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On 3/14/2019 at 2:03 PM, Uhtred said:

Fly and rent a car.

Yep. Every time if it's a relatively short trip, particularly if you can be flexible on timings. £20 one way at speed the sea cat can only dream of.

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anyone know why Manannan berthed 'bow-in' last night, I can only assume it had something to do with low tide on arrival time, it got turned for the morning departure but must have been a pita for any vehicles on board not being able to get off !

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In training for a breakdown.  It’s been over due for a few days now.

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1 hour ago, Tempus Fugit said:

anyone know why Manannan berthed 'bow-in' last night, I can only assume it had something to do with low tide on arrival time, it got turned for the morning departure but must have been a pita for any vehicles on board not being able to get off !

It's a Government initiative to increase the population.

You can travel TO the Island at 33 knots, but you can only return with the boat in astern propulsion at 3 knots. Treasury calculations have forecast a 22% increase in population leading to a 4.17986% increase in GDP over 7.2 years.

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4 hours ago, x-in-man said:

In training for a breakdown.  It’s been over due for a few days now.

So what odds are you giving for a "gearbox failiure" on the mannanin in tt week ?

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7 hours ago, Manximus Aururaneus said:

It's a Government initiative to increase the population.

You can travel TO the Island at 33 knots, but you can only return with the boat in astern propulsion at 3 knots. Treasury calculations have forecast a 22% increase in population leading to a 4.17986% increase in GDP over 7.2 years.

We could be renamed "Hotel California"

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3 hours ago, finlo said:

We could be renamed "Hotel California"

Some of us would maybe rather they came here, spend a few quid then fuck off home pronto. No need o keep them here.

 Failing that, not come at all.

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7 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Some of us would maybe rather they came here, spend a few quid then fuck off home pronto. No need o keep them here.

 Failing that, not come at all.

Great in theory, but the 'spend a few quid' comment gives the game away - The Island cannot survive without those 'Few quids spent' - and the rest of the world knows it.

The power lies with those with ' a few quid to spend' not with those who need it spent. Twas ever thus.

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1 minute ago, Manximus Aururaneus said:

Great in theory, but the 'spend a few quid' comment gives the game away - The Island cannot survive without those 'Few quids spent' - and the rest of the world knows it.

We can though. Do the math.

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18 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Some of us would maybe rather they came here, spend a few quid then fuck off home pronto. No need o keep them here.

 Failing that, not come at all.

Said as much in population thread.

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8 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

We can though. Do the math.

So why would you rather that they ' came here and spend a few quid' if you don't need the money?

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18 minutes ago, Manximus Aururaneus said:

So why would you rather that they ' came here and spend a few quid' if you don't need the money?

Because bacs is maybe out of the question.

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1 minute ago, dilligaf said:

Because bacs is maybe out of the question.

Joking aside, straight question Dilli,

 

Do you think that you attitude will;

a) Increase the 'outside' income take, or

b) Decrease it?

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7 minutes ago, Manximus Aururaneus said:

Joking aside, straight question Dilli,

 

Do you think that you attitude will;

a) Increase the 'outside' income take, or

b) Decrease it?

If you mean "your", then yes.

 I want to see people come here to appreciate what we have to offer, rather than come here to see people die at high speed.

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9 hours ago, dilligaf said:

If you mean "your", then yes.

 I want to see people come here to appreciate what we have to offer, rather than come here to see people die at high speed.

but watching people die at high speed is part of what we have to offer.

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