Originally Posted by bogib
well perhaps JK would rather like me trying crossing on a Valiant 4.9 with Mercury 55 Sea Pro
To be honest, I don't care what boat you use. I'm not really bothered what boat anyone
I think your current plan is completely mad and I think the boat will probably sink. I don't have any problem with it personally though, and I'll be interested to see how you get on. I'll be very happy for you if you succeed.
As for the Valiant, I don't think you'd manage to physically get enough fuel aboard -- but you'd be less likely to sink without trace!