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Old 29 August 2008, 18:04   #1
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afternoon out and we only used 2 liters of fuel

after the slip was cleared of boulders by the clubs bucket tractor we had an afternoon run out at teesmouth ,went out to sea for a while then on return came across the hartlepool lifeboat towing a broken down fishing boat from 14 miles out ,as it was low tide they couldent put him at his berth in paddys hole so he was tied up on an outside mooring ,he asked us to tow him in when there was enough water .which we did after lashing along side the fishing boat as sibs dont steer very well towing something much heavier than its self in this case the fishing boat was around 40 feet long and weighs about 9 tons. ,, then we still had a run about up to greatham creek and another run out to seas, ,. total fuel used all day was just 2 litres , happy sibbing to all out there ,mart.
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Old 29 August 2008, 18:07   #2
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even the big boys had there sib in use. the rnli call theirs an xp boat and which is based on an avon rover 2.80 with a 5 hp engine , coincidently my boat was stationed on one of the prievious hartlepool arun lifeboats just before she was sold out of service .
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Old 29 August 2008, 18:14   #3
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having a rest on the now disused teesmouth lifeboat slipway and yorkshires most northerly lighthouse at south gare,with the yorkshire coast to the left of the lighhouse and the river tees and the durham side on the right.
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Old 30 August 2008, 06:17   #4
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having a rest on the now disused teesmouth lifeboat slipway and yorkshires most northerly lighthouse at south gare,with the yorkshire coast to the left of the lighhouse and the river tees and the durham side on the right.
Two liters, thats great! Don't you love it!

Our neighbors 150HP Fiberglass boat needs that just to leave the slip. :-O

Looks like fun, thanks for the pict's.
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