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Old 02 March 2011, 15:16   #31
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Old 02 March 2011, 17:09   #32
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last season I did lots of little 20+ nm trips in the sr4, but that sold and we bought a 6.5m hard cabin boat. 87nm trip back from her berth in essex to the pontoon up the river medway. less than a mile out of essex and the pro spun. at full throtle we could get just on 6 knots.

it was a very long trip home, made it on 100ltrs of petrol and just over 13hrs. we got back having had to sit out the lowest tide of the year and unable to get sufficiently up river to tie off with little more than vapors in the tank.

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Old 02 March 2011, 17:15   #33
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Old 03 March 2011, 05:21   #34
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last season I did lots of little 20+ nm trips in the sr4, but that sold and we bought a 6.5m hard cabin boat. 87nm trip back from her berth in essex to the pontoon up the river medway. less than a mile out of essex and the pro spun. at full throtle we could get just on 6 knots.

it was a very long trip home, made it on 100ltrs of petrol and just over 13hrs. we got back having had to sit out the lowest tide of the year and unable to get sufficiently up river to tie off with little more than vapors in the tank.

fun day......
You chose to do 86 nm with a spun prop / problematic engine at 6 knots rather than do 1 mile back to the start and get the issue fixed
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Old 03 March 2011, 11:50   #35
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what was the name of your hard boat you took to the medway as i have a river boat on the medway, my longest single trip was from allington out the estuary around the isle of sheppey and back to rochester, id say 60-70nm but i was only 16 but a very safety concious one at that
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Old 03 March 2011, 15:23   #36
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We did about 155 miles from Redbay to Kyles of Lochalsh stopping at Tobermory for lunch in the Mish meeting up with the round Scotland group in 1988 with our 6.1mtr along with a 7mtr diesel Osprey. That was the start of a lot of long distance rib runs! Unfortunately on the RS 88 trip we had to turn round at Lochinvar (Andre will remember having a Pint of the black stuff in the Royal in Portree).
But as has been stated itís very easy to do long distances in good conditions but itís a very different story trying to do long distances punching into a big head sea!
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As an aside, how often does everyone find that the weather/sea has changed and they put off the return of day out until following day?
I understand that sea could bocome too dangerous to return but what if return is 'too uncomfortable'? i.e. twice the time of outward leg.
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We did about 155 miles from Redbay to Kyles of Lochalsh stopping at Tobermory for lunch in the Mish meeting up with the round Scotland group in 1988 with our 6.1mtr along with a 7mtr diesel Osprey. That was the start of a lot of long distance rib runs! Unfortunately on the RS 88 trip we had to turn round at Lochinvar (Andre will remember having a Pint of the black stuff in the Royal in Portree).
But as has been stated itís very easy to do long distances in good conditions but itís a very different story trying to do long distances punching into a big head sea!
Callum, and I am still addicted to it. By the way that was in 1998. Was your rib the one with the yellow tube
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You chose to do 86 nm with a spun prop / problematic engine at 6 knots rather than do 1 mile back to the start and get the issue fixed
Had to push on. The boat has been siting on a drying berth for over a year with very little movement. I put a lot of the lack of power down to a dirty bottom and badly degraded fuel in the system and low maint on the main engine. The aux was mine so knew we would get there in the end.
The payment on the marina was up and with no trailor had to make it over to Kent.
Had it have all gone bad we would have dropped the Aux and still proceeded a about 5-6 knots. so nothing really lost appart from ££ on fuel. It was when we got back and found that the prop was spun and the bottom was actually quite clean, i felt a bit of a plonker.

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Hi Andre,
Yes it had Yellow tubes with a Johnson 150 GT we had a lot of fun with the 6.1 Stormforce & the GT had a lot of grunt! Then we fitted a 150 Ficht big mistake!
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