Question - what to do on the water if engine wont start ??
Im very new to boating, and I have flares & radio on my boat.
I'm wondering, if I'm on the water, say in cockburn sound, its 4pm or so, and when I go to start my boat I can't get it to kick over - no matter what I try.
Its not an emergency, so not a pan pan call, but you dont want to be stuck out, especially after dark, cause then it gets a bit more serious.
Scenario 1 - So whats the correct way of calling another boat to tow you in on their way back, is it acceptable to use channel 88, do you get a fine ?
Scenario 2 -Also, if its a flat battery, and radio doesnt work, then what, are flares acceptable, or would you get fined as its not an emergency ?
So whats the acceptable guidelines or etiquette ?
Thanks All !!