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    Re: Visibility with whaleboats on davits
    From: Lynn Barnes
    Date: 2014 Jun 26, 03:00 +0100
    Hi Stephanie,
    I sailed on the leg from New London to Newport.  I can answer a couple of your questions.  The whaleboats really did not hinder views from the ship. There are several places that you can stand mid-ship without being impaired by the whaleboats at all.  
    I recall a couple of crew getting into one of the whale boats to check its secure attachment to the davits, but other than that they were not used for transport or photography to my knowledge.  The Voyagers were not in the whale boats during our leg.
    Hope this helps,
    Lynn Barnes 

    On Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 18:42, Michelle Moon <NoReply_MichelleMoon@fer3.com> wrote:

    Hi there - It shouldn't be a huge problem. The whaleboats ride high, and you can see between the gunwales and the boats. Also, they don't obscure every view from the deck. From both the foredeck and after deck there are clear views (though I don't know what the rules of the deck are going to be, outlining when the 38s can be where). There may also be some possibility of standing on deck structures or rigging elements to get views over the whaleboats. I don't think there will be a problem getting good photos, but it's a little hard to tell what is and isn't possible until we get our vessel orientation. Riding in whaleboats sounds like something that would probably not be allowed, but I could be wrong. 

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