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    Default Loading mobo onto ship - pics

    So our boat was loaded onto a ship heading for Toulon yesterday, thought i'd share some pics in case anyone wanted to know how it all works.

    You are given a time slot to turn up at the ship and pull alongside



    They throw you ropes to secure the boat then the big ship mounted crane with the lifting straps is moved into position. A frogman then jumps off the side of the ship and dissapears under the boat to ensure the strap is not fouling the shafts. still not sure how he got out again, but I presume he did.



    The boat is then lifted up to deck level with you still on it, at which time you get off via a rope ladder and its then lifted up and over onto the ships deck, and onto a cradle already set up for your boat (you send them some hull plans before hand)



    Finally the cradle is chained to the deck, and the boat is then secured with lots of webbing straps.



    The boats either side of me are obviously presents for someone as they've been wrapped up. They were just taking two giant pink bows on board as I left.

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    Is that a Sevenstar ship?
    Half a dinari for an old ex-boater

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    Wow great pics bet that was nerve wracking.

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    Not too many fenders on the ship!

    Is the pale blue one a Mochi?

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    Ah - we saw this earlier in the week and wondered if it was your boat - but didn't see a likely candidate on the deck. Your post explains why [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1221/...d8ef947c_o.jpg
    (Click for large version).

    (Bonus points for our location when we took the photo...)

    Rick

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    Not too many fenders on the ship!

    Is the pale blue one a Mochi?

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    defintly a Mochi 74 Dolphin brilliant boat indeed

    i really love there new 44 Dolphin but very expensive at over 600k EUROS [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    BTW thanks brilliant picture review, i am sure that was nerve recking for a caring owner....

    the boats in this picture are
    Princess 57
    Sunseeker 72 Predator
    Sunseeker 46 Portofino
    Mochi 74 Dolphin

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    Newtown Creek?

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    Yeah, bit easy wasn't it...

    Rick

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    The boats either side of me are obviously presents for someone as they've been wrapped up. They were just taking two giant pink bows on board as I left.

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    No, the boats have to be shrink wrapped due to the burnt sulphur from the oil the ships run on, the sulphur forms a yellow acetic gas that eats into fibreglass and seals.

    If the wind is in the wrong direction and your boat is exposed to more than 3 hours it will turn cream and the seals will need to be redone ( just the rubbing strake and windows).

    You decided to go with the protective spray on wax I expect ?

















































    sorry I missed April fools day [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    Best not take this post too seriously, I'm only here on my Doctor's advice as part of an ANGER MANAGEMENT THERAPY.

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    I don't think the Mochi Dolphin 44 is that expensive at 600k when you consider that a new Fairline Targa 44 is nearly the same price and the Mochi is a nicer boat

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