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The Ferry Man

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  1. Might be because LD Lines was a French Company though?
  2. St Faith at the Wightlink terminal this morning. Port mezzanine deck removed.
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    New Look Revealed

    I think the blue would have to end before the raised windows, a bit like PA with the balcony area. Liking the image of Normandie, but I fear its more a photoshop of the logo and not the whole ship. Miss the blue stripes too Jim!
  4. The Ferry Man

    New Look Revealed

    I think the stripe is a deck too low - would look better on the next up - it's too close to the bow
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    New Look Revealed

    I don't see why the Bretagne had to have the blue superstructure stripes removed - why not keep the stripes and apply with the new logo? One of the great things about the BF Fleet was that they were "the same but different", Each ship part of the family, but with a sense of individuality. Why the sudden desire to have a one-size fits all approach???
  6. Very intersting. I have been in Malta last week, and there are quite a few RO-Ros operating in and out - the Eurocargo Malta and Eurocargo Genova, for Grimaldi Line, the Barbara Krahulik, and as I flew out the Pauline Russ was in.
  7. Very impressive! I'm away for just over a week, in which time the hull is floated out AND superstructure attached! wasn't expecting that! She is looking good.
  8. Merry Christmas Everyone! Heres to a great 2019. So many interesting things to look forward to. Apparently its just called Efficiency Rudder https://www.wartsila.com/encyclopedia/term/efficiency-rudder
  9. Armorique has just arrived at Portsmouth
  10. The Ferry Man

    New Look Revealed

    Same. I think it may have been better with the stripes at the bottom - now it looks a bit random just placed there
  11. That would be my take as well... Of course, the you get the Dover European Freighters - are they sisters? Seaway/Highway/Pathway were, but the Burgundy? she has the same hullform, but modified superstructure. Then with the conversion of Pathway/Highway... Is Seaway still a sistership... That is even more complicated then the Armorique/Cotentin!
  12. Ahh, but there are differences between them two, different upper bow door, different funnel width - A can of worms indeed! Where does the line lie
  13. The Ferry Man

    New Look Revealed

    Is that still the case though so much these days, especially with transport? How many people will just be looking for the cheapest option? I know people who have used the Dover-Calais route to get to Normandy because "it's cheaper" - even driven down to spain despite the convience of a Spanish crossing. Unless you have travelled with BF, you're not going to know the brand, whatever the logo. Even I will admit, if I am looking for flights, I will always use a website to find the cheapest flight options (OK I have a few cheap airlines I won't go with).
  14. see that sounds quite sensible! Oh well. Fratton is going to be the interesting one, since its currently a shared footbridge
  15. Trouble is last minute train changes, if you are on one platform, and they change the platform, then you have a issue, unless everyone waits just "off platform"
  16. Twin loading can still use visors - Fantasia/Fiesta Seafrance Renoir and Manet, and more recently European Causeway are all double deck loading. As already stated, its generally the bow ramp/inner bow door that forms the watertight seal
  17. Can't really blame them - Portsmouth Station was built to be an interchange straight off the train onto the ferry.
  18. Looks like port side is finished now.
  19. Well funding has been raised - who knows what will happen now! Wouldn't have thought she would be structurally sound to be moved myself https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46385127
  20. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46389420 Funding is being cut, but Blue Funnel think the ferry should now be "self-sustaining"
  21. Did the WB Yeats get handed over after all? I see she is still at the yard
  22. The Ferry Man

    New Look Revealed

    The new logo isn't too bad, but not a fan of the new font - I like the current font a lot better (then again I also prefer the old P&O font as well, maybe I am just stubborn!) Will miss the stripes on the ferries. Still trying to work out how a new livery will "embody the emotional side of travelling and holidaying with Brittany Ferries" ?
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    Baie de Seine

    OK thanks - haven't seen the BdS for some time so wasn't sure
  24. The Ferry Man

    Baie de Seine

    Just saw Baie de Seine depart from Portsmouth, looks like some of the paint has come off the bow - looks fairly fresh as still white. Not sure if from the recent rough crossing.
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