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Proteus

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Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« 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

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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 09:00:06 am »

Isn't that just the "cowcatcher" used to assist berthing in some ports, particularly Dover/Calais?

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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 06:18:15 pm »

Cowcatcher ?? :o , do they have a problem with water cattle on the mersey %% %% %%
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 08:10:15 pm »

They do in the Solent - have you never been to Cowes....?  :}
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 10:18:23 pm »

As in what's brown and comes steaming out of Cow(e)s?
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 10:33:08 pm »

Not the Isle of Wight ferry anymore - they've changed the colour scheme....
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 10:33:30 pm »

    They do in the Solent - have you never been to Cowes....?  :}


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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 11:08:00 pm »

Locals have been known to call them *THE PILE OF SH1TE FERRIES*


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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 11:18:18 pm »

Well Martin, you could always get a ticket to Ryde.....
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 11:29:54 pm »

Uuuuuuuuuuuu
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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2009, 12:33:25 am »

Perhaps it was time to swab the decks.

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Re: Saw this tonight (Ferry doors open)
« Reply #12 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???
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