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Old 04 January 2016, 06:30   #11
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You'll want to make sure you understand your fuel requirements etc - it would be very embarrassing to run out part way there and make good headlines "Scilly Inflatable Dinghy Rescue"...
Yes I can recall having to help out a Ribnet member with fuel to get back

Transferring fuel, Bryher a few years ago
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Old 04 January 2016, 08:25   #12
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Yes I can recall having to help out a Ribnet member with fuel to get back

Transferring fuel, Bryher a few years ago

As I remember you had spare...and it saved a trip to St Martins...Very decent of you too Jim
You Boys got any trips planned?
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As I remember you had spare...
We're never without spare.

The Mk1 eyeball tends to be pretty reliable.

Can you buy fuel on St. Martins now?
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We're never without spare.

The Mk1 eyeball tends to be pretty reliable.

Can you buy fuel on St. Martins now?
Mk1 eyeball is always good!
Unless of course you Guys loose it overboard!!... on the outward journey eh!?
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Mk1 eyeball is always good!
Unless of course you Guys loose it overboard!!... on the outward journey eh!?
Mk1 nostrils detected that one and ripped the piss accordingly, along with the self folding radar tower.

When the spare goes missing, there's always the spare spare. Full tanks + 50Ltrs each spare is standard.
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Guess what?! They even sell petrol on the islands!
Yep...makes life a lot easier!
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Mk1 nostrils detected that one and ripped the piss accordingly, along with the self folding radar tower.

When the spare goes missing, there's always the spare spare. Full tanks + 50Ltrs each spare is standard.
320Ltr under deck tank sorted that one & AIS the other
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Thanks to all of you that replied to this! I thought I was thinking crazy thoughts but now I know that other folks have crazy thoughts too so i'm ok! I'm a complete greenstick & newby, only got the boat recently & have done my level 2 course but had little experience yet so i'll be spending this year getting less green but I've got it into my head that I want to take it to the scilly's & intend to do it when i'm ready. Thanks so much to you all for your advice, wise words & offers, i'm very grateful & will flag it up again when the time comes! Loving this forum btw, everyone's genuinely helpful & gratious, happy to have found it Thanks again!
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Also I've been reading Alain Bombard's book 'The Bombard Story', where he takes a boat about the same size as mine across the Altantic, that man had some balls?! Maybe I should stop reading..
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Transferring fuel, Bryher a few years ago
With those legs on display I'm sure you were all queuing up to get your fuel cans out....
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