Regularly transported a 22ft rib
across the English Channel
by ferry and then driven onwards. Whilst the rib
would have made the sea crossing, being on a trailer
means I could then stravel a further 250 miles in a day to reach the destination
Was once asked if there was any petrol on board the rib? replied that there was 30 gallons in the main tank but no loose tanks
. Ferry Co seemed happy with that.
Also been stopped and asked if there were any flares on board, explained there was a complete flarebox strapped down. They eventually let me carry on with that but it could have gone the other way and I would have had to surrender the flares.
Only had one drama when I arrived at Zeebrugge on spec with no ticket. The office agreed to sell me a ticket providing that the boat and trailer
was less than 3 meters. Keeping a straight face and with the boat in full view behind me I said yes it was
(my excuse, it was late and I wanted to get home). I just squeezed on with enough room to close the doors.