engine down indicator
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:51 AM
It crossed my mind that if a limit switch is installed on the engine slide, it could interrupt the 12 volt supply to the air blower in such a way that when the engine is down it comes on automatically but switches the noisy fan off when the engine is retracted correctly.
The blower can be left switched on, with a bit of tape over the switch, and you would never get the problem of the motor stalling for lack of air at a dangerous moment either.
It is a stupid way to blow a race...anybody got a better idea...(I have, no engine at all!)
Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:36 PM
Then again J, let him keep the motor down, that way he'll be no trouble!
Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:59 PM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:33 PM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:06 AM
Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:58 AM
flip when engine is down
seriously though if you installed a large bung (hand access type) with a clear lid you could see if it was up or even better a window
the cheapest solution is to get every crew member to make a point of asking the skipper every race, which I'm pretty sure will happen for the next few at least !
Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:28 AM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:53 PM
you have to open the hatch to switch off
this of course depends on one having the presence of mind to lift the engine when you stop it?
jaymac have you considered sailing off the dock
Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:02 PM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:53 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:02 PM
Once did a guest appearance on a Tiger. It was only a short while after we left the mooring the skipper realised the helm wasn't responding. Mainly due to the rudder being down... below comfortably tucked up in it's fitted bag...
that has to be the one best yet.... lmao.... it is amazing how easily the head fits where it don't shine