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Old 02 January 2011, 18:35   #101
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slow the **** d o w n !!!
Ah well now y'see as of october I now am fully ICCd (with CEVNI naturally) so this shouldn't be necessary as long as Martini is capable of a 2 ton payload and your wallet is up to the 50% fuel increase then I reckon you could land yourself quite an eager passenger .
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Old 03 January 2011, 07:58   #102
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The Cap Breizh site has a ton of photos showing their trip to Paris but I think they may have started further upstream than Le Havre by towing their boats inland, not that it matters of course. This is an interesting shot, however, as it suggests that speed limits on the Seine maybe discretionary for ribs:

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Out of interest, which course did you take to get ICC, PB2? Where did you do it?
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speed limits on the Seine maybe discretionary for ribs:
Not sure what the caption means "la sauce", maybe a place name. I believe there's a few watersports areas en route with no/higher speed limits such as Port L'ilon, usually lakes etc off the Seine proper. I am hoping it's quite enough in places to give the motors a quick clear out though
Certainly won't be taking the p**s on the tidal section, apparently they keep a close eye on traffic with video surveillance and radar, particularly around the estuary and Tancarville Canal area.
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Ah well now y'see as of october I now am fully ICCd (with CEVNI naturally)


Out of interest, which course did you take to get ICC, PB2? Where did you do it?
We did PB2 about 3 years ago I think at powerboattraining uk (Paul Glatzel's sp? training centre) in poole. (Paul wrote loads of stuff for Ribnet a while back and has written most of the RYA handbooks for powerboating.

We did it with an ex-Police sargeant on an SR5.4 with an Mariner Optimax 90 "NOVA" (often seen in rib int and in all the handbooks) the first day then a 7.2m scorpion with a 225 mariner opti "babs" the second. Great fun and really showed us how much better a 7m boat was that our current 4.2m Zodiac Pro, and hence the upgrade to the VM a couple of years later

CEVNI was a matter of a few minutes, him doing the clicking, me doing the looking through the books. A 20 formality with the only q we got wrong on mine being 'cos he wanted a better mark than me :P.
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Nice succinct write up of requirements here http://www.billybubbles.demon.co.uk/living/rules.html
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Excellent photos of the underground section of "Canal St. Martin"

http://pxt.in/episodes/canal-saint-martin-paris/

Looking at the charts, it appears to be possible that we could use this canal and then through Canal St. Denis as an alternative route out of Paris. This would lead us back to the Seine and make a round trip
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Nice piccys. Would be quite something to go through it. Might need ear defenders for the reverberations from your 'gals'
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The tempation to gun it through the tunnel at WOT may be too great I fear
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I've just done my CEVNI online. I passed, but it was pretty nerve wracking; the first exam I've done in ten years!
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I've just done my CEVNI online. I passed, but it was pretty nerve wracking; the first exam I've done in ten years!
Well done, not as easy you might think! Didn't realise just how many flags, signs, lights, signals, buoys etc there are
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