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    Sharpies, Kayak sailing, beach cats, trailer sailers.

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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    For sure. Its generally the first mates responsibility to do stability and trim calculations for each voyage, but I suspect a complex load like that would have had shore support looking at it as well. Modern stability calculations are mostly computerised.
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    This is a neat dual purpose boat on the Niagara River. Capable of rescue/salvage but also has rows of seats for carrying sightseers. Big dual jet drives.
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    Know a guy who drives the Toronto fire boat. Looks like a sweet gig for sure. Roof top bbqs, man made beach outside the station. The crew rotation is something like 7x24 hour shifts per month.
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    Griffon working her way around pressure ridges. Probably about 20 feet high (above the water).
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    Helm and Rudders on Catboats

    My Bay Hen is cat rigged, has a funny shallow draft balanced rudder. Only 9 inches deep. Shes not a traditional cat boat. I find the ability to shift the CLR with the boards makes a big difference in balance. She will track pretty straight on a run with just a line around the tiller with one or both boards trimmed slightly aft.
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    Heres a pic of an old canal steamer (non replica) built in the 1880s. I think the replica boats are trying to copy the style of the old river/canal boats. Some locks don't permit the use of tires. Here is a screenshot of the Fenders section in the St Lawrence Seaway Handbook.
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    I think those are lock fenders.
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    I skippered both of them part time after college. Wonderful boats to handle, especially the Kwasind.
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    Not sure, she was replaced by a much larger ship, about 140 ft. The replacement has onboard accomodations for 8 or 9 crew and a couple of good sized RIBs. I got this pic of her at a tall ships festival in Brockville.
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    The Tracy and the Pierre Radison again or is the closer boat the Amundson?
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    The Simmonds has been out of service for probably 10-11 years now too. I think she went up for auction on crown assetts, would have made a nice yacht for some one maybe. I think she had a tough early service life out of Newfoundland. Wasn't the Nadon the one that completed the Northwest Passage?
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    Oops, I meant it was the Griffon on Lake Erie. http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=3058179
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    Need some multihulls. CCGS Simmonds. Twin surface piercing propellers.