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Old 29 January 2002, 07:30   #1
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Accomadation on Pride of Bristol

I've been asked what type of accomadation is provided on the Pride of Bristol (For the Spirit of Cardiff send-off) - That threads getting a bit large so I thought I would start a new one.

OK - we basicly have 4 cabins that we use for passengers

2 - Five Berth cabins
1 - Three Berth
1 - Four Berth

(We also have a six berth and a "skippers" cabin that we use for crew)

Depending on the split between males / females and couples we change the usage of the cabins.

The 3 berth is sometimes a "female" cabin - or could be used for 1 couple (The top bunk is a bit cramped!)

The 4 berth could be used for 2 couples.

The two 5 berths are normaly used as male or female cabins.

All these cabins are in the main part of the ship. There are three flushing heads (toilets) and two hot showers

There is a small galley, a small "crew room" and a large ward room for passengers containing TV etc.

The ship is fully heated and ventilated (It was fitted for working in Norway!) and has 240V,120V and 3 phase electric!

I will take some pics of the accomadation tomorrow night and post - Anybody in the Bristol area are always welcome to come and have a look at the Ship on a Wednesday night - contact me for details!

As a charity we would be looking to cover the costs of bringing the ship to Penarth and would imagine this would work out at about £20-£30 - inc breakfast of course - per person depending on numbers.

Interested parties please reply to this thread so that I can guage the amount of interest - Thanks
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Old 29 January 2002, 13:56   #2
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That is a very kind offer you are putting out there.
Although Iwill not need accomodation this time, for obvious reasons, I would very much like to see the Pride of Bristol sometime and have a look around.

I am in the passenger boat business, although we do not provide accomodation, we are in the midst of building and operating a restaurant / booze cruise boat by this summer.

Anyway, back to your boat, good on ya.
Hope people take you up on the offer before booking into hotels.
(then there is always crash space at my house for a few - cost to be sorted - how many pints? - but no breakfast!)
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Old 30 January 2002, 06:15   #3
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Jools,
Am interested in 3 berth for me and girlfriend. Thinking of spending a long weekend in Cardiff so Holiday Inn for other nights!
Will follow up direct via email.
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Old 30 January 2002, 06:52   #4
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Andy + girlfriend = 2
3 berth = should we know something about your adult habits?
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Well you never know your luck...
No, better not go down that route!!!
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Old 31 January 2002, 07:51   #6
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OK, Itinery is as follows

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Friday
Crew join PoB in Bristol Harbour
(move ship to Cumberland Basin due to Flood Stop Gates in the morning)

Saturday
08:00 Leave Bristol
10:00 - 11:00 Arrive Cardiff/Penarth

Evening - SoC Party

Sunday
TBC Spirit of Cardiff Sendoff

20:00 Return into Bristol

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So we will be in Cardiff from Mid-day Sat till theafternoon of the Sunday.

Anybody who would like to join us for the whole trip is of course welcome.

So far I have 4 "RibNet forum" members confirmed attendees!!

Come on - the more the merrier

Add yourself to the list by dropping me a private message (or mail)

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Old 31 January 2002, 13:25   #7
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Folks,

I can't decide where must I make my reservation. Pride of Bristol or Nadia's home. Tough decision.
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Old 31 January 2002, 16:29   #8
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Very interesting how people keep deviating from the topics on these various threads.

With the P of B you know you got a berth, with my house you may get the floor - main difference.

I think with the P of B making the effort to come across the Channel and offering their spacious accomodation, people should take them up on their offer ( I may even book in/on)

Seriously, looks like my house will be for the overspill!

Anyway,whatever, my castle is your castle!!!
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Old 31 January 2002, 18:00   #9
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The PoB sticks with the nautical theme!

Go on - you know it makes sense!

Jools

ps Alan/Nadia - where is the "party" on the Sataday night going to be?

Near the docks I hope!!!!
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Msg via Jools (he called me today and was going to update this, may have forgotten before going on holiday!!!)

Jools has had 5 of his 12 available bunks taken up by other ribsters coming to Cardiff for the SOC send off.
That means there are still: 7 bunks / berths left.
The cost is £25.00 / per person and that would be for the Saturday night - the Pride of Bristol is only arrivng in Cardiff on the Saturday lunchtime.
So...anyone interested, reply here, call Jools or call me over the next week till he gets back - 07811553925.

*Jools, if you read this before you go...hope the above is okay*
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Old 07 February 2002, 19:01   #11
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Yep - that sounds fine! - you beat me to it

We are looking to get berthing near to the pub for the party - for all you alcoholics or i expect we will run a rib "booze cruise" between the ship and the pub

Somebody always volunteers to be rib cox!!

So as Nadia says - whilst I'm on holiday next week - she will be taking bookings for me - so give your names to her!!

Some big names are staying on the PoB!!

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Old 10 February 2002, 17:33   #12
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Jools - you mentioned picures of the POB and accommodation - have I missed them?
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Old 10 February 2002, 18:27   #13
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G,

Not sure which picis Jools mentioned off the top of my head, but I have checked out their website: www.prideofbristol.org - that may give you some info.
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Hello Jools

Was PoB berthed in Brixham at any time last Summer?

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Keith,
Not sure where he has gone or if he is "allowed " access to a computer while he is away - but Jools is on holiday this week.
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Old 17 February 2002, 06:05   #16
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Hi - I'm back from my hol in Spain - the wife steared me clear of any internet cafes for my RibNet Fix!!

So...

Keith - POB may well have been in Brixham - en route to Portsmouth - we were the "Guard Ship" for the "International Festival of the Sea" controlling all visitors to the event - hard work - but worth it.

Graham - As BT have cut off my ISDN line (don't ask) and now seem unable to provide ADSL or HomeHighway and I've been away I havn't had chance to post any further pics. As Nadia says www.prideofbristol.org gives you a general idea of the ship. Is this OK or shall I post some further pics (from work!)

Everyone else - Have you all got your plans sorted for the S-o-C send off? - 5 places are taken so far on the Pride of Bristol!

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Jools . Welcome back

No further bookings since you have been away - hope you had a good break.

Keep me in touch re bookings on the POB.
I think people are starting to finalise their plans...and will make accomo arrangements.

Some people are looking at travelling on the Friday; and I am just wondering if that is what is keeping people from taking you up on your offer - that you will only be there the Sat night.

Any chance of coming over Friday, this being a bank holiday?
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Jools,
Not sure when you last checked the SOC send-off thread.
We have now set up base at the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club! NOT Penarth Marina as previously stated.

Better deal - check out the thread.(£15.00) all in for the week-end

Anyway, my questions to you:
1. Would you be ok to berth the POB at the CBYC, they have the space but NO electric hook ups on the pontoons - do you require this?
2. Would you go to Penarth Marina if you need elect hook ups?
3. Would you consider coming over the Friday (bank holiday) or is Sat the earliest?

Please keep in touch.
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ps How are the bookings going for your accomo?
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Old 22 February 2002, 06:26   #19
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Yep CBYC sounds fine - as long as there is space for us! and there something solid to moor to? - Also remember we need 3m of water. - Otherwise maybe we could anchor just off-shore in the bay? How much would berting at Penath be? - Do you have any "contacts"

We don't need power - we have 2 big generators on board!

We plan to be on board on the Friday night in Bristol - and then come accross on the Saturday.

I have just rung Bristol Marina to find out about costs of launching in Bristol on Friday, staying on POB in Bristol on Friday night, escorting us accross to Cardiff on Saturday. Web site for the marina is

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/Site_dataPage19.html

I have used this - very wide concrete slip - plenty of parking - very good.

Price is
£6.50 for 24 hr licence for boats over 4m

This covers launch on slip, Parking for car and trailer, river licence, Berthing and lock fees. - Bargin

So for the weekend - just double this - £13.

Cost for staying on PoB - £25 pppn
Currently - 5 + me on Sat
possibly 2 + me on Fri

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Jools

As Nadia has now managed to sort out the facilities in Cardiff we have decided to go there Friday. In this way the car, with all of our gear etc wil be on hand.

However, we still would like to stay aboard POB on Saturday night as arranged if this is still OK.

I note that some people are asking about a cruise for the Saturday - and I think it would be good to come out to meet POB and escort her into Cardiff.

When you know your course etc could you let us have the waypoints / times etc so that we can arrange to meet up with you. Also, I take it you have a radio watch on 16 so that we could call you up?

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