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36 minutes ago, woolley said:

To be fair, you couldn't ask for higher levels of reliability than they've had out of the Ben for over 20 years. Major constraint has been the scant passenger facilities.

I was benchmarking it against the fastcraft.

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I wonder if there will be another fastcraft. It is nice to have the shorter crossing. That's the problem though. It's a "nice to have".

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I see "Other" is in the lead in the naming poll at the moment. Bloody awful name for a boat.

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4 minutes ago, woolley said:

I see "Other" is in the lead in the naming poll at the moment. Bloody awful name for a boat.

I would have chosen Mona's Isle if it were an option.

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5 minutes ago, Max Power said:

I would have chosen Mona's Isle if it were an option.

Maybe memories of the Free Enterprise III are still too raw. There have been 6 Mona's Isles. Only 2 Manx Maids, which I think I'd plump for.

Or perhaps "Howard Quayle" in honour of the Island's crisis leader.

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16 minutes ago, woolley said:

I wonder if there will be another fastcraft. It is nice to have the shorter crossing. That's the problem though. It's a "nice to have".

Vital I would have thought, to make the Liverpool  route thrive

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3 hours ago, woolley said:

I see "Other" is in the lead in the naming poll at the moment. Bloody awful name for a boat.

It's a typo - it should read 'Mother'.

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3 hours ago, woolley said:

Or perhaps "Howard Quayle"...

On the basis that it weighs several thousand tons but still floats due to natural buoyancy.

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I think Manxman...as it is now owned by the Manx.

But they'll probably want to go for a neutral name...so Snaefell more likely.

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Anything but Tynwald. 

Well unless of course it runs massively over budget and behind schedule; proves finacially disastrous and generally unfit for purpose (apart from being a well paid source of employment for far too many crew, who are also largely unfit for purpose).

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49 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I think Manxman...as it is now owned by the Manx.

But they'll probably want to go for a neutral name...so Snaefell more likely.

'Manxperson' surely?

'Manxie', maybe. 

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Hey. It's an 'IT' not a she!!! Just because it's got a fat a.............

''RAAD NY SKEDDAN''   ( Non gender specific)?

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2 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I think Manxman...as it is now owned by the Manx.

I think after the covid border lockdowns they will call it the Howard Quayle in perpetual memory. 

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