Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL
I know I know, though £1500 is optimistic I'd have thought!
I always like a back of a fag packet calculation...
So Andre's 999 Challenge Guys went right round in 1350NM I think. They were doing 1.2l/NM, I'd assume you were going to do 1.5l/NM So 2025 litres of go juice. Not sure what quayside fuel costs this week. But going to assume its £1.60 a litre. £3,240 of fuel. OUCH!
So if you had 3 people sharing fuel thats just over £1k on fuel, or £1600 split between 2. Thats right the way round so if you are taking the shortcut you can knock a bit off. (??1100NM)
If you are using forecourt fuel its average about £1.32 right now.
That would reduce the cost to c£1,500 for the shortcut.
Reality must be between the two so maybe £2250 - split between two thats not so bad... Between 3 its even better
With dry suit, PLB, fuel, oil and accommodation if inclement it'd add up.
Oil - something like 16.5 litres of two stroke fuel. ?£160? split between 2 thats £80 each
Suspect Poly wasn't factoring these in as they aren't soley for the trip and bin
PLB £200 (assume 1 each?) If really only want/need for 1 adventure you can hire (£50-70) or buy used from fleabay?
Drysuit... End of season deal £200? Suspect a black shadow will be more. Or fleabay?
You missed Marina fees. Assuming 12 day trip at £2.50/m (don't know how close that is to reality) Assuming 7m RIB about £20 a night so another £240 to be split.
Accommodation is the probably the bit that would cost the extra especially a problem if you are 3 rather than 2 and not thinking of tent. If you want a B&B every night I'd guess you are looking at £60/night for 2 people but you may struggle to get 3 beds for £90...
Accommodation £800 (based on 2)
= £3450 to be shared.
Split between 2 : £1725, Split between 3 (with extra acom?) £1300
= £400 personal kit
Total: £2125 if 2 people, £1700 if 3 people... Obviously lower still if 4 people BUT not sure what your seating is like...
You also missed the SCOT Seats??