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Old 19 February 2014, 18:40   #1
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28th June -5th July Scilly Isles?

I've just booked off 28th June to 5th July and keen to take the rib out for a trip somewhere, can't see any obvious trips planned by others during this time, and I'm quite keen to try a trip over to the scillies. Anyone else want to tag along? I'll probably be taking a whining mrs, two bikes and scuba gear so boat will be pretty full!
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Old 19 February 2014, 19:02   #2
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Go for it dude, one of the best trip I've done

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Old 13 June 2014, 17:38   #3
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We' re definitely planning to head over to the Scillies now weather permitting. Towing from Poole to Plymouth on Friday 27th June and then Plymouth to Penzance on Sat 28th. Weather permitting heading across on Sat 28th June and probably coming back Wednesday 2nd July ish. If weather doesn't suit backup plan is to linger around Dartmouth / Kinsgbridge for a few days and explore that area instead. Had a good read on various posts on here about the Scillies and we're both pretty excited about it. I've done a heck of a lot of prep to the rib and trailer so should all be good. My only concern is fuel. I have a 75litre inboard tank and average 1.2 litres per mile. How hard is it to get topped up over on the Scillies? Also is anyone else planning a trip during similar dates / anyone want to tag along with us? The more the merrier!
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Old 13 June 2014, 17:53   #4
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Fuel is a bit of a faff, expensive, but doable. You'll need to take cans, there is no facility to pump it directly into the boat.
There is a pump behind the HM office on Hugh Town quay and the 'filling station' is also on St. Marys behind Porthcressa Beach.
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Old 13 June 2014, 17:57   #5
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Maybe better if I take 2 x 20L drums lashed in front of the console then. Will weigh the bows down for the crossing which wont be a bad thing. Better safe than sorry. Don't like running low!
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Thanks Mollers for the useful info!!
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