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BFSMP

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For sale: big boys toy
« on: April 23, 2016, 06:17:12 PM »

For those with a bit more street cred and bluster on the local lake.

Can be yours for just a quid.

Jim.

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Re: For sale: big boys toy
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 07:38:00 PM »

69p to be exact, it's being sold for 1$  :-))
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Re: For sale: big boys toy
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 07:42:54 PM »

Hm, I wonder how much such a ship costs to berth at a port?
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Re: For sale: big boys toy
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 07:46:50 PM »

69p to be exact, it's being sold for 1$  :-))

I was taking interest on the loan secured to buy it into consideration, lol.

Jim.
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Re: For sale: big boys toy
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 07:55:50 PM »

https://www.portgdansk.pl/shipping/port-authority-tariff

26,293 euro's per DAY in Gdansk that's why they lay up in anchorages which are normally free provided you move at least a mile every week ( causing a LOT of problems in Cornwall just now as ships are anchoring over lines of pots taking away hundreds at a time and they cost around 75 each !! )
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Re: For sale: big boys toy
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 08:17:33 PM »

Crikey, I can see the free parking come to an end there then as the Crab fishermen are going to kick up a right stink if they havn't already.

Ta David. So the answer is to park your ship somewhere where it will be of no trouble.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 08:20:36 PM »

the lads that have lost gear will be out of business within the next 2 months if the laid up ships don't stop just anchoring without checking with fishermen first , guys have lost up to 10,000 worth of gear already and as most of the boats are only 7 or 8m long and work off of the beach they simply can't afford to replace the gear and insurance doesn't pay for lost gear and the shipping companies are refusing point blank to even admit they were responsible
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Re: For sale: big boys toy
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 09:34:05 PM »

When I was coasting, used to spend all day dodging their pot line marks, but night time you just kept a straight course and hope the line cutter in front of the screw does its job well, though sometimes you used to come into port towing a pot line marker. Though the worst nightmares are the deep pots off Portugal, they have little lights on them and the whole sea sparkles with them, but the worst I have met is the floating tuna nets off Southern Spain, stretch for miles and are suspended from 4ft dia buoys ( went through one and kept praying the screw  did not foul up.
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