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Old 28 May 2013, 10:19   #221
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Err.... he didnt mean ship to ship refuelling !
He meant a tanker truck coming to each stop.
Personally - I wont be happy until air to air refuelling is brought up !!

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With no disrespect to this idea, have you gentlemen ever tried pulling alongside a tanker at sea, unless conditions are lillypond calm it can be very hazardous, think of pulling alongside a sheer cliff face and you'll get the idea, most Ship to smaller vessel transfers at sea are usually performed under passage, anything from 5 to 10knts whatever the Ships Captain feels appropriate. He would of course provide you with a lee, but even this can be challenging with small lightweight craft.
I'm not saying it can't be done, and really not looking to throw spanners, I hope it will be a fantastic experience for you all, and wish you the very best for your voyage.

PS, If anyone would like some high res pics or vids whilst departing or returning to the Port of Milford Haven, then please contact and we can arrange a meeting place.
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Old 28 May 2013, 11:13   #222
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Err.... he didnt mean ship to ship refuelling !
He meant a tanker truck coming to each stop.
Do'h ...... In that case its a brilliant idea, and I hope the weather is like this for your voyage.
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Any news on the fuel tanker deal?
OK - I SEE .. I was late

What Cetus is talking about was a fuel truck with enough capacity to supply fuel to all participants to avoid everybody running in the evening with plenty of jerry cans to the next gas station ..
somebody here mentioned that HMS was considering - or was even organizing such fuel supply already .

*but an offshore fuel tanker would be cool too
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That's exactly what I was talking about.
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Make it big enough and you could winch on deck, re fuel then launch..... A la the whale wars video! Rofl
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guys..yes ...HMS mailed me that he is trying to put together a Fuel tanker truck that will be at each night stop, with hoses, spill kit etc, so that the flotilla can be refuelled. He is working on it and should have news soon. The fuel demands of all the boats are too much to do it any other way. No ship to ship refuelling, no air to air refuelling, no carrying tons of jerry cans between the Marina and the local gas station. He should be along with some news soon.
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Team Bulletin (29th May): We are therefore delighted to confirm that the Donegal Fuel Company have agreed to take the project on in order to not only service a midway fuel stop on day three but also all the ports inclusive of and between Killybegs to Crosshaven. The service will include one Articulated Fuel Tanker plus an additional supply truck carrying Easy Pumps, Generators, Spill Kits and Oil Booms - all operated by a designated qualified two man Round Ireland Challenge fuelling crew.
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That should make things easier! They've done really well to get that sorted.
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That is a lot of fuel!

"The event has grown to such proportions that every hour the flotilla is steaming, its total consumption of petrol will now be running at over 1000 litres an hour. "
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I suspect that the "Donegal Fuel Company" may be "Donegal Oil". They are keen Rally people and should be well equipped to supply fuel "in the field". Also used to dock/boat work as they supply marine fuels into Killybegs, our largest fishing port.
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