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Old 17 April 2010, 10:59   #1
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If I had a larger Rib I know what I would be doing today & tomorrow

A freind of mine has just offered me a very reasonable sum of money to collect 3 people from Cherbourg back to Blighty tomorrow if they can't get a ferry tonight

If I had a big rib I think I would have been "ambulance chasing" over on t'other side of the channel for the last couple of days. Perfect weather for it too !

At 500 per head you cant really complain !

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Old 17 April 2010, 11:25   #2
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a friend of mine jokingly asked me to collect him from Dublin!!
so i think the trade would definitely be there...
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Old 17 April 2010, 11:42   #3
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I'd advise against this as accepting money in exchange for lifts will be seen as commercial activity by your insurance company who will drop you like a stone if something goes wrong.
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Old 17 April 2010, 12:02   #4
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I'd advise against this as accepting money in exchange for lifts will be seen as commercial activity by your insurance company who will drop you like a stone if something goes wrong.
agreed but there are plenty of commercial guys on here with "big ribs" who could earn a packet if they have the right coding
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I'm Game !!!
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Old 17 April 2010, 12:33   #6
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agreed but there are plenty of commercial guys on here with "big ribs" who could earn a packet if they have the right coding
is there a problem getting a foot passenger seat on the ferries?
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Old 17 April 2010, 13:35   #7
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is there a problem getting a foot passenger seat on the ferries?
presumably if Chris is being asked to collect people
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Old 17 April 2010, 13:38   #8
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is there a problem getting a foot passenger seat on the ferries?
Yes, radio 5 earlier passing on requests for no more foot passengers at one of the major ports, Dover I think.
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Old 17 April 2010, 13:42   #9
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A pal of mine did Eastbourne to Boulogne and back this morning, reckons he earned enough money to pay this years boating costs, and NO, he's not coded!
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Old 17 April 2010, 14:25   #10
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My freind could only get over if they paid their french taxi driver to join them as they had to be in a car !!
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Old 17 April 2010, 16:06   #11
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There was a thing on the radio earlier where somebody was being interviewed and saying that he had to go and buy a bicycle to be allowed on the ferry, because the ferry was full for foot passengers but still had room for cyclists .... about the stupidest bloody thing I have heard so far this year!
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Old 17 April 2010, 16:11   #12
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.... about the stupidest bloody thing I have heard so far this year!
Same for cars too - 'coz they can like charge you for 'em - innit?
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Old 17 April 2010, 16:11   #13
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If only I had the time to get down to the Dover area! Anyone want to use a coded rib, 12 seats at 500/head, sounds like we could make a bit of money ......
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If the flights are still grounded next weekend...

...can one of you boys run me and a pal over to Palma Nova in Majorca next Saturday? I can pay in unlimited beer and spirits for 4 nights and promise it'll be one hell of a birthday celebration
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...can one of you boys run me and a pal over to Palma Nova in Majorca next Saturday? I can pay in unlimited beer and spirits for 4 nights and promise it'll be one hell of a birthday celebration
Hey .. that sounds like a party careful now... you know how these internerd thangs get out of hand





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Garf .. tell Mrfullup he cant come
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A freind of mine has just offered me a very reasonable sum of money to collect 3 people from Cherbourg back to Blighty tomorrow if they can't get a ferry tonight.
There are still places left on this afternoon's and this evening's Cherbourg ferries.
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Hey .. that sounds like a party careful now... you know how these internerd thangs get out of hand



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Garf .. tell Mrfullup he cant come
The more the merrier
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Old 18 April 2010, 06:52   #18
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...can one of you boys run me and a pal over to Palma Nova in Majorca next Saturday? I can pay in unlimited beer and spirits for 4 nights and promise it'll be one hell of a birthday celebration
i am off to Adelaide AU on 14 dec, need a f+^*in good fuel tank
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Old 18 April 2010, 08:43   #19
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if only the rya would send me my commercial ticket back quicker beer in palmer sounds mint
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8628653.stm

Apparently the French police told him not to come back. These lifts were free but there is obviously scope to make some money if you have all the correct coding etc! I'm guessing he didn't!
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