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Old 10 October 2013, 13:51   #11
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Hi Folks,

Here s the new challenge organized by HMS. Normally i will join the challenge with my Humber 6.3. hope to see you guys on water !!!!

Do not hesitate if you want to sponsorize my awesome team
All well, if i find myself a sponsor then two Belgians (one Flemish speaking and the other French speaking, but we communicate in English) (with very Brittish ribs) will participate!!!!! So one Humber 6.3 and one Ribquest 6.3....
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Old 10 October 2013, 14:25   #12
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I'm thinking (only thinking at this stage!) of doing it in a wooden 4m c-fury,but will have Ross in our 8.1 Scorpion as mother ship. With a bit of luck the rest of the "Lancashire Pals" will talk me out of it (or get me sectioned)
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thats it Mike...come over to the ..."small" side, the view is much the same as from the "big" side.. there just seems to be more of it!
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Old 10 October 2013, 15:22   #13
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I could always modify the seating for the trip to make it uber comfy and a nice supporting back rest. Maybe a few shock absorbers between the console and the deck

As long as it is doable. At the end of the day you only live once so you might as well make the most of it- even if I can't sit down for a month afterwards
Henry - the boat could go round the UK quite happily. Whether any sane person would try to take a SR4 in the legs that are outlined above, day after day is another matter. In fact you might question that even in boats quite a bit bigger. e.g. Largs to Ft William is a massive day in a small boat if the weather is less than perfect. It would be an epic in its own right, but the day before is equally big and exposed.

I can only assume that Hugo has either (a) completely lost his marbles or (b) found some special hotline to the weather gods! that he has proposed the Scilly Isles, Hollyhead->Largs and Largs->Ft William all in the same week

You are looking at 150 ish mile legs, in potentially tough seas with the aim to get to a specific destination in a relatively tight timescale. Even with a small engine you will probably be working it hard so might need to be thinking towards 200L of fuel to have capacity + reserve on the longest days. You probably don't want to be refuelling in the middle of the north sea or irish sea from cans either so you'll need to plumb most of that in properly.

You's also need to find something like £2k to cover the fuel cost of the whole trip, plus whatever hugo charges for "organising" the trip, plus accomodation each night, food etc. Add in some fancy extra kit you might want before you set off, and some basic servicing/repairs on the way round and I think you'd find yourself £4k+ down quite easily.
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Old 10 October 2013, 15:45   #14
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No rest days ... doh! Even the Tour de France put in some rest days...
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Old 10 October 2013, 15:46   #15
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Round the Isle of Wight was probably my limit and i noramlly can take a bashing. Peter m was 2 inches shorter and this created a "septic rectal prolapse" after a few minutes! that could have been down to the abuse that he had to endure..! i got told later by whisper he actually enjoyed that more than wavejumping!
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Old 10 October 2013, 17:59   #16
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you can do it on your avon 4m you just need to make sure to prepare it as best as u can, shockwave seats maybe etc, ask Trevor he did the round of ireland and bigger boats stoppped before him !

Jurgen you must be in mate !!! hope to see you again

Bliksem hope to see you back on water !!!

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Old 10 October 2013, 18:02   #17
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200L on a small boat i m not that sure as i had it for the longest leg in Ireland and i had enough with a 175HP on a 6.3m rib (course i had 2X20L extra tanks)
do not hesitate if you need more details or advises about what we experienced during round of ireland
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No rest days ... doh! Even the Tour de France put in some rest days...
Ah - just because there aren't any planned rest days, I'm sure they will happen - the trouble is the timing will be dictated by when the weather deteriorates such that you're forced to stop for a day or two. Like in Ireland.
Or of course, when bits fall off the boat and you have to stop anyway to fix them!
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200L on a small boat i m not that sure as i had it for the longest leg in Ireland and i had enough with a 175HP on a 6.3m rib (course i had 2X20L extra tanks)
do not hesitate if you need more details or advises about what we experienced during round of ireland
Well it may be pessimistic but I got there from two different routes:

(1) Ribnet rule of thumb cruising rate of 1L/NM. Most small boat report better cruising that this - but most small boats only cruise in benign conditions close to shore. If the weather is nasty my experience is he'll be alot close to that 1L/nm especially since with a destination to reach he'll be driven by factors other than maximum fuel ecconomy. Longest leg is 170 NM - and then most people would suggest at least a 20% reserve.

(2) Hugo published a target cruising speed of 22 knots this year. Herny's boat should be capable of much more but in the open sea with some wind he might find he's working the throttle hard to maintain that (and if it is really bad he may not manage to). If he's at WOT with a 50 HP 2 stroke (which is generally regarded as the best SR4 combo) then he'll be burning 19L/hr, and 170 NM is going to take nearly 8 hrs - which adds up to about 150 ish L + reserve.

So 180-200L total? It might be conservative, and Henry certainly needs to work our what he needs if he is going to do the trip - but it is certainly not going to be a few portable tanks.
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i m ok with the 20% reserve. in any case we re cruising togheter or in 2/3 groups but never cruising alone ! as we are all ribbers, help may come in a second ! i m doing 1l/nm with my humber6.3 175HP. i would say in any condition.
cruising speed of 22 knots was what we did except in rough seas, somethimes i was at 14 knots or so.there was also a small ribcraft with 60hp that cruise with us for 2 days. unfortunately crew dicided to stop but i cruised next to this boat and it ran pretty well ! you just need to prepare your boat this kind of challenge, pay attention to weight and only have what you really need. check list sent by hugo is quiet exshaustif
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