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Old 02 May 2017, 10:44   #1
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Anybody heading to the IOM 2/6/17

We plan to head to the IOM on 2nd of June for a day or two, it will be the first time we have attempted the crossing and would rather tag along with a group! We will be launching from the beach between Milissle and Ballywalter, Any offers or advice would be greatly appreciated
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My experience of IOM cruises is that it's somewhat fogbound but worth the trip. Make sure you have a good passage plan worked up and pay attention to comms and fuel. Be happy helming to a compass or plotter in very limited viz.
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Old 02 May 2017, 14:16   #3
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I have plotter and vhf, 120ish L fuel tank and a few more 20L spare tanks, have the use of a good 4hp aux engine too, just need to figure out how to mount it and leave enough room for main engine steering under normal use! Very limited space... 5.8 Northcraft from the 80's/90's
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If you are coming to Peel, let me know and I may be able to help.
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Yes we do plan to head for Peel
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Keep us posted on this, I would love (and will) head to IOM at some point.
Need to purchase a boat first!
My farther is heading over on his Yacht Friday evening before race day. Say hello if you see him (Irish mist)
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We plan to head to the IOM on 2nd of June for a day or two,
I dont know if you are aware, but this date is right in the middle of TT week.
This is THE event of the year so EVERYWHERE (and I meant it!) is full. We have 80k residents and during TT we have over 80k visitors They come by sea-ferry, air and by boat from just about every country in europe (with a small "e"). So parking your boat might be tough unless you are nice to me in which case you may have my berth in the marina, but finding anywhere to stay would be next to impossible. Even camping. I hope you bring enough fuel with you for the return trip.

Now all that sounds rather intimidating, I don't mean it to as you will have a fantastic time when you are here. It's just that a lot of people rock up expecting hotel accomodation etc. and that just isn't the case. So come by all means and enjoy!
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Yea, we are aware of this, really don't know what to do about accommodation, I know a few guys with yachts that will be heading over on the same dates, there is also a small cabin cruiser heading with us weather permitting, so there may be room for us on board, if not we were going to inquire about pitching a tent for a day or 2. Really not sure and open to suggestions, it's only a few weeks away and would love to go as it's been on my bucket list for years, both making the trip and seeing the races, it's been many years from I last visited, hope it works out for us this year!!
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You could try one of these websites.
Good luck.
FYI Homestay is where the islands population allows people to stay in their house as guests.

Isle of Man TT Accommodation | Visit IOM

TT Website Forum - Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay)

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Will do, cheers!
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