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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?

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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!
    'The lyf so short
    the arte so long to lerne.'

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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.
    'The lyf so short
    the arte so long to lerne.'

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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.
    'The lyf so short
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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 but not always

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