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Close to the Edge
Jan 1997 p82
Category: Cruise account
Author: Paul McNeill
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Lessons - Don't let the fuel level in your tank get too low. Basic Knowledge and skill in engine maintenance can save you calling rescue services. Be prepared incase you crisis plan fails.
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The best-laid plans..
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Engine issues and a potential dismasting. A routine sail started a chain of events that almost overtook every contingency plan laid by well-prepared sailors.
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Chartering: Close-coupled!
Jan 1996 p44
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Getting close to the Edge
Jun 2009 p36-39  (4.00 pages)
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Leading Edge
Feb 2009 p49  (1.00 pages)
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Fuel for thought
Mar 2012 p80-81  (2.00 pages)
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John relates a cautionary tale of fuel starvation - and of a sadly neglected lifejacket. Lessons learned..
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Close call in Brazil
Jan 2003 p54-56  (2.00 pages)
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Leading Edge
Aug 2008 p49  (1.00 pages)
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Could poo power be the future? Scientists are coming close to a breakthrough in power from pig manure and the excretions of microscopic bugs
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Rescue at sea
Oct 1994 p30
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A series of short, high seas threw the powerboat into the air - three men saved in the nick of time
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Well and truly pooped
Sep 2010 p104-105  (2.00 pages)
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A captive Mustang
Feb 2013 p40-41  (2.00 pages)
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Julian gets rather too close to a moored warship when the outboard motor on their yacht Mustang sputters to a standstill.
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Learning the hard way - check it out before you buy
Oct 1994 p34  (2.00 pages)
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The author's expensive dream boat... " My dreams have been somewhat shattered and my pocket severely scoured out by a string of problems, all of which stem from a lack of maintenance and poor quality of work on that which has been done"
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Winds decreasing later
Dec 1993 p32  (2.66 pages)
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Windy weather - Lessons learned; It had been blowing a Severe Gale Force 9, there was a ferry from Guernsey to Weymouth and, it cost 40. But by then the wind had dropped, the sun was shining..
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Diver to starboard
Jun 2013 p34-35  (2.00 pages)
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Keep a proper plot - and beware of flying pigs!
Sep 2000 p52  (3.00 pages)
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Fog. Roy Sallabank on the need for plenty of navigational back-up. "The overall level of vis was still poor. We were unable to see any shoreward beacons or coastline."
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Lessons from a single-hander. Part 11 The Crossing
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Leading Edge
Jan 2007 p55  (1.00 pages)
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Cross Channel crisis
May 1992 p46
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When did I check the diesel?
Mar 2000 p131  (3.00 pages)
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Bass Strait crossing with no fuel. Andrew was sailing alone across one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world, when his plans began to unravel. Bass Stait to Flinders Island, Australia.
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Cross Channel Crisis
Nov 1992 p32
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Hi-Line rescue
Aug 1994 p58  (2.00 pages)
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Would you be prepared if you had to carry out a real helicopter Hi-Line rescue at sea? Peter recalls his experiences when a crew member had a suspected heart attack.
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Coastguard calls a cab
Apr 2009 p90-91  (2.00 pages)
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A powerful water taxi comes to the rescue off a Greek Island when Chris finds his yacht in trouble in strong winds and stormy seas, perilously close to a lee shore
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Close encounter
Dec 2003 p24  (1.00 pages)
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Getting a close-up view of a great ocean liner as it came into port seemed certain to make for a memorable family day out. Losing all drive while wallowing in the ship's path ensured that it did.
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DIY tank level indicator
Jan 2011 p78-79  (2.00 pages)
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You can adapt a low-cost blood pressure meter to read the level in your boat's tank. David Berry explains how it's done
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Having to sail home
Jul 1994 p42  (2.00 pages)
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When you fit your own engine, you need to stay flexible. 'The gear box flange spun in front of my eyes and it was then I noticed that it was not connected to the flexible coupling...'
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Not learning from experience!
Feb 1996 p24  (1.00 pages)
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Astinor 840 - Outside edge
Mar 2004 p100-102  (3.00 pages)
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Kevin Begley wanted a boat to cruise on the edge of Europe, on Ireland's west coast. Logically enough, he went to a boatbuilder based on the edge of Europe, on Spains's west coat. Would a 28ft flybridge Astinor fit the bill?
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'Creeping disaster' nipped in the bud
Nov 2011 p66-67  (2.00 pages)
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Leading edge
Mar 2013 p24  (1.00 pages)
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Too fat to fly, too old to try? Two reasons why some of us of a particular age and size might never experience the thrill of an International Moth on foils. But what about a Cup cat?
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Leading edge
Mar 2014 p26  (1.00 pages)
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Project Loon is Google's plan to provide internet coverage in remote areas using steering balloons for those who, as yet, have no means of getting online.
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Leading edge
Oct 2010 p37  (1.00 pages)
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Large aircraft and even helicopters are not only expensive, but often impractical on rescue missions in very bad weather. Could and unmanned drone be the answer?
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