual shows it but doesn't say what to do with it! Hopefully there's a nice video on You Tube about it.

As for a spare starter I've told the wife she needs to wear a g-string in the boat
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my question is where do find a proper spark plug spanner for Yamaha spark plugs!
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