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  1. bekkia

    St anton

    Wightlink Project Manager.... Colin Stanton. And someone with a warped sense of humour. https://www.wightlink.co.uk/pressrelease/steel-cutting-begins-on-wightlinks-new-ferry/
  2. bekkia

    St Faith

    Ah but isn't it forward in at Fishbourne? So starboard side vacuum berthing at both ends but with the ship facing different ways to accommodate the need for VoW and St Faith turning.
  3. bekkia

    St anton

    Bit of an old link but..... http://www.offradarcruisenews.com/2009/02/burgess-marine-to-build-new-emergency.html?m=1 I suspect it is the same thing used at Lymington previously.
  4. bekkia

    St anton

    Wasn't it built specifically for the W class?
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    St Faith

    Am I right in thinking that it is the starboard side which has had 3 or 4 windows removed and steelwork added to cover both the window spaces and what was the open space below only the car deck? If so, steel is heavier than glass I would think so that's further weight imbalance.
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    St Faith

    I would guess quite significant changes to the hydraulic system were made to accommodate removal of mezzanine deck. I wonder also about ballast arrangements as it could well have a very imbalanced load now.
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    St Faith

    Be fair! They painted the new metal bits! I assume the removed the glass and the interior has something to replace the glass-making you're not just looking out into the back of the welded in plates?
  8. bekkia

    St Faith

    Yes although the published (printed) timetable differs from the "live" (actual) timetable so which one matters for the purpose of calculating service reliability and punctuality?
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    St Faith

    Hmm so the "live" timetable only shows the on the hour sailings not the half past the hour sailings listed on the printed timetable. So bearing in mind that they cannot offer the advertised service you'd think they would be advising of the issues on the live service status wouldn't you. Unsurprisingly... there is no mention of it.
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    Jenny Lee- safety certificate

    Thanks. Don't know which bit I'm reading though!
  11. bekkia

    St Faith

    Ah sorry it's Friday tomorrow isn't it!
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    St Faith

    Hourly is the service that's been advertised so nothing untoward there. 16:00 today was St Cecilia so the smaller of the available vessels. 17:00 would have been VoW.
  13. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    I was there too. Didn't notice anything untoward. Where is it lifting?
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    Jenny Lee- safety certificate

    This would make sense but surely if repairs are needed they should be done before certification. Or the repairs needed noted on the certificate? A bit like a car MOT with the advisories section... And I know they aren't called advisories any more but can't remember what they are called!
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    St Faith

    The oldest and the newest are working hard today. I crossed Portsmouth to Fishbourne in VoW, sat around for an hour or so and then returned on St Cecilia. I preferred Cecilia, much more character and proper ship like noises!
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