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|05-27-2008 12:49 PM|
|teshannon||Thanks, just filed that one away for future reference.|
|05-27-2008 12:09 PM|
|CharlieCobra||Usually too deep to throw out a hook. Nice save Ray.|
|05-27-2008 11:10 AM|
|j130kim||I don't know the water there and fast current makes everything challenging. No oppty to anchor, keep out of trouble while you sorted things out?|
|05-27-2008 10:59 AM|
Super job Ray and great thinking on your feet!!!
|05-26-2008 10:04 PM|
|chucklesR||I applaud the can do, how do I fix this attitude. Capt V would have been proud|
|05-26-2008 09:22 PM|
Originally Posted by erps View Post
|05-25-2008 01:40 PM|
We now know that the phrase "It can't be done" is not in your vocabulary.
Jury Rigging is something that many a sailor has to do in their lives.
|05-25-2008 01:05 PM|
|erps||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).|
|05-25-2008 12:24 PM|
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 #.
|05-25-2008 10:48 AM|
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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