In reply to Dick:
If I think I’m going to run low on fuel – hardly possible along the UK or continental coast – I choose a suitable refuelling place to stop. But if that wouldn’t be possible for your trip, then drums on deck it’d have to be. How about water? Got sufficient? Got a radar reflector or electronic radar-bouncer? Got lots of Kwells? Radio working OK? Got your certificates in case anyone asks (for the radio)? Got a courtesy (Portuguese) flag and a yellow duster? ..etcetera, etcetera, etcetera..