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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    86

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    I tweak myself and wake up to a nightmare. Why the diesel engine break off.

    NBs

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,923

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Get the anchor out and some fenders and lines ready. Call on VHF, see if any other boats about underway and hail them.
    Above all, keep human parts clear of any impending collision. Ok, you might hit another boat, but sh*te happens...just make sure a bump or scrape doesn't turn into loss of a limb.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Conwy
    Posts
    1,827

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Anchor is the obvious first call but I'd try to determine if you are likely to snag those empty mooring's chain lines and so deliberately add to any potential damage. Was it a no anchor zone. If so would it be safer to drift below the moorings before throwing out the anchor. Always take the course of least potential damage if not in imminent danger. Once you've secured your boat then a more calculated assessment can be undertaken. i.e. will your aux presuming you have one carry you against the tide or do you need to sit it out. Are you a hazard to other boats now and need to make that call, or just tough it out if you can do a temporary remedial fix etc.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    South
    Posts
    14,753

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Get out the bell and ring it every time you bounce off one of the moored boats.
    Use any steerage that you do have to aim for the large flippers at the river entrance. which will punt you back upstream again.
    If you are able to guide the vessel towards a zone marked "bonus" or "time warp", you will gain extra points.
    Try to avoid passing through the gap between the flippers into the drain, otherwise it's game over.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brighton/Antibes
    Posts
    7,772

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerPower View Post
    Get out the bell and ring it every time you bounce off one of the moored boats.
    Use any steerage that you do have to aim for the large flippers at the river entrance. which will punt you back upstream again.
    If you are able to guide the vessel towards a zone marked "bonus" or "time warp", you will gain extra points.
    Try to avoid passing through the gap between the flippers into the drain, otherwise it's game over.
    And above all, try not to tilt

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Stratford on Avon
    Posts
    10,372

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerPower View Post
    Get out the bell and ring it every time you bounce off one of the moored boats.
    Use any steerage that you do have to aim for the large flippers at the river entrance. which will punt you back upstream again.
    If you are able to guide the vessel towards a zone marked "bonus" or "time warp", you will gain extra points.
    Try to avoid passing through the gap between the flippers into the drain, otherwise it's game over.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Broken Brexit Britain
    Posts
    43,449

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twisterowner View Post
    What will you do?
    Break out a Hamlet cigar?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXXS58wYYOI

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    2,594

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Write a letter to Volvo

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Dorset/ Hampshire. south coast
    Posts
    12,142

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Anchor, stabilize the boat then see which way she is swinging, you may be able to let enough anchor out to get her alongside another vessel or pontoon. then drop anchor chain to sea bed and await help., but do call Harbourmaster asap when the anchor went down.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    2,929

    Default Re: What now, skipper?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrudge View Post
    Put down the anchor. Call marina. Get a tow. Have a beer
    then get fishing rods out and catch supper.
    Per Ardua Ad Nauseam

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