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Old 12 September 2010, 06:50   #21
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Have pencilled in for the 25th. After all these opportunities, I'll be really disappointed if I don't manage to join you this year.
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Old 12 September 2010, 07:05   #22
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Have pencilled in for the 25th. After all these opportunities, I'll be really disappointed if I don't manage to join you this year.
It is turning into a bit of a saga for us

A nice clear sky and glassy sea would really make the trip though, worth waiting for
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Old 12 September 2010, 07:08   #23
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Have pencilled in for the 25th. After all these opportunities, I'll be really disappointed if I don't manage to join you this year.
If the weather's ok and we go, we might as well stay the day as we'll have to set off an hour before sunrise in order to get there on time. If we can manage an hour in the dark before the sun gets up we can certainly hack leaving in the dark from MStM.
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Old 12 September 2010, 16:17   #24
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would be good to join you guy's on the 25th but i just sold my spare fuel tanks.

any of you guy's got space for a passenger who'll pay his way in fuel?

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Old 13 September 2010, 13:03   #25
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would be good to join you guy's on the 25th but i just sold my spare fuel tanks.

any of you guy's got space for a passenger who'll pay his way in fuel?

chris.
Hi Chris,
I see your boat is on the hard at the moment. I was wondering what your current fuel capacity and range are. MStM is a 90nm round trip; could you make that without the spare tanks? If not, you're more than welcome to come in my boat.
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Hi Chris,
I see your boat is on the hard at the moment. I was wondering what your current fuel capacity and range are. MStM is a 90nm round trip; could you make that without the spare tanks? If not, you're more than welcome to come in my boat.
my current fuel capacity is 109litres It's just under making it without a top up I'll make about 80nm before it starts to splutter! so just short!

I sold the spare tank to encourge me to buy a main tank!

Cheers I'll PM you.
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my current fuel capacity is 109litres It's just under making it without a top up I'll make about 80nm before it starts to splutter! so just short!

I sold the spare tank to encourge me to buy a main tank!

Cheers I'll PM you.
I have 4x25 litre plastic jerry cans; you could borrow these if you like. At least that way you get to go in your own boat. Personally I think it'd be great if all four boats could go.
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I have 4x25 litre plastic jerry cans; you could borrow these if you like. At least that way you get to go in your own boat. Personally I think it'd be great if all four boats could go.
That would be great if i could borrow them for the trip.
I agree four boats would make it a very enjoyable trip.

Depending on the weather what speed are you looking at for the crossing?
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It is turning into a bit of a saga for us
Anyone would think we didn't want to go, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

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A nice clear sky and glassy sea would really make the trip though, worth waiting for
That would be nice.

If sea quest wants top borrow a spare tank I've got a 25 litre, and a 15 sitting in the shed with lawnmower fuel in. They'll be coming empty so no getting your hopes up I'm afraid. They've got Mariner/Mercury connectors on them too.

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If the weather's ok and we go, we might as well stay the day as we'll have to set off an hour before sunrise in order to get there on time. If we can manage an hour in the dark before the sun gets up we can certainly hack leaving in the dark from MStM.
That's fine by me.
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If sea quest wants top borrow a spare tank I've got a 25 litre, and a 15 sitting in the shed with lawnmower fuel in. They'll be coming empty so no getting your hopes up I'm afraid.
Thanks Erin.....I Might just take you up on them!
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