New Ferries Are Benched For Leaks (NYC)

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  1. Dec 2, 2017 #1

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    I guess the railroad isn't the only industry having trouble with their new equipment. The number is now at 7.

    https://nypost.com/2017/11/26/de-blasios-beloved-ferries-are-already-out-of-service/

     
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    Hmm...seems like the trouble is only with the Hornblower operated ferries....AFAIK, the NY Waterways operated ferries don't have those troubles.....
     
  3. Dec 15, 2017 #3

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    The Hornblower ferries were all built new last winter by two Gulf Coast shipyards. It sounds like aluminum and steel components weren't sufficiently isolated, leading to galvanic corrosion in the aluminum. One variant of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship had the same problem.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2017 #4

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    Yes, but they figured out the problems on the first hull years ago.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2017 #5

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    Hence why he used the lexical clarity of the past tense.

    Speaking of lexical clarity, are you sure, this being New York, what kind of leaks the boats are dealing with. All over NYC the amonia can be overpowering.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2017 #6

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    Yes, I noted that. My point was that LCS figured it out after one hull, whereas these guys didn't seem to figure it out until they had 7 of them in service before figuring it out.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2017 #7

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    The LCS (about the silliest project our navy has ever undertook) has been under a microscope. The NY ferries are mostly a graft grab. The watchers are hired for their vision impairment.
     

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