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    Thread: Italian bike night in port erin
Post: RE: Italian bike night in port erin

I don't remember seeing any sign of it last year, Tuesday is a race day now under this crazy new schedule, throws a spanner in the works.
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 8 1,999 17-05-2024, 03:01 PM
    Thread: New course signs for TT 2024
Post: RE: New course signs for TT 2024

(10-05-2024, 12:59 PM)civ Wrote: Not sure when they were replaced, but a lot of the old ones were looking very shabby and falling apart. The replica outside my workshop wall is certainly faded.
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 14 8,205 15-05-2024, 06:08 PM
    Thread: Liverpool port
Post: RE: Liverpool port

Still the old landing stage at present, no announcements on opening of the new terminal even though it looks all but complete.  There was some talk that they had found the Manannan needed modificatio...
Chris_Sav General Discussion 6 1,812 06-05-2024, 09:12 AM
    Thread: TT 2025
Post: RE: TT 2025

Latest info https://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/showthr...?tid=26604
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 3 1,262 05-05-2024, 12:32 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Thanks for the compliment and the offer of financial help. Moderation of this forum is fairly easy apart from the steady stream of spam applications, mostly from Asia, that I have to repel and try to...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 28,511 26-04-2024, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Records
Post: RE: Records

I saw his first newcomers at the Manx in 2006 and thought the mad begger would be lucky to get around in one piece, little did I know!
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 7 10,768 05-04-2024, 08:07 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Black Dub?
Chris_Sav ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 559,060 02-04-2024, 11:04 AM
    Thread: Liverpool port
Post: RE: Liverpool port

First berthing trials have taken place https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw5zv6rw6g9o
Chris_Sav General Discussion 6 1,812 23-03-2024, 02:37 PM
    Thread: New operator appointed for Isle of Man Homestay Scheme
Post: RE: New operator appointed for Isle of Man Homesta...

Homestay is under new management https://www.homestay.im/about/welcome
Chris_Sav Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 1 6,636 13-03-2024, 01:36 PM
    Thread: TT 2024 Accommodation Wanted
Post: RE: TT 2024 Accommodation Wanted

Split off manxmike's thread to new thread requesting accomodation
Chris_Sav Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 1 304 13-03-2024, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Lee Johnston breaks his leg in testing!
Post: RE: Lee Johnston breaks his leg in testing!

He's not had a lot of luck!!
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 2 1,484 05-03-2024, 01:16 PM
    Thread: I of M newbie
Post: RE: I of M newbie

Welcome to the forum. You have a lot of choice in 37¾ miles! Just plan your day well, be ready for weather changes, particularly on the mountain, and whether you need to cross the course to get where...
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 26 34,459 04-03-2024, 12:07 PM
    Thread: Day trips to the TT from Anglesey
Post: RE: Day trips to the TT from Anglesey

Look what happened when Joey went by fishing boat in 1985. Not for me!  There are flights from London at that price.
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,329 26-02-2024, 01:59 PM
    Thread: Liverpool port
Post: RE: Liverpool port

Looks just about finished in the reports on youtube ny Mr Drone UK. [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxjb8gCLN04/photo/1] Supposed to be opening in March, but they will have to do berthing tr...
Chris_Sav General Discussion 6 1,812 21-02-2024, 07:18 PM
    Thread: Countdown
Post: Countdown

100 days to go!! Bring it on!
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,518 17-02-2024, 04:36 PM
    Thread: Garage space for a motorcycle for the summer
Post: RE: Garage space for a motorcycle for the summer

Have a word with Tom Mason at Union Mills, never know without asking.
Chris_Sav Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 3 577 15-02-2024, 01:17 PM
    Thread: Popular TT campsite to close after TT 2024
Post: RE: Popular TT campsite to close after TT 2024

Always enjoyed Ballamoar, we used it for several years before we stumbled upon a cottage when getting a bit ancient for sleeping on grass. Steve ran the place well and always made sure we had the pit...
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 3 1,679 30-01-2024, 07:19 PM
    Thread: Manx GP results 1955
Post: RE: Manx GP results 1955

There is a facility to store attachments on the ttwebsite server, but it is not activated. The problem is storage can be overrun very quickly when members post large uncompressed images. The problem ...
Chris_Sav ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 7 1,168 30-01-2024, 10:37 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Still awaiting owner's preferences, but it appears to me that the forum is what most members wish to keep going. I'll have a closer look at the website half when I hear from the owner.
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 28,511 16-01-2024, 03:45 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

In the year since I have been admin there have been 33 new members authorised of which only six have posted. Malcolm used a probationers group but I have only assigned one member to this as I was worr...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 28,511 09-01-2024, 08:08 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

No problem whatsoever. The payment for fixing the news script is one-off. I have not looked at advertising but the footfall on the site is very low. Yes that is basically correct. It all boils down...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 28,511 09-01-2024, 12:21 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Do not worry about the technicalities, that's my problem but I believe I am correct in saying that updating the news script for 150$ is the only remedial expense to keep the site in its entirety. ...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 28,511 08-01-2024, 10:18 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Decision time! an update to the current position. Current position is that all software involved in ttwebsite and its forum are way out of date. The forum cannot be updated and the security vulnerab...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 28,511 07-01-2024, 12:34 PM
    Thread: 1953 Clubman's TT Races
Post: RE: 1953 Clubman's TT Races

Father??? https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/141741...g-dynasty/ Assuming that's the right guy.
Chris_Sav General Discussion 6 1,765 29-12-2023, 12:27 PM
    Thread: Xmas Wishes to all inmates
Post: RE: Xmas Wishes to all inmates

Happy Xmas to all our members and those who just browse. Thanks especially to Captain and Alfie for their efforts during the year, also to all of you who have contributed to keeping the forum we lov...
Chris_Sav General Discussion 16 4,677 23-12-2023, 12:20 PM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Strike action on the horizon as well from both officers and crew unions over plans to impose new contracts forcing crew to live on board the ferry rather than going home at end of shift, Enjoy The i...
Chris_Sav General Discussion 60 17,779 20-12-2023, 11:35 AM
    Thread: manxman
Post: RE: manxman

0950 and just leaving Manx forums say that the footie gangway fouled the marine escape system. Luckily there was a crane on the quayside at the time
Chris_Sav General Discussion 9 9,367 01-12-2023, 10:53 AM
    Thread: manxman
Post: RE: manxman

Looks like they broke something this morning. Ramp went up at 0830 but did not leave, 0900 ramp back down on quay, 0945 still there
Chris_Sav General Discussion 9 9,367 01-12-2023, 10:45 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I'm with you on the dip past Barregarow, taken from the top of the wall by the cottage.
Chris_Sav ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 559,060 29-11-2023, 03:49 PM
    Thread: Manx Grand Prix 2024 Steam Packet bookings available now
Post: RE: Manx Grand Prix 2024 Steam Packet bookings ava...

Good spot! Sadly I still don't plan on going next year, combination mainly of the shortened schedule, but old age and our usual accommodation being sold drawing the line under so many years of fun. ...
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 3,416 08-11-2023, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer
Post: RE: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer

Looks like the replacement of the 'Ben' is complete as Manxman is scheduled for all Heysham sailings now.
Chris_Sav General Discussion 78 26,445 26-10-2023, 09:31 AM
    Thread: Liverpool
Post: RE: Liverpool

Link-span and floating pontoon have been craned in this week so looking much closer to finishing.
Chris_Sav General Discussion 6 4,076 12-10-2023, 04:27 PM
    Thread: No more kippers
Post: RE: No more kippers

(28-09-2023, 02:19 PM)dommyman Wrote: Just read that Moores Kipper Smokery in Peel is closing this weekend. Sad news to see yet another local industry go to the wall. https://www.facebook.com/Moores...
Chris_Sav General Discussion 1 1,643 28-09-2023, 06:18 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man TT: Visitor numbers rise to 43,000
Post: RE: Isle of Man TT: Visitor numbers rise to 43,000

I'd be surprised if it were the same story for the Manx.
Chris_Sav TT Related Posts (Only) 2 5,075 20-09-2023, 06:51 PM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

The website domain name invoice has been paid, but not by me. I have asked Malcolm's nephew if he has paid it. Total I am holding is thus £82 at present, next bill the hosting next Spring.
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 6,299 20-09-2023, 11:58 AM
    Thread: manxman
Post: RE: manxman

I note she's doing the evening run today. All sorts of changes due to the weather and Manannan losing an engine for the rest of the year.
Chris_Sav General Discussion 9 9,367 17-09-2023, 06:50 PM
    Thread: Forum Improvements
Post: RE: Forum Improvements

Cheers guys. Clean bill of health from the consultant so can drive/ride again, was starting to go stir crazy!
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 14 3,666 07-09-2023, 06:34 PM
    Thread: Forum Improvements
Post: RE: Forum Improvements

As I've been 'grounded' for the duration of the Manx I've been looking around the mine of information that is the main website. Once I had healed enough from my eye op I've been tidying a few pages  ...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 14 3,666 05-09-2023, 12:00 PM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

Alfie has been reimbursed £100 for the plaque and has made a donation, thanks Alfie. I am holding £60 towards next year's bills thanks to our wonderful community.
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 6,299 31-08-2023, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Brilliant Alfie! looked on Google Streetmap and there could not be a better place, just disappointed not to be there. Don't forget to let me have payment details.
Chris_Sav General Discussion 60 17,779 30-08-2023, 08:37 PM
    Thread: Captain Sparkle and Mr LED
Post: Captain Sparkle and Mr LED

Had to laugh when the Manx Radio commentator was reading comments by these two illustrious gentlemen and said he had no idea who thet were, I thought 'I do'!! :youtheman:
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 1,912 29-08-2023, 10:09 AM
    Thread: Saturday's Revised Schedule Revised Again
Post: Saturday's Revised Schedule Revised Again

Following the abandonment of Friday's session, Saturday has been delayed as well. First up will now be the 'Made at the Manx' Centenary Parade Lap at 1:15pm. Then the first official race of this yea...
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 0 770 26-08-2023, 12:41 PM
    Thread: Windy corner camera man.
Post: RE: Windy corner camera man.

If it's the same guy mine were on this site at the TT https://www.fantttastic.com/filestore/12...estamp.jpg
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 1,744 24-08-2023, 11:53 AM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

Another from Splashdown thanks
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 6,299 24-08-2023, 09:01 AM
    Thread: Camper van
Post: RE: Camper van

Horses for courses! always been one of my favourites as you have the left hander past Laurel bank one followed by the right hander at Laurel Bank two, then glorious noise as they accelerate up to Blac...
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 4 2,284 23-08-2023, 11:04 PM
    Thread: Rider Excluded
Post: Rider Excluded

Darryl Anderson, a competitor in the Senior and Classic Senior MGP classes, has been excluded from the 2023 event following a positive drugs test. Statement issued https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/lates...
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 0 1,487 23-08-2023, 03:20 PM
    Thread: Ian Bainbridge
Post: RE: Ian Bainbridge

More sad news. My thoughts are with family and friends.
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 5 2,437 23-08-2023, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Camper van
Post: RE: Camper van

I'm no motorhome expert on rough camping but there were several motorhomes on the Eastern end of Peel Prom during the TT. Steady Edddie who used to own a motorhome always praised the views staying at...
Chris_Sav Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 4 2,284 23-08-2023, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

(22-08-2023, 09:12 PM)ian333 Wrote: Sent another £10.  Thank you for your efforts Chris Thanks Ian, that's the first tenner towards next March
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 6,299 23-08-2023, 09:30 AM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

Thanks Sam, but it's all the members on this forum who are the diamonds. Seems hard to appreciate Malcolm was on the verge of closing it eight years ago due to trolls. What a team we have thrown toge...
Chris_Sav ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 6,299 22-08-2023, 03:05 PM