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Old 21 December 2009, 06:04   #51
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Erm, mine for a start. The fuel line is jubilee clipped to the inlet. I thought most o/bs above 90hp have direct connection and no quick release.
Oh bother.
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Old 21 December 2009, 17:57   #52
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I have to say, I wasn't sure you were entirely serious with this 'challenge' when first posted. However, I do like the idea, though my only concern would be trying to swap fuel supplies if I ran out in say the race or swinge. A couple of minutes buggering about with fuel pipe/connections could have serious implications. Also, for those of us with built in tanks and concealed/ducted pipework, it ain't that easy to just plug a tank in and go.

Not trying to 'dis' your idea. Perhaps some sort of nautical treasure hunt. Maybe a challenge to take photos of certain things or transits that can only be seen from the sea, or a series of clues/instructions left on pot markers with the treasure on an easily accessible beach (Saye, Corblets etc)
Malthouse - I'm not trying to 'dis' your idea either and I'm sorry if you took it that way. The reason why I enquired about the Harbourmaster is that here in Jersey things are getting so insane that soon we will have to log our next port of call with Jersey Coastguard 24hrs in advance of our leaving port (I kid you not). Mention the word 'race' in the same sentence as 'RIB' and the 'ealth and safety brigade this end will think Christmas has come early. I do agree with Erin that changing tanks whilst one is 'in extremus' in the Swinge or Race could be a bit necky to say the least, but I suppose we're all grown ups who should know what we're doing.

I think the treasure hunt idea is a good one and since any ribbers who come from the UK will be staying overnight you could always organise a little 'tours des ports' the next day. You know, maybe Goury, Dielette, and Herm then back to Alderney for a nosh up and a few beers.
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Old 22 December 2009, 03:40   #53
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Malthouse - I'm not trying to 'dis' your idea either and I'm sorry if you took it that way.
Thanks for that, I did not take offense. I agree that it may well be irresponsible, but maintain that it is an interesting idea that could show something constructive. Not sure how to balance challenging with safe, but that is where this forum excels - with huge knowledge base.

The harbour office may well object, but it will not deter me from coming up with ideas and offering to organize events.

Now that e-borders have been dropped the whole 24 hours notice to travel may well disappear, but I must say that I have always found Jersey CG to be very helpful.

Erin's news that his and many other's engines are not blessed with a quick fuel connector is a blow, I seem to be forever changing connectors when doing services so over estimated the ubiquitousness of the devices.
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Isn't an easier solution for everyone to start with a full tank and then see how much fuel is needed to refill after the run?

Not only should this prevent anyone from running out of fuel but avoids the need to switch tanks at all.
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Isn't an easier solution for everyone to start with a full tank and then see how much fuel is needed to refill after the run?
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... see how much fuel is needed to refill after the run...
This is going down well locally. I did wonder if there was a morbid fascination with watching people conk out all around the island.

The only problem is that with no water-side petrol pump we will need a way to accurately refill each boat, any ideas?
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Old 22 December 2009, 12:54   #57
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The only problem is that with no water-side petrol pump we will need a way to accurately refill each boat, any ideas?
If you're assuming each boat will use about 10L I would have thought a jerry can weighed before and after refilling was the best way. For boats running on a portable tank they could simply weigh that before and after the event - saving some of the messing about.
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If you're assuming each boat will use about 10L I would have thought a jerry can weighed before and after refilling was the best way.
I have in mind a set of hanging balance scales, to be accompanied by someone who calls out "remove the supports!".
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So your saying if my RIB weighs the same as a duck, that means i must be a witch!?
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I have updated the web page to reflect the fuel situation.

So who fancies it? Spring b/h (May 30th).
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