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Old 11 December 2009, 17:57   #11
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Barking idea, will be won by the Nash-Tower team who are a Solent based group of black hand engineers. They will work out that filling the tubes with a mixture of nitrox oxide and hydrogen will supliment enough fuel to make it all the way around in a fuel guzzling v6 200 hp carb engine

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I've already the plans for a way of introducing it into the engine without removal of the cowling Pete
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The other way I was thinking of doing it involved a heavy duty tow rope
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The other way I was thinking of doing it involved a heavy duty tow rope
Salt water power, thats the way forward.

Or.... Guinness power, place a warm can in the drive and it extracts all of the heat from said can. Remove can and dispose of sensibly, repeat until destination.
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Or.... Guinness power, place a warm can in the drive and it extracts all of the heat from said can. Remove can and dispose of sensibly, repeat until destination.
Sounds like a waste of Guinness - would it not be better to wait at the start/finish line drinking it.
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Or.... Guinness power, place a warm can in the drive and it extracts all of the heat from said can. Remove can and dispose of sensibly, repeat until destination.
Sounds good to me! And when all the contense of said cans have been disposed of sensibly a winner could be selected
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Sounds like a waste of Guinness - would it not be better to wait at the start/finish line drinking it.
Nooo, you've got it all wrong! The cans end up cold
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Nooo, you've got it all wrong! The cans end up cold
ahh! makes more sense now
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Sounds a fun idea.....but.....5.88 ltrs would only last me 2.4 minutes....so that's me knackered..
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We have in mind a little event and I thought it might be a plan to get your reaction...

A round the island RIB race, open to any remote steered petrol powered RIB regardless of size. First boat back in the harbour wins a modest prize and a trophy inspired by the cannon balls recovered from Alderney's Elizabethan Wreck (just off the harbour).

There is a small catch though, the main fuel tank must be disconnected and a race tank connected. The size of the tank has not been determined yet, but we are thinking of 1592 drams (5.88 L) just to keep the theme up.

There are a number of routes around the island, but the closest in is about 10 miles.

Aside from the deadly dangerous, treacherous and sometimes quite sneaky rocks there are also two bodies of restless water to contend with. By restless I mean whirlpools, overfalls and tide that displacement boats cannot make headway against.

Please let me know what you think, how much fuel would be needed to make it interesting and most of all whether you would like to spend a weekend at the start of the 2010 season learning the routes and mastering your engine's fuel consumption?
We are up for it as we are coming over again for the annual invasion of Alderney from the Isle of Wight bringing more Mobos next year and anyone else who would like to join us.We plan to send two days with you and will whizz around in the tender should be fun and after this years warm welcome how could we not come back.
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We all know what the outcome is going to be. The winners going to be a certain person on a 4 m searider with a 50hp 2 stroke any ideas
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