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Old 01-19-2008, 12:05 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California above Lake Oroville on "Dewey Mountain"
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Look at the past boats that have been "preserved"--how many of them are still with us? I believe you will find that count VERY small--they burn, they sink, the hulls get too thin, etc. The BIG "etc." is they don't make enough money to keep them up!! Even the DQ's "brother," the DK, is having a very rocky financial time--this after millions was spent converting her--a conversion that would eliminate the DQ's historic landmark status. Life as an excursion boat would also require major alterations. In short, the DQ would no longer be the overnight passenger vessel she was built to be.
What I cannot understand is the coast guard's stand that she cannot continue as an overnight boat because she's "unsafe" BUT she could continue as an excursion boat with 4 times the passengers aboard. What makes that safer????
David D.

Last edited by David Dewey; 01-19-2008 at 12:06 AM. Reason: spelling
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