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Old 08-17-2012, 03:53 AM   #15
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anybody here have any experience embarking/disembarking a motorcycle from the deck of a boat? any suggestions on how this might be more efficiently done than the way I mentioned?

Oh you are such a wimp!

If Steve McQueen can jump his motor cycle over 3 runs of barbed wire at a border crossing without a single hair out of place, surely you could manage to clear some lowly stancheons and a couple of fenders

Now that would be a great escape

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:57 AM   #16
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You could always rig a 'flying fox' from the masthead to a well buried anchor on the beach.

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #17
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I've considered this. Have a 125cc Suzuki in storage in Melbourne, but disembarking it would be a major headache in most places in Australia, and the licence issue mentioned above makes it totally impractical in any other country.

Bicycles aren't much good as pack mules but they would probably beat walking so I may get one eventually. Meanwhile I'm planning to move the yacht up north then fly back to Sydney and drive my VW van up to the same town. Probably only a good idea if I decide to stay in one area, but for working ashore it would be a necessity anyhow.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #18
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So little room to walk on board that when We can we walk or skate with a two wheel shopping trolley....There is always an alternative....You just need to find the one that suits you..

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