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Old 11 August 2014, 11:00   #301
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Very serious this Arab stuff.


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Exactly, this was a cruise for a few boats to go round britain, because they always wanted to And we did just that but instead of racing past everything we did stop to admire the country we live in

It was the best cruise ever
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Old 11 August 2014, 12:00   #302
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And well done sir,great achievement.


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Old 11 August 2014, 12:34   #303
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That's quite fast I'd have thought, say for Gilles in a smaller boat......
You're right - after a few days (well after Inverness actually, as up until then it was either so flat that 28 Kts was not a problem for the smaller boats, it was foggy so we all did much less or rough enough that again we all slowed down) - we tended to settle into a routine where the boats that wanted a lower cruising speed left a bit earlier in the morning, and the bigger ones (usually just Black Hawk and Blue Ray) ha a bit of a lie in or longer breakfast We generally caught the 1st group up just after they has re-fuelled at lunch time. This worked well - especially for the fuelling stops as we would have had to wait around anyway, and it meant that the early boats could again get a head start, and knew that if there were any problems, we weren't far behind.

Oh - and Gilles wasn't the smallest boat - we had Scrambled with us for most of the route - a family of 4 in their 6m rib.
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Old 11 August 2014, 13:05   #304
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On the targa problems I don't think it was the engines but more the electronics, the volvos are always having problems with sensors and that in turn shuts the engine down, with Andre it was just very bad luck that the engine let go like it did.
KISS is the rule and with both petrol and derv, good rigging makes the boat more reliable, no dangling wires of any kind, things where possible mounted on rubber pads, pull up all the wires and reroute them higher on the diesels, blah blah blah!, I'm going for a bath
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Old 15 August 2014, 15:04   #305
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Gilles? Do you have any similar figures?
1600 NM i would say 1650 Liters - 35 oil liters
an awesome trip ! the boat is now ready for the next trip.
can t wait for the round of Scotland.
Alex thanks for all the pictures, i still sorting mine and will post that soon

Thanks to Trev's hard work !!!
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Guess that would be a) difficult to measure accurately and b) misleading if done mathematically due to time sat still at idle and varying weather and location (canal etc)

A more general skipper view of the cruising speed they tried to maintain in open water would be more useful If imagine.

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That's quite fast I'd have thought, say for Gilles in a smaller boat......
smaller smaller .....
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Old 15 August 2014, 15:12   #307
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true Trev i was not always the smallest boat ... but we were the hardest crew ! from Belgium or the only crew from Belgium as you want ! we had a really great trip. no issues, my Mercury Optimax has now more that 820 Hours. boat ran as well, really happy...could be bigger but thats something else ...Alex told me that a lot of girls told him the same but he s ok
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i m now writing a press relase for Belgian and French magazines than I will work on our Go pro vids
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Good work Gilles!!
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