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Old 09 March 2011, 04:10   #351
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Unless Martini II is going to sprout a 7 or 8 berth cabin on her aft deck, I think we're looking at hotels as the only realistic option.
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Old 09 March 2011, 09:43   #352
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i've been reading your posts for some time now and applaud on how well you have planned for the trip, fuel, hotels, nav, etc, another thought entered my mind, if you had a rib like mine you wouldn't have to worry about any of it, i must find more time to do more of what you guys are doing, i seem to have less time since i retired
Thanks Biff, sounds like you need to practise saying no to people now and then!

Although it would make the trip a bit cheaper and certainly with a diesel things would be much easier, I'm personally not the biggest fan of cabin ribs. If I was to lose the advantages of an open rib ie deck space etc by having a cabin then I'd want a proper living space. Ribs by their nature aren't that suited due mostly to lack of internal volume. I am approaching the time when all the creature comforts become a bit more important but I'd rather move to a cabin cruiser like an Aquastar or similar, certainly won't be one of these plastic gin palaces anyway!
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Old 09 March 2011, 12:07   #353
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Thanks Biff, sounds like you need to practise saying no to people now and then!

Although it would make the trip a bit cheaper and certainly with a diesel things would be much easier, I'm personally not the biggest fan of cabin ribs. If I was to lose the advantages of an open rib ie deck space etc by having a cabin then I'd want a proper living space. Ribs by their nature aren't that suited due mostly to lack of internal volume. I am approaching the time when all the creature comforts become a bit more important but I'd rather move to a cabin cruiser like an Aquastar or similar, certainly won't be one of these plastic gin palaces anyway!
i say no to about twice as many as i say yes too, i never really used the space forward of the console only for anchoring and i can lay 4 bodies across my engine box so don't feel i've got rid of any useful space, if i was a training boat that would be different, i know what you mean about comfort though and we (that's me and er in doors) are quite away down the road of buying a trawler, a nice one not a fishy one, then i will say no a bit more and come over to see you lot, i need to go over to sark to see the guille family and see some other mate that live there so we'll be over for a week or so when i get it
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Old 09 March 2011, 13:14   #354
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I like your thinking Biffer, my end goal boat wise is a big steel rescue vessel or similar 20ish metre and bugger off round the world for a couple of years. Just haven't quite figured out how to finance it yet

Would be good to see you over this side, you should join us in Alderney at the end of July
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Old 12 March 2011, 12:32   #355
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I've found a series of garages upstream of Poissy and to the right of Ile de la Loge. There are five in total (NPI), all portage but close to the river and just prior to the Ecluse de Bougival.
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Unfortunately for various reasons we will not be able to provide land-based assistance - sorry
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Old 14 March 2011, 14:48   #357
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Unfortunately for various reasons we will not be able to provide land-based assistance - sorry
No problem at all, it was kind of you to have initially thought of us.
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Old 21 March 2011, 13:00   #358
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Well guys ..... if you're still happy to have me along, I've got a green pass from both Mrs A and from work, so I'm able to join you.
Let me know if that's OK and will then just need the weather to cross the channel on 22 April. At the moment, I'm on my own so it will be a one man solo crossing.

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Old 21 March 2011, 13:19   #359
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Fine by me. We'll be trying to pre-arrange accommodation fairly soon, so will put you on the list.
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Well guys ..... if you're still happy to have me along, I've got a green pass from both Mrs A and from work, so I'm able to join you.
Let me know if that's OK and will then just need the weather to cross the channel on 22 April. At the moment, I'm on my own so it will be a one man solo crossing.

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