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Old 07 June 2003, 15:49   #1
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Clocked hours

Alan Priddy need not answer this question.

PLase enterthe amount of hours days you use your RIBS per year, I am interested because I wonder how much it should affect the choice of engine.

I did about 4 to 500 last year
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Old 08 June 2003, 01:11   #2
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Not as much as I would like. About the 100-150 hours mark. Have just fitted an new engine hour guage so will know exactly how much I use it this season.
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Old 08 June 2003, 09:56   #3
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Stuart, it would be unfair of me to answer your question seeing as I only used the boat once last year! Alan P
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Old 08 June 2003, 09:57   #4
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My ribtec does about 100 hours a year, when its not being borrowed for a month at a time by some geezer in Southampton.

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Old 09 June 2003, 10:39   #5
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Stuart, ol' chap. You've got an engine here in Cornwall that hasn't clocked a single hour in all the time you've owned it. That's now nearly a year. D'you really want it? Or can I auction it.....and donate the proceeds to the RNLI?
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Old 09 June 2003, 11:20   #6
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boat does about 100, I do about 1500 - 2000 In other peoples boats (not all RIBS) :-) Much beter way to do things.
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Old 09 June 2003, 19:29   #7
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Mike,, I think that the RNLI is fairly well funded at the moment so I'd like to avoid the auction option.

I have this week sent some cash down to St Mawes to pay for the engines relocation plus a donation to the Mike G/Andrew Cox hospitality fund.

Sorry, I know I've been taking the P**s

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Over the last two years, I have averaged about 200 engine hours per year.
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Old 10 June 2003, 06:33   #9
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Last year, I did 30hrs, but the boat spent nearly 11 months of that year being repaired after bits kept falling off.....

This year with the new boat, so far I've done 40hrs according to the laptop when plugged into the engine last week, plus another 4hrs on Sunday.
*If* the weather gets any better, I'll probably end up around the 100hr mark at the end of the year - I don't intend to winterise the boat, so it's useable at any time during the winter.

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Old 10 June 2003, 07:06   #10
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I do about 150 engine hours (over ~30 days) a year.

I would do a lot more if I could!
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Old 10 June 2003, 07:11   #11
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Last year we did 260 hours, took part in a lot of cruises to channel islands etc. This year i've used the boat twice so far about 10 hours max. Very poor
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Old 10 June 2003, 11:58   #12
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well i think i not doing to bad seeing as this is my first year with my own boat.

in the last 3 weeks since I have had my new engine I have done over 35 hours and been to guernsey

it's going to be a great summer
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2001 season accurately rwecorded 65 house with a boat that was not easy to launch.
2002 curtailed when she was sold earlier than I thought so about 30 on the Zodiac and 10 on the little Humber that replaced her.
So far this year about 35/40 but not accurately recorded.

The break even point for HPDI over striaght two stroke comes quite quickly I belive. After that though, recovering the cost of 4S o/b and then i/b diesel becomes an increasingly longer term project. Does it not?
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Old 11 June 2003, 14:09   #14
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Yeah those have alwaysbeen myperceptions, however itseems that you can't keep the diesel boys off the water
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Gav and I Did about 180hrs last year. The rib is used 11 months of the year mostly on weekends
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I must admit that if we still had petrols their would be no way i could have done as many hours last year it would have cost me thousands in fuel.

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