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Old 24 June 2009, 10:33   #111
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... I'll try and find out from a club committee member.
*raises hand*

I have asked if they can get someone to staff the bar for Sat afternoon.
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Old 24 June 2009, 11:04   #112
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Great. Ask Rosa to have a pint of my usual ready for me
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Old 24 June 2009, 11:23   #113
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Petrol - Alderney

Trevor

Petrol is currently 1 at Texaco but since I know you guys will help I will drop it to 95p.

I have 220 litres in cans plus funnels and syphons. Diesel is 70p at the pump here but will give good volume discounts.

Please bring cans and the best and only time to refuel will be after 10am on Sunday morning

The usual score is bring in cans we put them in the back of the jeep drive it up to petrol stations fill etc - a bit analogue but thats it here at the moment.

I am away but James is here all weekend.

Please call Mainbrayce to confirm amounts.

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Hi Rupert
I guess that many of us will want to fuel up in Alderney - Can you post the current price of Petrol from Mainbrayce so we know how many suitcases of cash we need to bring to fill up the boat(s) (or do you take credit cards)?
It also might be worth making it clear if we need to let you know what sort of quantities of fuel (and what type) we might be wanting if you need to arrange anything in advance. To those that have been before this may be obvious, but for us 1st timers we're probably all thinking the same questions.
In case it needs arranging in advance - I think I'll be wanting about 100 Litres of petrol please.
Do I need to bring my own Jerry cans that you will fill with fuel for me, or do you have enough of your own?
Many Thanks. Trevor
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Old 24 June 2009, 12:27   #114
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What is the situation re. refueling with petrol in Alderney?

Andy
Mainbrace only have diesel. There is a petrol station close to the inner harbour but you will need to bring a can(s). If its a high tide you can probabaly go against the harbour wall so only a few yards of a walk, (and a drop to the water). Otherwise a bit of a walk to the pontoon

The locals call it the 'Total' garage.... but it hasn't got a Total sign!? Better make sure its open on a Sunday

Enjoy!

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EDIT>>>> OOPS..... Didn't see the above post when I answered this... Looks like you have it all sorted.
Had a great time there Monday and Tuesday!
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The usual score is bring in cans we put them in the back of the jeep drive it up to petrol stations fill etc - a bit analogue but thats it here at the moment.
If I need to refill my built-in tank with 90ltrs, do I need to provide 4 x 25 ltr cans???

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p.s. I don't own 4 cans.....
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If I need to refill my built-in tank with 90ltrs, do I need to provide 4 x 25 ltr cans???
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p.s. I don't own 4 cans.....
Hi Andy - I'll have 2 x 22 litre + 2 x 10 Litre containers with me so between us we should have enough even if it means two runs to the filling station.
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Hi Andy - I'll have 2 x 22 litre + 2 x 10 Litre containers with me so between us we should have enough even if it means two runs to the filling station.
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Okay. Cool. I might buy an extra can to show willing.

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Just got this forecast. I'll post Sunday when its published.
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have a great time

hope you guys have a great trip... weather looking good wish i was tagging along..
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Just got this forecast. I'll post Sunday when its published.
Not sure that I understand that: we'll be home by the time it's 'published'!

But here's the latest marine forecast:

"Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
Inshore waters forecast
24 hour forecast: 0100 Thu 25 Jun 0100 Fri 26 Jun
Wind Northeast 4 or 5 veering east 3 or 4.
Sea state Mainly slight.
Weather Thundery showers later.
Visibility Moderate or good.

Outlook: 0100 Fri 26 Jun 0100 Sat 27 Jun
Wind East 3 or 4, veering southwest later.
Sea state Slight becoming smooth.
Weather Thundery showers, fog patches developing.
Visibility Moderate or good, becoming occasionally very poor."

If your're in a Rib, wind isn't going to be the major problem (apart from those that have curries on Friday nights ): it's mist and rain.

If you can't see where you're going then in a small boat - even if you're lucky enough to have radar and can use it - it's scary! Moderate or good visibility is good to go, but fog patches (unless thin) or thundery showers could give cause for thought. (Other weather sites are much less pessimistic).

I've a passage plan for the outward journey which I can forward to anyone that wants it to compare against their own. BUT (in accordance with Tim's good principal that you need to think for yourselves) it's only available in exchange for yours!

Mine doesn't yet have the weather forecast (not yet available!) but is otherwise complete.

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