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Old 12-08-2014, 06:55   #31
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If one wants guarantees, boating is not the answer.

I have spare parts for all the pieces on the engine, if it's something internal, like a rod or valve, I'm SOL.

But engines usually don't fail like that, especially ones that are running at less than 50% power.



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No guarantees, that's why I prefer to have a plan B....and C, D, ...

As I stated originally, I am just interested in you perspective and plan, not to second guess or criticise (despite that being a very popular activity here on CF).

So in your case it was prepare well, trust your engine, and call for help if disabled. Glad it worked out for you.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:03   #32
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Re: Power Across The Atlantic

FWIW, many people every day fly single engine aircraft over large bodies of water.
At least in a boat if the engine quits, you can still float.
The logical conclusion to the concern of having back-up systems ends up having to have a second boat
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:27   #33
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Belizesailor, you seem to be implying that a sailboat will never have to call for help, yet there are almost constant threads on this forum discussing the latest sailor who has had to be rescued or has gone completely missing.

"No doubt conveniently nearby mid-Atlantic."
There are hundreds of ships crossing the Atlantic every day. The Coast Guard could easily ask one to pick him up.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:05   #34
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Omg I miss hopcar!
If ever in Miami, you must stop by and say hello.



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I'm not saying I wasn't relieved to not be in the middle of the Atlantic anymore.

But, i bet more people die of exposure every year in Alaska then die mid ocean..

Maybe because I have lived in Alaska, and have done the 380 mile drive from Fairbanks to Anchorage, where going off the road in the middle of winter was far more life threatening than losing power in the middle of the Atlantic.

In any case, if wx ask looks good on Friday, I'm leaving.

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Belizesailor, you seem to be implying that a sailboat will never have to call for help...
Never stated nor implied that.

Nor is it necessary to mount a defense since I am not attacking.
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Dauntless --
You need to update your tagline
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700 gallons !! , his cough will be somewhat softened by diesel in the med in excess of $ 10 a gallon , methinks. Best fill up in gib !

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I can't afford the med!

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Two 120 HP engines? Or does the 120 stand for Cu inches or something else?
120 HP.

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I thought it had a main and an emergency system,
So would that make it an Ketch or yawl?...
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It's the sp135, 135 hp, sp120 is different engine, a little older with 120 hp

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I'm not saying I wasn't relieved to not be in the middle of the Atlantic anymore.

In any case, if wx ask looks good on Friday, I'm leaving.

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Well done! Just curious did having that diesel running 24/7 for the trip ever get to you? Noise and vibration wise?
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Well done! Just curious did having that diesel running 24/7 for the trip ever get to you? Noise and vibration wise?
Big slow running diesels are a different ball game to some skinny yachts engine screaming along at 2000 rpms in a poor engine bay.

I had a big single engined boat when my kids were small, my youngest still falls in a deep sleep anytime, anything over 150Hp starts up !!!


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He made it to Ireland! Single handed from Azores, thirty knot winds, no mayo for his tuna. Hell of a trip! We'll done Richard!
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