Large submerging object in the River Thames

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Tiny Turnip, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Very unusual for the UK,
    A dolphin travelled up the river Dee past Chester last year,negotiated
    a weir into fresh water,and stayed for a couple of days.
     
  2. SukiSolo
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    SukiSolo Senior Member

    I know of dolphins on the Tideway (London) as I used to sail at Putney, and seals were fairly regular.

    Yes, the 3.3hp shold be enough as auxilliary. Watch fuel tank size though, we have a couple of Mariner 2 stroke 3.3s' and they don't last long when used hard. Some guys use them on SB3s' or equivalent about 40 minutes running?
     

  3. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Thanks for your reply SS,much appreciated.
    I would take spare fuel for it to make sure,Glad I can use the 3.3.
    I've done about 6 miles with it on the canal on a 9ft inflatable on less than a tank.it will probably use more with the heavier boat like you say.
    Thanks again
    V
     
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