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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Bon voyage 993 Reply with quote

Hopefully the ship doesn't sink.

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing ..incredible photo, given the context Cool safe travels!

Where is the link to your roadtrip / travel blog?
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a great pic. worship

Really looking forward to reading about your road trip.
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That photo eve surprised me when I checked the camera after getting back this afternoon. Certainly made it real for me.

Blog link I am almost ready to share. It is built, there is some content in it, but obviously nothing about the actual road trip itself which makes it a bit limp to share now.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worship pic

Bl00dy cones get everywhere don't they nooo

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyinski; this should make for fascinating reading when you're ready. Hope you create some lifelong memories; I'm sure you will.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great picture Thumb

I think you're going to have an epic drive!
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tyinsky,

Is it not going in a container? I hope it's not going as deck cargo nooo

ATB Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo Thumb looking forward to following this thread.

You are probably tracking already but.....
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:284508/zoom:10
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

decgraham wrote:
Hi Tyinsky,

Is it not going in a container? I hope it's not going as deck cargo nooo

ATB Smile
most vehicles go on roll on roll off ships similar to crossing the Channel. That’s how I got my old Land Rover back to England when I relocated back from Missouri way back at the start of the century. Should have brought my 1987 911 back as well.
 
  
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know about that marine tracker. I will be checking that every day now! Grin

And yes, RORO/roll on roll off shipping. Basically a huge boat where the hull is designed for carrying just cars (vehicles).
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m guessing that using a foreign registered car in the US negates having to comply with their very strict pollution control?

Or does it depend on the age of the car and the anti pollution laws at the time?

Exciting times tyinski, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous! Driving around the US in your 993 will be fabulous I’m sure

That photo is definitely worth framing, especially with the ships name, looks fantastic. I know the 993 is small but that is ridiculous, it looks like a model car on the docks Surprised

How long is this sojourn?
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a lot of form filling and questions to be answered but no issues with the emissions and smog rules. The temporary import permissions are given nationally by the US government / customs so there are no local problems given that the separate States have different structures.

Will post a couple more frames from the docks...
 
  
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



 
  
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Location: Newport, South Wales

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Bon voyage 993 Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Hopefully the ship doesn't sink.


As long as the sign writer isn't dyslexic.

Great photo, when do you leave?

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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ship supposedly sails tomorrow however I can't see how as it is still in Bremenhaven looking at the data online. The flights out there are 28th (24 days from now!!!!!!) Dance Tap
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
I didn't know about that marine tracker. I will be checking that every day now! Grin

And yes, RORO/roll on roll off shipping. Basically a huge boat where the hull is designed for carrying just cars (vehicles).


Ah OK. Mine was put in a container as I said before but that was the only option from Kuwait. I was able to put some personal effects in too which was a bonus.

If it's a RORO I don't see a bow door or is there a stern door Question it looks to be tied up along side. I used to work on ferries, Dover Boulogne with P&O many years ago. After doing a dry dock up north, my car, a Datsun 260Z at the time was lifted onto the ferry by crane, boy, a scary operation, but all went well. When we got back to Dover I just drove it off... a lot less stressful Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because it is sailing on the Olympian Highway Smile
Looks like this...

 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pic and looking forward to updates once you're on your way. Thumb

Will there be any issues with the differing grade of petrol available in the US... Additives required etc.?

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your photos are epic mate.....and your trip even more so. Can't wait to follow how it goes thumbsup

Respect worship
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