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Grand was to sail south to San Francisco from Victoria just before noon today. At 4 PM she was just exiting the dry dock and will get underway about 5 PM This will cause a late arrival in San Francisco I would imagine. All summer she sailed from Victoria at 2 PM for San Francisco and often arrived a little late, so the chances of her picking up the lost 5 hours is slight. She will have a very large provisioning is SFO after this length of time in a refit.

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I hope the sliding glass door to our balcony got replaced while in dry dock. The whole bottom of it was rotted out! When standing inside our cabin, you could see through the bottom of the slider to the outside of the deck! :eek: Our cabin steward said that new balcony mats were being put down during dry dock.

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I was on the Grand twice this year and in my opinion she needs more done than a 10 day dry dock could accomplish. I will be on her again in March and my biggest hope is that they put the blue rubber floor mats back on the balcony floors. I did not enjoy slipping and sliding on the ugly painted metal floor.

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Finally away from the anchorage at 7:10pm, just over 7 hours late. She has "pedal to the metal", as she is doing 23.8 knots!! The time at the anchorage was recalibrate all navigation instruments and to reset the back up magnetic compass-all required by law.

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Finally away from the anchorage at 7:10pm, just over 7 hours late. She has "pedal to the metal", as she is doing 23.8 knots!! The time at the anchorage was recalibrate all navigation instruments and to reset the back up magnetic compass-all required by law.

 

 

Thanks for the update!

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Finally away from the anchorage at 7:10pm, just over 7 hours late. She has "pedal to the metal", as she is doing 23.8 knots!! The time at the anchorage was recalibrate all navigation instruments and to reset the back up magnetic compass-all required by law.

 

How do you know that?:cool::cool:

 

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Finally away from the anchorage at 7:10pm, just over 7 hours late. She has "pedal to the metal", as she is doing 23.8 knots!! The time at the anchorage was recalibrate all navigation instruments and to reset the back up magnetic compass-all required by law.

 

She really is moving right along. Nice clean bottom :)

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remember, she doesnt need to be in SF at 7am...she has no passengers to unload.

 

but 24 knots would indicate all motors running, making it pretty pricey considering no one is on board donating in the casinos or drinking at the bars.

 

incidentally is about 740 nautical miles from victoria to san fran. averaging 20 knots (lower average for maneuvering time), thats about 37 hrs required to transit.

if she left vancouver at 7pm, 37 hrs would put her in SF at 8am. pacific coastal currents typically fight ships heading north so she has that going for her also since she'll be with the currents as she sails out of the straight of jaun de fuca.

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I was on the Grand twice this year and in my opinion she needs more done than a 10 day dry dock could accomplish. I will be on her again in March and my biggest hope is that they put the blue rubber floor mats back on the balcony floors. I did not enjoy slipping and sliding on the ugly painted metal floor.

Let me cue up the broken record, but dry dock is only needed to work on the submerged portion of the ship. Any other work can be done at any time, and the balcony floors can easily be done underway.

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Good morning Runnerrod-There are no PASSENGERS aboard, but there are 800-900 workers that need to be debarked upon arrival. They sailed up on the ship and are returning as well to complete the refit.

David-the ship left the confines of the harbour and went to the anchorage to reset all the navigation equipment. Within the ship yards, there are many magnetic fields that can throw equipment out of whack. By law, all ships leaving a refit, must have the magnetic compass re calibrated before sailing to sea. This compass is rarely used, but is a legal necessity for a back up should all elecrtonics fail. This final phase of a refit is often referred to as "swinging the compass" and does show as such on AIS systems from time to time.

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Good morning Runnerrod-There are no PASSENGERS aboard, but there are 800-900 workers that need to be debarked upon arrival. They sailed up on the ship and are returning as well to complete the refit.

 

Ah thank you. Well it looks like you (if you are onboard) should make it into SF around 8 or 9am by my estimation at current speeds.

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Good morning Runnerrod-There are no PASSENGERS aboard, but there are 800-900 workers that need to be debarked upon arrival. They sailed up on the ship and are returning as well to complete the refit.

David-the ship left the confines of the harbour and went to the anchorage to reset all the navigation equipment. Within the ship yards, there are many magnetic fields that can throw equipment out of whack. By law, all ships leaving a refit, must have the magnetic compass re calibrated before sailing to sea. This compass is rarely used, but is a legal necessity for a back up should all elecrtonics fail. This final phase of a refit is often referred to as "swinging the compass" and does show as such on AIS systems from time to time.

 

Thanks so much. Very interesting

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