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Old 04 March 2011, 13:06   #41
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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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I was then very new to ribs and I very much enjoyed that day with you and your brother
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The longest trip was a 110km round trip up the river Tejo on a 4m, 30hp rib, on a sunny June afternoon. The whole trip took 4 hours.

It was exciting at first but, after two hours the engine roar was getting on my nerves. On the way back started to stress because of the heat and the fuel was getting low.

Got a very nice red tone on my hands and arms though.

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Let's forget the refueling problem, What was the longest distance that you have managed to cruise on the rib non-stop?
Yesterday went out for the first time this year with my little rib with a 30 on the back and did 35 miles just cruising about the coast for a couple of hours, came back very refreshed although a little sore with the cold wind and sea spray on the face as it was a little choppy. Still, loved every minute of it though and still want to buy a bigger rib..........
Just need to extend the garage, get a bigger towing car and hjack a fuel lorry. Other than that i'm almost there......
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Yesterday went out for the first time this year with my little rib with a 30 on the back and did 35 miles just cruising about the coast for a couple of hours, came back very refreshed although a little sore with the cold wind and sea spray on the face as it was a little choppy. Still, loved every minute of it though and still want to buy a bigger rib..........
Just need to extend the garage, get a bigger towing car and hjack a fuel lorry. Other than that i'm almost there......
With 2 per litre (unleaded) on its way - I would not get rid of her just yet ;-)
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With 2 per litre (unleaded) on its way - I would not get rid of her just yet ;-)
Hence, my comment on hijacking a fuel lorry. Although still got some planning to do i think, for instance where to hide it once i have it. Dont think it will squeeze under the boat cover.

We are at 137.9 for unleaded, it seems to be creeping up about 1 to 2 pence a litre a day.
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Oban to Oban around Mull via Iona, Staffa ,, and Tobermory with 2 dives and a beer fitted in 125 miles and a great day out. May 2008 when fuel $$ was a bit less
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Oban to Oban around Mull via Iona, Staffa ,, and Tobermory with 2 dives and a beer fitted in 125 miles and a great day out
Almost the same Dunstaffnage to Dunstaffnage around Mull Lunch on Iona, into Fingals Cave then ice cream and comfort break at Tobermory. No dives though.

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309 miles from Uig on the West coast of the Isle of Lewis to Cushendall Ireland via Portree on Skye and Port Ellen on Islay (to drop off a Stowaway from Mull!)- its a long story. All done thankfully in the comfort of a Redbay 11m Cabin with on board movies and hospitality .
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My longest trip to date.

75Miles in my Pro7 today. Knackered now.
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Knackered now.
Know the feeling.

1997. Yamaha 50hp four stroke. Avon 4m. Pwllheli to Malahide, Ireland. About 80nm. 3 on board.

Straight run across on a mirror flat sea.

First job on arriving Malahide was to find petrol as we were running on fumes.

The petrol lad said ' where youse from' 'Wales' said I.

'Yerra feck off' said he. 'There's no way you've come across the channel in dat little dinghy. The Irish sea is designed to keep you English f*ckers out.

He fixed us up with digs at his Moms B and B and a good night out in Malahide High street.

Next morning, back on the boat, sun burning the eyeballs out. 10 miles offshore you couldn't see you're hand in front of your face due to mist.

Not nice being in the ferry channel hearing their horns going off every few minutes.

Got to Bardsey sound without mishap on a flat sea when it suddenly changed to 4m overfalls.

The boat wasn't bothered but we were sh*tting ourselves.

Landed on Bardsey for a rest and wee wee and off again on a flattish sea back to Pwllheli.

Kit was Flare pack, handheld radio and Garmin 76 portable. Black pudding and onion sandwich each and a can of Fanta.

Done it since at night which was another tale in itself.
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