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Old 08 September 2016, 01:43   #1
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34 mile return passage in 3.4 rib

Not sure if this was wise or not but went out in my little 3.4 m rib today launching at the River Deben. It was so nice I poked my nose over the bar and radioed a friend in his 31 foot yacht and followed him on a 34 mile round trip off shore to the ore. Conditions were flat calm on the way across but roughed up on the way back. Good thing was I only used 6 litres of petrol on the whole trip on the little 15 hp 4 stroke

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Old 08 September 2016, 02:30   #2
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Well done there is nothing like a longish trip in a small rib
But your rib makes mine look big

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Old 08 September 2016, 02:37   #3
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Quite envious... we were due to be out just south of you yesterday (Brightlingsea) but after fuelling car & OB tank the night before family matters intruded and that was that.

Looks perfect sea conditions.
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Old 08 September 2016, 03:07   #4
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Well done👍 IMHO distance is irrelevant, it's about logistics,planning & psychology.


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Old 08 September 2016, 13:40   #5
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Well done there is nothing like a longish trip in a small rib
But your rib makes mine look big

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Yes she is small. I need a name for her and I was thinking of 'Little Floater'
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Fantastic, you need to name your boat the economic explorer!!!

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Old 09 September 2016, 01:10   #7
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Fantastic, you need to name your boat the economic explorer!!!

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Now that is a good suggestion
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Yes she is small. I need a name for her and I was thinking of 'Little Floater'

Little Floater,,not so sure about that, we occasionally get those in the works toilets !!
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Little Floater,,not so sure about that, we occasionally get those in the works toilets !!
Agree with steco on that one....


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6l omg....... The whole trip?
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