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I'm going to remember that wash down pump trick...great idea!
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Man, see, thats what i love about this lil corner of the 'net.
A guy makes a slk purse out of a sows ear, gets offers of help, gets fed, and lo & behold, all is right with the world.

I must be on some of thecubans meds.
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Darn clever using the anchor washdown hose! Do you sideline as MacGyver?
Great read, and I agree, you are MacGyer!
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Well Done! My hat is off to you.

I know it probably wasn't much fun at the time, but made for a great read. Thanks.
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Good catch! Glad it's worked out okay and hope you have no more "adventures" this weekend.
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Good read...you salvaged a bad situation through ingenuity and saved the boat.

I lost a belt while motoring last year. Luckily, I was inside the basin just going to and from the wall, but that 240F coolant temperature when I finally noticed the engine "note" was changing and looked at the instruments (who looks at the instruments going two knots?) did no apparent harm. Basically, the belt had gone while we were idling at dock during a pump-out. Had it gone while we were motoring at 2,200 RPM in a current like you, I can't say how things would've got.

A suggestion: I had my engine conk out on my previous boat, and on a "no-wind" day, I lashed my Zodiac with a 9.9 HP engine to the starboard quarter. I was able to lock off the outboard to compensate for the offset of the prop, and I found I could make a good 4 knots with this "hybrid vehicle". Getting through the opening in the seawall and into the dock itself was a little hairy, but it worked.

I would imagine that even a 3 HP, when mounted on a tender that is in turn secured to a boat, might be more efficient than trying for a conventional towline arrangement.
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Ray- sorry to hear about your engine troubles. Great save, good thinking. I'm heading over to Anacortes in the Comet both today and tomorrow (working on boat) and could swing down that way and give you a tow in, or at least an escort. I'll PM you my cell #.

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Holly cow!. Thanks for the offers of assistance John and Scott. The kids are coming up in their boat today (Sunday) to raft up and spend the night. They'll give us an escort in tomorrow. Part of the fun of sailing is overcoming adversity (although not so fun at the time).
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Holly cow!. Thanks for the offers of assistance John and Scott. The kids are coming up in their boat today (Sunday) to raft up and spend the night. They'll give us an escort in tomorrow. Part of the fun of sailing is overcoming adversity (although not so fun at the time).
Glad to be able to make the offer my friend.
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