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  1. The highest speed I saw was 17.6 knots.not sure what the carisbrooke castle of red funnel could muster only that she held the record of 36 mins if memory serves me right from Southampton to cowes 

  2. 7 hours ago, martijon said:

    Oddly this week they have the Faith as running boat rather than the Clare - shows just how little the traffic levels are at the moment.  This means of course the Faith is operating alone on the weekend roster.  The website is showing with delays of 3 hours - presumably they cancelled a couple of sailings earlier because of the fog.  However Faith is now at Fishbourne at 11.45, meaning that she will leave on time with her 1200 sailing, (though that might be the 1000, or even 0800

    7 hours ago, martijon said:

    Fog was bad this morning red funnel never got going till 10.30 


  3. 1 hour ago, adicat said:

    But on 21st/22nd relatives staying over Christmas not supposed to travel if they are staying with replies as only 5 day rule. Should Wightlink/Red funnel take bookings for more than 5 days from 23rd? Not really their job but could question people and remind them of the rules.


    Ferries are full to their reduced capacity today ....already   there is a webcam at red funnel never seen it this busy since summer

  4. 1 hour ago, adicat said:

    She seems to be having issues. Coming over backwards and then struggling to turn to come into gunwharf unless waiting for small boat but can't see from where I am.

    Probably due to loading the new train that came over to the island on it ..but that is a guess 

  5. 1 hour ago, Danim24 said:

    According to AIS, she is not due in Falmouth until tomorrow anyhow. Maybe she is waiting for Red Eagle to vacate the dock first. From what I can see, there is only 20 knots of wind from the SW, which isn't too bad at all.

     St Faith is going into dock 3 .Red eagle is in dock4

  6. 2 minutes ago, adicat said:

    To be honest, with no mezz she is not going to be much good as a second boat when vow out for survey. W class would be more cost effective to run.

    Factor in less cars less passengers less weight means cheaper crossings ...because less crew ..less fuel ️ faster turnaround ..also I reckon they were knackered and needed money spent on them ..since they got rid of the fuel storage depot over here there is a bigger demand for hazard loads so may be used more as a freight boat like the kestrel but with the advantage that she can be used as both ..

  7. 2 hours ago, eagleeye said:

    St faith only doing 3 knots off Portland so must be rough down there ..on her way to Falmouth 

    She appears to of turned round and is heading east 

  8. Just now, eagleeye said:

    I don’t think they used it as every time I saw her in service she was flat loaded ..

    Also I believe she can carry those double deck artics now as well unlike the Clare so when vow is out they still have ferry that can take them 

  9. 22 minutes ago, Pigeonrat said:

    How come, I wonder? They add so much to the capacity. Are they still nervous after the incident with St Helen (which must have been, what, 6 years ago now?) They were still using the mezz deck on the St Clare when I travelled back to the mainland a couple of weeks ago so presumably not a company-wide policy.

    I know Wightlink are in a bit of financial trouble at the moment apparently but surely the scrap value of a mezzanine deck won't keep them afloat, if you'll pardon the pun!


    I don’t think they used it as every time I saw her in service she was flat loaded ..

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