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Old 02-02-2005, 05:32 PM   #61
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Well, Drivers Wharf to Alderney. According to formula, I should be able to get 271 miles on a tankful at 2500 rpm, or 246 miles @3000rpm so I should make it unless you get us lost.
Nautical miles or land miles?
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:18 PM   #62
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Please remind me what a Statute mile is worth. . . . .
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #63
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1 NM = 1.151 Statute miles
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:34 PM   #64
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work it out yaself
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:13 PM   #65
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so what do i need to be able to join you?

Insurance?
boat regestration?
I can only carry 120litres of fuel is that enough?
A passenger?
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:53 PM   #66
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so what do i need to be able to join you?

... Lots of Jerry cans?
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:14 PM   #67
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so what do i need to be able to join you?

Insurance?
boat regestration?
I can only carry 120litres of fuel is that enough?
A passenger?

What is your cruising speed?

What is your motors fuel consumption at that speed?

120 Litres! Thats only 26 Gallons!

We would be travelling a distance of around 85 miles at a cruising speed of 25 to 30mph. Journey should take about 3 hours.

You might want to pack some kendal mintcake.
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What is your cruising speed?

What is your motors fuel consumption at that speed?

120 Litres! Thats only 26 Gallons!

We would be travelling a distance of around 85 miles at a cruising speed of 25 to 30mph. Journey should take about 3 hours.

You might want to pack some kendal mintcake.
Cruising at around 4500rpm, thats about 45 to 50 mph she drinks around 1/2 litre a minute.
Do we have to go that slow?
is that 85 miles total or just 1 way?
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:34 PM   #69
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We would be travelling a distance of around 85 miles at a cruising speed of 25 to 30mph. Journey should take about 3 hours.
Speak for yourself Grandad! tell ya wot, I'll leave an hour after you, and put the kettle on for a brew when ya get there. (it takes a while to boil)
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better make it 20mins if ya taking me
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erm............coz someone fecked with my head earlier this week!...........looks like i'm going to spend the remainder of 2005 stamping my feet with my arms folded
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:41 PM   #72
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:43 PM   #73
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Wotz all this "Jon Fuller made me do it" shite?
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:44 PM   #74
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Jon, have you had any takers on yer new business venture? (Rent boy)
Yeah, a couple, but they were both ribbas
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Not at all........i'd love to do it!

It cant be anymore hairy than the time i went out with my dad & uncles in his searay sorrentto...........feck me i soilded'm that day!

However; I'd imagine a prerequisit would be for your boat to have power and I'm floundering in that department...........

In a desperate attempt to rectify this situation I'm banning myself from talking to chuckles, Lanky & Ging whom all ahve given me such contradictory advice.......................good news is your ears are safe, well; 'till my next mood swing anyway
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:10 PM   #76
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Very Looseley:

Johnson - Dont buy a Johnson, or a race engine or something 2nd hand..........

IT Geek - Dont buy anything thats under 250hp excluding a 2.5efi. dont buy abroad, pick from the plentifull supply of quality 2nd hand stuff here in blighty!

TD - Buy abroad with confidence. In fact, buy anything at all as long as we can have a quality day out getting it, buy lots of grogg and smelly cheese A big 'rude will be a great ski engine and with ficht quite economic..........but probably not as gooder buy as a 225 promax

how can a simpleton like meself digest that lot
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #77
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oh yeh and also:

you reckon a pair of Xr2's, a 300X or a 70 Selva!
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:34 PM   #78
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....drinks around 1/2 litre a minute.
What the feck'you got on the back? A Feckin' Seagul???
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Old 03-02-2005, 02:06 AM   #79
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And what do YOU want?
Its quite obvious to me that what i WANT isnt attainable on my budget!

I've used this phrase so often, but i stand by it.........if i am to buy something, it has to be "a significant improvement on what i already have"...........i.e newer and most importantof all bigger HP.

My main concern is that if (ok when) I am to splash all my CC's on something like a promax/big 'rude or Vmax & the thing goes bang, it'll mean my new boat sits in the garage all summer 'till i can afford to repair it.

the flipside is of course, now i have a new boat & decent trailer, I want to finnish it off with a decent motor............my 200 would be such an anticlimax now.

think that covers it
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TD - Buy abroad with confidence. In fact, buy anything at all as long as we can have a quality day out getting it, buy lots of grogg and smelly cheese A big 'rude will be a great ski engine and with ficht quite economic..........but probably not as gooder buy as a 225 promax

That isn't how I remember putting it, but this is how I see it:

You won't/can't buy new, even though you've been given some killer prices! (here's another one, Jonny 250 etec 20" brand new £7,500.)

So you gotta buy s/h, and your options are as follows:

Promax from the States, sounds like a cracking motor but you take the risk of not seeing it till it arrives, and you have to have faith!

225 ho from a rib, loads of hp but people are wary of anything jonnyrude.

200xs from Belgium. That one appeals to me coz we get to go via France and can buy loads of Brie and Petite Chablis!

The other thing that has crossed my mind is that if it's proving so difficult to buy a decent motor, then buy the one in Belgium and if your not happy with it sell it on! Might even make a profit!
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