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Jul-23-2007 @ 9:26 AM                           Permalink
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That's a very, very impressive fuel consumption, David.  Too good to be true surely!  If I was the fuel pump attendant, I think I'd be getting the calibration of the pump checked pronto!! Scared

My old Bounty boat uses that much on a trip to the south Broads, (and it does have a new engine and hydraulics!) and a visit to all the furthest points.  Considering the distances you've covered and the speeds you've quoted, something just has to be wrong there? Question

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It was surreal we left Derbyshire on Friday evening in torrential rain fearing the worst for the weekend but by the time we crossed the Suffolk border it was bright sunshine and a very pleasent evening.

Until we got home last night we were really unaware of the mayhem the weather had caused in other parts of the country. The wind was the issue for us as David has eluded but you can't control the weather and our return will be when it will be.

If you do happen to see two Blue hulled ships amongst the Powerboats at Lowestoft this weekend you will know we will have made it back   Playful Wink

Our fuel bill to date has amazed us too 96 litres but I'm convinced Kingfisher has the latest fresh air fuel injectors fitted  Wink

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Jul-23-2007 @ 9:33 AM                           Permalink
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You obviously used the same pump to fill up from then, Perry? Question

Out of interest, how much is red diesel away from the Broads.  I couldn't buy it on my commercial fuel card for the prices that Boulters and the Yareside Shop at Brundall sell it.

Pete

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Hi Pete

I havn't got the reciept with me but I'm sure it was early 50's per litre.

I'm sure you can find cheaper down there but this was just very convenient before we parked our ships.

It was the same pump and the 'boy' working it was very apologetic when I said 'how much' (have we used) until I explained it was how little we had to fill up with.

Both ships were topped brim full at Waveney River Centre before we exited the Broads and topped right up yesterday so we can be sure that the start point was the same.

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Nothing wrong with the pump calibration at Shotley Pete, also our navigator was expecting to take on just under 1/4 tank by the fuel gauge reading so it all fits. I was astounded but the tank was certaily filled to the overflow vent just as it was when we left WRC, the bill for 73 litres came to £43 & change so I guess about 58 or 59 pence per litre. The only explanation apart from perhaps the "diesel faries" coming in the night and putting some in is that the D4 is indeed as economical as Mr Volvo claims. Smile

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Jul-23-2007 @ 10:02 AM                           Permalink
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I didn't doubt for one minute that you or David has miscalculated, Perry, but I still think that bearing in mind the distance covered and the speeds that David has quoted, that is outstandingly frugal fuel cosumption - very impressive indeed!  That's why I suggested that the marina fuel pump may require re-calibration! Playful

The price doesn't sound un-compettitive either considering that they have a fairly "captive audience" at such places.

I look forward to reading the full report of the trip, (with pics) when it becomes available, but in the meantime, will wish you both a safe passage "home", whenever that takes place.

One further point, if I may!
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we parked our ships
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This didn't escape my notice: - It's really not the language of one who puts to sea in "ships"! Playful  LOL

Pete

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Jul-23-2007 @ 10:09 AM                           Permalink
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There's no doubt as to the excellent quality of Mr Volvo's products, David, I have in the past spent enogh hours driving them (when I used to drive "heavies") to vouch for this.  Their heavy trucks don't have unimpressive fuel consumption either.

Pete

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This didn't escape my notice: - It's really not the language of one who puts to sea in "ships"!

It's just my offbeat sense of humour Pete.

But I am registered with an SSR number  Wink

I for one was very surprised at how frugal our engine has been. Ours is Yanmar (Toyota based I think)and have found little cruising information for these other than official Yanmar figures which do look to be about right.


I hate to think of your GPH when on the 'heavies'

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"This didn't escape my notice: - It's really not the language of one who puts to sea in "ships"!"

Yes it is Pete   Smile , it's only Armchair Admirals and flannel & blazer brigade who insist on words like berthing. words such as string instead of rope or lines, driver instead of helmsman, ship instead of boat and the like are a slap in the face for the AA's, the only exception I make is for Port and starboard and other things which are safety related.
Smile  Smile

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Not sure about GPH for heavies, and I don't drive them very often these days, - glad to be away from them!  Great strides in efficiency have been made over the last few years around 1 - 1.5 MPG improvement, and believe me that's a lot on a vehicle doing aroung 8MPG.

As to the language of Armchair Admirals, I'm quite ashamed I ever made that observation now! Blush  Especially as I commented on flag etiquette the other day as well! Gasp   I think I'll go and hide in a corner somewhere until this furore dies down a bit! Playful

That'll teach me to poke my "bathtub" into a serious seafarer's thread!! Playful  LOL Evil Grin

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I’m sure you won’t lose any sleep over it Pete.  Smile  Smile   The correct terms are of course the correct terms and they are designed to eliminate confusion, I just can’t help being a bit rebellious sometimes, must be the old hippy in me. Smile  Smile  Smile

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