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Old 18 December 2007, 09:44   #41
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Out of interest and not wishing to be rude, what sort of budget do you guys give yourself to fund this type of event, over and above your boat, I ask this from the Jo Blogs angle funding himself and not you lucky chaps that can run it along side your boating related business:-) thanks in advance, Phil
I think every boat will be different depending on how much they want to put in - fuel is going to be prepaid, but you can work out how much that will be depending the fuel consumption - entry is 10 per horsepower. You'll need safety equipment, both for the crew and the boat (helmets and race lifejackets can be quite costly depending on where you get them from) - up to date flares etc and the list is quite long! Preparation for the boat can be considerable - you'll need to expect the boat to be able to cope with force 6 -7 easily, and the cost of this will be up to how well the boat is prepared already.

For the actual event you will ideally need a ground crew to follow you around with a trailer - if they are in a motor home then that will reduce the costs quite a lot, but you might have to hire one? If you have Mercury power Barrus are bringing a big spares truck, so you don't need to carry to many spares yourselves which helps.

If you or anyone needs any help with finding stuff let me have a list and I'll try and point you in the right direction!

I'm afraid the short answer is - it depends!
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Old 18 December 2007, 10:23   #42
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well in 1984 they reckoned the big class 1 boats to be spending 10 grand a day,from memory,and i think first prize was 20 grand
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Old 18 December 2007, 11:40   #43
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Our estimated costs for the event not including the boat is 25-30 K
We have 3 seats in the boat and 4 crew who will rotate. There is a fair chance that one or more may end up with a back problem. These costs are being split and none of us have boat related businesses.
We see this as the greatest experience that we could have on water.
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Old 18 December 2007, 12:05   #44
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Our estimated costs for the event not including the boat is 25-30 K
We have 3 seats in the boat and 4 crew who will rotate. There is a fair chance that one or more may end up with a back problem. These costs are being split and none of us have boat related businesses.
We see this as the greatest experience that we could have on water.

If it isn't prying too much it would be helpful to know what is included in that - entry, fuel, any support crew other than the fourth crew member? Are you taking any spares and a trailer around with you? (bearing in mind your history! )
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Old 18 December 2007, 12:28   #45
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would this be a fair breakdown:
4k Fuel
2.5k Acc/Food etc
3k Ent Fees, 300 engine
1k Courses in my case I/crew would need to do to comply
2k Pers Safety kit, Helmets etc
5k Boat mods, again to comply with race rules
Allow 15K ish, plus lots of beer tokens and a willing mate to drive the Landy and Trailer around the course

value your comments

any sign of Suzuki providing support ?
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would this be a fair breakdown:
4k Fuel
2.5k Acc/Food etc
3k Ent Fees, 300 engine
1k Courses in my case I/crew would need to do to comply
2k Pers Safety kit, Helmets etc
5k Boat mods, again to comply with race rules
Allow 15K ish, plus lots of beer tokens and a willing mate to drive the Landy and Trailer around the course

value your comments

any sign of Suzuki providing support ?

Yes I think those are fair - one of the big hidden expenses are the courses - you'll need Day Skipper, sea survival (everyone), VHF (one per boat), and need to do a verbal test with the RYA to get a license if you haven't got one already or meet any of the exemptions. Little things like charts for the GPS can be expensive as well as paper charts. The landy needs to be packed with every concievable spare part! The full license is 200, but you can get a one leg not in charge of the vessel license for only 60

Suzuki haven't announced anything, but it would be worth asking the local dealer if you have a relationship with him if he would lend you some spares on sale or return in return for a sticker on the boat?

What do you intend doing to the boat as preperation?
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QUOTE=Cookee;231248] If it isn't prying too much it would be helpful to know what is included in that - entry, fuel, any support crew other than the fourth crew member? Are you taking any spares and a trailer around with you? (bearing in mind your history! )
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Our rough breakdown

8500 Entry
7000 fuel
3500 Hotels for crew
1200 fuel for American RV and support vehicle
2000 Food
1000 Licence
1000 clothing
5000 Misc.

RV being used as hospitality and support crew accommodation
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Our rough breakdown

8500 Entry
7000 fuel
3500 Hotels for crew
1200 fuel for American RV and support vehicle
2000 Food
1000 Licence
1000 clothing
5000 Misc.

RV being used as hospitality and support crew accommodation
I'm guessing Barry, but that 5000 Misc. is beer?
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I'm guessing Barry, but that 5000 Misc. is beer?
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I'm guessing Barry, but that 5000 Misc. is beer?
I thought the beer was the 7000 fuel ?
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