I for one thought the Boondoggle was excellent
Incidentally, one final note to add to the report: we safely made it across the Channel without incident to Portland with Paul and went over to the fuel pontoon to fill up only to discover there was no petrol available. With the fuel gauge on the boat having been showing empty since before we left Alderney, a quick calculation showed that we didn't have enough to make it back to Poole and, indeed, even Weymouth was going to be touch and go. Paul kindly donated the 10L reserve that he was carrying (several beers duly owed) to make sure that Mrs A and I at least made it there.
With no quayside petrol being available in Weymouth, we found out that the single garage would only permit service into cans of up to 10L. My 30L tank was therefore useless. The garage, Halfords next door and a nearby camping shop only had 5L cans in stock so we bought four and Mrs A and I lugged them twice across Weymouth to the boat to provide us with a further 40L which I reckoned would be enough.
I was luckily right and we made it back to the fuel barge in Poole where we filled up our 225L tank with 170L. That meant we had had only 55L left which without Paul's 10L plus the 40L that we carried would have left us with only 5L which I doubt the pump would have sucked up. A close call!