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Apparently docking and undocking is slower than it used to be. I'm not
sure I understand what problem the new system is designed to solve,
unless it is now possible for the ferry to keep running in high winds
that would have closed the old one - but if that's the case, why don't
they only use the magnets when the winds are high, instead of slowing
down normal operation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U27fFJFJajM

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Basil Jet wrote:

Apparently docking and undocking is slower than it used to be. I'm not
sure I understand what problem the new system is designed to solve,
unless it is now possible for the ferry to keep running in high winds
that would have closed the old one - but if that's the case, why don't
they only use the magnets when the winds are high, instead of slowing
down normal operation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U27fFJFJajM


I'd imagine the main benefit is the reduction in manpower required. Nobody
required on the dock to secure the lines.

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On 29/04/2019 21:44, Recliner wrote:
Basil Jet wrote:

Apparently docking and undocking is slower than it used to be. I'm not
sure I understand what problem the new system is designed to solve,
unless it is now possible for the ferry to keep running in high winds
that would have closed the old one - but if that's the case, why don't
they only use the magnets when the winds are high, instead of slowing
down normal operation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U27fFJFJajM


I'd imagine the main benefit is the reduction in manpower required. Nobody
required on the dock to secure the lines.


I never saw anyone do that. I thought they used to use the engines and
the weight of the ramp to keep the boat in place.

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