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ross brown

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  1. Yea love walking out on Bretagne's Bow, can't believe she is the only vessel in the fleet which is possible to do this. Its such a lovely place to be. Gorgeous bow she has.
  2. I meant how the vessels all had their own signature on the livery, yes of course the main part of the livery was the same it's just they all had something a little different with lines and stripes which made every vessel have their own unique identity.
  3. Shame why BF done the fleet all in one livery it just doesn't work in my opinion. But it's cheaper to maintain paint etc so suits the BF experience of today I guess!! In there eyes Less is more! Even the handrails are left today no staining or varnishing!! The 90's was the best for BF for everything shame those days are gone.
  4. Yea that's just rust streaks as you say is nothing much but Normandie always suffers heavy rust around her Bow door area and on the sides too. Nothing major but it always comes through not long after every recent refit!! Probably just paint over the rust!! It's not her age as many other vessels older then her don't suffer this. Bretagne always seems to hold old out pretty well with any major rust really she always looks pretty good even after a year or more after refit. Poor Normandie has rust a few weeks after refit coming through!! Suppose depending on the ship yard at the
  5. Yea Normandie certainly needs a refit and paint up but to be honest she always seems to rust pretty badly bless her, around the bow area and stern area! Must be bad prep work on the rusty areas not cleaning it off properly or she just suffers from design issues where the rust gets trapped in and its hard to remove as I say she always rusts again quickly after refit could also be steel quality? Who knows. But Yea Barfleur looking good so is Bretagne too they have had it easy over the covid-19 issue's. Just would be nice to anyone in France who lives near where they are Moored
  6. Hi Guys. Hope every one is keeping well. Anyone got any updates of the vessels laid up with what if any work is being done to them and any recent pictures of them. Seems all is quiet lately. Thanks. Ross.
  7. Dam that's some serious rust streaks!!! Looks terrible! Hope they have sorted it since!
  8. I'm certain Bretagne would of just brushed it off like a bit of spray, LOL. We all know Pont Aven has such a bad design bow and forward super structure. Pretty poor really as she was supposed to be designed for the Bay Of Biscay!!! Say no more where she was built!!!!!
  9. Seeing some of the vessels in their old livery they look so much more classy in this. The new lively still looks rubbish. It just doesn't suit the company too much boring white. Great photos though, thanks.
  10. The Era when BF were at their best. Beautiful, painted and varnished hand rails that's a thing of the past now they just don't bother anymore on all of the fleet ! Bretagne looking beautiful as always, still such a stunning vessel today. Miss her old livery soo much. Thanks for these lovely pictures, really appreciate it. Makes me remember the good old days.
  11. Pont Aven slams and bangs forward of her Bow in a very little swell it drives me mad. I love rough seas but she is just annoying. Shame really as she was designed for the Bay!! Bretagne has the best Bow for any rough seas, the wave breaker protects her forward structure and long Atlantic Bow just cuts through the waves. Amazing ship she is.
  12. Love this reply. Bretagne is certainly the best in the fleet for sea keeping it doesn't even have to be considered.
  13. Certainly miss old Quiberon she was a lovely old ship. Rip old lady.
  14. OK it must be some sort of design for strength but dam that does look ugly!!!! Remember we need plenty of plates to hold these vessels together they have been made in China LOL 😂
  15. Love that very good. He, he! Who ever decided the Hull passed the QC looks checks needs some new glasses I think!
  16. Cant see it being this as all the fleet have clamshell bow doors and don't have this plating.
  17. Ahh brilliant thanks Fine Whine. Don't know why my post images didn't work? Not to worry you Sorted it. Yes this is what I was talking about what have they done it's a terrible job. Looks Like they have cut the Anchor hole in the wrong place then patched it up and then put the Anchor in the right place, LOL. Joking though. I've never seen a new ship like this with plates over lapping like that.
  18. Hi, here are a few photos. Just looks so odd!!! And a eye sore! It's on both sides port and starboard. If it's to do with the Anchor housing or strengthening it looks like a terrible job. As I said before it's as if she has run aground and been patched up, LOL. [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/90B3MbnP/FB-IMG-1602843925155.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/FFbXDFHf/FB-IMG-1602843925155-2.jpg[/img][/url]
  19. Has anybody noticed the amount of weird looking plating on the Bow section on both port and starboard sides it's just behind the bow doors but on both sides. Looks like they have plated it to cover up a hole, LOL only joking. Just think it looks terrible! Cheers.
  20. Ahh OK thanks Jim. Didn't see this further back I do apologise. Makes sense.
  21. Just a question why has she got Portsmouth on the side of her not Morlaix? First time ever seen a BF ship registered to Portsmouth. Suppose this will be changed once she enters service or will this stay as is? Thanks.
  22. Forgot to say she already has rust on her Bow area!! I don't mean around the anchor area that's normal. Great paint job!!! Maybe one day I will go on her and may change my opinion of her but it's always difficult to judge a vessel from photos we need to see them with our eyes.
  23. Surprised she didn't have any flags from her Bow right over her to her stern? Seems a very quiet welcome to her home port!!! Must say though she is OK but still not very impressed with how she looks very boring in my opinion. Just seems like a cheap boring Roll on Roll off ferry, nothing seems to stand out on her especially for her to join BF but suppose the days of cruise ferries being unique are long gone it's all about cost today.
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