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Old 24 January 2010, 15:07   #1
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Conwy to Corfu

Im intrested in taking my 5mt or 8mt Aircraft R.I.B to Corfu by road/ferry
has any one done this journey?
Would the 8mt be to much hassel because of the length
Is the 5mt an easy option, as I would still be driving the same distance
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Old 24 January 2010, 16:13   #2
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Both are possible, as long as you have the right tow vehicle and the time.

What I would make you very aware of, is the threat of attack in and near large city's on vehicles towing boats with British plates. The most common of these is firing a large stone at your car and trying to flag you down, as though some form of collision has occured. If you pull over a car full of large "gentlemen" emerge from the car and help themselves to your trailer.

The answer is not to stop under any circumstances and for someone to sleep in boat.

Sorry if this is not what you want to hear and indeed it may never happen, but you need to go be aware of the threat.

I think there was a report of this in Rib International a while back, I think it was in Spain??
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Can't Manos sort you out with a discounted hire?

How legal is it to tow an 8meter rib in the countries that you will be travelling through?

I'm sure you will have a great time whichever rib you take
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Old 24 January 2010, 16:46   #4
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Can't Manos sort you out with a discounted hire?

How legal is it to tow an 8meter rib in the countries that you will be travelling through?

I'm sure you will have a great time whichever rib you take
Dont need to hire of manos, I already have a 5mt hard boat over there ,just fancy taking a rib

dont know how legal it is to tow 8mt thats why I ask.

Just need some sun this year as the rain pissed me of last year
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Both are possible, as long as you have the right tow vehicle and the time.

What I would make you very aware of, is the threat of attack in and near large city's on vehicles towing boats with British plates. The most common of these is firing a large stone at your car and trying to flag you down, as though some form of collision has occured. If you pull over a car full of large "gentlemen" emerge from the car and help themselves to your trailer.

The answer is not to stop under any circumstances and for someone to sleep in boat.

Sorry if this is not what you want to hear and indeed it may never happen, but you need to go be aware of the threat.

I think there was a report of this in Rib International a while back, I think it was in Spain??
The tow bus would be a 3.5lt nissan loads of grunt plenty of fuel..

Thanks for the warning having spent most of my life working in dodgy countrys Im a bit more street wise than most.....that doesnt say it wont happen
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Can't help with info for your trip Ged. But it sounds a great way to have a holiday
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having spent most of my life working in dodgy livverpewl Im a bit more street wise than most....
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Both are possible, as long as you have the right tow vehicle and the time.

What I would make you very aware of, is the threat of attack in and near large city's on vehicles towing boats with British plates. The most common of these is firing a large stone at your car and trying to flag you down, as though some form of collision has occured. If you pull over a car full of large "gentlemen" emerge from the car and help themselves to your trailer.
Is this Corfu via Beirut and Somalia?
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Presumably you'll take the Ferry from Brindisi? I did this many years ago whilst on a back-packing trip. France, Italy and possibly Switzerland tend to be bandit free.
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Is this Corfu via Beirut and Somalia?
its not uncommon, my boss and his family including 2 young children were robbed by a gang putting gas through the aircon system of a house that he rented in the south of france, the worry is that the thieving scum will overdo the gas one day and kill everyone inside
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