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Old 09 July 2004, 12:15   #51
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OK Maybe getting together before hand might be to D-day stylee!

If fuel is going to be a problem how about going round clockwise so the fuel on the south of the island wont then becme a problem!

Its only a idea

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Old 09 July 2004, 12:19   #52
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We find Lymington is always the cheapest quayside petrol in the Solent. Have a look at this site: http://www.marinefuel.info/ We last paid 85p/litre although they did warn us that when they got their next delivery, the price would go up a bit. HTH
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Old 09 July 2004, 12:24   #53
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I would be happy to carry extra fuel, partly as i love setting light to things and it doesnt bother me really. If I only have a couple of people on the boat i have tonnes of room as i have left the rear deck clear of seats and stuff so have a nice deck area.

I'm really excited about this!
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Old 09 July 2004, 12:31   #54
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Does anyone coming have any problems in managing 70 miles on self contained fuel ?
With 'only' 10 gallons on board I plan for 60 miles @ 25mph as a max range with safety margin, so I would plan to top off at Yarmouth before heading to the south side. I could always book a space for a Jerry Can on Granz with Andy Stevens!


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Old 09 July 2004, 12:49   #55
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GRANZ will soon be renamed "EXON VALDIZ"!
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Old 09 July 2004, 14:42   #56
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*sits here gloating about going around IOW twice and to Littlehampton and back without filling up*
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Given the growing concern about the issue of fuel, I propose that two squadrons of pocket RIBs launch simultaneous raiding parties on fuel stations in Cowes and Yarmouth, whilst the main flotilla of larger RIBs mounts a diversionary assault on Bembridge.

In the ensuing confusion and under the cover of paintball fire, Andy Stevens will load captured fuel supplies onto Granz and head for the south coast. An auxiliary high-speed RIB squadron utilising direct injection 2-strokes will then deploy from the Needles in order to secure the beach head at Compton Bay on the south coast, thereby enabling Hightower to establish a foothold on the beach for the BBQ.
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GRANZ will soon be renamed "EXON VALDIZ"!
You don't know the meaning of the word (or the spelling )
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OK so it's Valdez!

As for the meaning, i meant they'll be a huge slick of petrol when the boat sinks!

So i did
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GRANZ will soon be renamed "EXON VALDIZ"!

was that the boat that spilled millions of tons of fuel over canada

we will all need ribnet flags so we don,t get any friendly fire from the pocket
ribs that will be roaming round looking for merchant raiders
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