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Old 09 October 2005, 14:16   #1
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Morocco trip

I am hoping to take my baby boat to Spain/Gib with us on holiday Christmas time. Plenty of places I want to explore - should be fun IF the weather is good enough!!!

One trip I REALLY want to do is across to North Africa - it is only about 8 or 9 miles across.

What worries me is the legallity of such a trip - for a start how is my "vessel" classified - is it a vessel??? If they can rule a jetski is then I suppose so???

Or shouldn't I worry - do they really care about 2 blokes in a dinghy? No room to smuggle much of anything - just want to land on the African continent and then back again.
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Old 09 October 2005, 14:31   #2
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Arnt ribs banned in Gibraltar

That is if you arnt police, doesnt all the Hashis come across that short sea route from North Africa


What will you do if you land there and a few illegals take the sib off you, and buzz over to Europe on your boat leaving you to make your own way back
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Old 09 October 2005, 14:45   #3
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Arnt ribs banned in Gibraltar

That is if you arnt police, doesnt all the Hashis come across that short sea route from North Africa


What will you do if you land there and a few illegals take the sib off you, and buzz over to Europe on your boat leaving you to make your own way back
It is not a RIB - they banned the big fast powerfull ones - don't think my 3.1m with a 15hp will qualify for that!!!

The Gib government tolerated that sort of thing for years - didn't effect them but they bowed to foreign pressure in the end - the spanish hate them as it is!!!

Good last point though - didn't think of that one - will have to be carefull - any one comes near us we are off!!!
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Old 09 October 2005, 15:36   #4
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Bejaysus Codprawn, you're a gas man altogether.

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I'd have thought there'd be a fair current running through that gap, Cod!

Nutter.

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I'd have thought there'd be a fair current running through that gap, Cod!

Nutter.

Pah that's nothing!!! If you can cope with the Bristol Channel you can cope with anything!!!

Just looked it up - 3kts they reckon - pretty tame!!!
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Morocco 'trip' . . . sounds about right.
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What is the normal procedure if you don't actually land - just cruising past for example???

If you DO land on a foreign shore and there are no officials around what do you? It is all very well having a passport if there is nobody to show it to!!!

What happens in the Uk with a yachtsman from abroad? Obviously if he lands in Southampton or similar all sorts of officials around but what about one of the remote Cornish or Welsh harbours???
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Just looked it up - 3kts they reckon - pretty tame!!!
Really?
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Really?
Apparently so!!!

http://www.irbs.com/bowditch/pdf/glossary/gloss-n.pdf
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