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bekkia

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  1. If you happen to have a spare £60000… you could buy.... https://apolloduck.net/553872
  2. It is quite odd though. For it not to have been to the island at all yet. Looking on the booking engine it looks as if sailings are available from 17th May.
  3. Assuming you're talking about the track going across Southampton.... I'm pretty sure that's the delivery voyage as the crow flies. I don't think AIS was active throughout so it's just showing the start and finish locations.... So it's just sort of joined up the points.
  4. Looking at her track over the past 30 days.... has she actually been to the island yet?
  5. No but on a night crossing it's a decent length of time for a commercial driver to have a snooze in a reclining seat. What if all 12 drivers want a snooze... Do they have to draw straws or play rock paper scissors? Maybe there's 3 more recliners somewhere else.
  6. Reclining seats, very nice. But are there only 9 of these (3 banks of 3) because that could be 3 disappointed drivers!
  7. Uriah Heep lives on..... tells a lot! It's basically being used as a reserve ferry for the Thames Swift. The last photo on this post shows the Uriah Heep next to Thames Swift. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2176327192485086&id=473183132799509 UH is on the right as you look at the photo, you can see the canopy still lashed to the roof of the passenger cabin. I know the sister ship, Philip Pirrip was being sold without a wheelhouse so I would expect to see it being bolted in the UH fairly soon.
  8. Please clarify. 48 what? It can take 12 lorries. Unsure if that is with or without cabs? Not 48 though!
  9. Really? Anybody else heard this? It seems very short sighted? What is classified as a trade vehicle?
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    Red Osprey

    Do we know why? Don't think it's been overly windy.... Or is it the fog?
  11. RF seem to have been rather tardy at updating the new build website....
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    Wight sun

    Well VoW is currently in the middle of the Solent so..... St Clare is in Portsmouth.
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    St Faith

    Sorted and understood.
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    St Faith

    I'm still confused.... You started your post by saying "Do you think they will keep the removed mezz deck in storage..." but I don't understand how they could keep the already removed deck? Please help me understand!
  15. It's not. I checked when I crossed on her a few weeks back. April/ May time from memory.
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    St Faith

    What do you mean by keep the removed deck in storage? It's long gone and probably made into razor blades by now, not in storage somewhere. If you mean to take the remaining deck but decommission it into the "up" storage position permenantly, that doesn't remove the weight of the deck from the vessel.
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    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/
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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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