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  1. Looking at the shape of the bow on the ship currently being built in the FSG Hall, it is so different from Honfleur's bow. Is this because it is a different class of vessel or perhaps has been designed for totally different sea conditions?
  2. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Looking at the FSG webcams over the weekend and in evenings, there would appear to be very little work going on in the Hall on Honfleur's successor there or on Honfleur on the Pier. Has overtime, nightshift and weekend working stopped?
  3. Malc

    SAILING UPDATES: 2019 Latest News

    Looks like Pont Aven is returning quite slowly to St Malo. And Commodore Goodwill is just docking in the usual berth according to MarineTraffic.
  4. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Don't think so. In the morning with very different lighting, you can see a big difference in the colour of the rest of the hull and those last bow sections. They are so bright that they are saturating the webcam. They will have to paint over the weld lines as well. I seem to remember that for the last launch the whole hull was painted along with the ship name on the bow before the launch.
  5. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    The structures at the bow are brilliant white. When will they paint the rest of the hull? There's not much time before launch next Thursday.
  6. Malc

    Cap Finistere 2 nighter

    Pont does a Plymouth to Roscoff leg on a Thursday before its Cork trip. I assume that this is when the crew change is made.
  7. Malc

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    MagicSeaweed indicates that it will be much less rough after the weekend.
  8. Malc

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Could be the extent of the open deck area on the Baie de Seine (and on the Etretat) compared with that on the Cap. I remember being on the Mont in a bad crossing with the car exposed at the stern. It was covered in salt and driving was virtually impossible until the windscreen was thoroughly washed. Looking at the BF Tracker, I wouldn't want to be on a boat in the Western Channel or Northe Biscay just now.
  9. Malc

    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Etretat is not appearing on the list of ferries on the Fleet Tracker. Or onthe Tracker itself.
  10. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Is that a temporary bow door? Can't see a split if it opens to each side. Or does it lift up. I thought that was not used now due to Baltic problems.
  11. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    I remember the door being open in the very early days of construction, but not since then until today. There have been a few days when it has been really murky in the Hall with all the welding and cutting. Must be a nice day in Flensburg or they are using a process that requires better ventilation.
  12. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Another section added at the bow - the one with the anchor recesses. Will the next (last?) section have the bow doors fitted?
  13. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Could be a bow section, but upside down at the moment. Cut-outs are where the anchors go?
  14. Malc

    New BF Fleet Tracker

    I can see all the fleet (ex Connemara) on PC. Perhaps they do not appear on mobile or tablet. Malc
  15. Malc

    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Yes, bow at this end. The complete section with 'box' on top and with the lower flat areas on each side arrived yesterday. Probably another smaller section and then the bulbous bow to complete the lower hull. It's a bit like Lego!