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Old 10-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
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Vessel Name: Slow Hand
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Originally Posted by N4061 View Post
I could not imagine considering a boat that doesn't offer true engine room access through a dedicate engine room door regardless of the size. Opening up salon floor boards every hour to perform engine room checks spells poor design in our book. Not trying to offend any owners or designers but honestly where is the thought process for safe cruising which should include hourly engine room checks. Some may say I'm overkilling the importance of engine room checks but when you grew up around airplanes and flying, safety becomes first nature.

John T. (N4050 & N4061 - in search of N3)
Just curious if you lifted the cowling in flight or landed every hour to do you airplane engine checks?

Ted
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