1st time ferry crossing...

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1st time ferry crossing...

Post by Valentino » Aug 16th, '18, 09:33

Looking at going over to the Isle of Man, what are peoples experiences with ferry crossings with regards to securing their bikes and suffering any damage ?
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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by TLS-Moose » Aug 16th, '18, 10:35

Can't speak for Steam Racket, as never used them, but in 30+ years of using cross channel ferries I've never had a problem. Always check how it's been secured, or secure it yourself. Ensure plenty padding between bike and solid objects if needed.
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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by Scotty » Aug 16th, '18, 12:42

It sounds like the OP hasn’t arranged the trip yet - if possible book the SeaCat from Liverpool rather than the ferry from Heysham - it’s closer (considerably), quicker and the sailing times are far more civilised...
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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by Valentino » Aug 16th, '18, 12:51

Yeah nothing arranged yet. Who would be responsible for securing your bike, yourself or the staff ?

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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by Ducaki » Aug 16th, '18, 14:13

I think the staff do it. Steam Packet are pretty slick operation for lashing down bikes, they must deal with a good thousand bikes a day during the tt.
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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by bkingalan » Aug 16th, '18, 18:37

Been over a few times on the bike, agree with Simon Liverpool is a better crossing & never had a problem with them securing the bike we book a seat in niarbyl lounge well worth it.
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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by Ruffian » Aug 16th, '18, 20:52

Liverpool Douglas is the usual one,
Done with steam packet in 2013,
Seemed quite slick, but can be mental for the tt weeks.
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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by Valentino » Aug 16th, '18, 22:44

Cheers all...

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Re: 1st time ferry crossing...

Post by wildstar » Aug 31st, '18, 19:33

No damage by the Steam Packet but watched a dick on a BMW with those fukin great alloy boxes hit most bikes rushing to disembark ,luckily my FJR was behind him

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