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Old 08 December 2008, 09:40   #11
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On grounds that my engine appears to run now, I'd be up for a bit of that......

...and if Nessie has any sense he'll be basking somewhere off a Carribean island right now!
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Sounds good, I could be up for that .
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My in laws are in the carribean at the moment... ...not that I am drawing any analogies to ugly monsters you understand!
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Sounds good - I guess it will be around Christmas Eve before we have an accurate view of the forecast?
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Im working, re-join the ship on the 27th ffs, but apart from that Andy and I have started stripping the boat down for inspection / repair before painting and other work (I.e theres no leg fitted to the boat)

I hope all involved have a great time and hope to meet up at some point in the new year

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Another possibilty could be to go right to Ardlui, then head up the river falloch to the start of the old Inverarnan canal and walk the short distance to the Drovers Inn. It's supposed to be the oldest inn in Scotland, it's full of character and usually has a nice open fire going, and the food is very good. I've been up there quite a few times with the boat. I'm not sure if Inversnaid Hotel serves meals to non residents.
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Another possibilty could be to go right to Ardlui, then head up the river falloch to the start of the old Inverarnan canal and walk the short distance to the Drovers Inn. It's supposed to be the oldest inn in Scotland, it's full of character and usually has a nice open fire going, and the food is very good. I've been up there quite a few times with the boat. I'm not sure if Inversnaid Hotel serves meals to non residents.
Kev, I nearly posted this suggestion myself last week. Inversnaid Hotel is apparently open to non residents (or was 2 years ago). I knew that the drovers was supposed to be accessible via the loch - but wasn't sure how shallow/marked etc it was - but if you know the way!!! So I am open to this. Long term forecast is crap - but yesterday it was for snow and the day before it was cold but crisp - so not believing it yet!
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I must admit I haven't managed to do a decent fuel consumption trial yet. If all goes to plan I'll know roughly how thirsty the new lump is by this time next week, but just in case I don't, anyone know if that garage at Tarbet is still open? - It's been a while since I last drove up that way.....
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I must admit I haven't managed to do a decent fuel consumption trial yet. If all goes to plan I'll know roughly how thirsty the new lump is by this time next week, but just in case I don't, anyone know if that garage at Tarbet is still open? - It's been a while since I last drove up that way.....
I would think that two tanks would do, say 35-45 ltrs, When I had a single 60 yam I could up and down the loch on about 40 ltrs. I think Ardlui Marina has fuel.

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Thanks, that's useful to know.

Other thing I hope to test is my tacho.... Found a dodgy connection in the signal cable yesterday, so will hopefully have some RPM data by the weekend.

I'm not sure I couldn't run with a higher pitch, (Yam 55 was a 14" and bigger dia, now 1/2" down on dia, 1" down on pitch) so my fuel economy might not be as good as it could. It sounded too fast last weekend.
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