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  1. crechbleiz

    Merry Christmas

    Interesting pic. I can't remember the name of this type of rudder. I read about it a couple of years ago and I remember it has been developed to increase efficiency by eliminating the turbulences behind the hub of the propeller.
  2. I booked a Cherbourg Dublin return for mid April. I only booked a 2 berth outside cabin each way. The total cost exceeds 420 euros. I hope it will be as enjoyable as sailing with Oscar Wilde. No signs of Roscoff Rosslare sailings yet in the booking engine. It will be interesting to see if they can keep up with the current timetable all year round. If not they may schedule a few sailings to Roscoff to save time.
  3. A few pics of Pont Aven taken today from Alet.
  4. crechbleiz

    Armorique in Poole 12-12-18

    Thanks for the tip. She uses Tanganil and it works quite well. The alternative was to travel Portsmouth to St Malo on the 9hrs day crossing but it can be a long excruciating trip for those suffering from sea sickness
  5. crechbleiz

    Armorique in Poole 12-12-18

    Booked on Ply-Ros 23/12 overnighter with a club plus cabin. Hopefully it won't be to rough. I have got very good sea legs but my girlfriend gets seasick fairly rapidly.
  6. crechbleiz

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Nice pics. No disrespect but, could you please at least make a point of spelling Armorique correctly? As a born and bred Breton, it makes cringe to see "Armourique".... As if her name wasn't displayed in big enough letters on her side!
  7. crechbleiz

    Ship building welding

    Most welded joints are now checked using ultrasonic testing. Radiographic examination is still used but rarely nowadays. As one of the contributors to execution standard comitees for structural steelwork standards, I could bore you to death with the acceptance criteria and examination techniques for such welds
  8. crechbleiz

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Versatility and the extra top speed sometimes required to make up for lost time. I was on her once when she left Roscoff 1 hour late and still arrived almost on time in Plymouth.
  9. crechbleiz

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    The gendarmerie was ordered to remove the blockade and it has been successful https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/saint-malo-35400/gilets-jaunes-le-port-de-saint-malo-debloque-par-les-forces-de-l-ordre-6113474 Hopefully we may see reasonable protesters stopping their actions after yesterday's announcements
  10. crechbleiz

    New Look Revealed

    I'm too young to remember or have seen it but I quite like the original logo they had on Armorique the first. I don't know when this logo was dropped. https://www.faktaomfartyg.se/armorique_1972_b_5.htm
  11. crechbleiz

    New Look Revealed

    How much more will we pay on our tickets to fund the marketing research? "Warm and lyrical typeface"... I would have preferred money invested in "warm and comfortable" pillows!
  12. crechbleiz

    Prices in France variations.

    Le Bar Chez Rollais is the oldest and probably the best wine bar in saint-Brieuc. It has been owned by the same family since 1912. A regular haunt for me and my brothers when we return home. Our great grand father would go there on market days back in the 1920s...
  13. The MP representing Northern Eupore is Mr Holroyd who is member of Macron's party. http://www2.assemblee-nationale.fr/deputes/fiche/OMC_PA721150#menubienvenue 11 MPs are representing expats
  14. Ed, French expats are divided in 11 consistuencies represented by 11 MPs. Polling stations are opened for each national election in various consulates and embassies. I believe the representation is the same as for French circonscriptions ie 1 MP for approx 150000 people http://www2.assemblee-nationale.fr/recherche-localisee/carte/FRANÇAIS ÉTABLIS HORS DE FRANCE
  15. crechbleiz

    Environmentally friendly???

    There must also be HFO storage in Plymouth since Armorique is refuelled there and we now know that she runs on HFO.