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Old 04 January 2011, 17:39   #41
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this might sounds daft, but if most of this info (and other useful info) is already on boatlaunch then would it not be better to update / add details / amend (which boatlaunch allows anyone to do). Therefore it doesn't become one person's sole responsibility to maintain the data?
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Old 04 January 2011, 17:54   #42
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had a look at your updated site you have the wrong Tarbert shown it should be on Loch Fyne not Jura.
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Old 04 January 2011, 18:18   #43
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If asking wouldnt Boatlaunch be a better place, I am sure the answer would be Yes if they wanted it on their website. The reason for me embarking on this task is that I hope to do a circumnavigation of the UK in Sept 2011. I am looking into upgrading my Avon Rib for something bigger, but I ask myself do I want a petrol outboard or a diesel inboard. Where petrol is available and what range the rib needs between fuel stops is a major influence on what type of Rib I look for. So far diesel is looking the better option.

On the Boatlaunch site, you cannot just show locations with petrol available, you have to click on every shown location, then click on "more details" then scroll down the list of information to see if Petrol is sold. That is a much bigger task than this.

I imagine Boatlaunch have all the data stored in a database where it can be indexed, so I did contact Boatlaunch to ask if I could get that part of the data, and was told no, but the best way to get that information was to ask the question on Rib Net. So here we are with me putting the details on a Google Map, and hopefully I will find the right fuel and the right rib later this year.

Anyhow its good to gaze at maps of the western isles, on these long winter nights!
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If asking wouldnt Boatlaunch be a better place, I am sure the answer would be Yes if they wanted it on their website. The reason for me embarking on this task is that I hope to do a circumnavigation of the UK in Sept 2011. I am looking into upgrading my Avon Rib for something bigger, but I ask myself do I want a petrol outboard or a diesel inboard. Where petrol is available and what range the rib needs between fuel stops is a major influence on what type of Rib I look for. So far diesel is looking the better option.

On the Boatlaunch site, you cannot just show locations with petrol available, you have to click on every shown location, then click on "more details" then scroll down the list of information to see if Petrol is sold. That is a much bigger task than this.

I imagine Boatlaunch have all the data stored in a database where it can be indexed, so I did contact Boatlaunch to ask if I could get that part of the data, and was told no, but the best way to get that information was to ask the question on Rib Net. So here we are with me putting the details on a Google Map, and hopefully I will find the right fuel and the right rib later this year.

Anyhow its good to gaze at maps of the western isles, on these long winter nights!
trust me when i say, if you're going round britain make it a diesel, i've done it in both and pretol is harder to find the further away from the south coast you get
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Old 05 January 2011, 08:52   #45
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Diesel based on books/stories I've read. Though the boat that went from the med to Norway before Xmas was a petrol. if you really want to use petrol, what about a support crew? They could get to almost anywhere.
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trust me when i say, if you're going round britain make it a diesel, i've done it in both and pretol is harder to find the further away from the south coast you get
Although with the power of Ribnet, I have now discovered three I didn't know about since this thread started!

I reckon if this comes to it's logical conclusion and is used to combine a good plan with judicious stowing of a folding sack barrow, Petrol may not be as crazy as it sounds?
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if you really want to use petrol, what about a support crew? They could get to almost anywhere.
Get Codders on the case with his Discovery, Ifor Williams trailer & 1200 litre bowser.
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Question to JK after Si has finished his mammoth task would it not be a good addition to Ribnet site info??
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Old 05 January 2011, 10:08   #49
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Although with the power of Ribnet, I have now discovered three I didn't know about since this thread started!

I reckon if this comes to it's logical conclusion and is used to combine a good plan with judicious stowing of a folding sack barrow, Petrol may not be as crazy as it sounds?
support is needed, i've got tales of using aviation fuel in scrabster (top of scotland) and another time when one of our lot swam ashore with tank's, gave the tank's and money to a complete stranger and he came back, with fuel and change, trustworthy welsh for ya!
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I've just noticed Linnhe Marine are now showing both petrol & diesel on their Website.

http://www.linnhemarina.co.uk/
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