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Post by HHTel » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:32 pm

Ginjaninja wrote:My Grandad was an avid sailor in this day (small sailing cruisers) and he had a good friend that suffered with terrible sea-sickness. This guy had tried it all... pills, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, you name it, he had tried it. He was adamant he was to be a sailor.

Anyway; my dear Grandfather was determined to cure him so after several unsuccessful coastal trips he decided that the only cure was a weeks offshore hard sailing.
Trip all planned, prepared and ready to rock... up until the guy started throwing up walking down the pier..quite literally sea-sick before he even stepped foot on the yacht..

One of many of his favourites stories I like to hear time and time again.

Enjoy the sail folks... :thumb:
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Post by StevePIraq » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:59 am

The following gives the shipping forecast for anyone who may be considering taking the ferry.

https://www.tmd.go.th/en/shipping_forecast.php
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Post by Big Boy » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:46 pm

So if the same safety criterion is applied as per the free trial, the ferry must be cancelled for 2 days.
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Post by StevePIraq » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:06 pm

But is it?

The other week the ferry operated when the met office gave out a warning for all shipping to remain close to shore
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Post by StevePIraq » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Did the ferry go today?
Weather Warning
Variable Weather Conditions over Thailand
No. 30 Time Issued February 15, 2017
The strong northeast monsoon across the Gulf and the South of Thailand affects the waves in the Gulf 2-3 meters high. People are cautious of inshore surge. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boat in the Gulf should keep ashore lasting 16 February.
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Post by keskeseksa » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Just to let you know: pets, even in cages and bicycles ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN on the Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry.
Bravo to the management.

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Post by HHTel » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:37 pm

But we knew that already!

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:08 am

I didn't.
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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:17 am

Damn that means I can't take my elephant
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Post by HHTel » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:40 am

Big Boy wrote:I didn't.
Surely, BB, it's been stated many times that this is a 'passenger only' ferry.

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:44 am

But passenger trains allow bikes and caged animals. I'm not trying to be argumentative, I honestly didn't realise. Surely a bicycle wouldn't do any harm in a baggage area.

Do they allow golf trolleys?
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Post by HHTel » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:05 pm

OK, BB, I take your point.

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Thinking about it, they've obviously got their reasons, but they're probably missing out on a business opportunity. I'd have thought there would be a market for shipping small items to and from Pattaya/Hua Hin in such quick time similar to what the vans do from Bangkok.

I've paid for a fast freight service from Bangkok, as I'm sure many others have. Why not a fast freight service to and from Pattaya?
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Post by Bristolian » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:29 pm

Big Boy wrote:I've paid for a fast freight service from Bangkok, as I'm sure many others have. Why not a fast freight service to and from Pattaya?
I have to agree with you. Being able to order goods from Pattaya and have them collectable same or next day would be a great opportunity and money maker for the service provider. Pattaya has some good suppliers that we don't have in HH and I'm sure the reverse is true.
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Re: Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry project news and updates

Post by Nereus » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Big Boy wrote:.............but they're probably missing out on a business opportunity.
I don't think this project has any business plan or intention. Try and trace just who the owners are. There is an address which I posted previously, but I cannot find any mention of the owners. I believe it is entirely a government initiative for the usual reasons, and they could not care less about it paying its way. Anybody with half a business brain would not have started it in the first place. Just my 2 Baht's worth!
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