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A cruise down the New River

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by C4ENG, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. C4ENG

    C4ENG Senior Member

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    Check out our 5 minute cruise down the Ft Lauderdale New River from Bradfords Marine to Bahia Mar. What a nice day it was for a boat ride in the mist of a brutal February Florida winter : )

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    Ludwig Van's 5th Symphony, perfect music for that video. . Somebody takes pride in their "Rubber band room!! SWEET engine room to ride a bicycle around in!
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    I was thinking the same thing, I also liked the two sea chests inboard of the engines, I don't know who built that boat...but they did their homework.
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    Great video and love the cleanness of the engine room!!
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    Now, if we could get crew to work that fast when docking it would be nice...excellent video, lovely Yacht. Nice to see so many Yachts on the upper river, big change since my last visit.
  6. Capt Sam

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    Great Video!! Thanks for sharing..
    What is the size limit before having to use pilot boats on the new river?
  7. Capt Ralph

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    It's been near over 25 years since I've been in the New river. I met the Jungle Queen at that same point (Mini FL) on my last delivery out of there. I noticed a second tour boat I did not know about.
    Amazing the Queen still is there and looks good (Same boat?).
    I remember another video a while back taping a similar exit.
    Showing my age a bit, those tuge were a wet dream when I was delivering 60 & 90s to Cable and Jackson yards. Lauderdale yard (east side of I95) had covered slips, dock draw bridge and an elevator when I was last on those waters. I visited that yard 10 years ago (by land, hy98) and saw a new yard with travel lift and new buildings.
    I guess that was the old Broward basin still empty just to the east of that.
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  8. bobhorn

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    Many years ago we came up the New River in our sailboat when we came around a turn and one of those monsters was coming down river right at us. No warning, nothing on the radio, luckily there was an empty space on the side that we managed to slide into. It was not a fun experience.

    Bob
  9. C4ENG

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    That's a Trinity yacht for those wondering. A major refit was just completed. That engine room had been half way submerged on a Dockwise trip a few years back in the middle of the Atlantic when an AC cooling line burst and flooded the ER up to filling the gear boxes with sea water and spilling into the control room. The vessel was sold shortly afterwards around the 2013 FLIBS time and she went straight to the ship yard. The new owners then poured major Love into her. The gear boxes where rebuilt, new gens, new Quantum hydraulic system, new electric switch board, every thing you could had done been done to her and then some. The interior and wheel house as well, nothing left un touched. The video is her re launch into the world after a year and 1/2 almost of ship yard time.
  10. Capt Ralph

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    Including the AC water line I hope.
    BTW, thought DockWise was a FP floating barge. Contained hulls inside are dry?
  11. captholli

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    Dockwise uses the ships ballast pumps to supply the yachts A.C. cooling water and unless you have a butterfly valve on your end to regulate the flow than your either going to blow your condensers out or raw water plumbing on the low pressure side.
    more than a few vessels have flooded E.R.s on Dock wise but the alarms and or crew (lone rider) diligence had saved the day. Think of it more like sinking your center console on its trailer by leaving the plug in and turning the bilge pumps off during rainy season.
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    Nice video. I had never been much beyond las olas, didn't realize the new River was so "green" that far up
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    Wow. There an amazing amount of very big boats on that river. Very entertaining. I need to hire a captain so that I could just stare!
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    Wow, I didn't think about that.
    Hopefully somebody has learned a lesson and installs remote alarms now.
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    Great video, but you guys were going fast.
    Balls of steel. :D
  16. Capt Ralph

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    Naw,, Balls of composite and filler. This case, good stuff...