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Old 30 April 2013, 09:26   #1041
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No drained it and flushed it out last week.think with the heat on the day tank has sweated and a build up of gas hit buy a spark from grinder.blew me about 10 feet but 3 jockey seats which were glassed in were found 30 feet away.new deck needed and seats need re-fitting .never mind Im still alive and can see out of one eye.hopefully other one Will be ok soon.just thought i would post to remind people what a bomb fuel is.
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Old 30 April 2013, 09:43   #1042
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Oh mate! So sorry to hear about this, you should start a thread on this to help warn people of the dangers of working with fuel and vapour.

I hope you have a speedy recovery, please let us know how you are doing.

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No drained it and flushed it out last week.think with the heat on the day tank has sweated and a build up of gas hit buy a spark from grinder.blew me about 10 feet but 3 jockey seats which were glassed in were found 30 feet away.new deck needed and seats need re-fitting .never mind Im still alive and can see out of one eye.hopefully other one Will be ok soon.just thought i would post to remind people what a bomb fuel is.
OMG, that is pretty bad. Agreed, you should start a thread to enlighten all the "DIY" boaters on here what can go wrong!

Hope you are ok
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Old 30 April 2013, 11:45   #1044
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I had to cut a tank out of my osprey years ago, was so bloody care full and my ass twitched all the way through the process trust me ,


Hope all is well and no eye damage , bet the neighbours was impressed to hoot,
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Old 30 April 2013, 11:51   #1045
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Thumbs! Whose was the big grey ribeye with a 300 on? V nice.
Hi,

I'd just like to say thanks to Humber P4VWL and to Chris at Ty Calch (and team) for making the weekend possible. We really enjoyed it, well at least myself and my mate did, not so sure about my brother as it was only the 3rd time in 15 years he'd been on a rib.

It was also good to put some faces to names although it's a pity we didn't get to meet you to say thanks. We only got back late last night (370 miles seems verryyyy lloooonnnnggggg when towing a boat) so i've been unable to log on earlier as my iPad got a tad waterlogged on the trip round. I'm sure i could see a fish swimming behind the iPad screen.

I must confess to being the owner of the Ribeye mentioned so I'm pleased you like it.

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Old 30 April 2013, 12:00   #1046
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Got as far as Holyhead and then got sea water in the fuel after the bilge pump failed.

Massive thank you to those that helped particularly the lads on "warrior" I think it was that towed us in. (Please pm me you bust a nav light towing me the least I can do is buy you a new one)

And to Hadd and Kerny who got me away from the rocks and then came to Holyhead to sought retrieval of nemanda out with me.

Thanks to mick for letting us hop on with him and finish the cruise.

You all helped to make sure what could have been a disaster and a crap weekend into a top one .

Nemanda is now tucked up in Andys boatshed waiting for a new bilge pump and carb clean etc

Cheers all

Neil and Amanda

Hi Neil,

glad you and Amanda enjoyed the weekend despite you're boat troubles, we were happy to help. Don't worry about the Nav light, I live in Essex so it'd probably have got nicked when i got back.

Thanks for the beers at Mr Fu's.

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Hi,

I'd just like to say thanks to Humber P4VWL and to Chris at Ty Calch (and team) for making the weekend possible. We really enjoyed it, well at least myself and my mate did, not so sure about my brother as it was only the 3rd time in 15 years he'd been on a rib.

It was also good to put some faces to names although it's a pity we didn't get to meet you to say thanks. We only got back late last night (370 miles seems verryyyy lloooonnnnggggg when towing a boat) so i've been unable to log on earlier as my iPad got a tad waterlogged on the trip round. I'm sure i could see a fish swimming behind the iPad screen.

I must confess to being the owner of the Ribeye mentioned so I'm pleased you like it.

Thanks again. Peter.
That's some mileage!! What was the tow truck?
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Old 30 April 2013, 12:34   #1048
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Peter your too kind sir. Next time we meet the beer is definitely on me. 370 miles is a long tow, 740 really in total.

Well done that man
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That's better than my yam. I used 130 litres.
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Yeah but I used 30 of those litres getting you to drag me along

Anyway I win the fuel stakes, Fron Chris the slip to Holyhead is say 30 miles.


I used 140 litres, leastways its all gone now
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That's some mileage!! What was the tow truck?
It's only a vw tiguan. It coped really well. It's auto so I just set the cruise (and went to sleep). Averaged 45mph on the journey back and got 34mpg.
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Yeah but I used 30 of those litres getting you to drag me along

Anyway I win the fuel stakes, Fron Chris the slip to Holyhead is say 30 miles.

I used 140 litres, leastways its all gone now
I thought it was we Scots who'd ttry to water down the fuel to make it last further. Guess I'll have to think of some other way to make my fuel last (other than slowing down).
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Watched the videos on youtube Chris, yours and Anthony's are the only ones i could see, jealous of you all.

Must of been a great atmosphere.
it was a brilliant day out with a great crowd, and a good night at Fu's too, what ribbing is all about. I can't believe I made it all the way round, I was only aiming to do the short trip from Ty Calch to Menai and back to Ty Calch, but temptation got the better of me
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Wish i would have come with you all but had a leaking fuel tank.while i was waiting for my New one to be made decided to make the old one safe.job

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went a bit wrong !!!!!!!!
that doesn't look much like fun
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Hi,

I'd just like to say thanks to Humber P4VWL and to Chris at Ty Calch (and team) for making the weekend possible. We really enjoyed it, well at least myself and my mate did, not so sure about my brother as it was only the 3rd time in 15 years he'd been on a rib.

It was also good to put some faces to names although it's a pity we didn't get to meet you to say thanks. We only got back late last night (370 miles seems verryyyy lloooonnnnggggg when towing a boat) so i've been unable to log on earlier as my iPad got a tad waterlogged on the trip round. I'm sure i could see a fish swimming behind the iPad screen.

I must confess to being the owner of the Ribeye mentioned so I'm pleased you like it.

Thanks again. Peter.
Hi Peter,

nice to meet you and your crew, and have a nose at your rib too if you ever want a return trip, let me know and we can sort a good weekend out round the coasts of Nth wales, there's loads to see and do, too much to mention on HP's thread
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