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#3461 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:44 AM

The Clipper is cancelled for passenger comfort reasons, not seaworthiness in high seas.

 

Matt, I think when BCF finally gets a new computer system they will be able to be much more creative with fares.



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:36 AM

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I don't get it.   This is a Salish vessel.  How do these ramps work?



#3463 57WestHills

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:15 AM

How they are in the photo allows access to the garage or lower vehicle deck. When they're down there's an incline to the upper car deck that's straight all the way across.

It'll be new to us but fairly standard across Europe and Asia.
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#3464 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:28 AM

How they are in the photo allows access to the garage or lower vehicle deck. When they're down there's an incline to the upper car deck that's straight all the way across.

It'll be new to us but fairly standard across Europe and Asia.

 

Interesting.  So is it the same set-up on the other end, you drive out under a similar ramp?



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:49 AM

Exact same, yup.

#3466 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:47 PM

How they are in the photo allows access to the garage or lower vehicle deck. When they're down there's an incline to the upper car deck that's straight all the way across.

It'll be new to us but fairly standard across Europe and Asia.

Yup not all that dissimilar in concept to the older V-class (I think?) after they were cut in half and stretched back in the day and an "upper ramp" also installed.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

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The old and the new.  I really like the art work and the colour scheme on the Salish Eagle.

 

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One of my favourite views from a BC Ferry.  The unique Queen of Alberni on it's evening departure to Duke Point.


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#3468 Matt R.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:33 AM

Finally getting some movement on expanding the parking area at Fulford.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

Sounds like the Salish Orca will start operating between Powell River and Comox on Tuesday.

 

I know it's probably already been stated, but please remind me.  What is the current status of the Queen of Burnaby.  Last I heard, BC Ferries received one bid for it.  Is this the last weekend to ride the QofB as a BC Ferry?



#3470 Matt R.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:44 PM

Burnaby was sold to a consortium including one fellow from salt spring, it's heading to Cuba eventually to become a party boat and potentially a ferry.

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#3471 Kach

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:36 PM

It'll make a good party boat.  



#3472 57WestHills

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:53 AM

I think the Burnaby sale fell through? Or is this the second iteration of it?

#3473 Matt R.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:04 AM

That's the latest information I have. It may well have changed, it certainly sounded like a motley ... crew.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

Ferries will be extra busy next weekend due to the holiday weekend. Numerous extra sailings have been added on the main routes. If timing is crucial then a reservation might be worthwhile.


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:40 PM

I think the Burnaby sale fell through? Or is this the second iteration of it?

 

I bought it and put on a pair of 70 hp Mercs and a bitchin' sound system and I'm gonna spend the summer burning it around Shawnigan Lake.


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:21 AM

I bought it and put on a pair of 70 hp Mercs and a bitchin' sound system and I'm gonna spend the summer burning it around Shawnigan Lake.

 

You'll need at least a 3rd Merc to get it up the river though.  That's the tricky part.


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