Thursday, 25 August 2016

Lists of mechanical/rigging & general breakdowns and illnesses & accidents for the fleet while on the rally.

BREAKDOWNS

  • Clutch plate
  • water in engines
  • sails unstitching
  • sails ripping
  • rats & mice on board chewing wires
  • water pipes bursting
  • HF's not working
  • VHF's not working
  • loose alternator belts
  • generators leaking water pumps
  • generators general breakdowns
  • starter solenoid failing
  • burst fuel lines
  • burst fitting on gear box
  • broken blocks
  • hydraulic failures 
  • tenders damaged at docks (getting caught underneath as the tide rises and then stuck fast)
  • tenders rubbing - holes
  • tender outboards failing
  • air in fuel systems
  • rudder bearing failure/falling off
  • total engine failure




ILLNESS'S & ACCIDENTS
  • flu's
  • colds
  • malaria
  • falls - scrapped shins, knees, legs etc
  • dengi
  • spider bites
  • eye infections
  • allergic reactions
  • diarrhea
  • food poisoning
  • fingers caught in electronic winches including furla's

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