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High Speed Ferry

2003-03-19 21:41:20.386085+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Just to break up the text a bit, a random image. With the M.V. Mendocino[Wiki] out of service for a few months for a hull replacement, they've been filling in the the slower boats. The last few times I've caught the 8:10, it's been late enough that the 8:35 M.V. Del Norte[Wiki] has passed us. Another image, better framed, but slightly further away.

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#Comment made: 2003-03-20 15:02:13.357055+00 by: petronius

I'm no mariner, but it does seem to me that a "hull replacement" is a bit like your dentist keeping the teeth but getting rid of the gums.

#Comment made: 2003-03-20 17:31:13.496511+00 by: Dan Lyke

That's my impression. Apparently the boat builder used the wrong aluminum, so they're jacking up the cabin and the engines and putting a new hull underneath.

I wish I could find Uncle Ezlee M. Pressed, so I could get his take on this. A few years ago in a net correspondence he gave me the lowdown on being a bidder for the high speed ferries, and losing, and some of the reasons he gave for losing make me not at all surprised that they're having these issues now.