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    Default North Brittany Marina info please

    Hoping to get down to France this June for a couple of weeks. Do I need to take a hosepipe or do most of the marinas have hose pipes attached to taps.
    And if I need a pipe what fittings do I need?

    Thanks

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    do most of the marinas have hose pipes attached to taps.
    Some do some don't!
    I always try to be self sufficient so I carry two (three actually but one is old) flat hoses and a range of end fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Some do some don't!
    I always try to be self sufficient so I carry two (three actually but one is old) flat hoses and a range of end fittings.
    +1.

    This is what I have and, so far, I have not met a French pontoon tap it didn't fit

    http://www.hozelock.com/watering/hos...connector.html

    Probably worth taking two as you may drop one or leave it on the tap when you leave!
    For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

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    In Boulogne you need one of these;

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hozelock-229...7526228&sr=8-4

    No hose supplied.
    Formerly known as colmce.
    http://www.seafieldfarmcottages.co.uk

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    Ive got one of those in the garage..I'll take it down to the boat

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    Instead of having one long hosepipe, which you may not need that often, you can do what I have done and cut it into two lengths and join them when neeeded with a connector like Vara showed.
    For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

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    I certainly like to use my own hose, the double male hozelock thingy is essential
    Peter

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    There used to be some taps with larger than usual threaded outlets, I have three sizes of screw on adapters. I thought hoses were removed to avoid liability for bugs breeding in them when heated by the sun, not likely nowadays!
    J Webb

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    If you do happen upon a French Connection () that won't fit your adaptor you can always take a run ashore to the local bricolage and buy one that will.

    Combine the trip with a few beers and a delicious lunch and you'll know why so many of us love sailing to Brittany.
    For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsifal View Post
    If you do happen upon a French Connection () that won't fit your adaptor you can always take a run ashore to the local bricolage and buy one that will.

    Combine the trip with a few beers and a delicious lunch and you'll know why so many of us love sailing to Brittany.
    any recommended overnight anchorages, if so wot anchor
    I may be wrong this time but not always

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