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Stripped to the bare essentials
Sep 2000 p144  (2.00 pages)
Category: Cruise account
Author: Norman Whewell
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
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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'Creeping disaster' nipped in the bud
Nov 2011 p66-67  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Drew Maxfield-Follis
Description: Learning from experience
Drew recalls how a broken autopilot, engine failure, a seasick crew and faulty VHF conspired to create a potential calamity on the Irish Sea. Lifeboat rescue.
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Rudder and engine failure after grounding
Jun 2000 p56
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Author: Peter Flood
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Failure on one engine
Jul 1996 p73  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Engine failure
Factors to consider when one of your engines fails.
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Engine Failure
Jan 1990 p136-138
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Category: Engines
Author: John Mellor
Description: Getting out of trouble: Part 1 - Engine Failure
In the first of a new series designed to help you get out of sticky situations, John Mellor looks at how to tackle a recalcitrant engine. Fault finding, spares kit, tool kit.
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Pulling out the stops - Dealing with sudden engine failure
Aug 2005 p86-87  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Engine / Engines / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Mark Turley
Description: Improve Your Skills: Dealing with sudden engine failure
If you engine unexpectedly packs up when you're on the water it can be a disturbing experience. Do you know what steps to take to get moving again.
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Power cuts
Aug 1996 p34-42  (8.00 pages)
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Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Questions & answers / Seamanship & safety
Author: Alex McMullen
Description: Sounding out - Engine failure
What are the most common types of engine breakdown? How do you cure them, and better still prevent them?
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Fail safely - Engine failure
Aug 2007 p94-96  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety
Description: RNLI Safety Sheet: Engine failure
If you suffered suddenly from engine failure at sea, would you know how to react? Here's some advice from the RNLI.
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Loss of rudder in the channel
Nov 2000 p42
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Engine failure. Are you asking too much?
Apr 1997 p80
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Sterngear
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The loss of Silba sunk in a storm
Aug 1993 p37
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Breakdown
Sep 2009 p86-89  (4.00 pages)
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Description: MBM skipper Part. 18: Engine failure
Everything you need to know about handling your motorboat, this month: Engine failure, engine overheat, fouled up, using VHF, drifting.
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Autopilot failure in the Solent
Aug 2000 p43
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Author: Joe Williams
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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
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
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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Engine failure. Are the air vents big enough?
Apr 1997 p80
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Author: Pat Manley
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Who needs an engine?
Jan 2001 p56-57  (1.00 pages)
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Engine failure in Ionian Islands aboard Calipso, a 34ft S&S sloop
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Rescued twice in six days
May 2009 p46-48  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Steven Rippole
Description: Sailing Skills
Learning Curve: Engine failure cross-Channel
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A cautionary sail - taking a tow from a jetski
Aug 1994 p38  (1.66 pages)
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Author: David Quilter
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Our naivety was very nearly responsible for the loss of two lives. Our competence did not extend much beyond the handling of our boat. I believe sailors should be licensed in much the same way as pilots.
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Engine failure. Is the thermostat working
Apr 1997 p80
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Sailing home from a cruise cut short
Feb 2014 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety
Author: Jim Mottram
Description: Seamanship - A cruise cut short
Jim is forced to cross the Channel single-handed under sail without instruments after engine failure.
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The night the lights went out
Nov 2003 p58-60  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Tim Taylor
Description: Sailing Skills
Learning Curve: Cruise from Torquay to Channel Islands with engine failure and a power cut that turns off Guernsey's Le Hanois lighthouse
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Irish endeavour
Oct 2007 p76-82  (7.00 pages)
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Author: Stewart Campbell
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Our penultimate MBM cruise took an intrepid flotilla across the irish Sea from North wales to Ireland and back.
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Steering failure at sea
Apr 2003 p62-64
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Lost steering in the Coral Sea off the Australian Great Barrier Reef
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'A cheap plastic valve wrecked my engine'
Oct 2011 p42-43  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Crispin Latymer
Description: Learning curve - The anti-siphon valve,
Crispin recalls how the failure of a 56 component caused 8,000 of damage to his engine. The flap was not opening when the engine was turned off. As a result, seawater was siphoning back down the hose into the exhaust, the turbo and cylinders.
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Diesel Engine
Nov 2010 p68  (1.00 pages)
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Engine failure is the number one root cause of rescues at sea - find an RYA-endorsed sailing school offering Diesel Engine courses.
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Having to sail home
Jul 1994 p42  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Martin Beales
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
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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Irish jig
May 1998 p36-40  (5.00 pages)
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Author: Derek and Rod Pearn
Description: Cruising - Irish Sea circuit
The winning account in the Waypoint '97 Motor Cruising Awards was that of a rapid circular cruise around the Irish Sea by Rod Pearn's Nimbus 2700. His father Derek tells the story of a well-planned foray from the land of the dragon to the land of Guinness
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Classic summer sailing in the Irish Sea
Jul 2014 p52-55  (4.00 pages)
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Author: W.M.Nixon
Description: Home waters
WM Nixon sails back in time aboard a 101-year-old yawl on an Old Gaffers Association cruise through Irish waters. Dublin Bay to Dun Laoghaire to Belfast. Donaghadee. Peel.
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New into old!
Jun 1995 p42  (2.50 pages)
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Author: Frank Mulville
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
New engine into old boat. The old Ailsa Craig two cylinder diesel had to go. Any regrets?
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The green sailing blues
Mar 2014 p40-41  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Nick Cole
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The complications of simple sailing. Nick reconsiders his preference for simple, environmentally-friendly sailing when a lost halyard on his engineless boat leaves him at the whim of weather and current.
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Engine controls explained
Aug 2006  (2.00 pages)
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Description: RNLI Sea Safety
Check Card 5: Engine controls explained. In the event of throttle or gear system failure, know how to disconnect the remote controls and operate the engine from its compartment
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