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Old 30 June 2009, 14:23   #241
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2. Should we extend the stay in Alderney to 2 nights?
Yes, you most certainly should:

*Enters tourism mode*

Alderney has a wealth of historical features that are still accessible to explore, spanning both world wars and back into victorian and earlier eras. Nowhere else can discovering a Nazi gun emplacement or exploring an ancient brick built catacomb be just a short walk away.

There is considerable natural beauty and if you like snorkeling, walking or natural history then you will be kept happy for a long time.

From a nautical point of view Alderney has some of the most treacherous waters around and exploring them, with some local guidance, can be very rewarding. If you survive.
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Old 30 June 2009, 14:26   #242
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From Yarmouth - Braye, we used 60% of our 90 ltr tank, so approximatley 54 ltr.

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Andy, thatís not so dissimilar to my diesel really. What speed does the 135 get your 6 mtr to cruise at, (and top)?
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Old 30 June 2009, 14:28   #243
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From Yarmouth - Braye, we used 60% of our 90 ltr tank, so approximatley 54 ltr.

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Andy, thats less than either of the ski's, Kevin was misfiring as he entered Alum bay with a 60 ltr tank, I had @ 2ltr left on a 63 ltr tank.
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Friday night in Alderney, on to Cowes on the Sat for a BBQ and half a lager shandy before choir practice. (That is what happened last weekend isn't it?).

Obviously all in the name of science and fuel economy. What do you reckon?
Yep, don't have a problem with that. Just let me know when and we'll be there . You should do very well on fuel with that Honda 90, they're reputed to be extremely efficient. Just have to wait until weather tides and weekends all align for a flat sea. Probably only have to wait another couple of years.

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2. Should we extend the stay in Alderney to 2 nights?

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I'd agree with that. An extra day to get over the first nights hangover and prepare for the second and a chance to visit a few of the bays and properly enjoy the scenery and coastline Alderney has to offer.

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EDIT: I see Martin beat me to the scenery bit.
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Old 30 June 2009, 14:32   #245
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Please, anyone with a 175 ish petrol lump? What did you do?
A 175 is going to use up to 60 lph, but if you like (and have the will power) to cruise at 20 to 25 then you will be using only a fraction of that.

We have a 6.3m boat with a 90HP four stroke, we regularly make the trip to Guernsey and use about three quarters of a liter per nm at a cruising speed of about 20kn. Not a sporty set up, but it is first and foremost a training boat so steady, quiet and economical are more important.

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You should do very well on fuel with that Honda 90, they're reputed to be extremely efficient.
I should be able to do Cowes on 60 ltrs, but with a top end of 30 and cruising speed of 23 I think I would miss most of the fun parts.
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Old 30 June 2009, 14:37   #246
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A 175 is going to use up to 60 lph, but if you like (and have the will power) to cruise at 20 to 25 then you will be using only a fraction of that.

We have a 6.3m boat with a 90HP four stroke, we regularly make the trip to Guernsey and use about three quarters of a liter per nm at a cruising speed of about 20kn. Not a sporty set up, but it is first and foremost a training boat so steady, quiet and economical are more important.
Thanks for that Malthouse. I think I'm really just trying to see whether there is much advantage to diesel now, (in the EC at least).

I know, itís easier to get... it doesn't blow up.... but an auxiliary engine on a diesel boat is really a pain... and if itís not that much more efficient for given size/speed... then maybe I will go back to petrol with a donkey back up.

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Publish and be damned, I say!

....and if you do, I'll tell you what Ginger Crew (Sunseeker 10m+) put in at Alderney (although I don't know that he started out with a full tank).
Ginger Crew was 3/4 full when she left Cowes.

St Catherines would have been interesting useful point there on making sure when you hit reverse route it actually is the course you had plotted on paper.
But Nick is 73 and assured me we were fine it was not until you pointed it out that I double checked as sat in the back and you were spot on we were making to much East .

Quick plot and we were back on track so no harm done thanks for all your help it took the pressure off me on the way back.
I shall look out for you on the water and if you are ever in East Cowes Marina
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Old 30 June 2009, 15:11   #248
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Thanks again

Dear Floptilla thanks for letting us join your cruise a cracking weekend and good people.

188 mile round trip and 130 litres of fuel.

Legs are stiffer today than they were yesterday.

If any of you have good qaulity photos of either ski on the trip if you could email them to for inclusion in a magazine article it would be apprecaited (kevinpullen@rsfire.com)

Will do my best to get you credited but no payment im afraid.

Thanks again Kevin
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Keith, the best way to offer a more effective comparison is to do the run in reverse.

Friday night in Alderney, on to Cowes on the Sat for a BBQ and half a lager shandy before choir practice. (That is what happened last weekend isn't it?).

Obviously all in the name of science and fuel economy. What do you reckon?

Are there any RIB.netters in sunny Guern?
I am down in Guernsey early part of Next week then coming back to the Island by sea may pop into Alderney for a cup of tea .

If any of you guys from the channel Islands want to visit us on our Channel Island let me know would be great to make it a regular thing .
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