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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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Experiences / Learning from Experience
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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 in the North Sea
Sep 2014 p84-85  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
Author: Aubrey Leggett
Description: Learning from experience
Aubrey is forced to negotiate a hastily re-plotted route under sail, in near-darkness, when his boat's engine fails on a passage from Scotland to Norway.
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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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Author: Edward Wilson
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Engine failure. Are you asking too much?
Apr 1997 p80
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Category: Questions & Answers / Engines
Author: Pat Manley
Description: Ask the Experts
Sterngear
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The loss of Silba sunk in a storm
Aug 1993 p37
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Author: Robert Tweed
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Autopilot failure in the Solent
Aug 2000 p43
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Author: Joe Williams
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Dealing with rudder failure
Dec 2014 p85-87  (3.00 pages)
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Author: John Simpson
Description: Learning from Experience
Having saved his rudderless yacht from doom in choppy seas off the Isle of Wight, John developed ideas to help others deal with the problem. All is not lost.. Lessons to learn from rudder failure.
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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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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
Description: Ask the Experts
Sterngear
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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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Who needs an engine?
Jan 2001 p56-57  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Attilio Losito
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Engine failure in Ionian Islands aboard Calipso, a 34ft S&S sloop
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A cautionary sail - taking a tow from a jetski
Aug 1994 p38  (1.66 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
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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Author: Pat Manley
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Sterngear
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Irish endeavour
Oct 2007 p76-82  (7.00 pages)
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Author: Stewart Campbell
Description: MBM Cruising Club: The Irish Cruise
Our penultimate MBM cruise took an intrepid flotilla across the irish Sea from North wales to Ireland and back.
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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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A shocking eyeful
Jan 1996 p46  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Michael Reid
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Sailing solo, pottering around the Solent, Michael receives a shock as a hard plastic ball at the end of a shock cord hits him hard in the eye and he can see nothing..
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Steering failure at sea
Apr 2003 p62-64
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Author: Stephen Davies
Description: Learning from Experience
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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Category: Courses / Engines
Description: Course of the month
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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Category: Cruise account
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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