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Old 11-21-2022, 12:20 AM   #1
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Mayday mayday mayday.

I have run my batteries low. My solor panels are down and need a tow!!!

So what do you do?

There is nothing political here. Just a little funny to think about.
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Old 11-21-2022, 12:30 AM   #2
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Have TowBoat come by and pass over a can of electrons.
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:15 AM   #3
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Mayday, mayday, mayday,

I ran out of fuel because I didn’t monitor my fuel tanks, fuel burn or range. Don’t bother with the jug of fuel because I, like many others, do not know how to bleed the injection system.

Also, my filters are clogged and I’m gripped with analysis paralysis, peer pressure and confirmation bias over which fuel filter system is best. So I’m curled up in the fetal position on the salon sole. Roger over and out.
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You ran through 400 gal of fuel and not once dropped into the tank room to look around?
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:15 AM   #5
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Same story as plenty of other ways to get a boat stuck at anchor. Usually starts with something not working right or poor systems design, something else that wasn't paid attention to, and suddenly there's no fuel, power, or something to start an engine. Or in this case, no power to move the boat and the broken solar has removed the "just leave it in the sun for a while" option for recharging.
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:44 AM   #6
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EV Boats.

Mayday mayday mayday.

I have run my batteries low. My solor panels are down and need a tow!!!

So what do you do?

There is nothing political here. Just a little funny to think about.
I get your point but there is no immediate threat to life and/or the vessel. Anchor up and wait for some sun to come along.
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:24 AM   #7
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EV Boats ? , Not in my lifetime (but I am old)

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Old 11-21-2022, 08:31 AM   #8
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Greetings,
Even with the current (poor IMO) battery technology there WILL be a place for electric boats. Short haul around the harbour/coast trips similar to the use of EV's in cities. We're NOT at the stage (yet) of electric taking over for long haul usage although I'm confident that it will come.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:15 AM   #9
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EV Boats.

Mayday mayday mayday.

I have run my batteries low. My solor panels are down and need a tow!!!

So what do you do?

There is nothing political here. Just a little funny to think about.
Recall the Mayday, and put out a Pan Pan.
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Start your generator, recharge your house batteries

You have 3 ways to charge your batteries. If all 3 are down you are pretty much screwed
4 if you add towing
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Toss a line to another boat and tie the 50 amp power cord to it...drag it thru the water to your boat and plug in for a while......no problem.
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Old saying; poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part
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Obviously not a mayday situation.

Like with any other breakdown, you would:

1. Switch to alternative/redundant power source (gen or backup power bank)
2. Fix it
3. Get towed back to land and deal with it there.

The merits of having 2 engines or backup propulsion is debated endlessly here. I would think the electric boat guys would consider the same ideas.
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Mayday, mayday, mayday,

I ran out of fuel because I didnít monitor my fuel tanks, fuel burn or range. Donít bother with the jug of fuel because I, like many others, do not know how to bleed the injection system.

Also, my filters are clogged and Iím gripped with analysis paralysis, peer pressure and confirmation bias over which fuel filter system is best. So Iím curled up in the fetal position on the salon sole. Roger over and out.
Or you did carefully calculate your fuel burn range to get to the cheap fuel dock in Anacortes and you did monitor your tanks but didnít realize that the senders are located at the back and will show several inches left when you start sucking air if you are on a half-step. Then knowing how to prime and bleed your engine in theory because you took the full-day Trawler U class but having a hard time putting it all together in real-time with your family and passing boaters looking on as you drift outside the mouth of the Swinomish channel within sight of a recent wreck. Not that I know anybody who has done thatÖ
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I have 3x4d house batteries and a feed to generator I can the forth 4thX4d to buss.
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I'd get on YouTube and build one of the free electricity motor-generator thingies. There are hundreds of designs. Usually some variation of a motor turning an alternator which is feeding the motor. This will recharge your batteries quickly, no fuel required. In fact, really no need for batteries at all.
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EV Boats.

Mayday mayday mayday.

I have run my batteries low. My solor panels are down and need a tow!!!

So what do you do?

There is nothing political here. Just a little funny to think about.
Ha Ha, but as a former electric vehicle owner, not without some element of truth.

However a very real 'mayday' risk is fire in the Li-ion batteries. The electrolyte is highly flammable and exceedingly difficult to extinguish. Also fumes are extremely toxic limiting rescue efforts.
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