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Old 16 April 2004, 11:39   #11
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Argh, i recognise the boat profile - that was Friday evening. We were looking for somewhere that wanted less than 45 per night. Ended up going back round the coast to Christchurch, albeit VERY VERY shallow!
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Old 16 April 2004, 11:52   #12
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Hi Daniel,
I too was concerned over the weekend at the oil consumption on my 225 opti. 1st run of the year (nancy warm weather boater) and we burn't about 300 litres of fuel and probably 7 litres of oil. Most of it was at high speeds as it was so flat but your figures have made me feel better!
Anybody know of cheap place to get the stuff? I ended up paying 27 for 4 litres from a fuel berth as I was not expecting to run out....

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Old 16 April 2004, 11:58   #13
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Wavehumper (Stu Hopkins) or whatever he calls him self now has a load he will sell you at a good price. pm or e-mail him.

I pay about 15 for 4litres i think, which is a very special price!
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Old 16 April 2004, 12:01   #14
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Hi Daniel,
I too was concerned over the weekend at the oil consumption on my 225 opti. 1st run of the year (nancy warm weather boater) and we burn't about 300 litres of fuel and probably 7 litres of oil. Most of it was at high speeds as it was so flat but your figures have made me feel better!
Anybody know of cheap place to get the stuff? I ended up paying 27 for 4 litres from a fuel berth as I was not expecting to run out....

Graeme

that's a ratio of 43 to 1 which seems extr high, i'd have a chat with your mechanic. I bought a 45 gallon drum for 800 quid inclusive so if you are down our way I can ley you have 20 or 40 litres at cost. but you shouldn'y pay any more than 22,50 at a chandlers. Fuel pontoons are however one of the last places in Britain where certain forms of piracy is still legal

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Old 16 April 2004, 12:04   #15
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In Ireland Optimax oil is 41.50 (27.72 in Sterling). Anybody know if I can order it online? I intend to bring it back in bulk when I'm collecting my new rib, but it would be handy to be able to order the stuff as well once I run out!!
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Old 16 April 2004, 12:06   #16
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The problem would be it's heavy and might not work out that cheap once delivered. You can but 10li cans but they don't seams any cheaper per litre than the 4li ones.
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Guess I'll be loading up so when I'm over, otherwise the 10hr over-oiling period will hurt the wallet, at our prices anyway. How much should I expect to pay for a 4li can?

I know it'll be worth it though. I'm jealous listening to ye talking about your Optis!!
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Old 16 April 2004, 13:57   #18
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Argh, i recognise the boat profile - that was Friday evening. We were looking for somewhere that wanted less than 45 per night. Ended up going back round the coast to Christchurch, albeit VERY VERY shallow!
We were just on the left as you came in. Did you try Dolphin Quay? they had space that night and over the weekend, we paid around 70 for the week for a berthing there.

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that's a ratio of 43 to 1 which seems extr high, i'd have a chat with your mechanic. I bought a 45 gallon drum for 800 quid inclusive so if you are down our way I can ley you have 20 or 40 litres at cost. but you shouldn'y pay any more than 22,50 at a chandlers. Fuel pontoons are however one of the last places in Britain where certain forms of piracy is still legal

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