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Houseboat hire

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by goz, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. I'm going to hire a houseboat soon at Hawkesbury River, fishing adventure with a few mates...

    Never hired 1 before, there is a few different companies that do it and I've noticed some of them charge by the travelling hour, and others charge by fuel used, i find the travelling hour charge a bit rude as you are already paying a hefty hiring fee..

    So question is, how much fuel would you use in an hour

    Also does anyone know of some good overnight spots in the Hawkesbury for fishing :)

    cheers


     
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  2. A mate from work is going up that way for a few days this week, so I can ask him when he gets back. No help of the top of my head though, sorry.
     
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  3. that would be great, thanks
     
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  4. How much petrol you use will vary a lot depending on what size boat it is and what engine(s) it has. It could have one or two outboards (2 stroke or 4 stroke) or could have sterndrive (petrol or diesel).

    If you drive at a relaxed cruising speed the fuel usage will not be too bad. For example if a diesel revs out to 2400rpm a good cruise speed might be 1400rpm and use very little fuel. On a recent trip on the murray in a week we used more petrol in the generator than we did in the boat engine.
     
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  5. Engine: 2 x 9.9hp
    (4 stroke)

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  6. I'm planning to do this next summer. A weekend fishing and beering with mates would be totally ace.

    Also, your new avatar scares me.
     
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  7. [​IMG]

    I want a houseboat with these puppies on the back. :bolt:
     
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  8. A singly 9.9 2 stroke should use about 10 litres an hour at normal revs (roughly), a 9.9 4 stroke half that or less.
     
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  9. When I was on a workin' holiday in London (long time ago now), a group of us hired a canal boat - similar to this:

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    Very, very funny weekend. Oh and the riverside pubs were brilliant.
     
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  10. awsome, but looks cramped
     
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  11. Goz,

    Actually, as I recall, it wasn't too bad. Perhaps the one we got was bigger, but there was plenty of headroom (at least for me - I'm a short arse) and it was surprisingly roomy inside. Plus the roof was a very pleasant place to down a few ales. Going through locks was fun as well.

    If you are ever over there I can thoroughly recommend it. It was a ball.
     
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