Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33

Thread: Ferry Tie Downs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    28th October 2012 - 13:59
    Bike
    KTM 1290 SDGT
    Location
    thata way
    Posts
    545

    Ferry Tie Downs

    Is it still recommended to take your own tie downs for the Cook Strait ferries?
    Political Correctness, the chief weapon of whiney arse bastards

  2. #2
    Join Date
    22nd October 2002 - 11:00
    Bike
    2019 KTM Duke 790
    Location
    Coromandel Harbour
    Posts
    4,082
    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    Is it still recommended to take your own tie downs for the Cook Strait ferries?
    I prefer to trust what I know Steve. Got landed with some manky old rope once which was barely adequate. When are you off? IAM social ride in your neck of the woods tomorrow.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    28th October 2012 - 13:59
    Bike
    KTM 1290 SDGT
    Location
    thata way
    Posts
    545
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    I prefer to trust what I know Steve. Got landed with some manky old rope once which was barely adequate. When are you off? IAM social ride in your neck of the woods tomorrow.
    Just loading the bike now, looking to jettison what I can
    Political Correctness, the chief weapon of whiney arse bastards

  4. #4
    Join Date
    22nd October 2002 - 11:00
    Bike
    2019 KTM Duke 790
    Location
    Coromandel Harbour
    Posts
    4,082
    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    Just loading the bike now, looking to jettison what I can
    You shouldn't need to jettison much with the underpants inside out option . I've got fast-drying non-iron travel gear these days as well as merino so I don't smell like a skunk. Post a few photos of your GT in scenic locations. Catch you when you get back.

    Have a fantastic trip mate!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    28th October 2012 - 13:59
    Bike
    KTM 1290 SDGT
    Location
    thata way
    Posts
    545
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    You shouldn't need to jettison much with the underpants inside out option . I've got fast-drying non-iron travel gear these days as well as merino so I don't smell like a skunk. Post a few photos of your GT in scenic locations. Catch you when you get back.

    Have a fantastic trip mate!
    Undies, I knew I had forgotten something.
    On board now, Inter islander is well set up with ratcheting tie downs
    with handlebar loops and a slot bracket/slot to hold your
    front wheel.
    Political Correctness, the chief weapon of whiney arse bastards

  6. #6
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    6,721
    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    Is it still recommended to take your own tie downs for the Cook Strait ferries?
    why, you pay for tiedaowns, tell them to supply tie downs, taking your own is bending over and letting them fuck you up the arse as far as i see it

  7. #7
    Join Date
    4th November 2003 - 13:00
    Bike
    BSA A10
    Location
    Rangiora
    Posts
    12,016
    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    why, you pay for tiedaowns, tell them to supply tie downs, taking your own is bending over and letting them fuck you up the arse as far as i see it
    Do you though? I thought you were just paying for a space on the boat
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


    Quote Originally Posted by scracha View Post
    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    6,721
    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Do you though? I thought you were just paying for a space on the boat
    per square foot you pay a significant amount more, for what, tie downs i think. some years ago i worked with the interislander people and actually got them to put proper tie downs on a boat, with their name on them, worked through options to lessen the likelhood of them being stolen etc, which they weren't even worried about.
    the operations manager cam on board and met with me, happened to be a sunday after the useless club agm so was packed out, right in front of his eyes a bike toppled because of the bullshit chain system.
    it worked, the got plenty of tie downs and life was better for a while.
    he then left and the follow up wasn't done.
    my main point of insisting on tie downs is no matter how good yours are, and how good you tie you bike down it won't stop the next guy's bike being tied properly. additionally, do i really want to tour the south island with 1/2 a kilo of cow shit covered tiedowns?

    they seem to have no trouble providing tie downs for the truckies.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    4th November 2003 - 13:00
    Bike
    BSA A10
    Location
    Rangiora
    Posts
    12,016
    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    my main point of insisting on tie downs is no matter how good yours are, and how good you tie you bike down it won't stop the next guy's bike being tied properly. additionally, do i really want to tour the south island with 1/2 a kilo of cow shit covered tiedowns?
    My tie downs are very good and I'm always cautious about the guy next door tying his bike down, I would think if you have 1/2 kg of cowshit attached to your tiedowns you'd have bigger problems with how much is spread over your bike

    Different point of view than yours but if it's my bike then I'm responsible for it and I will take whatever steps I deem necessary for a crossing with no problems without relying on the freight company/deckhands
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


    Quote Originally Posted by scracha View Post
    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

  10. #10
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    6,721
    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    My tie downs are very good and I'm always cautious about the guy next door tying his bike down, I would think if you have 1/2 kg of cowshit attached to your tiedowns you'd have bigger problems with how much is spread over your bike

    Different point of view than yours but if it's my bike then I'm responsible for it and I will take whatever steps I deem necessary for a crossing with no problems without relying on the freight company/deckhands
    i'm talking about the cowshit on the decks, do you take your own scissors to your barber?

    why do we continually let these cunts get away with it?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    10th February 2017 - 15:01
    Bike
    2009 Honda TransAlp
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    262
    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    Is it still recommended to take your own tie downs for the Cook Strait ferries?
    No, they have big anchors and strong chains to tie the ferries down. Not sure they are long enough for the middle of the Cook Strait though. She's pretty deep.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    15th October 2009 - 17:33
    Bike
    2014 Honda NC750X
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    724
    Blog Entries
    4
    Travelled on the Interislander in February, this is what they sent me beforehand.

    Having said that, there were some tie downs/bits of rope with hooks available on both trips.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EFA86026-57DD-4AF7-B98E-301B5FC6C9C3.jpeg 
Views:	49 
Size:	493.2 KB 
ID:	341217  
    Moe: Well, I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt. I mean not that fancy store bought dirt. That stuffs loaded with nutrients. I...I can't compete with that stuff.
    - The Simpsons

  13. #13
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    6,721
    Quote Originally Posted by nerrrd View Post
    Travelled on the Interislander in February, this is what they sent me beforehand.

    Having said that, there were some tie downs/bits of rope with hooks available on both trips.
    is that acceptable service? there's absolutley no assurance that the bike next to you will be sicure....

  14. #14
    Join Date
    3rd February 2004 - 08:11
    Bike
    1982 Suzuki GS1100GK, 2008 KLR650
    Location
    Wallaceville, Upper hutt
    Posts
    4,256
    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    p

    they seem to have no trouble providing tie downs for the truckies.
    The trucks are tied down with big overcentre chain and hook things that fit into the slots in the deck.There's plenty there because they are too big and heavy to steal. The interislander branded ratchet straps were probably all stolen in the first week.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
    (PostalDave on ADVrider)

  15. #15
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    6,721
    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    The trucks are tied down with big overcentre chain and hook things that fit into the slots in the deck.There's plenty there because they are too big and heavy to steal. The interislander branded ratchet straps were probably all stolen in the first week.
    when i got them provided oddly they said theft wasn't an issue, had a budget for it like glassware going from a bar, in saying that they looked at the options of one end hooked on that needed tools to remove etc, it was quite a few years ago and i rarely travel on the ferry with a bike now so never kept the momentum i'd gained going.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •