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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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Chartering: Close-coupled!
Jan 1996 p44
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The best-laid plans..
Dec 2013 p76-77  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Howard Bentley
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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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DIY tank level indicator
Jan 2011 p78-79  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: David Berry
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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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Getting close to the Edge
Jun 2009 p36-39  (4.00 pages)
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Fuel for thought
Mar 2012 p80-81  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety
Author: John Barry
Description: Learning from experience
John relates a cautionary tale of fuel starvation - and of a sadly neglected lifejacket. Lessons learned..
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Leading Edge
Feb 2009 p49  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Matthew Sheahan
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Getting up close and personal with crews on the Volvo Ocean Race or the America's Cup could be possible with new smart fabrics that can record their every breath and heartbeat
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Close call in Brazil
Jan 2003 p54-56  (2.00 pages)
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Running aground and sinking
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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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Close calls - Electronic navigation fails
Oct 1992 p100-105  (6.00 pages)
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Description: Electronic navigation: Cautionary tales
Don't let your electronics lull you into complacency, warns Peter Cumberlidge. The three skippers in the following cautionary tales all ignored the basic rules of seamanship - and found their simple passages turning into brushes with disaster.
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Under-prepared and overboard
Aug 2011 p50-51  (2.00 pages)
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Enthusiastic naivety and boats don't mix, as peter Ball discovered to his cost when a lump of hardwood gunwale exploded from the hull.
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My Peppermint was bugged
Mar 1995 p48  (1.33 pages)
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Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience - bugs in the fuel
When Graham bought Peppermint, a Dolphin 31 she needed a good jet wash, and cleaned up well - but fungi and bacteria were growing in the diesel tank.. The tank was going to have to be drained and jet washed too.
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Carol to the rescue - saves people in the water
Mar 1995 p46  (2.00 pages)
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Carol of Bosham, her skipper and inexperienced crew make a successful rescue
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Well and truly pooped
Sep 2010 p104-105  (2.00 pages)
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Struggling in a mid-Atlantic storm, Mark Meredith and his companions had a close shave with a monster wave.
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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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Stripped to the bare essentials
Sep 2000 p144  (2.00 pages)
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Centre plate loss and engine failure in the Irish Sea. You don't need much in the way of gear and equipment when sailing a simple dayboat. (Drascombe Coaster). Or do you? Norman finds out the hard way.
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Diver to starboard
Jun 2013 p34-35  (2.00 pages)
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Winds decreasing later
Dec 1993 p32  (2.66 pages)
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Author: Eddi Woodbridge
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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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Cheers! by 'one over the eight'
Aug 1994 p39  (0.66 pages)
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Description: Don't drink and sail
Experiences / Learning from Experience. What started out to be an innocent day's sail in perfect weather almost ended in disaster. A heavy hangover was being experienced and a heavier guilt lay on our shoulders.
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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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Learning the hard way - check it out before you buy
Oct 1994 p34  (2.00 pages)
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Author: C. Emptor
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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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Lessons from a single-hander. Part 11 The Crossing
Jun 1997 p109
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Leading Edge
Jan 2007 p55  (1.00 pages)
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Could water be the fuel of the future?
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In a hurry
May 1995 p50  (2.66 pages)
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Author: Graham Goulding
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We set forth on a short handed holiday, we cruised at racing speed and always tried to visit places a little further off. This time were lucky not to kill ourselves. It taught me to plan, and to be mighty cautious.
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Loading the dinghy
Sep 1994 p58  (1.00 pages)
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Well we all know not to overload the dinghy...
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High and dry?
Jul 2004 p58-60  (3.00 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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Keep a proper plot - and beware of flying pigs!
Sep 2000 p52  (3.00 pages)
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Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
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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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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