Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-06-2008, 18:48   #1
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Out there doin' it
Boat: 47' Olympic Adventure
Posts: 2,635
BC Ferries Super C

For the BCers here, I caught a glimpse of one of the new ferries in the Miraflores lock on the pancanal website today.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	miraflores2[1].jpg
Views:	118
Size:	29.9 KB
ID:	3723   Click image for larger version

Name:	miraflores3[1].jpg
Views:	121
Size:	33.9 KB
ID:	3724  

__________________

__________________
Lodesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 01:41   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver
Boat: C&C 30
Posts: 47
Images: 1
Wooh-hooo

Looks like a beauty. As a loyal Vancouver resident, I intend to rush out and take a ride on that ferry as soon as she arrives--in case I don't have long to do so before the understaffed, undertrained, regulation-ignoring, hash-stoned, love-struck, instrument-ignoring BCFerries bridge crew rams her into an island and sinks her, like they did this ferry's predecessor. (In the inquest after that tragic fatal accident, BCFerries promised they would not do so again, but I kinda figure they more or less promised not to do ram ferries into islands right from the beginning, too.)
__________________

__________________
Buddy_Y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 02:10   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
BC Ferries ~ Introducing the Super Cs
BC Ferries: <Super C>

"Coastal Renaissance" is the first of three new Coastal Class vessels. The vessel arrived in B.C. waters December 13, 2007, after a 48-day, 9,990 nautical mile journey from Germany’s FSG Shipyard, and was scheduled to begin service in March 2008.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 15:57   #4
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tasmania
Boat: VandeStadt IOR 40' - Insatiable
Posts: 2,317
Images: 91
If you are travelling on the new Super-C ferries, be afraid; very, very afraid. The liferafts, escape slides and evacuation systems on those boats are all designed by, yes, you guessed it, yours truly!
__________________
Weyalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 03:30   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
A Tasmanian designed a liferaft (etc), built in Germany, for use in Canada ?
Small world.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 04:59   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
FrankZ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Bristol 35 Bellesa
Posts: 13,565
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weyalan View Post
If you are travelling on the new Super-C ferries, be afraid; very, very afraid. The liferafts, escape slides and evacuation systems on those boats are all designed by, yes, you guessed it, yours truly!

Did you take a racing liferaft and turn it into a cruising liferaft?
__________________

__________________
Sing to a sailor's courage, Sing while the elbows bend,
A ruby port your harbor, Raise three sheets to the wind.
......................-=Krynnish drinking song=-
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
raritan - super lube fla.sailor Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 1 24-03-2008 16:31
P&O Ferries and deaths at sea Vasco General Sailing Forum 1 29-08-2006 07:30



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:17.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.