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Old 25 May 2017, 06:53   #1
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Cowes to Anglesey

Hi any advice on motoring in a rib from IPW to Anglesey?
Lack of petroleum fill ups may be an issue?
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Old 25 May 2017, 09:00   #2
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Keep the brown bit on the right

Solent to the West Country should be easy enough, but it's a bit more challenging when you turn the corner.

I've done Falmouth to Pwllhelli non-stop before, but more usual would probably be to refuel at Milford Haven.

What sort of range have you got?
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Old 25 May 2017, 12:07   #3
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I did Poole to Penzance a couple of years ago, my write up and thoughts here: Poole -> Penzance -> Poole - trip log . Looking at a chart and calculating the distance/time based on assumed speed is one thing, but if the weather isn't with you, it all takes much longer!

Agree with John - fuel in the Solent/West Country area should be fine. I assume the Shearwater has a reasonable tank size, and many harbours along there have fuel. You can definitely get diesel at Newlyn/Penzance as the last place in the west country, if no petrol on the waterside certainly in Newlyn there's a garage fairly close by if you had to use jerry cans.
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There's petrol at Dartmouth/Salcombe, Falmouth, Milford Haven.

From what I remember the bigger Shearwaters have 300 or 400 litre fuel tanks which should be enough to get by without lugging jerry cans in taxis.
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Oh I like the sound of this, but the other way as I am based north wales, I can see fuel may be the issue.
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