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5 hours ago, The Duck of Atholl said:

We haven't had a Snaefell in a while...

Yeah, I’d vote for Snaefell.

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But where’s all the polished mahogany and brass...shouted Uhtred from the 19th century.

Something will go wrong with the order, like it'll be too big to fit in the sea and they'll have to redesign it. 

I think it was widely said at the time that new boats would be £70 million each. I certainly posted that on here. (or if you’re CalMac they’re £110 million each, smaller than the Ben/new boat, an

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6 hours ago, Max Power said:

It's being built by Hyundai so maybe Jackson's will be doing the servicing? ;) 

Just to be pedantic Hyundai heavy industries is long since separated from Hyundai automotive.

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36 minutes ago, Gladys said:

I think it looks quite good - modern but definitely a steammie boat. 

Well the fact that it's in Steam Packet colours and has 'STEAM-PACKET.COM written down the side of it does kind of give the impression of it being a 'steammie' tbf.

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I get that Chef, but it does have an overall steammie look, I think.  I may be looking superficially at the livery, but it looks OK to me.  Not being a naval architect or particular authority on boats, I just thought I would put forward my view ahead of the expert crowd who will tell is all why it is so wrong. :cool:

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Quick survey of junior personnel known to me (under 12s)...one vote for ’Godred Crovan’; one vote for ‘Ramsey’; two votes for ‘Manx Maid’ ; one vote for ‘Snaefell’ one vote for ‘Kipper’.

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39 minutes ago, John Wright said:

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Oh yes...good one John...’Moaners Isle’; that’s covered all of us.

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1 minute ago, Holte End said:

I can see it being named

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On the contrary, I think it’s rather unlikely to be called ‘Yum, yum...this Labrador tastes delicious’.

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