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Old 13 August 2006, 16:50   #1
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What does anyone/everyone think of a Round Mainland Britain Cruise next june/july ending up somwhere for a gathering?

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..impossible - even for you to organise
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What does anyone/everyone think of a Round Mainland Britain Cruise next june/july ending up somwhere for a gathering?

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Interesting idea only this is not an easy thing to organise. I was fortunate to participate in such in 1999 so would probably pass on another such cruise

Petrol is not available in the Scottish Marinas and that is a major problem for large petrol ribs with inboard fuel tanks. Not to mention the fuel bill . Diesel is the way to go
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Interesting idea only this is not an easy thing to organise. I was fortunate to participate in such in 1999 so would probably pass on another such cruise

Petrol is not available in the Scottish Marinas and that is a major problem for large petrol ribs with inboard fuel tanks. Not to mention the fuel bill . Diesel is the way to go

Petrol is available in Largs Marina on the clyde. Im sure if people were to come up here we could lend a hand. Over the years we have aquired a vast knowledge of petrol stations on the west coast
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Petrol is available in Largs Marina on the clyde. Im sure if people were to come up here we could lend a hand. Over the years we have aquired a vast knowledge of petrol stations on the west coast
With all your respect but the West Coast is not all the way round. I have experienced from first hand the problems in getting petrol and believe me if not for the 100 ltr tank on wheels which we had on board with us around Britain we would not have managed. To some petrol stations it was a long way to go for fuel and as we had a 9 mtr Zodiac a number of such trips had to be made to fill the tanks
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Petrol is available in Largs Marina on the clyde. Im sure if people were to come up here we could lend a hand. Over the years we have aquired a vast knowledge of petrol stations on the west coast
How about a RIB raid based in Largs (or Inverkip, or similar), and making it part of a Round Britain cruise for those that want to? Depending on where individuals start it could be the beginning or the end of their Round Britain, or a break half way . . .

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With all your respect but the West Coast is not all the way round.

Andre, if i knew all the petrol stations all the way round my name would probably be Garmin or Raymarine.

I am offering to help for a small part of the journey which I know about.
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I Like JK's idea, cos I sail out of Largs , Presumably some sort of petrol fuel bowser is out of the question ?
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