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Old 07 September 2008, 16:05   #11
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And of course if he had used expensive oil the compressor would be fine...............
Who knows....but my point is....is it worth the risk - answer NO! - I agree that we are all being taken for a ride but wake up and smell the coffee time. We spend a shed full of money on a boat and engine and then whine on about a few quid. If you can't stand the heat or expense then buy a rowing boat!

Rant over....
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Old 07 September 2008, 16:09   #12
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The XD50 oil that I buy has gone up 2 since last time I bought it and is now 30
2 - and how much has a tank of fuel gone up...... you can't even buy a pint of beer for 2 (unless you are in wales of course!) 8-)

are we jumping up and down about fuel prices (not really)

even if it was 2 each time you took your boat out then that's not really a drama..but it's not.. food has gone up much more than that..

Lets get a reality check here..stuff (everything) has gone up loads...and boats bit aren't any different..same shipping costs, same staffing costs etc.. etc..
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Old 07 September 2008, 16:43   #13
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That must be used chip fat. XD100 is 11/ltr as an Etec requires the highest quality fully synthetic two stroke oil.

Has anyone tried Spry Crisp and Dry in an Opti?
are you enjoying paying 11 per ltr for that stuff then? makes opti oil sound cheap!

did you use spry in your opti?

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Old 07 September 2008, 17:17   #14
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the amount i use it's no real drama to be honest. I'm more p*ssed about the price of diesel for the car 100 for a tank full compared with <70 quid last year - thats a rip off!
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the amount i use it's no real drama to be honest. I'm more p*ssed about the price of diesel for the car 100 for a tank full compared with <70 quid last year - thats a rip off!

Yep.

Scary thing is, it costs me more in diesel to tow the boat to anywhere other than the Solent than it does in petrol for the boat.
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Yep.

Scary thing is, it costs me more in diesel to tow the boat to anywhere other than the Solent than it does in petrol for the boat.
You need to get off the pontoon more

You need to try a Scillies weekend from where I live
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Old 08 September 2008, 02:36   #17
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You need to get off the pontoon more

You need to try a Scillies weekend from where I live
Or to Lizard Point from where I live.
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Or to Lizard Point from where I live.
But doing the clockwise route around the UK was probably poor navigation with hindsight!
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