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  1. cvabishop

    Smart ships

    I don't think there was any suggestion that the bubble systems would use an impeller. It was just an example of an underwater working device getting quickly clogged up by fouling build up when not in use. Marine life will attach to just about anything, including anti fouling coatings. (and look at all those whales wih barnacles all over them!)
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    Smart ships

    I used tp put grease on mine. Problem with bubbles is that there will be holes in the hull and marine life gets stuck in holes. maybe further up the pipes unless they are made of or plated with copper. Can't seem to find anything online referring to possible clogging. Maybe the vessel should be fitted with a mechanical sneezing system...
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    Smart ships

    The bubble system is clever but how to you keep the holes from getting clogged up when the system is off? When I had a small yacht it was necessary to remove the log paddle wheel impeller if the boat was not being used for a day or so as it was a magnet for any migrating water life looking for a new home plus of course weed growth.
  4. The only alternative as passenger pigeons are now extinct!
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    Armorique in Poole 12-12-18

    I don't like the new font very much, looks like paint is flaking off on some of the letters.
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    And I suppose you could have your kids microchipped....☺️
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    French road blockades

    No, no! David Cameron will be on hand to save us!
  8. cvabishop

    A weekend on the high seas...

    Customs or Immigration? Separate issues. I always thought it was immigration,.
  9. Family and I went down to Portsmouth today so see the QE arrive. We took the Gosport ferry and watched from the Haslar marina pier and then took some more photos while the ship was turned in the harbour. Mont St Michel preceded her in but was dwarfed by the carrier. Victoria of Wight was sort of dodging the big ships on her schedule.
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    Long time ago but I think they just checked your passport and gave you a sort of ticket to show when you disembarked. It did speed things up at the time.
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    No they were immigration officers, I do remember them being on ferries many years ago.
  12. cvabishop

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    That scrubber installation on the Pont is truly horrible! No amount of repainting can even begin to mitigate its appearance!
  13. cvabishop

    French road blockades

    Assuming you could get there....😁
  14. cvabishop

    French road blockades

    Not when you consider the levels of violence involved and the numbers of people injured. The Brexit situation may be horrible but the population isn't rioting in the streets so I know which country I would prefer to be in.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    A while I would think. I read recently that she is due to have her close in weapons systems fitted.
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