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Old 12 September 2010, 05:50   #21
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Have pencilled in for the 25th. After all these opportunities, I'll be really disappointed if I don't manage to join you this year.
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Have pencilled in for the 25th. After all these opportunities, I'll be really disappointed if I don't manage to join you this year.
It is turning into a bit of a saga for us

A nice clear sky and glassy sea would really make the trip though, worth waiting for
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Old 12 September 2010, 06:08   #23
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Have pencilled in for the 25th. After all these opportunities, I'll be really disappointed if I don't manage to join you this year.
If the weather's ok and we go, we might as well stay the day as we'll have to set off an hour before sunrise in order to get there on time. If we can manage an hour in the dark before the sun gets up we can certainly hack leaving in the dark from MStM.
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Old 12 September 2010, 15:17   #24
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would be good to join you guy's on the 25th but i just sold my spare fuel tanks.

any of you guy's got space for a passenger who'll pay his way in fuel?

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Old 13 September 2010, 12:03   #25
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would be good to join you guy's on the 25th but i just sold my spare fuel tanks.

any of you guy's got space for a passenger who'll pay his way in fuel?

chris.
Hi Chris,
I see your boat is on the hard at the moment. I was wondering what your current fuel capacity and range are. MStM is a 90nm round trip; could you make that without the spare tanks? If not, you're more than welcome to come in my boat.
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I see your boat is on the hard at the moment. I was wondering what your current fuel capacity and range are. MStM is a 90nm round trip; could you make that without the spare tanks? If not, you're more than welcome to come in my boat.
my current fuel capacity is 109litres It's just under making it without a top up I'll make about 80nm before it starts to splutter! so just short!

I sold the spare tank to encourge me to buy a main tank!

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my current fuel capacity is 109litres It's just under making it without a top up I'll make about 80nm before it starts to splutter! so just short!

I sold the spare tank to encourge me to buy a main tank!

Cheers I'll PM you.
I have 4x25 litre plastic jerry cans; you could borrow these if you like. At least that way you get to go in your own boat. Personally I think it'd be great if all four boats could go.
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I have 4x25 litre plastic jerry cans; you could borrow these if you like. At least that way you get to go in your own boat. Personally I think it'd be great if all four boats could go.
That would be great if i could borrow them for the trip.
I agree four boats would make it a very enjoyable trip.

Depending on the weather what speed are you looking at for the crossing?
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It is turning into a bit of a saga for us
Anyone would think we didn't want to go, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

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A nice clear sky and glassy sea would really make the trip though, worth waiting for
That would be nice.

If sea quest wants top borrow a spare tank I've got a 25 litre, and a 15 sitting in the shed with lawnmower fuel in. They'll be coming empty so no getting your hopes up I'm afraid. They've got Mariner/Mercury connectors on them too.

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If the weather's ok and we go, we might as well stay the day as we'll have to set off an hour before sunrise in order to get there on time. If we can manage an hour in the dark before the sun gets up we can certainly hack leaving in the dark from MStM.
That's fine by me.
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If sea quest wants top borrow a spare tank I've got a 25 litre, and a 15 sitting in the shed with lawnmower fuel in. They'll be coming empty so no getting your hopes up I'm afraid.
Thanks Erin.....I Might just take you up on them!
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Depending on the weather what speed are you looking at for the crossing?
If we stay for the day then we needn't get there before HW (08:00 BST). Leaving at 06:30 would require us to cruise at 30kts. This would mean departing 30mins before sunrise but it will be fairly light by that time anyway. We wouldn't be able to leave MStM much before HW-30mins (19:45 BST). Sunset on the 25th is at 19:00; it will be pitch black by the time we're out of the bay. Mind you, we'll have our outgoing track on our plotters, I have radar and Martini II has night vision; we should be ok. This is what's it's all about; is there a more beautiful cruising destination? -

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sounds good.

Looking forward to it.
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Weathers looking good, everyone still in?
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Still showing a F5 on Saturday according to Windfinder. It could still change, but I wouldn't fancy that.
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Saturday does look a bit rough at the moment and there's a very deep low mid Atlantic which is coming our way. If we don't go this weekend then the next opportunity will be the high springs on Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th of October. After that, the weekend tides are too early; we'd be sailing there and back in the dark. Christmas day would be last possibility this year. I'd love to go to Mont St. Michel on Christmas Day; that would be really special; hell, I might even stay for Mass. I reckon I'd be the first pilgram to land by sea since the Middle Ages.
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Yep, that would be a touch special! It would also get me out of going to the in-laws for Christmas lunch
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Tomorrow's trip is clearly off due to the sh*te weather. As mentioned above, the next opportunity is the weekend of the 9th and 10th October.
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Anyone fancy going to MSt.M this weekend (9/10 October)? It'll be rough, but it's the last realistic opportunity before Christmas Day.
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I'm looking at Alderney again friday night/saturday. Will probably be just about my last outing for this year so looks like MstM will have to wait till the spring equinox for me.
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You got back from the pub quick, gearbox must have behaved itself then . Was going to make some comment about you having nothing better to do and getting straight onto Ribnet, but then realised that'd make make me a hipocrite seeing as I'm here as well

If the weather's good on Christmas day, I may well be up for it. Would be worth the agro of launching IMV.
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