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post #9 of Old 05-10-2008
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Originally Posted by artbyjody View Post
From the reads of things - its a two month delay...

I really like how it is explained that it takes 30 minutes or more to get yachts rafted together.
I think two months is the wait on the Caribbean side. The Pacific side's wait is probably less.

Even if it does take 30 minutes to raft up (which it doesn't), it does not delay the ship much. You raft up, wait on a ship to go in, then pull the rafted boats in behind the ship.

Water moves, the ship leaves, then the rafted boats move together into the next lock behind the ship. There is not much delay at all (unless someone makes a mistake.)

After the last lock of the group, the ship goes on and then the boats unraft and go on independently.

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