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Hey buddy.

I am a safety boat driver, you will need valid insurance, if you do get a problem and have to abandon vessel the rules of the sea are a little bit different, claiming salvage rights, and I want a stolly so bad ;) where abouts are you looking to launch from? I would highly recommend a escort boat.

 

Where abouts are you?

 

Flares

VHF radio,

Life jackets

Plenty of fuel lol!

Cold beer

 

 

Dont forget, Have fun!

Tom

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Hi

Is that 636 in the front window. This denote that the vehicle was a contract overhaul at Fazakerley Engineering Co. Liverpool.

All vehicle were marked with this. It is the first three numbers of the contract identifier.

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I have the other attempt from 1994 on vhs but the dvd recorder is proving difficult to use. Good luck guys. This was the stolly in question which is now in Canada.

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good luck to you, it takes a lot of balls to swim a stolly in the sea. i look forward to seeing the youtube vid.

 

all the best

 

rick

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no beer !!

We are based in the milands going to the overloard show end of may

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey buddy.

I am a safety boat driver, you will need valid insurance, if you do get a problem and have to abandon vessel the rules of the sea are a little bit different, claiming salvage rights, and I want a stolly so bad ;) where abouts are you looking to launch from? I would highly recommend a escort boat.

 

Where abouts are you?

 

Flares

VHF radio,

Life jackets

Plenty of fuel lol!

Cold beer

 

 

Dont forget, Have fun!

Tom

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Allways wonderd what they ment cool thanks for the info..

 

 

Hi

Is that 636 in the front window. This denote that the vehicle was a contract overhaul at Fazakerley Engineering Co. Liverpool.

All vehicle were marked with this. It is the first three numbers of the contract identifier.

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Yes i am aware you did it i know a chap who was with you John Day.. hope all goes well..lol

 

 

I have the other attempt from 1994 on vhs but the dvd recorder is proving difficult to use. Good luck guys. This was the stolly in question which is now in Canada.

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Who knows if they will help in any way but its worth contacting 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC at Marchwood. They know their onions regarding all sorts of things............

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I think its a blasted great idea and I raise my hats to them...its this sort of thing that keeps our hobby alive and interesting......

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Ah i've known John Day since i was 3, very good man. Hope this gets the go ahead, we might have to come down and watch.

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More than happy to act as your radio man if my OVERLORD duties don't interfere. I have relevant marine radio certificate and a handheld unit.

 

Work out the tide times and tidal streams - get it right and it will add 4 knots to your speed over ground, wrong and you will be looking at the same patch of oggin for a long, long time :)

 

If launching in Portsmouth harbour or approaches imperative you contact Queens Harbour Master, it's a courtesy and a safety aid if you are elsewhere as a Stolly in the sea is neither easy to spot nor expected so that the cross channel ferries and the high speed cats may get worryingly close.

 

See you at the show, whatever happens hope that you make the IoW - even with the Stolly's fuel consumption it's probably cheaper than taking the ferry!

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I was watching the first attempt on the vhs earlier. The red stolly was stuck on the private beach at Osborne House with a bad fuel line. I need to get it copied.

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I assume this didn't happen but I'd love to see the video of the first attempt that ended up on Osborne Beach.

 

Andy

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