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Old 17 May 2009, 19:13   #191
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Caravan/camp sites

Hi guys,
Does anyone know of any decent caravan/campsites around the area?
As I won't be bringing my RIB (due to it being tiny) I'm going to be bringing the caravan instead, but need some ideas!

Ta,
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Old 18 May 2009, 03:43   #192
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"Does anyone know of any decent caravan/campsites around the area?
As I won't be bringing my RIB (due to it being tiny) I'm going to be bringing the caravan instead, but need some ideas!"

Blimey Tim

Are you going to do some "Top Gear" type stunt? You'll need an lage amount of expanding foam and a bloody big engine to get a caravan across to Douglas .........
Look forward to the launch
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Old 18 May 2009, 13:29   #193
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As I won't be bringing my RIB (due to it being tiny) I'm going to be bringing the caravan instead, but need some ideas!
Tubes round the edges and an outboard on the towhitch?
At least the helm will be nice and dry if its raining and can make a cuppa..........
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Old 20 May 2009, 12:45   #194
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Tim

you could try Conwy Touring Park.

Not the cheapest of places but 5 mins drive from the slip and it has got a pub on site.

http://www.conwytouringpark.com/

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Old 20 May 2009, 16:02   #195
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Bull Bay - IOM

Have been following the IOM thread with great interest, as we have been thinking about going over there for some time, just for the day. As you all seem to know what your doing, we thought we might time it with your trip, if thats ok with you chaps?
It always gives you a bit of reassurance if you think there is someone else not too far away.
We are two ribs of about 5.5m, with 6 or 7 bods onboard, and hope to be launching from Bull Bay (Anglesey) 9am - 9.30am Sat 6.
We'll just be going at a sedate pace, as fuel has just gone up!!! and are really really hoping for a nice calm day (nothing above f3), as my rib tends to do backward flips in headwinds, hence extra human ballast!!!
We prob wont make vis contact as we're quite a way over to the west, but may be about 5mls apart 2/3rds the way there.
We'll be monitoring ch 8 & 16 and hopefully survive to say a quick hello in Douglas.
Hope you all have a good trip there and back, and the weather behaves itself.
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Old 20 May 2009, 16:42   #196
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Hi guys,
Does anyone know of any decent caravan/campsites around the area?
As I won't be bringing my RIB (due to it being tiny) I'm going to be bringing the caravan instead, but need some ideas!

Ta,
Tim
May be you would like to stay in our trailer compound, and keep an eye on our gear....
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Old 20 May 2009, 17:05   #197
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With only just over 2 weeks left now to the Rib-net Cruise I'm now in a panic!..........Not for the cruise (thats all sorted) but with the final build of my rib!.... Im due to finish her this Saturday and possible sea trails over the weekend subject to the stainless being finished. It looks like her maiden voyage will be to the Isle of Man or what ever is install for us that week end. Look forward to seeing you all......GED......
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Old 20 May 2009, 17:30   #198
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I am starting to flap as well, still to check over the trailer as I am having car trouble at the mo. Decided to put in a new radiator and rear exhaust just in case as they were both a bit ropey.
Radiator fine, no problems. Cuts off exhaust puts up new one, oops, doesn't fit!
Instead of £80 for a pattern part it seems the boxes for my particular car are as rare as rocking horse s**t. Had to buy one from Jeep at £230! Still sweating to get it up here just in case this one doesn't fit either cos the original pattern part is supposed to be correct.
Is there anything happening Friday evening? I assume, like us, there will be some folk arriving the friday and staying over?
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Is there anything happening Friday evening? I assume, like us, there will be some folk arriving the friday and staying over?
yes beer in the pub on the marina
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Isnít the marina pub were Bruce Jones AKA Les Battersby used to hang out as well as in the Rovers Return
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