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  1. The Duck of Atholl

    Steam Packet to be sold

    The cost of putting the whole package together would be eye watering and time consuming and very much beyond our expertise. In buying a going concern you hit the ground running as soon as the ink dries on the contract.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    Interesting question. The asset value wouldn't change, a crap boat is still a crap boat. I woukd suggest we would pay less.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    Essentially to equate your scenario B is buying A which is a company and in so doing acquires all its assets and liabilities. TBH you can't just spunk a few mill on some old boats you need the company infrastructure which is the going concern in order to run the boats
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    £250,000?

    wow! that's a lot of extra cash...what the hell is going on?
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    50mph Limit For Coast Road

    You should always drive within the speed limits and therein according to the prevailing road conditions. Unfortunately that concept is difficult for most drivers to grasp and they believe if the sign says 60mph then 60mph must be safe come what may. The brakes definitely need to be out on driving on the Island its only 30 something miles by about 14 miles wide yet people drive like they are Woolf Barnato setting off from Nice to make last orders in Mayfair
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    Some rich fellas living here these days....

    A cruel irony that despite so many rich people the Island itself hasn't got a pot to piss in.
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    I don't know what I'm talking about...
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    Useful answer, I guess you don't know what you are talking about
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    Shouldn't that be third party insurance?
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    I don't know what that is in relation to road use?
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    Dangers on the road

    Judging by your comments on all of the current road use threads I don't think this topic is your strong point.
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    What do you mean by full insurance cover?
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    VED duties arent based on production emissions its those emitted in use, a cycle doesn't emit anything. How are non emitting vehicle owners rewarded from the public purse. Every taxpayer pays for the roads out of general taxation, you pay to use your particular type of vehicle on it...there's a difference. If you were to tax cycles what would you charge and on what basis? Perhaps it should be proportionate to the impact on road wear. I have some figures i'll post when I get home, the impact of a bicycle on road wear is minute. Tax would be negligible Also if tax for cycles is such a good idea how come it isn't the norm globally and most certainly not across Europe even in countries where cycle occupation of roads is huge? What about kids are you going to charge them road tax as well? If it was a smart idea smarter nations than us would have picked up on it years ago. The idea of cycling is that it is a cheap clean sustainable form of transport that nations try to encourage.Why should the IOM be any different?
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    So, you're quite happy to run vehicles which don't pay the standard rate of VED on the basis of meaningless "historic" dates yet probably have higher emissions than current vehicles yet you want to turn the screw on bicycles which make no emissions. Nothing like having your cake eat it.
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    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    Hilarious. Have you not worked out that your VED is emissions based or subject to allowances for historic vehicles? You could have a fleet of old And electric cars and still pay less than one average saloon. I have a car and a van that i pay the going rate on and a bicycle that is excise duty free as it doesn't emit anything.
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