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Old 06 November 2013, 16:58   #1
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Advice please.

I am picking up a 3.1 Avon rib with a 9.9 Honda 4 stroke from Salcombe and taking it by sea to Bournemouth. (depending on surf might divert to Poole). The forecast is good, light winds, offshore and low swell.
My question is, I have roughly 10hours of daylight and it's about 110miles hugging the coast. This means without refueling I must maintain at least 11mph.
What sort of fuel burn can I expect with this rig.?
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Old 06 November 2013, 17:01   #2
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With the greatest respect - put it on a trailer . 110 miles on a tiller at this time of year is very very hard work & in such a boat potentially very 'iffy'.
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Old 06 November 2013, 17:01   #3
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My only advice is don't even think about doing this as your first trip in an unknown small boat, seriously ?

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Just remind me, it's not April 1st already is it?

PS Don't know which forecast you're looking at, but it ain't this one
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My only advice is don't even think about doing this as your first trip in an unknown small boat, seriously ?

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Point taken. I have a refuge in Dartmouth, Torbay, Teignmouth, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, West Bay. Its only after West bay and around Portland I become committed. Then Weymouth, Lulworth, Kimmeridge. I kayaked this route in five days 3 times there and back and would not attempt it without a good weather window or the correct clothing for immersion. Now, back to the question. Thankyou.
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only one thing to say to this.. Don't.
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Point taken. I have a refuge in Dartmouth, Torbay, Teignmouth, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, West Bay. Its only after West bay and around Portland I become committed. Then Weymouth, Lulworth, Kimmeridge. I kayaked this route in five days 3 times there and back and would not attempt it without a good weather window or the correct clothing for immersion. Now, back to the question. Thankyou.
Difference is if the motor fails you cant paddle it.
You cant portage sections.
The wind will act on the larger surface area much more dramatically.

However there are some that wont take advice when its given and need to fail before it becomes apparent.
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My advice, DON'T DO IT.
You are asking for trouble.
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