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Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« on: January 19, 2015, 11:57:51 AM »
Howdy everyone,
I see there are quite a few booked on the Spirit of Tasmania departing Melbourne on Friday afternoon Feb 27.
Just wondering if anyone wants to join us for the run down to Melbourne. Or meet up anywhere along the way.

We plan leaving Albury/Wodonga early Friday morning, heading down the Hume to Benalla where we will leave the Freeway and head to Bonny Doon for a bit "Scerenity", then through Alexandra and onto Healsville via the Black Spur ( very nice drive  ;D). From here we will head to Yarra Glenn and visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery (http://www.yvci.com.au/ ) and should be there between 12 noon and 1pm.
From here it's through Melbourne to Station Pier or St Kilda and hopefully be there by 5pm'ish so we can avoid some of the heavier traffic from office hours finishing and giving us plenty of time.
The loading starts 2.5 hrs before the departure at 7:30pm.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Wodonga+VIC/Alexandra,+Victoria/Narbethong,+Victoria/Healesville,+Victoria/Yarra+Valley+Chocolaterie+%26+Ice+Creamery,+35+Old+Healesville+Road,+Yarra+Glen+VIC+3775/St+Kilda+VIC/@-37.1793527,145.4380642,9z/data=!4m38!4m37!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b2158fb6fe4de6f:0x50579a430a0d3e0!2m2!1d146.8878851!2d-36.122487!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b280902dfb47a99:0x40579a430a07630!2m2!1d145.7115967!2d-37.1911428!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b2825c0902a3b05:0x40579a430a08170!2m2!1d145.6566702!2d-37.5637684!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b282bb6300054fd:0x5045675218ce6f0!2m2!1d145.5170063!2d-37.6538286!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad7d37fb1c21fe5:0x44b321b0c7f94937!2m2!1d145.40037!2d-37.644366!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad6686866392389:0x5045675218cdae0!2m2!1d144.9789807!2d-37.8675123!3e0

Even if you're not sailing, if you have some time and would like to come for just a bit of the run, or just to meet up for a coffee at Yarra Glen, let me know and I can give you my phone number.
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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 08:14:36 AM »
Luuuuuuuv the ice creamery - might have to come up for a supply of choc covered freeze dried strawberries ;D

(is fruit allowed on the boat?)

Either way you will literally be driving within 100 metres of my home (Mooroolbark - Maroondah highway area) after the ice creamery - so if you need a pit stop/freshen up/fix a squeak etc Ill pm my phone number  - Ill ether be at the ice creamery also or arguing over how many hair straightners/clothes I can carry with the spicettes.   

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 08:37:07 AM »
Sorry Lee definitely no foreign fruit allowed into Tasmania. You might be Okay as they are processed. Well covered in chocolate. I can stop at Elizebeth Town on my way to Devonport and get you some Chocolate coated raspberries, if you would like though.
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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 09:26:31 AM »
Mr and Mrs Halfpint

We're Melbourne based but certainly happy to catch up at 5pm at or near the ferry - PM me your details - we'll work something out.

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 09:34:12 AM »
Mr and Mrs Halfpint

We're Melbourne based but certainly happy to catch up at 5pm at or near the ferry - PM me your details - we'll work something out.

Rob and co-pilot Elliott

Something worth mentioning is that if you want to stay together, and you can spend a lot of time standing around in the queue to board, that you all meet up down the road a little and drive in together, and you are more likely to be parked together on the boat.

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2015, 12:06:55 PM »
Once at Station Pier Faye and I have always eaten at the small cafe on the railway station (much better then the food onboard)
That way you can keep an eye on the Mokes.
We have also found that it is best not to enter Station Pier before 6.30pm
This usually results in being on level 5 and within the 1st 100 cars off in Devonport.

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2015, 02:19:20 PM »
Thanks for the tips ;) Good ideas.
I'm sure we will all discuss it and set up an easy way to meet before boarding. Will be good 8)
I dont really want to be too early though, those damn St Kilda parking Nazi's set upon you like flies on s..... , well you know what I mean :-X.
Will send some PM's with phone numbers.
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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2015, 07:06:16 PM »
Keep us in the loop to HP, as tempting as the YV chocolate shop is it is a bit out of our way, we were there
a couple of weeks ago, very yummy ice cream.

Spice, they do have some very nice berry farms in Tassie some make delicious berry sundaes (ice cream. cream berry's)
hopefully we will be able to sample some of them.

MMD & other regular BS crosses, do you have any other tips, not only banned items (fruit) but things that slow
 down the boarding / unboarding!  no fruit, I seem to remember having a gas bottle slowed things down a bit.....
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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2015, 08:28:58 PM »
Hi,

I would suggest not to try and meet in the car park in the loop at the entrance to the Boat as it tends to get crowded with people waiting to pick up and people and drop them off so you might find it hard to start together.

You might find you will get separated into different queues when you go through the inspection area so you could just ask one of the traffic marshalling people if you can pull over and re-group in the covered area before rejoining the two lines. on to the boat.

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 11:43:18 PM »
No worries Moe, will do.
I'll keep everyone up to date on this thread. Hopefully some locals can guide us through Melbourne without Toll fares if its practical, and hopefully we can all get on and off the Boat at the same time. Thats the plan anyway 8)
Alpine was telling me about how gas bottles are put into a cage and you have to retrieve them at the terminal as you depart? Not sure how that works, or if we can stream line it if someone is taking one, but it would be handy if we find out before hand.
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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 07:27:45 AM »
No worries Moe, will do.
I'll keep everyone up to date on this thread. Hopefully some locals can guide us through Melbourne without Toll fares if its practical, and hopefully we can all get on and off the Boat at the same time. Thats the plan anyway 8)
Alpine was telling me about how gas bottles are put into a cage and you have to retrieve them at the terminal as you depart? Not sure how that works, or if we can stream line it if someone is taking one, but it would be handy if we find out before hand.
HP

Yes gas bottles need to be placed in the cage, no real problem as the gas trailer is near where we will meet as you leave the terminal in Devonport.

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2015, 07:31:04 AM »
Hi,

When you go through the gates at Station Pier you show your ticket and then they ask if you are carrying fruit, fuel containers, gas bottles and other things on their list. For Gas bottle you give them to the person who puts them in  cage trolley and they get taken aboard separately.

When you get off at the other end you go through a similar type of inspection, but a bit more thorough, and if you have donated a gas bottle then the cage trolley is there and you can pick it up.

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 08:48:49 AM »
Maybe with the Gas bottle put your name on it and car rego just make identifying your bottle easyer. So what happens to jerry.

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2015, 08:33:14 PM »
My last trip to Tassie gas bottles fitted to caravans and camper trailers were left on trailer but had to be turn off at the bottle.  Butane cans in small stoves they did not worry about.

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Re: Traveling to Melboune Friday Feb 27?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 08:27:16 AM »
Maybe with the Gas bottle put your name on it and car rego just make identifying your bottle easyer. So what happens to jerry.
Cheers Shorty :)

Thanks Old Smelly One  :) Pretty much what the policy says.
Heres the TT line policy on Dangerous Goods.

http://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/about/terms-and-conditions/carriage-of-dangerous-goods-policy/

The last part only talks about empty jerry cans ???

3a Empty Jerry Cans (Diesel/Petrol/Boat Fuel Containers) can only be carried under the following conditions:
i) Jerry cans and boat fuel containers that are fully welded at the seams (plastic or metal)

ii) Jerry cans and boat fuel containers must not be greater than 25 litre capacity.

iii) Sealing cap has locking side arms or screwed cap with an effective rubber seal.

iv) Jerry cans and boat fuel containers must be empty and dry of residual liquid.

Note: In the event a petrol/diesel can has residual fuel inside, and thereby may have a dangerous gaseous/air mixture, passengers should fill the canister with water before being allowed to travel and to remain with the passenger vehicle.
3b Canisters other than Metal/Jerry Cans/Plastic Fuel Containers or boat fuel containers as per 3a (i), (ii), (iii) are not allowed on board at any time.

4 LPG/Propane/Petrol/Diesel cylinders or containers must not be emptied by passengers in a manner that places TT-Line Company Pty Ltd property or other persons at risk.

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd will refuse passage to those who do not comply with this policy.
 

So I guess you may be asked to fill your empty jerry with water before we can board ::)

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« Last Edit: January 23, 2015, 08:32:59 AM by Halfpint »
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