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Old 11-02-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Well it seems that the Oasis barely averted disaster as it was leaving the shipyard. If it were not for the telescopic stacks it would have been a really short trip.
Read the article here:
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I was reading on the Oasis blog that they sped up as the ship approached the bridge so the keel would be lower in the water.
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I tried to explain that move (going faster) to my wife and she just cringed. I takes some confidence in your measurements no to want to just creeper gear it under the bridge.

With two feet of clearance, you don't want to see any big waves....

I wonder if you deploy the stabilizers if that helps pull the ship lower too??? Load it up with fuel and supplies too.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:57 PM
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I was reading on the Oasis blog that they sped up as the ship approached the bridge so the keel would be lower in the water.
This is not anything new. According to a video on Freedom about the building of Voyager, they have had to do the same thing on the Voyager class and I assume the Freedom class to make it under the bridge. They said 18 knots for the Voyager class
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:29 PM
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It was 20 knots for the Oasis. This gave them another foot or so of vertical clearance.
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You can see a clean video of the bridge trip here at Gene Sloan's USA Today blog. The version at the RCI website can get garbled.
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Load it up with fuel and supplies too.
You are right about that Jim... I bet all her tanks were full and they put every spare person they could find on deck to increase her draft. When you are 20-decks high... 2 feet is not that much wiggle room. I bet the captain had more than his teeth clenched.
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I see you took my advice of deserving a cruise, and booked Oasis! Now we know we're definitely in for honest feedback, hope its good
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That was an awesome video, thanks for sharing Dave!
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