Originally Posted by henryfreston
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.