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#1 snick

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 01:20 AM

Pattaya Ferry to Cha-am / Hua Hin plans

 

This is what , the third time this plans been floated ?

 

http://www.bangkokpo...a-am-ferry-link



#2 kwan

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:38 AM

Dead in the water.

It will never get off the ground. !



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:47 AM

Its just not viable... yes, at least the 3rd time its been planned... and each time it dies the death for several reasons:

 

1. Small catamarans that are travelling East-West and vice-versa, meaning they are basically beam on to the prevailing sea and swell 10 months a year, from both monsoons. Vomit inducing.

2. Small catamarans that are not wave piercing, so can take 4-5 hours to do the crossing on a bad day..... See above.

3.No port or breakwater in Hua Hin, so the nearest is in the Pran river at Pak Nam Pran, another 30-40 minutes from HH by Minibus.

 

Nice Pic of the QM2 however... yes, maybe if they get a vessel this size, which would need to anchor offshore about 2 n.miles both ends due to draught restrictions, and then tender persons ashore both ends...

 

Its another beat up. Build a decent breakwater and jetty facilities in HH first and then see where we are.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:56 AM

Dead in the water.

It will never get off the ground. !

Or will it ??? New Years Day, !

http://www.bangkokpo...n-new-years-day


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#5 hailbritania

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:08 AM

they'de be better off doing lots of small flights

 

guy above has a point about the swell being beam on. 

 

thought that the first time i heard of this cause i used to commute on a high speed cat and it sucked so bad i quit the job.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:59 AM

Or will it ??? New Years Day, !

http://www.bangkokpo...n-new-years-day

 

It said Jan 1st....it did not say which year!


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 07:58 PM

Equator Triangle.jpg

Something like this might do the job.
Would only be useful if it can get close to the town centres though.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:25 PM

attachicon.gifEquator Triangle.jpg

Something like this might do the job.
Would only be useful if it can get close to the town centres though.

Thats exactly what they need , but the fuel burn will be an issue .....speed costs litres 

Would be interesting to do the maths ...it could work if they get some decent pax volumes or maybe some subsidies .

It may work better as a one way day trip and an overnight sleeper return trip on a slower , more fuel efficient unit and make the trip a feature of the xprience 


Edited by LordJim, 14 November 2016 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 09:54 PM

high_speed_boat_02.jpg  

 

 

 

8577407-High-speed-hydrofoil-ferry-boat-

 

04-Home.jpg

 

  Low drag off the water would be sweet.


Edited by LWFM, 14 November 2016 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:13 PM

TIT, it's going to be some death trap of a slow boat that they will totally overload with passengers every time.
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:51 AM

The initial runs are being planned as passengers only.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:24 AM

I wonder what the price will be? I wouldn't mind a weekend break in hua hin

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:02 PM

Could be something like the Lomprayah service to Koh tao from chumphon. This service has been going for a long time now and seems to work well.
They got a new ferry earlier this year which looks good.IC14020_News01.jpg
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:10 PM

Could be something like the Lomprayah service to Koh tao from chumphon. This service has been going for a long time now and seems to work well.
They got a new ferry earlier this year which looks good.attachicon.gifIC14020_News01.jpg

Am being lazy ...bu is the distance comparable ?

The crossing to HH is quite far and in fair exposed waters 



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:43 AM

It should be a big red flag, that none of the existing Ferry companies which service Samui, Phi, Phi etc.. expressed any interest in this project and that the sole bidder was a company no one ever heard of before.

 

I'm certainly not going to be the first one to try this.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:18 AM

A prop plane flight from UTP to HH would be more desirable

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:44 AM

Am being lazy ...bu is the distance comparable ?
The crossing to HH is quite far and in fair exposed waters


Normally: IMO not so much of a problem. A lot of high speed ferries also covering longer distances in the Baltic Sea and Northsea...

However TiT... considering Thai Coastguard and Thai Metereological Office ordering Thai fishing vessels to stay in the harbour when it's just Beaufort 6...
Tells IMO a lot about seaworthiness of their vessels and seamanship 555. Fishermen in northern Europe would laugh their asses off ;-)

(... have to confess though: I myself wouldn't set a step on board a ferry -even on the short distance to Samui- above Bft. 6, after experiencing one of these superb vessels with their excellent maintenance 555)

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:46 PM

Am being lazy ...bu is the distance comparable ?
The crossing to HH is quite far and in fair exposed waters

It is a little further - maybe extra 20 mins or so.
Not sure about exposed waters - I would imagine the gulf is fairly calm most of the time.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:08 PM

A prop plane flight from UTP to HH would be more desirable

Fenton informed me just the other day , there is aparently a prop plane service from utp to hh at 1000 baht
But to be honest i thought that a 45 minutes taxi xxx baht pattaya to utp then check in 1 hour then fly 40 odd minutes then collect bags then 30 minute or more and xxx baht in taxi . It would prob work out the same with less hastle booking a private taxi pattaya to hua hin for 3000 baht or so

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:56 AM

You'll be lucky to find a taxi to take you all the way to Hua Hin; they usually sub-contract you at BKK.  ;)




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