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August 9, 2012 - 1:19pmUganda Passage
beautiful and impressive. The one-two-thee sound of the David B ’s antique engine’s exhaust ... ’d passed over the most shallow part of Uganda Passage, I heard the engine speed up a couple RPMs. I knew ...
July 24, 2012 - 9:17amWorry Free Weather Routing
. Fortunately, new communications options have kept pace with improved boat and engine technology. The Internet ...
May 19, 2011 - 12:10pmBecome A Better Yachtsman
it takes to make sure you inspect the essential equipment prior to departure, including engine oil, fuel ... alarm, but this was quickly dispelled by my chief engineer calmly saying, “Engine room temperatures ... in the engine room worked perfectly. We got the fire out, and although it reignited once, no one was hurt and we ...
October 3, 2007 - 3:11pmPrepare Yourself
-explanatory: plan ahead to stay out of trouble. Don't, for example, set off in hurricane season. Have your engine ... -overboard procedure and launching the life raft. Even a task, such as checking the engine oil, that is so simple ... engine manufacturer to teach those basic skills. For too many skippers, cruising is synonymous ...
July 26, 2010 - 10:50amOffshore Safety Lessons
of things to come—the engine’s temperature was higher than normal. But why worry? We were finally underway ... running the engine for about 30 minutes to charge the batteries, it overheated and had to be shut down ... a secondary halyard, and with three of the crew still sick, I proceeded to troubleshoot the engine problem ...
October 3, 2007 - 3:11pmGround Rules
're assessing damage. Under normal running conditions, a marine engine transfers energy to the transmission ... an engine to stall, the energy is sent in the direction from which it came. If you were traveling quickly ... inspection of your engine and transmission. A mechanic should take oil samples and inspect the mounts ...
December 22, 2009 - 3:23pmHow to Use Spring Lines Like an Expert
the slack with the engines in forward. Unless the pier is protected, fenders should protect your hull. Put ... the engine idling in reverse until you have the bow and stern lines secured. Some boats may need to use ... and stern lines and, with the engine idling in reverse (with twin engines, use the outboard engine), turn ...
October 3, 2007 - 3:11pmCoping with the Inevitable
with engine failure. If it's better to be lucky than smart, then the question ... of engine failure, provides one of the most apt scenarios. Let's look at two cases involving vessels that lost engine power at critical moments and how situational awareness and foreshadowing contributed ...
June 3, 2010 - 10:56amFirst Time in the Ocean?
filters? Check. Fuel tanks topped off ? Check. Back-up GPS? Check. Engine fluids? Check. Inspection ... you need to prepare your vessel before heading out. I have a single diesel engine, so I am ... offshore. Since few things can unsettle your nerves more than seeing your engine temperature rise when ...
October 1, 2009 - 10:17amOld School
. Under The Hood Check your engine fluids before every outing. This should become habit. Your piece of mind is improved and it's a lot easier adding coolant at the dock to a cool engine than on the water to a hot engine. And just because the yard serviced your boat before you picked it up, does not mean you ...
October 3, 2007 - 3:11pmThe High Price of Arrogance
engine for the fifth time in 24 hours. Barely into our five-day Caribbean cruise from St. Thomas ... the engine came to a sputtering stop followed by a harsh cough while 25 knots of wind slammed the bow, I ... and the GPS showed us about 1,000 miles off course. Once we could no longer run the engine, we couldn ...
June 3, 2010 - 12:16pmIn the Face of Adversity
and the extremely close quarters. The engineer was sent down to turn on the second generator, dedicated to running ... dependent on 125 V AC supply—and had no bow thruster. Only the engines controls and gear controls, operated ... diameter on our starboard side. The engineer who had been just recently brought on, was unaware of our ...
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