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Old 08 March 2006, 16:23   #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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Old 08 March 2006, 16:27   #2
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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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Old 08 March 2006, 16:31   #3
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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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[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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