Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
We went from Portsmouth to Le Havre last July & we were given a good going over by the port police. They took the serial numbers of the engines, HIN, checked the insurance docs & SSR cert. All these were checked against our passports, quite reassuring
Good to hear, and hopefully it will continue that way. I dont think any genuine boater will begrudge being stoped and questioned.
I personally have trailered 3 different ribs and a large sport fisher through the ferry terminal over the last couple of years (not to mention a nearly new mini digger, a Bobcat, umpteen trailer loads of building materials etc..) and unfortunately have not been stopped once. Plenty of times without the trailers but never stopped whilst towing.
Its a shame as rather than stopping Mr and Mrs Smith, retired postmasters, leaving to spend two weeks at their holiday home in the Dordogne they should make a point to stop more of the unusual vehicles heading out of the country, especially ones towing 'expensive' looking items like boats plant etc..
Anyway, i shall keep an eye out around the usual haunts over this side...you never know.