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post #9 of Old 01-10-2013
killarney_sailor
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Re: New York Ferry

I was on a Toronto island (slow, but larger) ferry that hit a dock. It sounded like the driver was trying to get the transmission into reverse and it just would not go. I seem to remember three distinct attempts before we hit the dock at perhaps 3 knots. No significant injuries but there could have been since people were standing on stairs waiting to get off. Add an equipment failure to the vagaries of the East River.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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