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Old 05 November 2007, 14:15   #11
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You could tell them (Condor) the trailer's only 5.99m. I have a friend who has done this more than once (not with Condor though)

Alternatively, if you take the ferry over to France, worth also looking into Portsmouth - Le Havre and Poole - Cherbourg routes.

Having your car in France may be handy if the weather turns out to be crap and restricts your boating time.
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Old 05 November 2007, 14:26   #12
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If he's setting off from Le France, he'll need all the various bits of paper inc. an ICC.
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Old 06 November 2007, 12:44   #13
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I will speak to them if you want becuase I have a contact within Condoor for all my shipping. I use them to get over all my boats. I have taken over boats 8+ and havent had a problem, I will see if you wish if I can get special permission. I know we had to have a meeting with someone(long phone call) regarding how many boats etc and payment

Will have a chat tomorrow, if they are willing to do a deal I will forward the currect guys email to you.
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Yep, I've been over on Condor with my trailer. Was about 6.5m but told them it was only 6. They never measure. Would be tight if it was anything longer because the car deck is restricted for turning and getting off at the other end.

Or, go to France on Ferry or tunnel, drive to Carteret or Portbail and launch there. You'll be lucky to even see the harbour master, so the chance of getting asked for your ICC is practically nil. Just remember they're both tidal, so time it right. Less than 14 miles to coast of Jersey.
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Old 07 November 2007, 03:48   #15
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I will speak to them if you want becuase I have a contact within Condoor for all my shipping. I use them to get over all my boats. I have taken over boats 8+ and havent had a problem, I will see if you wish if I can get special permission. I know we had to have a meeting with someone(long phone call) regarding how many boats etc and payment

Will have a chat tomorrow, if they are willing to do a deal I will forward the currect guys email to you.
Thanks for the offer, but, having just spoke to 3 separate Condor Offices in Weymouth and Poole, they are insistent about 6.5m length and pass me on to their rip-off freight chap who quotes 1400 for driver only. I would not risk trying to take a bigger boat as I might either not be allowed on or damage boat trying to manoeuvre on ferry. Brittany Ferries on the other hand were very helpful and had no issues with bigger trailers.

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Or, go to France on Ferry or tunnel, drive to Carteret or Portbail and launch there. You'll be lucky to even see the harbour master, so the chance of getting asked for your ICC is practically nil. Just remember they're both tidal, so time it right. Less than 14 miles to coast of Jersey.

Sounds fine except I would need more details. Do you have pictures of slipways, where can you park your car etc etc. I am not willing just to rock up in France with family and hope for the best as I am not familiar.

I have ICC + radio licence etc - all the usual stuff - no snags there
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Old 07 November 2007, 13:25   #16
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I'll see if I've got any details that'll show what's there. Both Portbail and Carteret are fairly sleepy places. Portbail has a huge gravel parking area, with normally only a couple of cars and a visiting caravan or 2 on it. Both places have good concrete slipways, and if you do speak to the harbour master (Capitanerie) they're very helpful and probably won't charge. Jersey and Guernsey residents leave cars there (with J or G reg nos) and never have any problem. Dilelette is another alternative. A slightly more commercial harbour, but still pretty relaxed.
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A RIB would be ideal for the Echrehous.
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