Personal transport for newbies

#1
Hi there all,
Was just wondering at what stage of my training will I be allowed to take my motorbike down to HMS Raleigh. I know its a no no during Phase 1, but is it ok after that?
And also what are the arrangements for storage/ garaging when away from base?
Cheers
 
#2
as you are going chef submariner you will be able to take your two wheels of death down to Raleigh when you comence your phase 2 training. As for when you deploy its up to you store your bike.
 
#6
I know it's a slight divergence of the thread, but what sort of level of disposable income does a officer have after a few years in?
For some reason, I really really want an ariel atom at some point, but me thinks to afford one I would also need a house somewhat away from the seaside to save it rusting within 5 minutes.
 
#8
Good God. An Atom? Seriously Caterham RS500 must the car of choice. Anyway, as a proper Junior Officer you will issued an Audi A3 or VW Golf in which to transport your worldly goods from place to place as a Naval orphan in the first 5 years of your career!
 
#10
I have a hyundai coupe se at the mo so that does me for the time being for commuting and getting stuff about. The atom is because I'm not stupid enough to get a motor bike :p. The other part of me wanting a road legal dune buggy. A bit more atv, but maxes out at 70 mph and the 0-60 isn't as....hair raising :D

Alfred- naval orphan? Is that basically because I could be anywhere and everywhere with no solid foundations for the first 5 years (not asking as it's a drama, I:eek:ve to travel and see new places. It's part of the appeal of the naval life).
 
#11
older_joiner said:
I have a hyundai coupe se at the mo so that does me for the time being for commuting and getting stuff about. The atom is because I'm not stupid enough to get a motor bike :p. The other part of me wanting a road legal dune buggy. A bit more atv, but maxes out at 70 mph and the 0-60 isn't as....hair raising :D

Alfred- naval orphan? Is that basically because I could be anywhere and everywhere with no solid foundations for the first 5 years (not asking as it's a drama, I:eek:ve to travel and see new places. It's part of the appeal of the naval life).
You have hit the bulls eye with the first dart.
 

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#12
older_joiner said:
I know it's a slight divergence of the thread, but what sort of level of disposable income does a officer have after a few years in?
Enough to purchase one of these bad boys in the current climate:

 
#13
older_joiner said:
I know it's a slight divergence of the thread, but what sort of level of disposable income does a officer have after a few years in?
For some reason, I really really want an ariel atom at some point, but me thinks to afford one I would also need a house somewhat away from the seaside to save it rusting within 5 minutes.
I looked into garaging in Plymouth, don't want my bike rusting away either and prices for a lock up start at about £50 per month.
 
#14
digger84 said:
older_joiner said:
I have a hyundai coupe se at the mo so that does me for the time being for commuting and getting stuff about. The atom is because I'm not stupid enough to get a motor bike :p. The other part of me wanting a road legal dune buggy. A bit more atv, but maxes out at 70 mph and the 0-60 isn't as....hair raising :D

Alfred- naval orphan? Is that basically because I could be anywhere and everywhere with no solid foundations for the first 5 years (not asking as it's a drama, Iove to travel and see new places. It's part of the appeal of the naval life).
You have hit the bulls eye with the first dart.
Well in this time of austerity, every shot has to count :D .
That's good though. A world not experienced is a life worth living.


Blackrat said:
older_joiner said:
I know it's a slight divergence of the thread, but what sort of level of disposable income does a officer have after a few years in?
Enough to purchase one of these bad boys in the current climate:

But I'm afraid of heights!


firstascent said:
older_joiner said:
I know it's a slight divergence of the thread, but what sort of level of disposable income does a officer have after a few years in?
For some reason, I really really want an ariel atom at some point, but me thinks to afford one I would also need a house somewhat away from the seaside to save it rusting within 5 minutes.
I looked into garaging in Plymouth, don't want my bike rusting away either and prices for a lock up start at about £50 per month.
Thanks for the input. That's not 'too' much. I think for a while I would have to hire one of those storage boxes that are the size of a small room on top of that (until I stabilise).

Mental note- pass AIB first.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#20
WreckerL said:
Ninja_Stoker said:
Ah yes, classic pussers transport:
I used to love bombing around Guzz dockyard in the workshop FMW, brilliant fun
I too was that man. The beloved FMW engine (Ford Escort?) used to scream at about 10,000 rpm in top gear as the needle neared a neck-breaking 15.5 mph. Think it must have had the gearbox off a Type 21 frigate. :wink:

The weird thing when 'driving' the 'pussers red treader' (pushbike) was that when you turned the wheel the basket pointed the way you were orginally going - very disconcerting after ten pints when you were on your way back across Pompey dockyard from the Ship Leopard & your oppo was sat in the basket on the front.
 

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