While it is always good to have a back-up and contingency plan, and have as much redundancy as possible, it is not always best to advertise or make public what these plans are.
I understand the spirit of this discussion, insofar as just examining the possibilities and seeing if there have been any plans or discussions concerning the alternative of USING Deas as more than a refit/maintenance facility.
I would think that just about anything would be possible, should the need arise, but with the limitations of Deas that have already been mentioned, I would think that it would not be a preferred option under any circumstances. However, it is not to say that it is not possible, nor that it would ever happen should "push come to shove".
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That would be berths #2 & #3, because berth #1 would be double-decked.
I fondly remember those Ramp-structures covered in the blue-metal. The contrast between #2's blue-covered and #3's uncovered look is interesting.
Was the metal covering just for aesthetics?
You know? I've always wondered that too. Just what purpose DID those metal coverings serve?
Looking at that pic of the Nanny in Berth 2 (Yes, you can tell it's berth 2 because if it's 1977, & it WAS Berth 1, you'd see the upper car ramp) But it got me thinking; The Nanny's interior configuration would remain virtually unchanged for the next 20 YEARS! Aside from the carpets being replaced in 1990 & new seat coverings, her lounges & Newsstand & Cafeteria all were exactly the same in 1997, as they were in 1977. Only in 1999/2000 did they start refurbishing her interior. But of all the Burnaby class vessels, she was the one tampered with, the least. (New West lifted 1991, BBY sold & refurbished in 1993)
Post by Northern Exploration on Jun 24, 2007 5:40:36 GMT -8
Wow. I love that pic. Forgot about the BC Ferries blue structures on the sides of the ramp. We too often went to Horseshoe Bay and watched the ferries come and go. Quite often on Sunday afternoons. Also for picnics or to make ice cream in our churn in Lighthouse Park. Great view of the ferries coming or going from the strait. We often did the trip one way on Marine Drive and then the highway the other. By 1977 though we had moved east so it was before then. Every visit back now includes a drive to Horseshoe Bay and Trolls is usually in the cards. Friends now know to ask, "are we meeting at White Spot, driving to Trolls, or if in the evening see you at the Fish House." ;D