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So, 5-1/4 years after his first call for rescue...he still hasn't learned to check the voltmeter and make sure the engine is charging once in a while? Enters a major event like the Sidney Hobart without checking the electrics are working beforehand?

it is so nice to know some things never change. I supposed Captain Kirk never poked his head around the antimatter reactors either, but small boat skippers usually don't have engineers to rely on, either.
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So, 5-1/4 years after his first call for rescue...he still hasn't learned to check the voltmeter and make sure the engine is charging once in a while? Enters a major event like the Sidney Hobart without checking the electrics are working beforehand?

it is so nice to know some things never change. I supposed Captain Kirk never poked his head around the antimatter reactors either, but small boat skippers usually don't have engineers to rely on, either.
FWIW Ronnie was not the skipper.
He actually doesn't appear on the official crew list, my guess is he was a late addition, or even just there in a 'reporter onboard' capacity.

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That's a relief. 2008...doesn't time fly when you're having fun?
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So, 5-1/4 years after his first call for rescue...he still hasn't learned to check the voltmeter and make sure the engine is charging once in a while? Enters a major event like the Sidney Hobart without checking the electrics are working beforehand?

it is so nice to know some things never change. I supposed Captain Kirk never poked his head around the antimatter reactors either, but small boat skippers usually don't have engineers to rely on, either.
Makes you wonder how sailors got by in the days before electricity.

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No wonder, but these days...it is required for nav lights and for the race communications checkins.

In "those" days, electricity wasn't required but then again, that's why whaling captain's houses had a "widows walk" around the top. The expectation of coming home was much lower. The expectation of consuming SAR resources was also zero.

And heads never clogged. :-)
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The expectation of consuming SAR resources was also zero.
Unless you're in a cruising rally. Heh.


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