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Old 08 March 2006, 15:23   #1
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channel crossing by Landrover

would anyone out there like to supply a pilot support/ boat to our channel crossing by Landrover?!!!
Most of the Swimming & pilot federation dont do "floating cars & other contraptions" and those that do charge a fortune. We would like to go Dover-Cap Gris-Nez, (i think this is the only route permitted),does anyone know about permissions for this kind of thing?
The "vessel" is proven, Donagadee to Portpatrick in2004. We would like to have a go around the end of April. WHY? The big picture is an expedition from Cape town SA to Cape horn SA by Landrover .The channel crossing is a publicity stunt, all the details and pictures and a short video can be seen on
www.capetocape.org.uk I would love to hear from anyone intrested in involvment in the project,
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slightly off topic but one of the guys on here is doing a channel crossing and might be a match made in heaven for you, his boat only does 3 mpg but if your landy can tow him back from guernsey at somewhere above 25mpg i suspect he woudl be a happy chappy. that way you would have your pilot support boat with you, even though you would have to tow it!!!! look for codders
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would anyone out there like to supply a pilot support/ boat to our channel crossing by Landrover?!!!
Most of the Swimming & pilot federation dont do "floating cars & other contraptions" and those that do charge a fortune. We would like to go Dover-Cap Gris-Nez, (i think this is the only route permitted),does anyone know about permissions for this kind of thing?
The "vessel" is proven, Donagadee to Portpatrick in2004. We would like to have a go around the end of April. WHY? The big picture is an expedition from Cape town SA to Cape horn SA by Landrover .The channel crossing is a publicity stunt, all the details and pictures and a short video can be seen on
www.capetocape.org.uk I would love to hear from anyone intrested in involvment in the project,
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slightly off topic but one of the guys on here is doing a channel crossing and might be a match made in heaven for you, his boat only does 3 mpg but if your landy can tow him back from guernsey at somewhere above 25mpg i suspect he woudl be a happy chappy. that way you would have your pilot support boat with you, even though you would have to tow it!!!! look for codders
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slightly off topic but one of the guys on here is doing a channel crossing and might be a match made in heaven for you, his boat only does 3 mpg but if your landy can tow him back from guernsey at somewhere above 25mpg i suspect he woudl be a happy chappy. that way you would have your pilot support boat with you, even though you would have to tow it!!!! look for codders
Yup would be right up my street - Landies and Ribs - shame it's April or we could get some bints as well - then it would be perfect!!!

If only my boat was a bit closer to Dover at that time of year I would be well up for it - Swansea is a bit far to come though - although I could be tempted!!!
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Wow check out their Haggulund video - I WANT one!!!

And the Land Rover looks bonkers!!!
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Yup would be right up my street - Landies and Ribs - shame it's April or we could get some bints as well - then it would be perfect!!!

If only my boat was a bit closer to Dover at that time of year I would be well up for it - Swansea is a bit far to come though - although I could be tempted!!!
i bet you have been eyeballing that site seeing how you can mod up your landy!!!!coudl have saved on all that dosh for the rib!

must admit would be interesting to see!
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Wow check out their Haggulund video - I WANT one!!!

And the Land Rover looks bonkers!!!
i can see the mrs taking the kids to school in that, front compartment looks comfier than the rear one!
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If you want an amphibious Land Rover why don't you try one like this:



I think that is what is referred to in the LR world as a "hybrid"
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Old 08 March 2006, 21:34   #9
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[QUOTE=BogMonster] If you want an amphibious Land Rover why don't you try one like this:




That is criminal - funnily enough I once saw something similar on a raft/boat in Zambia.
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It is criminal. I know someone who wants a nice 90 hard top and screen.

I wonder where he got those military door tops?
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Old 09 March 2006, 02:54   #11
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I would not trust a Land Rover to get me to the corner shop let alone across the channel!!!
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Thats not fair, mine got me to Tesco and back yesterday.
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That was lucky, did it start twice in one day or did you leave the engine running whist in Tesco?
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That was lucky, did it start twice in one day or did you leave the engine running whist in Tesco?
you could always market the special starting tool used on RIB 1.

Looking at the pictures I think that collars might have been a good idea for RIB 1
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when ?
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sometime around the end of April, when formalities are completed.
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That was lucky, did it start twice in one day or did you leave the engine running whist in Tesco?
Start????
Its a V8, I can't afford to start it.
How else would the wife get exercise?
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Old 09 March 2006, 04:04   #18
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sometime around the end of April, when formalities are completed.
yeah go on then! I might be back on the North Sea but Jasper could do it with our big RIB. It might be a good idea to make a ribnet cruise out of it.

As long as Phil Davies doesn't express an interest you might get a good turn out
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That is criminal - funnily enough I once saw something similar on a raft/boat in Zambia.
Yeah lots of people here said that too - the 90 roof was in really good nick and even had a sunroof fitted
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Had a quick look at the site and thought..... "Mad Feckas"... .. just trying to figure what it's about though ? Did I miss a link? Also... whilst you're trying to develop the tracked LR, you might want to call Cuthbertson, who according to some info on the web are still trading...and find out why they didnít do too well with their tracked conversions.. Good luck to you anyway I'm always jealous of people who "do" it instead of "talking about" it
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