MV Elwha Nov 1, 2011 18:51:00 GMT -8
Post by Kahloke on Nov 1, 2011 18:51:00 GMT -8
Welcome to the Forum! I, too, live in Gig Harbor. A lot of us think that Elwha would be better suited to calmer waters down south, like on the Bremerton run. She is a very heavy boat and only has about 3 feet of freeboard which makes her not a very good handler when the weather gets rough. She is a bit overkill when it comes to the International run, especially this time of year, but keep in mind that 4 out of her 5 round-trips each day are domestic sailings between Anacortes and the islands, and they really do need a larger capacity vessel to handle the traffic.
Question: why do you propose Sealth at Clinton? They currently have, and need, two Issaquah-124 vessels there. They actually could use a larger vessel there, at least during the summers, and will probably get one of the new 144's when the state starts building those ferries.