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Old 16 October 2006, 20:04   #1
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How Many Hours This Season????

I was wondering what the average amount of engine hours forum members have done this season. I have clocked up 60hrs since the end of May and I was curious to see if I am under using my rib !!!!!


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Old 16 October 2006, 21:01   #2
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Old 17 October 2006, 03:10   #3
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i can second that .Its been a bad year for me only10 hrs, last year 35 useing two boats year before 60 odd.Sorry forgot about spending four days in Hyth at Southhampton.Feeling a lot better now so make that 34 hrs engine time but many more if you count time on water ie fishing mored up watching racing etc
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Old 17 October 2006, 03:21   #4
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'Cough' - 24!

Could be the lowest on the Forum?

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'Cough' - 24!

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Nah, mine is probably about the same. Plenty of water time though. After buying a house fuel has had to come 2nd this year.
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Old 17 October 2006, 08:06   #7
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'Cough' - 24!

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About 10 hours I guess
Hardboat - which has spent more time in the boatyard being fixed than on the water - well at least its been used as a deposit now, and just waiting on my new baby to be delivered next year
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Old 17 October 2006, 08:40   #8
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Quiet Year.

About 75 hrs so far this year. Started in February. well under what I normally achieve due to changing boat in August. I normally get 50 + hours in in August on its own.
I'm not putting the boat to bed until the real bad weather kicks in and I'm guessing that won't be until December if last year is anything to go by. Even then she'll be dragged out when the conditions are favourable.
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Old 17 October 2006, 10:51   #9
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120 engine hours on my Merc 1.7DTI...
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Old 17 October 2006, 11:49   #10
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Haven't checked the new boat but the old one had about 60 on it and the new one has done at least that so roughly 120 hrs .

I thought about 100 a season was average ,

so what are the main reasons for not using the boat much

1 Fuel cost

2 live to far from the water

3 just too busy at work or lack of time

1&3 i think are the great British problem
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Old 17 October 2006, 11:55   #11
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Ian,

Its probably 1 in my case. Taking fuel costs for running the boat, plus also 2 hours towing and the fuel costs associated with that. Then theirs slipway fees and landing fees. Plus I also like to have a decent meal whilst I'm out and a couple of drinks. Soon adds up. But isn't everything expensive in this country ?
Possibly only the Americans and our Channel Island friends get a cheaper run. I'm not always convinced life is cheaper in every foreign country.
For instance I am considering going out saturday. Launching fees at my chosen site are £10. Then the council want £9 so I can park on a bit of muddy ground. That exorbitant parking fee annoys me. Its the reason I only launch from that site when I'm forced to.
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Only about 30hrs so far but I will keep using mine in the winter if I have time. It's more fun in the rough anyway!!!
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Just over 200hrs most of that in the summer holidays when out all day for 6 weeks.

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Hours vary greatly between boat and usage.

I know this is a RIB forum but think of it like this, a cruiser might spend 5 hours engine running time to get to a destination a RIB would only take 100hours.

Some RIB's are fast, some are for cruising. My 120 hours are going at an average of 30knts on a Panther 19 SC, which is for sale... Click here... www.url.ie/289
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350 hours, 10300ltr fuel (120.000 NOK )

And I have carried all the fuel i 20 ltr cans 30 meter from my pick-up to the boat. My arm/body length propotions is now the same as a gorilla
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350 hours, 10300ltr fuel (120.000 NOK )

And I have carried all the fuel i 20 ltr cans 30 meter from my pick-up to the boat. My arm/body length propotions is now the same as a gorilla
Holy crap! Are you mega rich or something?

I use about 25 litres per hours, so 125 x 25 = 3125 litres

Which is about €2250, quite affordable!
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This season I've done over 1000nm!

On the petrol front I dread to imagine how much fuel we've bought!!

Its all on a charity and leisure basis not commercial so I don't think thats bad going!!

I've also got 11,000 Nectar points!! Kerrrrrrching!!

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