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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    is that acceptable service? there's absolutley no assurance that the bike next to you will be sicure....
    That's why I'll always try to leave a gap between the next one, although I'd normally watch them tie their own bikes down to see how good they do it

    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    i'm talking about the cowshit on the decks, do you take your own scissors to your barber?
    Having travelled on the ferries just about annually since 1987 I have yet to see cowshit on any deck, I have far more choice of barbers to find one with the correct gear than I do of Ferries with tiedowns
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    is that acceptable service? there's absolutley no assurance that the bike next to you will be sicure....
    Well it was my first time so I was actually glad to have bought some I could figure out how to use them before I got there.

    But I agree it would be nice to have someone who knows what they're doing strapping the bikes down or at least checking they're secure enough (maybe they do once the riders have left).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Do you though? I thought you were just paying for a space on the boat
    When you take a car or truck on any of the ferries ... who supplies and fits the tie-downs ... ???

    Many motorcycle owners however ... are quite particular on who touches their bike. From the days of the Aramoana ... it was NZR policy and rules that Motorcycle owners tied their own bike down. Ropes were supplied but first in ... first used all the ropes. The "Take your own" unofficial rule app[lied ... for the individual motorcyclists safety and convenience ... has been always advised in these forums.

    Those that choose NOT to take this advice and NOT take their own ... be it on THEIR own head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post

    Those that choose NOT to take this advice and NOT take their own ... be it on THEIR own head.
    once agian, this doesn't help if the guy beside you has none now does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerrrd View Post
    But I agree it would be nice to have someone who knows what they're doing strapping the bikes down or at least checking they're secure enough .
    When the fast ferry operated, I parked my bike where I was told next minute the guy throws a tie down across the seat left to right and starts cranking it down

    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    When you take a car or truck on any of the ferries ... who supplies and fits the tie-downs ... ???
    A lot if the time they aren't tied down

    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    once agian, this doesn't help if the guy beside you has none now does it?
    Fuck him for being a dick and not being prepared, I'll move my bike further away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    When the fast ferry operated, I parked my bike where I was told next minute the guy throws a tie down across the seat left to right and starts cranking it down
    I never took a bike across on the fast ferries. I always took some rope with me on the NZR ferries. Sometimes I needed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    once agian, this doesn't help if the guy beside you has none now does it?
    In a perfect world we'd all care. It's not.

    In these cases ... those unlucky dumb one's would just hope for a calm sailing. The smart ones would ask a crew member for help.
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