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Ferry on Tuesday night

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Post by v8oholic Thu Jun 06, 2024 3:28 pm

By chance we got paired up on the ferry to Holland. We both agreed it was the closest we would ever come to a rally. There was another Auto-Sleeper that passed in the next lane, think it was a Kemerton. I wonder what the record is on one ferry.

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Post by Monty-Plym Thu Jun 06, 2024 4:19 pm

On the Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven Plymouth to Santander this Sunday 9th June, any one else on here doing the same?  2400 passengers and 650 cars.

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Post by NickT Thu Jun 06, 2024 4:49 pm

No, travelling DFDS Newhaven/Dieppe 1700 on Saturday.
Looking forward to getting going!!

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Post by IanH Thu Jun 06, 2024 7:16 pm

Re ferries...which we use a lot..

All of us know, and expect to close our gas valves.

On the Color Magic we were met in the queue by a Color inspector who not only checked it personally but attached a label to the wing mirror.

He then asked that the gas locker was unlocked when on board, new one for me.

Why, I asked, politely?

In case you're parked next to an EV which catches fire. We can cool your gas bottles better with the door open!!

I suggested such things wouldn't be needed if EV's weren't allowed on board....!

He grunted and wandered off. Think he had heard such thoughts before!! hugegrins hugegrins
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Post by IanH Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:09 pm

Monty-Plym wrote:On the Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven Plymouth to Santander this Sunday 9th June, any one else on here doing the same?  2400 passengers and 650 cars.
Pont Aven is a lovely ship Paul, used to be their best one...enjoy
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Post by groundhog Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:39 pm

We are on Pont Aven, Plymouth to Roscoff on the 21st, after that depends on that big yellow ball in the sky which direction we head! Never been asked to turn the gas off on the King Harry ferry! scratch head
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Post by IanH Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:16 am

Having sailed on Pont Aven, we were passing by the town so decided to visit it. Nice place but so busy we couldn't park so settled for a drive by!
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Post by groundhog Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:34 am

We managed to park just above the town in a car park there, pretty enough place but too many tourists for our liking
 Meanwhile back on the ferry
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Post by Dave 418 Fri Jun 07, 2024 12:59 pm

Its worrying Ian mentioning the gas locker being left unlocked on ferries. No one checked anything or mentioned the gas locker door when we went through Portsmouth. Our locker door is locked or open as I think others are .
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Post by IanH Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:47 pm

Ours is, I think like yours Dave, either key locked or open. Doesn't even stay closed unless locked with the key.
We complied, happily. However, it was the reasoning which I found disturbing.

I have asked several ferry companies what their EV fire plans are, so far no replies.....
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Post by Bigt99 Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:55 pm

Spotted Warwick L PO20 BXG leaving Santander ferry port this morning. Possibly Monty-plym
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