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Old 13 September 2001, 12:56   #1
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Fastnet Rock

Second day of our round Ireland trip. The fastnet is fantastic sight on a good day but not for the faint hearted when the weather starts to turn nasty!
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Old 13 September 2001, 12:59   #2
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Somewhere off the west coast of Ireland, can't remember where! We were just happy to find a nice cosy pub for the night when we got in.
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Old 13 September 2001, 13:05   #3
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Fuel!!!

Does fueling a petrol engine ever become any easier?? After hiking 2 miles to the nearest petrol station with 5 gallon drums it felt as if we hardly wet the bottom of the the main tanks. After much arguing about who was doing the next fuel run a friendly yacht owner that was fed up listening to us decided to give us a lift to the station with the tanks!! My view of yacht owners went up quite a bit that day!
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Joe,

Joe,
How many days did you take to go round? Neil
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Old 14 September 2001, 02:09   #5
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Tsounami,

What kind of fuel tank is this ? I can see it's stainless, but is it removable ?
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Old 17 September 2001, 07:58   #6
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Hi there,
we did the trip as a holiday so it took 6 days, we weren't trying to beat any records or anything. As far as I know the record stands at 21 hrs 54 mins and it was done in a Rib about 3 years ago.
Batfalcon, the tank is actually aluminium and holds 56 gallons! I use it as a spare tank and it is removable for when I'm doing shorter journeys. The main tank in the boat is an underfloor 43 gallon stainless steel tank.
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Old 19 September 2001, 11:04   #7
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Joe,


How about some close-ups of your RIB ?
Any photos from the building of the boat ?

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Old 20 September 2001, 03:39   #8
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Dimitris I should have a few photos of the build of the rib, I'll have a look for them and I'll scan them in.
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