Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 02 May 2018, 13:32   #1
Member
 
The Gurnard's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stirling
Boat name: The Gurnard
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: mariner 25hp 2s
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,260
A Round of Arran and Bute ... by SIB

I was wanting to de winterise ďThe GurnardĒ which is my 4.3HD Quicksilver inflatable powered by a 25HP Mariner 2 stroke outboard ... for a multi day trip round Mull later this month.

A four day weather window appeared in the forecast over the long weekend so a quick call to a couple of fellow SIBíers and a multi day trip was arranged to go round the Islands of Arran and Bute .. launching from Largs.



The journey was approx 130 miles and my heavy (52kg) .. noisy.. smoke belching .. 25HP two stroke ..used 50 litres of fuel plus approx £10 of two stroke oil. Highland Haggisís new EFI 20HP 4 stroke .. which was not much slower off the mark ..silently and smokelessíly ..used less than 30 litres of fuel. It also only weighs 43kg ..so for me at least ..the two stoke / four stroke debate is long dead.

Anyhoo .. here is day one of the four day Adventure. Kaman joined us for the Friday to Saturday morning section but had to return early to meet pre arranged family commitments. We were in no hurry to do the journey any quicker ..the weather was beautiful..although I found camping in April a bit chilly at night. My sincere thanks to both Kaman and HH for their company on this adventure.



I will post the whole adventure as I get the sections edited ..so do come back to watch them too.

Best Regards
The Gurnard.
__________________

__________________
The Gurnard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 May 2018, 13:41   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,934
We done almost this exact route a few weeks ago, it shows you how far outboard economy has come. My 200 used about 90 litres and last tangos new 150 used about 75 litres to do more or less that journey, neither of us used any oil ofcourse given my boat weighs about 1700kg and is a v6 I'm delighted with economy and last tango is like pig in shit with his new motor

Between mainland and Arran is rarely a smooth ride but when it is you stand a good chance of seeing basking sharks off Arran at the right time of year.

There is also a dolphin off the red marker at hunterson, I've looked twice and not been there but the guys in largs say it is there quite often.

Look forward to part 2.
__________________

__________________
Xk59D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 May 2018, 14:57   #3
Member
 
Vinny31's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Armagh
Make: Xs
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 optimax
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 145
Beautiful part of the world, maybe Iíll get to visit some day
__________________
Vinny31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 May 2018, 15:02   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Yamaha 15Hp 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,035
Great to read/view Donny... particularly for those like me in an enforced desk jockey situation still awaiting the season start.

>>> my heavy (52kg) .. noisy.. smoke belching .. 25HP two stroke ..used 50 litres of fuel plus approx £10 of two stroke oil. Highland Haggis’s new EFI 20HP 4 stroke .. which was not much slower off the mark ..silently and smokeless’ly ..used less than 30 litres of fuel. It also only weighs 43kg ..so for me at least ..the two stoke / four stroke debate is long dead.


Ahh is there a sniff of a new OB for you before long?
__________________
Fenlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02 May 2018, 16:22   #5
Member
 
Highland Haggis's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Edinburgh
Boat name: Excel Chalanger
Make: Highfield 380 Excel
Length: 4m +
Engine: 25 Yamaha 25Suzuki
MMSI: 235919522
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 382
Well fuel burn was 26 ltrs for the weekend means more
__________________
Highland Haggis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 May 2018, 05:19   #6
Member
 
The Gurnard's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stirling
Boat name: The Gurnard
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: mariner 25hp 2s
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,260
Hi Xk59D..I can understand why you are so happy with your fuel use.

Some more info on my thirsty OB. Its 2006 Mariner and in good condition ..its plugs are a lovely colour ..and it runs as sweet as a nut.. so its not over using fuel. Conditions were perfect not fighting winds and tides nor at displacement speeds. Nor was I at full throttle. These older two strokes are gas guzzlers IMO.

Hi Fenlander ..if I could justify it..I would replace with a 4 stroke ..yesterday.

However its also true that many people mostly use the boats that are easy to launch and retrieve. I will use this boat four or five time a year only. Its for the longer open sea crossing to the islands. I am happier using my wee F-Rib and 6HP fourstroke..its used almost every other day in my boating season. It gets approx 30 miles per litre ..so no issues there. Its also covered most the west coast of mainland Scotland ..so Im not that restricted where I can go in it.

Hi Vinny31 ..its a nice part of the world in good weather..but I worked on Arran many a winter ..so I know another side of it. Its def worth a visit though.

Hi H.H. ..yup.. I think we spent more on gravy than fuel..despite my thirsty OB. I blame the salt water and sea air for giving us our thirsts.

Here is day two ...



and I will post day three once I have made the video.. thanks for looking

Best Regards
The Gurnard
__________________
The Gurnard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 May 2018, 06:39   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cheltenham
Boat name: Mavi Su
Make: Cobra Nautique 6.6
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150
MMSI: 235114058
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 240
RIBase
such great movies, in amazing scenery, I really enjoy watching them!
__________________
You Can't cross an Ocean unless you have lost site of shore.
charliee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03 May 2018, 07:50   #8
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Make: valiant v570
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,071
hope the weather is as kind in that area next week.
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2018, 03:23   #9
Member
 
The Gurnard's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stirling
Boat name: The Gurnard
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: mariner 25hp 2s
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,260
Hi Charliee ..thanks for commenting and Im delighted you enjoy the videos

Hi Beerbelly.. yup..fingers crossed we get a great summer never mine next week. Its been a good year for me so far. I have a round of Mull planned in the middle of the month ..so hereís hoping.

Day Three is now attached



Enjoy ..Best Regards
The Gurnard
__________________
The Gurnard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2018, 09:44   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Argyll
Make: Honwave
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 20hp
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
They are really good videos Gurnard, so enjoy watching them
__________________
Stagparty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2018, 15:55   #11
Member
 
The Gurnard's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stirling
Boat name: The Gurnard
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: mariner 25hp 2s
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,260
Hi Stagparty ..many thanks for commenting .. it helps give me some feedback on the videos.

I enjoy making them and only hope they donít end up boring folks.

Anyhoo.. here is Day Four ..and the final part of the Round of Arran and Bute adventure.

I didnít write many words in this episode..as it tells its own story better than I can do.



My thanks to Highland Haggis and Kaman (and not forgetting Fang ) for the company on this trip..its a long lasting memory for me.

Until the next adventure

Best Regards
The Gurnard
__________________
The Gurnard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2018, 17:24   #12
Member
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,109
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Gurnard View Post
Hi Stagparty ..many thanks for commenting .. it helps give me some feedback on the videos.



I enjoy making them and only hope they donít end up boring folks.



Anyhoo.. here is Day Four ..and the final part of the Round of Arran and Bute adventure.



I didnít write many words in this episode..as it tells its own story better than I can do.







My thanks to Highland Haggis and Kaman (and not forgetting Fang ) for the company on this trip..its a long lasting memory for me.



Until the next adventure



Best Regards

The Gurnard


Evening Donny. A great journey excellently document as usual. Enjoyed every minute especially the Bute bits, love to see my homeland .
Hope to bump into later in the year.
Cheers B
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 May 2018, 07:58   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Yamaha 15Hp 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,035
The weather and photographic opportunities on day 4... brilliant Donny. This long weekend is superb for sibbing down here... I'm in the garden building a pergola... hopefully earning massive boating credits!
__________________
Fenlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05 May 2018, 13:02   #14
Member
 
Stevem's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tyne and Wear
Make: SR4 & Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 50 & 20
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 244
Loving yet another adventure!

I'm planning a 4 day trip around Jura and into Loch Gruinart of Islay if possible / weather permitting in July and looking forward to see how you get on around Mull.
__________________
Stevem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 May 2018, 13:38   #15
Member
 
Highland Haggis's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Edinburgh
Boat name: Excel Chalanger
Make: Highfield 380 Excel
Length: 4m +
Engine: 25 Yamaha 25Suzuki
MMSI: 235919522
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 382
Another great couple of videos Donny shame it went so quickly never mind mull calling soon
__________________
Highland Haggis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2018, 21:18   #16
Member
 
Gazzago's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancaster
Boat name: TRANS TEMPUS
Make: Zodiac Futura Mk2c
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 25hp
MMSI: 235912526
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 181
You do produce a good video. I hope the upcoming trip lives up to your video . Iíve enjoyed all the videos of yours that Iíve seen so far. Scottish scenery certainly helps though
__________________
My youtube videos. Have a look >>>https://goo.gl/ZviQkS
Gazzago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 May 2018, 11:24   #17
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 9,234
RIBase
Magical as ever Donny, keep Ďem coming
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×