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Old 18 June 2003, 15:02   #31
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Should we have a car field in our profile?
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Old 18 June 2003, 15:15   #32
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Don't be siily, Stuart. What, may I ask, is the relevance of my car - a Hillman Husky - to my 9m diesel cabin RIB?
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Old 18 June 2003, 15:36   #33
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Scary... I think I know what a Hillman Husky looks like!

(My first ever car was a Hillman - reg. no. HOT 915 E )
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Old 18 June 2003, 17:56   #34
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at th risk of being shouted at for keeping this thread going-has anyone used a Shogun sport??- the 2.5td one thats based on the pickup floorpan apparently.
Had a test drive in one last year and wasn'y over impressed but the price is cheaper than a lot and it might just do the job for me.
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Old 18 June 2003, 18:03   #35
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Dave

I thought from your 'over the edge' launch pictures you had a CRV?

We have one and it's no problem to pull either of our boats around.

Apparently towing limit (braked) is 1500kg.

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Old 18 June 2003, 20:36   #36
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Car field has no interest to me, I was being flippant it's one of my faults. according to my 1999 appraisall
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Old 20 June 2003, 04:39   #37
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Hi all

Could agree more with "dgpw", "dimitris" & JK.

Niva is unbeatable at of road conditons.
At the photo is my Niva towing a "Sealine 400" (sorry not a rib at the time), trying to reach Libian Sea South Krete ("Europe's southest point"). At a distance you may see some large tanks filled with petrol. It's a ship gas station (sort of).
Photo taken by my wife Rena 1989 (if I reckon well).
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Old 20 June 2003, 05:26   #38
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NIVA Jeeps are good work horses. They are built for that reason and only for that i.e. work hard and not breaking down!!
However, I have towed boats from the UK to Greece many times (more or less every other summer) and the jeep I will use is a DAIHATSY 4-Track 2.8 TDL, 1993 model (got it from new) with about 120000 miles on the cock right now.
Last year I towed the 7 mtr Falcon from the UK to Greece with the same Jeep, went through France and the Alps with two stops (one at Chalons de Champagne and one at Chamberi) and then via the Tunnel de Frejus to Italy via Torino and Bologna straight to Ancona where I caught the ferry.
That particular jeep did the run without ANY PROBLEMS. This jeep has done all the runs to Greece since I bought it (except one year). Attached a photo from last year on the SuperFast ferry from Ancona to Patras.
I also have a Range Rover 1978 model in Greece. That jeep (and old lady with 20000 miles) and 4 gears goes like a dream (although a little bit noisy). Drove it to Greece 6-7 years ago towing an Osprey back then if I remember correctly.
Sold the boat a year later but kept the jeep.
This jeep is like a tank goes anywhere, any time, any day and tows and pulls anything you through at it.
I really have a lot of respect for the old Range Rovers (I guess this is why farmers still use them in the UK).
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Old 20 June 2003, 05:30   #39
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Re: Hi all

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..... trying to reach Libian Sea ........
At a distance you may see some large tanks filled with petrol.
Are you related to Mr Cadafi then?? LOLOL
The place where the tanks are located is called AGIOI THEODOROI. Is a bunkering facility for ships.
The facility was run by the Vardilogiannis Group now I think is ARAMCO who is operating them.
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Old 20 June 2003, 06:43   #40
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Manos, glad to see there's another Fourtrak owner on the Forum. Great vehicles not like the "Chelsea Tractor" that you see on most school runs
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