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Old 17 August 2012, 07:58   #141
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Out of interest how much fuel would a 60 hp 5.2 meter boat be carrying to safely circumnavigate the island? I toyed with the idea of doing it solo over the bank holiday weekend. (Humber pawl has now somewhat put me off as we were going to tacle it anti-clockwise!) I reckoned 80-90 litres, but has someone got any actual used figures?

I know consumption is variable based on conditions weight etc etc

Longest ever run to date was Dunbar to Isle of May (circa 22 miles) I used approximately 20 litres of fuel. Conditions were probably optimum based in terms of sea conditions as I managed to maintain a high speed plane for circa 2/3 of the distance.

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Well our old Avon 5.4 with modern two stroke 90 was roughly just under a litre a mile. It's v roughly 80 mile round depending on how many bays you enter or cut across. I always carry 50% extra in case it gets rough and you drop to a slow speed.

From posts on here most ribs 5-7m seem to be between 0.8 and 1.5L per mile at their mid range cruising speed.
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Appreciate the response. Sounds like sound advice to me. dare i ask if anyone fancies a round Anglesey (on the bank holiday weekend) weather permitting.
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Wish i was mate, you all have a great weekend,

We are packing the gear into Domino ready to invade for the west coast of Scotland 5 ribs in total so should be a great week
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We are just dropped the rib off with Chris and got to the travel lodge. Probably only going to get as far as the harbour bar tonight for some Scram and a few libations. If anyone's about I'm bald and Amanda's not
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Out of interest how much fuel would a 60 hp 5.2 meter boat be carrying to safely circumnavigate the island? I toyed with the idea of doing it solo over the bank holiday weekend. (Humber pawl has now somewhat put me off as we were going to tacle it anti-clockwise!) I reckoned 80-90 litres, but has someone got any actual used figures?

I know consumption is variable based on conditions weight etc etc

Longest ever run to date was Dunbar to Isle of May (circa 22 miles) I used approximately 20 litres of fuel. Conditions were probably optimum based in terms of sea conditions as I managed to maintain a high speed plane for circa 2/3 of the distance.

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Hi.we did the trip around Anglesey last year in a 5.2 with 70hp a load.of fishing gear & camping gear & 3up & made it round 80litres
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Hi.we did the trip around Anglesey last year in a 5.2 with 70hp a load.of fishing gear & camping gear & 3up & made it round 80litres

the size of you 3 that's good going
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hi, hoping to be at ty calch 9'ish, launch'in 10'ish, see you all there
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Wish i was mate, you all have a great weekend,

We are packing the gear into Domino ready to invade for the west coast of Scotland 5 ribs in total so should be a great week
Scotland has some superb areas, you just need the weather!
Where are you all going to be based?
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Scotland has some superb areas, you just need the weather!
Where are you all going to be based?
Oban, we should have some good weather Jambo has ordered it
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Oban, we should have some good weather Jambo has ordered it
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I am just back after three weeks in Argyll and it was wall to wall sunshine except for to days. In the main the wind behaved as well only a few days were the sea star was 'lumpy'.
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Looking forward to the invasion and hope the wx is good as you will enjoy the many places you can go to.
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Buggeration - last minute change of plan means I wont be there - Enjoy yourselves!
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We'll be running a little behind the group too. Probably in Menai for 11. See you later.
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I can c mr smooth there no wine gums,as fu confiscated them on entry
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glad you all had a great day pity we had to miss it but to many things to do getting ready for next weeks invasion of Scotland
WILLIAM WALLACE will b waitin on hiz pony flail in hand,go bak t england boys and tell them that scotlands daughters and her sons are yours no more,
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