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Old 24-05-2022, 20:30   #1
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Fly By Wire Outboard hits Jetty

What do you suppose went wrong here,,,,,,I have lost power in the Inlet before when a bag wrapped around the lower unit water intake and the overheat alarm went off,,,,,Be Prepared!!


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Old 24-05-2022, 21:23   #2
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Fuel issue, maybe - crap stirred up from the rocking, low level and caught air? To lose all 4 at once, ether that, or something at the helm or along the trunk line coming loose for the same reasons. Something common to all of them.

It’s kind of hard to tell if he actually lost them. Could have lost steering from a blown hydraulic system, so had power but was pointed the wrong way - it sort of looked like he had reverse at first, but was already screwed with that pole behind him.

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Re: Fly By Wire Outboard hits Jetty

Boat hits rocks. Why mention the “ fly by wire “

Rather like saying “ boat with sails hits rocks “ !!!
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Old 24-05-2022, 23:57   #4
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A million dollars sure doesn’t get you what it used to.
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Old 25-05-2022, 00:12   #5
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The microwaves cooked their brains.

Probably will sue the radar manufacturer.....
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Old 25-05-2022, 00:13   #6
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A million dollars sure doesn’t get you what it used to.
I guess if you need to go 120mph to get to the fishing zone before anyone else to win the tournament it costs that much.
Id rather go 10knts in style and grace
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Old 25-05-2022, 04:59   #7
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He was definitely in reverse at one point, but I didn't see the engines turn at all once he was pointed at the rocks. So I'm betting loss of steering.
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Old 26-05-2022, 09:35   #8
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My boat, I'd be in the water swimming a line around that daymark pole and back to the boat, to haul us off the rocks.
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Old 26-05-2022, 09:47   #9
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A million USD for a bathtub ?
Ok the engines are expensive but one million dollars?
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Old 26-05-2022, 09:55   #10
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Not enough cable lube
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Old 26-05-2022, 10:11   #11
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Looks like they spent so much money on the boat they didn't have any left over for PFDs.
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Old 26-05-2022, 12:13   #12
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Fly by wire, in an inlet, NOT smart, to many variables in close proximity.
Someone f up on a way point pin.
You do not come in on Autopilot in a turbulent inlet.
Or thru any channel, crowed by rocks, boats or other hazards.
sweep up the debris.
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Fly by wire doesn't mean autopilot... Electronic engine controls or electrically controlled steering without a mechanical connection are fly by wire. At least for engine controls, it's very common at this point.
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I truly enjoyed the way some of the crew kept running around, looking over the side and likely reporting: "Yep. Them's rocks alright." and "Hey, it's too shallow here." And "I want my mommy!". Boat hooks didn't come out for MINUTES. No life jackets in sight. It reminded me of the old comedy movies of the Keystone Cops.
I hope they know how lucky they were that the weather was calm. Do you suppose they learned anything? Yeah, I doubt it too.

Just remember: Bigger is better.

And by the way, why didn't they accept a tow from the Yamaha boat that came up to them? The guys in trouble just kept messing with rope but never attempting to DO anything with it. What was THAT all about? Probably just typical panic - do something, anything but not with any reasonable result in mind. Whew.
Anyone catch the HP of those 4 motors? The Fire/Rescue had two 350's.
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Old 26-05-2022, 12:21   #14
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Fly by wire doesn't mean autopilot... Electronic engine controls or electrically controlled steering without a mechanical connection are fly by wire. At least for engine controls, it's very common at this point.
Thanks for your definition.
That's why I'm sailing a 1979 sailboat, no such non mechanical connection, to the steering
Air craft these days do this and it drives me nuts that there is no mechanical connection, possible hydraulic, but no cables.

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Thanks for your definition.
That's why I'm sailing a 1979 sailboat, no such non mechanical connection, to the steering
Air craft these days do this and it drives me nuts that there is no mechanical connection, possible hydraulic, but no cables.

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Aircraft systems generally have to be proven as very redundant, reliable, etc. before being approved. Doesn't really matter how they achieve that level of robustness, as long as it's there (plus, cables have failure modes too). I've seen some failure modes on boats with electronic controls that worry me. The marine stuff doesn't seem to be nearly as robust as I'd want it to be, which makes me hesitate to trust it.
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