Monday, September 7, 2009

CRASH!!


It happened again, my engine quit as I was heading into the slip. Stupidly I had some speed going and was relying on my reverse to slow me down. Total engine failure as I shifted into reverse. Gotta remember, 'Slow is pro!'.

4 comments:

Ellie said...

I felt that crash in my bones ..litraly because it was MY fault for not jumping off and securing the lines quickly enough!! Sorry honey.....

Allan S said...

Contrary to what my wife said in the above comment, it was NOT her fault.

If anything, ok, it was all my fault, I went in too fast relying on the reverse of the mighty 9.9 to bring us to a handy halt. Unfortunately for me, the engine conked out as I shifted into reverse. They are still talking about the sub-atomic boom in Hamilton this day....lol

Hampus said...

These things happen! Over and over again :)

/Hampus

dojomac said...

Geez, Allan. Awfull hard on yourself, no? It is a truth unfortunately that "ship happens"! OK, I know it was corny but if you want to compare bumps, try this = going alongside a tall ship anchored in 37 kts of wind which is tacking back and forth on her cable like crazy. I figured the best thing to do was to wait until she moved over to one side and then pile on both engines, move up to where she would swing back alongside me and stop short. So I did so and when she comes sliding back, there is a crunch of heavy wood as her chunnels catch my rubbing strake (Im driving a 60 ton 75 footer). Know what the skipper said? This was the "Lady Washington" by the way. He said it was one of the best approaches he had ever seen. Fact is that the more you do, the more you will touch. Yup, you cringe every time you hear the crunch but the only people that have never hit anything haven't done anything. Go for it, Mate.