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i see they have gone back to the 1960s on the new boat tyiing bike to bike with ropes ,all we need is tyres inbetween and the picture is complete
30-08-2023, 08:53 PM
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not sure if true but hearing tales of bikes falling over
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03-09-2023, 05:02 PM
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(03-09-2023, 05:02 PM)scaramanga Wrote: not sure if true but hearing tales of bikes falling over

Only 3 apparently - not sure what the whole story is..
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03-09-2023, 07:01 PM
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Mates bike and two others fell over on the Friday crossing. He said it was a millpond crossing as well. Lucky no damage done . When we come back on bank holidays Monday again very still crossing but the maxman seemed to list heavily coming into Heysham . I have never known the Ben to roll like that coming into harbour
03-09-2023, 10:21 PM
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hearing similar story it turns very quick when turning to arrive at port and unsettles things
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04-09-2023, 09:35 AM
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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.
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17-09-2023, 06:50 PM
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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
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01-12-2023, 10:45 AM
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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
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01-12-2023, 10:53 AM
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I'm heading back to my home isle on the 15th for a few weeks ... hopefully it won't be too windy, the tide won't be too low and they might have got the hang of actually driving the thing if there's a bit of a sea on.......not convinced as yet.
01-12-2023, 09:21 PM
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Deckhand Noakes Xmas update .. . .. .. .. . .. Well it sailed on time and there was a fair SWish oncoming swell on which didn't seem to affect stability comfort as much as the Ben would have done BUT we were only sailing at 16 knots which I believe is still under trial speed regulations - there's still a big rumour floating around that if speed is increased to around 20knots which is supposedly the normal speed the boat vibrates/shakes noticeably....inside is much more spacious and comfy - no banging entry doors on the decks and seats that if nobody else wants a seat you can stretch out on......also it seemed to enter the IoM harbour area quicker and stopped quicker, seemed to take longer to get the rear loading platform/deck in position though....best salty windy hoolie seasonal rgds to all onboard the good ship TTW from Alfie and the blessed isle.
17-12-2023, 11:49 AM
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