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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Proteus on June 24, 2009, 11:11:01 pm

Title: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Proteus on June 24, 2009, 11:11:01 pm
I saw this tonight on the Mersey  and it looked like the front ramp was open as it steamed down towards the open sea..I thought they had to be closed these days before they untied

Proteus
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Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 25, 2009, 09:00:06 am
Isn't that just the "cowcatcher" used to assist berthing in some ports, particularly Dover/Calais?

Colin
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Proteus on June 25, 2009, 11:12:38 am
Your properly right Colin, I did not see it front on , we had only just pulled up and it looked like a grill on the picture when I looked at it , but having not seen one for a long time it looked strange, I thought at first it had a bulbous bow because it was the way it was pushing water out of the way, and It was flat calm and I thought that would be under water in the Irish sea in winter, it must fill up with rubbish.
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: portside II on June 25, 2009, 06:18:15 pm
Cowcatcher ?? :o , do they have a problem with water cattle on the mersey %% %% %%
daz
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 25, 2009, 08:10:15 pm
They do in the Solent - have you never been to Cowes....?  :}
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: tobyker on June 25, 2009, 10:18:23 pm
As in what's brown and comes steaming out of Cow(e)s?
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 25, 2009, 10:33:08 pm
Not the Isle of Wight ferry anymore - they've changed the colour scheme....
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 25, 2009, 10:33:30 pm
    They do in the Solent - have you never been to Cowes....?  :}


Groooooooooan!  <*<
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:08:00 pm
Locals have been known to call them *THE PILE OF SH1TE FERRIES*


Do you want me to leave :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 25, 2009, 11:18:18 pm
Well Martin, you could always get a ticket to Ryde.....
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:29:54 pm
Uuuuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 26, 2009, 12:33:25 am
Perhaps it was time to swab the decks.

Peter.
Title: Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 26, 2009, 04:45:17 pm
As in what's brown and comes steaming out of Cow(e)s?

The local politician's manifesto???