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Old 04 August 2006, 17:10   #51
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Congratulations thanks for keeping us so informed with your posts

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Old 04 August 2006, 17:19   #52
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Cool and well done to them. And thanks, High & Dry, for your pleasant reports.

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Old 05 August 2006, 00:59   #53
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Congratulations on getting so far. A great sucsess . That is a trip that most of us would love to do, We look foward to meeting up with you some time and hearing all about the trip.
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Old 05 August 2006, 02:00   #54
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Well done, great trip & updates
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Old 05 August 2006, 07:41   #55
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just read this what a fantastic think to do well done shame about the chart plotter that could have been nastie
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Old 05 August 2006, 13:54   #56
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The Pickup!

Hi everyone.

Left Towcester around midnight Friday for Pwllheli with the sorted trailer,fantastic clear roads allthough TomTom did take me down some very narrow roads covered in sheep,managed to avoid hitting any though visibility was down to near zero at times due to fog.
Got to The Crown Hotel around 06.15, after a 3 hour stop for some shut eye,had a nice full english before we set off to the marina to drop Paul off while me and Bryn headed round to the other side to the slipway. Met Johno there who was waiting to see if we turned up and he immediately got roped in to helping get Marikh installed on the trailer (very nice man,very very nice man)( Thanks for your help mate)
Due to holiday traffic and roadworks arrived home mid afternoon ( a bit zonked out ,can't remember exactly) Got the Tvr home safe and sound,must have a bath and early night.
Took a couple of pic's.
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Old 06 August 2006, 03:35   #57
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Well done Paul and Bryn, a great achievement, look foreward to seeing you in the near future. All the best Martin and Stephanie
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Old 07 August 2006, 02:55   #58
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Excellent adventure Paul.

Are you still thinking about doing the " other half "of trip next year ?
I reckon a few might join you . Regards Bern .
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Old 09 August 2006, 10:22   #59
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What a fantastic trip and also a great write-up of the event.

I'd love to hear a bit more about the boat set-up and all the gear you took and the problems you had. What was the outcome of the engine problem and the chart plotter?. How much fuel did you use or perhaps more to the point what sort of mpg did you manage with a 115. How did the humber ride in the F5-6 seas. So many questions

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Old 10 August 2006, 03:47   #60
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Trip follow-up

Hi Everyone

Well we are safely back, Bryn and I had a fantastic trip. one to be remembered. Thanks in Particular to PhoenixPete and High&Dry (My Wife) for all their land based support. In most ports (Padstow) in particular, our welcome was wonderfull, especially when they learnt where we had come from!

We had hoped to get to northern Cumbria thus completeing around England and Wales. Time ran out at Pwllhelli. One more day of good weather would have completed the last leg of 140Nm. Whos to say we cant do this bit as a local trip before the year end...
The mileage we did was 955.5Nm (we achieved 87% of journey)

I have now gone through all the notes/dailey notes and log entries. and here is summary of milage, hours fuel used etc.
Mileage 955.5, Engine hours run 52.6, fuel used was 1081 litres.
This gives an average speed of 18knots (including slow speed work)
Best value fuel was Hull Marina (British Water Ways) @94p/L
Worst value Suffolk Yacht Haven (Levington) @1.40L

Fuel consumption worked out at 1.13L per Nm
Each day when we started we carried 253litres, ie heavy boat. The calibration of the fuel flow meter was spot on. When adding fuel at the end of each day we were within 2% of indicated fuel usage.

I have many images and will see if I can reduce them down and put some for each leg in the 'gallary' section, with a title/location on each.

Chartplotter update - The chartplotter fault destroyed the Cmap cartridge 'Western English Channel'. This chip, upon my return also fails to work on my PC. All other charts now work satisfactoriry in the plotter. In some ways yes it was inconvienent to have lost use of it, but it does take you back to basics in respect of Navigation. We could,on occasions, have taken coures closer inland had we had better charting data, but the safer further out course was preferred.

Jobs required to the boat
minor control cable adjustment to ensure the neutral inhibitor switch operates correctly. Oil changes for engine and service.
Thats it -

Thanks again for all your interest and encouragement.
I will ask Bryn to add a post. He wrote a diary each day (into a progressively wet book!) and will say something about the trip, which for an 11 year old, was quite some adventure.

Those of you who have posted but we have not met - we look forward to meeting at some future time.
Paul Beaurain & Bryn

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