>>> He's leaving the missus at home
Don't joke... when I felt the edge was off the performance a couple of weeks ago she said "Just drop me off at the pontoon, that'll cure it".
We are due to lose eldest teen daughter to Uni soon... she's only a lightweight as far as it goes but that will make the outfit more lively.
Well what I've done Max is to go through the kit and remove all the dead weight.
Been carrying the removeable transom wheels in a bag for a while to see if it assists at places we visit... they never got used so out they go.
Far too much rope more suited to a 20ft clinker launch & 4 small fenders we never used. Spare prop, spanners and wooden block to do swap. Decided not needed in the boat.
My old set of last year dated flares carried to use in addition to in-date new ones. Over the top so they're out.
Second 10l tank of fuel with hose & primer. Started to carry this second tank when I had the Tohatsu 9.8 with a 10l tank and wanted a decent amount spare. Really over the top now my Mariner has a 22l tank so I've ditched it. Will take a nearly full 5l can pre-mixed in its place.
My tools and boat spares/fittings kit was handed down from a GRP boat with more locker space. Contained far too many tools and spares like a thermostat, impellor, 3 in-line fuel filters etc etc. Cut this from 2 sealed boxes to 1.
I gal of fresh water carried in case of shipwreck reduced to 4x 500ml bottles.
And of course the Honwave footpump and hose not needed if using the Bravo so out they go.
All in all removed 63lbs of kit. The gain for the Bravo pump with battery, 5l spare fuel and 4x 500ml water is 21lbs so a worthwhile 42lbs saved.