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Old 07 November 2014, 16:24   #231
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Success and Failure!

According to Rudyard Kipling's 'IF' we should treat these two imposters just the same.

I always try to visualise success...

For round IOW it's all the boats safely at the Needles and for the RIB 4 Macmillan it was an awesome boat like new with black tubes, built out of nothing...

But you can decide when enough is enough and that does not mean that you have failed, it means you have visualised success and worked out the journey to get there. You have weighed up the two and realised that success for you is to change your plan. Now others may see this as failure, but who are they to judge, as they are not taking part and failure and success are the same thing.

For me and having seen the ending to other Round Britain cruises, success was standing on a pontoon, spraying Champagne everywhere and jumping into the water!

But when we lined up at Ramsgate and Daniel took a group photo on my phone I realised that this would be our last night together and when I looked at the photo, I realised that this was our moment and we didn't need to do any more other than enjoy each other's company for the last night.
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Old 08 November 2014, 01:55   #232
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To transfer this we use a special container that has a valve so you can get the spout into the filling cap and then allow the oil to flow.
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This is the canister we used and might be of interest for other 2 stroke fans :
Rapidon Benzinkanister 6l mit Literskalierung in weiß 886681 | eBay

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As a matter of interest what sort of amounts of Fuel did you Guys end up using??
Be interesting to compare Rigs and engines ect.
Black Hawk / Osprey Vipermax 7.2m
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2 persons on board
220 liter tank
Total fuel on board up to 410 liters

min fuel consumption 1.43 liter / mile
Max fuel consumption 1.63 liter / mile
AVERAGE 1.52 liter / mile

Oil consumption XD100 settings 1 : 70
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Black Hawk / Osprey Vipermax 7.2m
ETEC 250
2 persons on board
220 liter tank
Total fuel on board up to 410 liters

min fuel consumption 1.43 liter / mile
Max fuel consumption 1.63 liter / mile
AVERAGE 1.52 liter / mile

Oil consumption XD100 settings 1 : 70
Cheers Jurgan...I'm sure a few on here as well as me will find that interesting too.
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This is the canister we used and might be of interest for other 2 stroke fans : Rapidon Benzinkanister 6l mit Literskalierung in weiß 886681 | eBay

That's a neat can
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End of day 12 (this was our planned route):

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Day 13 - Our last day...

I woke up in the yacht named rebellion, packed up my small amount of gear that I had now whittled down to just a few things.

Daniel had very kindly lent me a drysuit so I'm good to go

As I climb the steps up onto the deck I take this picture...
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So today Daniel and Wayne are joining us and also Mike Deacon is cruising back to Lymington in Hot Lemon.

As we round Dover and see the white cliffs and also France! I must admit, the draw towards Calais is unreal and I really felt the urge to go there for lunch, after all it's just over there!

But we are on our way to Brighton and I've never been there before.

Pic of Brighton...
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