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Alana33
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speee1dy
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i will believe it when i see it

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Posted : December 7, 2016 10:45 am
watruw8ing4
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Soon come!! 🙂

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Posted : December 7, 2016 10:51 am
Alana33
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They've got to do sea trials in heavy seas which is most often what we have between STT/STX. Safety first.

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2016 11:29 am
stxsailor
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This is why this should remain a private run service. They will focus on safety, unlike if the government were running it, the ferry would be rushed into service. Take your time and get it right........

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Posted : December 7, 2016 4:03 pm
Hatterasman
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FYI...I saw the ferry, i'll fly seaborne...

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Posted : December 8, 2016 2:57 am
vicanuck
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Ditto that.

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Posted : December 8, 2016 11:03 am
pilatesgal318
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Ditto as well!

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Posted : December 11, 2016 12:27 am
Alana33
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Could be quite the ride in high seas!

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Topic starter Posted : December 11, 2016 9:38 pm
Scubadoo
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The whole dual hull concept is to try to get a more stable ride (compare to the previous ferry) in those high seas.

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Posted : December 11, 2016 11:21 pm
pilatesgal318
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I certainly understand the hull design concept with trying to be more stable, particularly for that crossing. I would simply much prefer giving my money to Seaborne Airlines rather than that spoiled brat of a billionaire...

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Posted : December 12, 2016 10:43 am
vicanuck
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I would simply much prefer giving my money to Seaborne Airlines rather than that spoiled brat of a billionaire...

That's a bit harsh, don't you think? He's only a millionaire.

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Posted : December 12, 2016 10:56 am
pilatesgal318
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Sorry, my mistake... a spoiled brat, multi-millionaire. My description is actually quite mild, vicanuck, based on my experiences with the man....a lot worse could have been said! But, nonetheless, he won't be getting a cent of my money - not that it matters to him in the least - I am sure he will have plenty of supporters...

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Posted : December 12, 2016 11:44 am
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I wouldn't take the ferry, but other than that, Warren is an interesting guy. I don't know him personally nor have I worked for him. But, he seems to know how to make money. I okay with that.

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Posted : December 12, 2016 4:32 pm
Hatterasman
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The design isn't the best, too long and too narrow...It will be a very uncomfortable ride.

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Posted : December 13, 2016 4:03 am
AandA2VI
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Cool!! I'll try it once, FYI again got the $49 each way for NYE on seaplane 😉

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Posted : December 14, 2016 2:54 pm
Alana33
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Cool!! I'll try it once, FYI again got the $49 each way for NYE on seaplane 😉

Good deal.
You better stop by 'cause I'm heading out in January.
FL here I come.

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Topic starter Posted : December 14, 2016 3:58 pm
LiquidFluoride
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The design isn't the best, too long and too narrow...It will be a very uncomfortable ride.

Uhh, long and narrow seems to work best in High seas, dualhull would work amazing as well...

A friend from gold coast is just putting the finishing touches on his 40' long ~9' boat.. I guess you'd call it a trimaran? It's really a monohull with two pontoons,, built to go between the islands & it's SMOOOOOTH through the waves.

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Posted : December 14, 2016 4:23 pm
bjears
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Look forward to giving it shot

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Posted : December 15, 2016 2:07 pm
stxsailor
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OK bjears i am the only one thinking this? Is the name B Jears or BJ ears? sorry my mind works strangely.

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Posted : December 15, 2016 4:08 pm
LiquidFluoride
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OK bjears i am the only one thinking this? Is the name B Jears or BJ ears? sorry my mind works strangely.

BJ ears... hahahhahahaa

I'll be on the fairy!

I wonder if it can be used to transport... stuff.... (horses?)

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Posted : December 15, 2016 5:43 pm
Scubadoo
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I don't recall seeing any horse seats in the videos. Maybe not even a bicycle but that would be more reasonable.

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Posted : December 16, 2016 1:30 am
Hatterasman
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The problem with a hull that long, and too narrow, with the pontoons only in the front and back, is you get the center of the boat dragging the wave crests and then high and dry in heavy seas. Ever see video of oil tankers splitting in half in heavy seas, same concept. You need constant contact with the sea to keep the hull from stress in the center...

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Posted : December 16, 2016 2:51 am
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Ferry update from Goldcoast:
"Trials went great. The seas cooperated. We completed all the runs needed. Coast Guard has come and inspected everything they wanted for the trials. My guys and I are working through the data. We’ll be working through the Holidays on the analysis and plan to submit everything to the engineers at MSC when they get back from Holidays. I’ll let you know when that submission happens. We are also work through that list miscellaneous of item I gave you earlier. We are looking to have it all inspected and signed off in the beginning of January. They will also be looking to conduct crew drill around that time. I’ll give them Rogers contact info so they can organize that with him."

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Posted : December 17, 2016 6:52 pm
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Today would be a perfect time for a sea trial with the arrival of our Christmas winds (it's howling) and rough sea conditions.

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Topic starter Posted : December 18, 2016 10:42 am
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