Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Golo River

Golo RiverHere is the Golo River, departing from immediately opposite where Lady Jane is moored on the River Itchen.

What is unusual about this picture is that the Golo River's bow thruster was obviously not working, so she used the quay side to push against while manoeuvring to turn.

Although there was some crunching noises going on, it did the trick.

I'll bet the skipper wasn't feeling too good about it though.

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:17 PM

    >> I'll bet the skipper wasn't feeling too good about it though.

    You never know. If s/he's from the same crowd as the Humber Star's, maybe that is SOP.

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  2. Hi Tim, that's how we turn Storebror round all the time, and Jan wears a maniac grin while he's doing it usually. Mind you, we did fit three nice fat tractor tyres round the bow recently. Occasionally he's mad enough to allow me to take the helm to perform the manouvre, an opportunity I always jump at.
    S.

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  3. that's a great foto. it gives the sense of the cranes in the background fending off.
    tugster

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  4. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Does Lady Jane have a bow thruster?

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  5. Many working Peniches (french barges) have large permanent rubber fenders on their hulls to facilitate this manouvre for others.

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  6. Hi Seb

    At least Storebror has runner tyres on the bow!

    Cheers

    Tim

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  7. Hi Will

    Thanks for the comment.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  8. Hi Anonymous

    No, Lady Jane has no bow thruster, that's one of the reasons why I have the RIB.

    Cheers

    Tim

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