Post by spokaneferry on Sept 28, 2017 15:18:54 GMT -8
Anybody know what's up with Spokane? She's been out since May and also went out for a few months last year for painting. Just curious if she's having more work done than just painting and routine updates.
This picture of TRIMIKE299's shows the SPOKANE with her new inflatable life rafts mounted on the Sun Deck. These can now save more of her passengers if need be during an abandon ship situation.
Even with these, the SPOKANE looks better than her northern cousins. I do think they should plate the two full vehicle decks ports under each of these with half a cover at each side as a protection to the rafts if a fire breaks out.
Post by compdude787 on Jan 4, 2018 12:39:54 GMT -8
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the Spokane has a lot more vibration on it now than it used to? I just rode it yesterday, taking advantage of the nice sunny day, and noticed that it has a good amount of vibration that frankly I don't remember experiencing in past trips I've taken on that vessel.
That's because of her new props.. and they shake her BIG time...
That’s what I thought it was, I noticed the boat shaking last time I crossed over to Kingston. Spokane has always seemed relatively smooth compared to Puyallup, but now that’s no longer the case. Does anyone know why WSF installed these props? Are they more efficient? Did some micromanaging politician demand it? They can’t be good for the longevity of the fleet that already needs to replace 3 more vessels fast.
Post by compdude787 on Jan 14, 2018 16:44:00 GMT -8
Yeah, it's quite a shame that the Spokane has so much vibration nowadays. It reminds me of how the Puyallup vibrated ten years ago, except that the Puyallup only vibrated while turning. But the outside parts of the vessel were all freshly painted when I rode it a week and a half ago, and frankly it was quite the contrast to the Hyak--which at the time was the other ferry on the route--which was getting to be all rusty on the car deck and sun deck.