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Old 17-03-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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a big thanks

to the RNLI
for the first time, had to make use of thier services (and my flares, one of which didnt work, and the other got dropped into the sea after 3 seconds due to it burning my hand, needless to say wont be buying pinpoint flares again )as the battery died on the boat, within 20ish minuites had drifted about 1/2-3/4 of a mile, anyone who knows the bristol channel will know what the current is like, so was actually really scared when faced with drifting into brean down
but all credit to the life boat and coastguard, they found us on the shore as we had fortunately managed to beach ourselves, and towed us back to harbour, the gentleman riding in my boat, just about to sit down to a sunday lunch when he was paged so felt extremely guilty
needless to say not even thinking of charging the battery, im just getting a new 1 as that had had a full days charge yesterday
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Old 17-03-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
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Now you are a statistic, but in a good way.

My brother was on the lifeboat and he saw some baaaaaaaaaad stuff.

Looks like youll be making a donation or two after the traditional...I'm sorry beers' at the lifeboat crews local pub.

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Old 17-03-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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Well worth getting one of these and keeping on board good for trailer tires too. On offer as well!

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Old 17-03-2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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Old 18-03-2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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Old 18-03-2008, 11:53 PM   #6
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nope, he wuda known how to start the engine an not jus sat there turning it over with no throttle to help it get going
march is still cold dont ya know
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:04 AM   #7
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nope, he wuda known how to start the engine an not jus sat there turning it over with no throttle to help it get going
march is still cold dont ya know

Did you not have a pull cord with you?
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:07 AM   #8
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its gone in the boat now
its one of those things you think of just as there pulling you in
used to do it all the time on me lil 115hp wen i had it
but just didnt think i could pull a 225,
guess i could have always used ski line too
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:12 AM   #9
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its gone in the boat now
its one of those things you think of just as there pulling you in
used to do it all the time on me lil 115hp wen i had it
but just didnt think i could pull a 225,
guess i could have always used ski line too
I pulled a 200 merc to start it before, and by fek it was hard.

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Old 19-03-2008, 12:22 AM   #10
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not as hard as trying to row your boat to shore one using an oar, one using a race ski and the other off the back using their legs
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:53 AM   #11
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I was surprised to see a little pouch containing a Pull cord attached under the cowling of my Suzuki 200EFI.

After fitting the engine to the boat I thought I'd try it, and was surprised I manged to start it.

What I've not tried yet, and must do, is try it with the batteries very flat. With the EFI of course you need to spin it fast enough to get current from the generator to power the fuel pump.


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