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Old 13 December 2009, 11:56   #21
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Very neat Matt - will be dropping the RIB down to Biffer in the New Year to take a look - one of the needs being to sort the fuel tank position - but that looks like a good solution Many thanks J
You might want to consider what is the longest journey you plan to make and choose the fuel tank size based on your mpg figure plus a reserve. Matt H or Stu will be able to give a pretty good guess at the mpg.

Would I take an Avon 5.4m cross channel on a group cruise? yes.

Now, that has set the mind thinking during these dark winter nights

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Old 13 December 2009, 12:07   #22
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You bugger Pete - but that would be an amazing thing to be able to do - and I'm impressed that the Searider would be capable (although the driver likely not!!)

Interesting thought - so what size fuel tank would I need????
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the better weight to balance was the two smaller tanks, bank on a mile per litre, throttle back with 1 person on and you should acheive 0.7 litre per mile with your engine jean
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The Floptilla to Alderney last summer had two jet skis accommpany it. .... and Paul is thinking of doing it again in 2010!

If they can do it (and it must be said that they were aching a bit!) I'm sure a 5.4m rib can make it!

Top up at Yarmouth with 70l total (your tank(s) full and the rest on your boat or one of the support boats) and you'll get there without difficulty in reasonable conditions with a reserve.

We're more than happy to carry your extra fuel 'cos we hope to go again to Alderney and also to St Vaast. Dates for both to be confirmed - although if the Alderney trip is to be combined with the Cannonball Run, you may need to carry fuel for us if we're to do the 10M circuit with 16l
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Matt/Avocet - many thanks - very useful and would love the opportunity to go over to Alderney - just need to persuade the in Laws they would like to look after all the dogs for the weekend!!

The Cannonball Run sounds like fun - but probably a bit beyond our ability yet
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