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Postby paulbrown3 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:04 pm

Hopefully this can be an ongoing topic

I am going to the worlds funniest island festival on cockatoo island. Does anyone know who will be doing the ferry transfer as Sydney ferries has Issued a notice about cancellation of cockatoo isl. Services
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby paulbrown3 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:58 pm

What I saw going out to cockatoo i.

Rosman's lithgow, radar royale & proclaim?. The "all occaisaion cruises" vessel. "MV SUN CAT" on loan from Townsville? To manly fast ferries (had this last nite - very comfy, tv. Thought it was an ex sf jet cat)
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Stoney! » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:59 pm

This ongoing topic is going well lol.

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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby ed K » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:23 pm

Well at leasat i can report that LADY NORTHCOTT was doing very well today perfoming manly services.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby newcastle man 2 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:40 pm

I'd much rather travel on a Lady Class accross the heads, they handle it so much better.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Swift » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:11 pm

Who make the diesel engines in the Freshwater and lady class ferries?Are they the original supplier?
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Glen » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:18 pm

News from Cronulla Ferries:

Notices

Monday 2 November 2009

Ferry service Cronulla - Bundeena - Cronulla

The lower 2 landings on the temporary wharf at Bundeena have collapsed. Our last ferry departing Cronulla today will be 11.30am. Last ferry departing Bundeena will be 12pm

Buses:

Departing Bundeena 3pm and 5.30pm

Departing Cronulla

1 bus 2.30pm

2 busess 3.30pm (school children first)

1 bus 4.30pm

1 bus 5.30pm

1 bus 6.30pm

Updates will be posted here. Sutherland Shire Council has advised repairs should be completed by Tuesday afternoon. We anticipate buses replacing ferry services again Tuesday afternoon.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby thunderbird » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:19 pm

not the first time this has happened. I wonder if communication between ferries/replacement buses/cityrail was adequate enough to coordinate city commuters jumping off the train at sutherland for these buses???
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Bovways » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:48 pm

Saturday just gone (October 31) the Rosman Royale was on hire to Sydney Ferries operating on the inner harbour loop. I didn't realise that Sydney Ferries was still short of vehicles. The comment was made it was if Sydney Buses came to Tempe and hired a double decker as they were short of buses. Loved it though!

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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Glen » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:41 pm

Glen wrote:News from Cronulla Ferries:

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Monday 2 November 2009

Ferry service Cronulla - Bundeena - Cronulla

The lower 2 landings on the temporary wharf at Bundeena have collapsed. Our last ferry departing Cronulla today will be 11.30am. Last ferry departing Bundeena will be 12pm

By Wednesday 4th the web site said normal services resumed.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby tonyp » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:01 am

Bovways wrote: I didn't realise that Sydney Ferries was still short of vehicles.

I guess likewise that Sydney buses is sometimes short of vessels. :)
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby paulbrown3 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:10 pm

Deanes 5013 wrote:Who make the diesel engines in the Freshwater and lady class ferries?Are they the original supplier?


according to wikipedia http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Ferries#section_4 diatshu that's who
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Special_K » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:03 pm

Parramatta Express Ferry

I travelled with my son today to do some harbour walks. We caught the 7.16am express Rivercat from Rydalmere Shane Gould I counted just over 20 passengers on leaving the wharf with next stop the Quay.
At just after 7.10am there were no less than 3 Rivercats at John Street Rydalmere. Marlene Matthews waiting to leave on all-wharves service at 7.15am, another Rivercat (forgotten the name) arriving at 7.11am then commenced a turning movement with the Express arriving from Parra waiting for the 7.15am to leave.

Crew were very friendly and seemed to know some of the few passengers on board. Saw two private cats heading upstream to replace the Parra Express Rivercat former rosters.

Heres hoping that the number of passengers improve in the near future!
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby theflyingoreo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:26 pm

Query regarding former SFC Jetcats:

Have they all been sold off? I was just heading past the yard and they were nowhere to be seen.


Also most likely old news but most of SFC's Rivercats have now had their new logos applied. Shame though :( I prefer the older design.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Duncan » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:38 am

Yes, according to Ferries Australia, Sea Eagle departed Rozelle Bay on 8 September, followed by Blue Fin and Sir David Martin on 15 Sept. They've gone to Korea and the Phillipines, not sure which one to where though
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby JigsawMassacre » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:33 pm

Special_K wrote:Parramatta Express Ferry

I travelled with my son today to do some harbour walks. We caught the 7.16am express Rivercat from Rydalmere Shane Gould I counted just over 20 passengers on leaving the wharf with next stop the Quay.
At just after 7.10am there were no less than 3 Rivercats at John Street Rydalmere. Marlene Matthews waiting to leave on all-wharves service at 7.15am, another Rivercat (forgotten the name) arriving at 7.11am then commenced a turning movement with the Express arriving from Parra waiting for the 7.15am to leave.

Crew were very friendly and seemed to know some of the few passengers on board. Saw two private cats heading upstream to replace the Parra Express Rivercat former rosters.

Heres hoping that the number of passengers improve in the near future!


It's a similar situation in the evenings as near-empty Rivercats queue up at the wharves. This silly River Express service is a completely predictable fiasco. An all stops peak hour service to Parramatta and Circular Quay would have a legitimate public transport role. This slow, infrequent and expensive tourist trap does not. Perhaps the government was being clever and trying to pile up the losses on the heavily loss-making Parramatta River service to create a pretext for abolishing it entirely. But from what the ALP have shown so far, incompetence, grovelling to the maritime unions and financial irresponsibility are the more likely explanation.

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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby fm2790 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:53 pm

ed K wrote:Well at leasat i can report that LADY NORTHCOTT was doing very well today perfoming manly services.



You should hope so. Lady Northcott and Wakehurst were rostered on the City-Manly run for who knows how long in the late 1970's-early to mid 1980's.If the ferried could cope then, I don't see why they wouldn't be able to cope now.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby P1497 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:30 pm

"Royale" working the 16:40 Quay - Hayes St on Sunday last, 2010-01-17. Must be the oldest vessel SF have used for a long while - when was she built? Perhaps the oldest to be used since the last of the wooden Ks or the wooden Ladys.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion Oct/Nov 2009

Postby Rclasstramcar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:50 am

Bovways wrote:The comment was made it was if Sydney Buses came to Tempe and hired a double decker as they were short of buses. Loved it though!

C :)


I think that's what they actually did once about 4 or 5 years ago. A pleasant surprise, really :D :!:.

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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby tonyp » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:38 pm

P1497 wrote:"Royale" working the 16:40 Quay - Hayes St on Sunday last, 2010-01-17. Must be the oldest vessel SF have used for a long while - when was she built? Perhaps the oldest to be used since the last of the wooden Ks or the wooden Ladys.

Royale was built a century ago - in 1974. :)
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby P1497 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:09 pm

Was there an earlier Royale? IFIRC, the "Regalia" is the "Rodney" which capsized as a two-deck ferry in 1929 when seeing off the American Great White Fleet and a mob of top-deck passengers rushed from one side to the other. "Radar" must be getting on a bit too.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby tonyp » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:47 pm

P1497 wrote:Was there an earlier Royale? IFIRC, the "Regalia" is the "Rodney" which capsized as a two-deck ferry in 1929 when seeing off the American Great White Fleet and a mob of top-deck passengers rushed from one side to the other. "Radar" must be getting on a bit too.

No earlier Royale. Radar was built in 1947.
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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby Rclasstramcar » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:05 pm

P1497 wrote:Was there an earlier Royale? IFIRC, the "Regalia" is the "Rodney" which capsized as a two-deck ferry in 1929


The tragedy occurred during 1938 as opposed to 1929.

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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:08 am

Interesting Letter to the Editor saying that the 7.00am ferry from Parramatta usually picks up 6 passengers.

http://digitaledition.parramattaadvertiser.com.au/

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Re: NSW Goverment/Private Ferry Discussion

Postby P1497 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:29 pm

What was Lady Northcott up to today? Came into Mosman Bay wharf c. 12:15, next seen docking at CQ No2, later seen reversing back to No 2 near the Opera House. Shakedown after overhaul?
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