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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Actually a lanby is a large navigational mark.

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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Quote Originally Posted by Elecglitch View Post
    Hopefully someone will move the thread to the lounge.
    Well it started off as boaty!
    But go on, shift it to The Lounge (I don't know how to!! )

    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    Actually a lanby is a large navigational mark.
    Who mentioned "lanby"?
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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Wilson View Post
    Who mentioned "lanby"?
    C'mon Rodert, it's a nav mark so think laterally.

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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Well I certainly haven't heard of one, but I have heard of a Landy.........
    I must have missed the former in an earlier post

    Thank you Richard, for enlightening me. I shall look out for them in future!
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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    They were tried a few years ago but the idea abandoned because they were so awful for the maintenance teams.
    A couple of "dead" ones were in Dunkirk or Calais.

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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Quote Originally Posted by vyv_cox View Post
    It is odd that old cars, nowhere near the age of some of these vessels, are viewed in a totally different way. I have a 1972 three-wheeler that is exempt from MOT and tax. It is awaiting restoration and is currently a death trap but I could legally drive it on the road.
    You couldnt use it as a taxi tho, and thats a more apt comparison

  7. #67
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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Quote Originally Posted by steve yates View Post
    You couldnt use it as a taxi tho, and thats a more apt comparison
    I don't know the legalities but I think an old bus does not need an MOT.
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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    I'd be shocked it it was allowed to carry fare paying passengers without something of that ilk, old or not.

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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    My surveyor was only talking about this earlier.
    Apparently there are potential death traps taking upwards of 50 passengers on 'grandfather' rights with with very little or no positive bouancy should one meet with an accident. I know the 'Balmoral' was put out of operation because her hull needed to be double skinned for her next coding, which as she is run as a charity was impossible. No lottery funding was available.

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    Default Re: Hitler couldn't "sink" it, but the MCA will

    Quote Originally Posted by vyv_cox View Post
    I don't know the legalities but I think an old bus does not need an MOT.
    I'm not sure if they are treated any more leniently than cars in that respect - ie twenty five years old and substantially unmodified for no MOT. Buses in service do need MOTs, which is why so many bus depots are MOT testing stations and must accept booking for cars as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve yates View Post
    I'd be shocked it it was allowed to carry fare paying passengers without something of that ilk, old or not.
    An enterprising student of mine owned a bus, which he brought to university with him about fifteen years ago. It had been his favourite in the fleet of his local operator (an old Volvo, I think) and when they retired it he was able to buy it for a very modest amount. Apparently he could drive it on his car licence and carry a limited number (12?) of non-paying passengers, but if he wanted to charge fares he would have needed a PCV licence and different inspection.
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