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Some Small Pleasure Craft

Two small boats came through the locks while we were there.  One was just over 50m in length while the other was much smaller and just under 50m in length.  Both of these boats looked like they might be quite … Continue reading

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The Commercial Craft Have Precedence

I learned something new about boat traffic while at the locks in Ballard.  There is a clear rule structure about which types of boats get precedence when traversing the locks.  Priority goes to government boats and emergency services.  Then scheduled … Continue reading

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Kayak Club Outing

A few kayakers were out while we were in Ballard.  One group appeared to be either a club or a training course.  Most of them were in identical looking kayaks while they seemed to be escorted by a pair of … Continue reading

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Is Climbing Out Via This Ladder Making Things Worse?

The salt water end of the locks is tidal.  The walls clearly show how high the water will rise with a combination of algae and barnacles.  The barnacles seem to have got themselves well established everywhere.  There is a ladder … Continue reading

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Redundant Capstan

There are three sets of lock gates on the main lock at Ballard.  If the two end sets are used, the full length of the lock is available.  However, if that isn’t needed, a middle set of gates can be … Continue reading

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Another go at the 777-300ER wheels

I have been trying to get evidence of a feature of the Boeing 777-300ER for many years. I previously posted on my efforts to get shots that showed the effect where the main gear bogie is locked to allow the … Continue reading

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Boeing 777-300ER Main Gear

When Boeing launched the 777-300ER, they took the stretched fuselage of the 777-300, a model that didn’t sell particularly well and married it to the updated wing that made use of the fuel capacity of the outboard portion of the … Continue reading

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