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Old 15 May 2013, 20:38   #401
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I forgot to mention but NEVER ENOUGH will be going as well

Hopefully we will have some sunshine

Well done for hitting the target which I guess could be at least doubled by the time of the cruise

Well my predictions were correct

I will still have a few passengers so more cash will be added to the pot and I guess new donations will be made.
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Old 15 May 2013, 20:44   #402
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Well my predictions were correct

I will still have a few passengers so more cash will be added to the pot and I guess new donations will be made.
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Old 16 May 2013, 06:15   #403
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Extra boat now running with you. I am turning out as I had planned with our new RIB and will have a reporter on board who will do an article "story on the actual day, a feature on the “cruise in company” as a social feature".

I have also asked for some bids from two/three companies involved for the charity so I will update as I hear more.

During the run I hope to have some images done on the new boat and its use, I have asked for some friends to join me aboard and hope to have some more spaces too. I will run from The Hamble.
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Old 16 May 2013, 11:26   #404
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Hi All

Claire and Rob who made donations yesterday work opposite me, There will be lots more to come.

Looking forward to meeting everybody on the day especially Whisper. Great job !!.

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Old 16 May 2013, 17:05   #405
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Unfortunately I won't be able to join you in our own RIB however I'm still interested in joining you.
Would anyone have a spare seat so I could tag along? I'm 17 years old so could be an eager cabin boy/deck hand I have my own Go Pro style camera so I could do some filming.
If anyone could offer a seat I of course would donate extra for the opportunity.
I live in Cowes so Ideally if I can be picked up there it would be great, however I'm sure I could meet elsewhere on the Island.
Any opportunities would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 16 May 2013, 20:36   #406
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Old 16 May 2013, 21:15   #407
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I gave both engines a service today and run them up, all seems to be tickety-boo

It'd need to be flat calm to tempt me across the channel just for a lap of IOW but you might see me there

300nm round trip...3 litres per nm at cruising...90ish ppl...hmm.... :o
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Old 16 May 2013, 21:29   #408
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I gave both engines a service today and run them up, all seems to be tickety-boo

It'd need to be flat calm to tempt me across the channel just for a lap of IOW but you might see me there

300nm round trip...3 litres per nm at cruising...90ish ppl...hmm.... :o
Yer but, gas oil is about 2 Bob a gal over there. .
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Old 16 May 2013, 21:44   #409
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It would be great to meet up and see the almighty Martini
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Old 16 May 2013, 21:50   #410
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I have a very special announcement!

We have had a £100 donation plus £25 Gift Aid from Swedish Jedi with a message to say:

'In memory of my mother, Berit Ottilia Lauder. Your name is on the RIB! XXXX Alistair Looking forward to the trip'

Thank you so much Mr Jedi, can't wait now

Well done you

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Old 16 May 2013, 22:04   #411
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Yer but, gas oil is about 2 Bob a gal over there. .
Including setting fire to 25l of opti oil I'm still looking at over a grand! :o

I need to find some passengers!
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Old 16 May 2013, 22:06   #412
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Including setting fire to 25l of opti oil I'm still looking at over a grand! :o

I need to find some passengers!
Can you not get a ferry over and jump on a rib?
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Can you not get a ferry over and jump on a rib?
And the fun in that would come from where exactly?! Worlds worst rib passenger me!

Seriously though, it's been a couple of years since I've been up north, would be nice to get the beast over and get a few more ports logged on marinetraffic.com!
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Old 17 May 2013, 17:51   #414
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Hi there,

Still getting used to my rib and rib ownership as have only had it for a few months now. Am planning to join you all around the island and very much looking forward to it.

However like some others have a big question mark regarding fuel consumption, i have a 90hp 2 stroke mariner circa 1990, and a 100 litre fuel tank built into the console, would that be enough fuel to go around the island? At the moment I only have a 5 litre can for spare fuel which is premixed for the back aux engine that i have.

What doesnt help is the times that i have been out on the rib i have been enjoying opening up the throttle, doing turns and generally wasting fuel but enjoying it but also getting to know the characteristics of my rib.


If this isnt enough i need to think about buying myself some more fuel containers, either in the form of cans, or a fuel tank with bulb and connector for the engine. I do have a syphon tube that i can use to top up the main fuel tank. I havent purcahsed one up til now because i read some threads on here about people having trouble filling up cans in petrol stations etc.

What do you guys think? Appologies if this is hijacking the thread etc.
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Old 17 May 2013, 18:47   #415
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And the fun in that would come from where exactly?! Worlds worst rib passenger me!

Seriously though, it's been a couple of years since I've been up north, would be nice to get the beast over and get a few more ports logged on marinetraffic.com!
if you want to head up North, then what about Nth Wales, and another round the island cruise, sunny Anglesey
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However like some others have a big question mark regarding fuel consumption, i have a 90hp 2 stroke mariner circa 1990, and a 100 litre fuel tank built into the console, would that be enough fuel to go around the island?

What do you guys think?
As you're worried - a safe plan would be to start full and reckon on re-fuelling when we get round to Yarmouth.

You should be able to get all the way round and then some on 100 litres, but topping up in Yarmouth will bring you piece of mind.
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Old 17 May 2013, 19:12   #417
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However like some others have a big question mark regarding fuel consumption, i have a 90hp 2 stroke mariner circa 1990, and a 100 litre fuel tank built into the console, would that be enough fuel to go around the island? At the moment I only have a 5 litre can for spare fuel which is premixed for the back aux engine that i have.
I would imagine that more than enough,, SR5.4 with yam 90 wavejumpin n shit used to use 70 litres tops.70 litres is what i will take this time also!
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Unfortunately I won't be able to join you in our own RIB however I'm still interested in joining you.
Would anyone have a spare seat so I could tag along? I'm 17 years old so could be an eager cabin boy/deck hand I have my own Go Pro style camera so I could do some filming.
If anyone could offer a seat I of course would donate extra for the opportunity.
I live in Cowes so Ideally if I can be picked up there it would be great, however I'm sure I could meet elsewhere on the Island.
Any opportunities would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Hi Ralphy, take a look at the document here http://bit.ly/XKWPro
There are a few boats out of IoW that are declaring seats available.

Maybe you can PM a couple of folk and secure a place. It would be good to have you join in!

As usual my family are not as enthusiastic as me about the idea of an expedition - so my attendence is not guaranteed
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Old 17 May 2013, 20:24   #419
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We have had a £50 donation plus £12.50 from Chris Caton with a message to say:

'Hi, I can't make it next weekend, still on chemo therapy myself, hope you all have a great cruise and raise loads of dosh for the McMillan Nurses'

Thank you so much Chris, it's great to hear from you! sorry to hear that you haven't been well and I wish you a speedy recovery I'll do the best I can to take some good pictures and video of the day for you

Thanks again for your donation and please let us know if there is anything we can do

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