Author Topic: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.  (Read 119473 times)

Oscar's dad

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #450 on: 14 January, 2022, 10:42:20 am »
The two happiest days in a boat owner's life ?

The day you buy her and the day you sell her.

I'm not sure I necessarily hold with that, but one of those two has just happened to me, which means I can line up the other one in short order. Huzzah !!

We need details!

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #451 on: 14 January, 2022, 10:48:34 am »
The two happiest days in a boat owner's life ?

The day you buy her and the day you sell her.

I'm not sure I necessarily hold with that, but one of those two has just happened to me, which means I can line up the other one in short order. Huzzah !!

We need details!
SOLD: Merlin Rocket 3545. A plastic NSM II. The last NSM II to be built (in 1996). Sold to a chap who wants to run it in the classic fleet. It's a good pond and river design (tacks well) but tends to dig deeper when the wind blows as opposed to skipping up on the plane. It takes weight well too (which the new owner needs).

Now on the lookout for an MR Winder Mk IV.
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #452 on: 14 January, 2022, 10:50:22 am »
Cool!

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #453 on: 01 February, 2022, 09:59:07 am »
Bingo !   MR 3675 has a new home.  Ticks all the boxes. String everywhere. ;)  Single string raking, spinny poles that are set by pulling a string (and not having to fight to get the hook into the eye on the mast), lots of other amazing rope trickery.

Photos to follow.
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #454 on: 01 February, 2022, 10:15:23 am »
Bingo !   MR 3675 has a new home.  Ticks all the boxes. String everywhere. ;)  Single string raking, spinny poles that are set by pulling a string (and not having to fight to get the hook into the eye on the mast), lots of other amazing rope trickery.

Photos to follow.

Looking forward to the photos  :thumbsup:

Have you seen THESE VIDEOS?

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #455 on: 01 February, 2022, 10:34:58 am »
I hadn't. Thank you. V good.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #456 on: 04 February, 2022, 10:03:02 am »
Is this just a bizarre fuss about nothing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-60256966

(Bezos boat needs a bridge temporarily removed.)

Two odd things about this.

1  Why on earth can't they step the mast once the boat's through the bridge ?
2  Why are the locals getting so upset ?  They're not permanently removing the bridge, and some local people will do very well out of the work involved in the works. Seems like they are simply begrudging a bloke they'll never meet having a stack of cash to flash.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #457 on: 04 February, 2022, 10:05:42 am »
For a billionaire's yacht, it actually looks roughly like a yacht.
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #459 on: 04 February, 2022, 10:38:56 am »
Is this just a bizarre fuss about nothing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-60256966

(Bezos boat needs a bridge temporarily removed.)

Two odd things about this.

1  Why on earth can't they step the mast once the boat's through the bridge ?
2  Why are the locals getting so upset ?  They're not permanently removing the bridge, and some local people will do very well out of the work involved in the works. Seems like they are simply begrudging a bloke they'll never meet having a stack of cash to flash.

I suspect stepping masts that big will be huge job and the shipyard will want to use their own facilities to make sure the job goes smoothly.  Doing the job somewhere on the other side of the bridge away from the yard is probably judged to be too much of a PITA.  With a customer like Bezos I'm guessing you'll wanna get it right first time.

And yes, the more miserable and bitter cohort of the Rotterdam population are just pissed off a chap with lots of cash is perceived to be willy waving.  Even though I bet a fair proportion of those moaning are Amazon customers!

Nice looking boat BTW!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #461 on: 04 February, 2022, 11:37:08 am »
Check out this fella = https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/iconic-yacht-black-pearl

Beautiful and a very clever rig.  There's THIS ONE TOO.
Yup. That's pretty special, but there's no place for romantic climbing the rigging exploits, which does remove some of the allure.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #462 on: 04 February, 2022, 11:45:27 am »
Unfortunately none of my own pictures as they've been busy and haven't updated the website but for those who grew up reading or more in my case grew up (a bit) and read swallows and amazons might find the below interesting. My two girls and me got to sail her on Windemere last summer. It was bloody brilliant even if they enjoyed it so much I was demoted to being Roger and didn't get a chance to sail her myself.

https://www.sailransome.org/photos

Kim

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #463 on: 04 February, 2022, 12:44:33 pm »
Is this just a bizarre fuss about nothing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-60256966

(Bezos boat needs a bridge temporarily removed.)

Two odd things about this.

1  Why on earth can't they step the mast once the boat's through the bridge ?
2  Why are the locals getting so upset ?  They're not permanently removing the bridge, and some local people will do very well out of the work involved in the works. Seems like they are simply begrudging a bloke they'll never meet having a stack of cash to flash.

It also sounds an awful lot like they're using it as an opportunity to perform maintenance on the bridge at Bezos' expense...

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #464 on: 04 February, 2022, 02:18:03 pm »
Unfortunately none of my own pictures as they've been busy and haven't updated the website but for those who grew up reading or more in my case grew up (a bit) and read swallows and amazons might find the below interesting. My two girls and me got to sail her on Windemere last summer. It was bloody brilliant even if they enjoyed it so much I was demoted to being Roger and didn't get a chance to sail her myself.

https://www.sailransome.org/photos
That is splendid !!
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #465 on: 04 February, 2022, 02:18:23 pm »
Is this just a bizarre fuss about nothing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-60256966

(Bezos boat needs a bridge temporarily removed.)

Two odd things about this.

1  Why on earth can't they step the mast once the boat's through the bridge ?
2  Why are the locals getting so upset ?  They're not permanently removing the bridge, and some local people will do very well out of the work involved in the works. Seems like they are simply begrudging a bloke they'll never meet having a stack of cash to flash.

It also sounds an awful lot like they're using it as an opportunity to perform maintenance on the bridge at Bezos' expense...
And who wouldn't ?
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #466 on: 04 February, 2022, 03:05:51 pm »
Is this just a bizarre fuss about nothing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-60256966

(Bezos boat needs a bridge temporarily removed.)

Two odd things about this.

1  Why on earth can't they step the mast once the boat's through the bridge ?
2  Why are the locals getting so upset ?  They're not permanently removing the bridge, and some local people will do very well out of the work involved in the works. Seems like they are simply begrudging a bloke they'll never meet having a stack of cash to flash.

It also sounds an awful lot like they're using it as an opportunity to perform maintenance on the bridge at Bezos' expense...
And who wouldn't ?

The Rotterdam residents moaning clearly haven't read the memo from the local authority pointing out they can get a rich US bloke to pay for the maintenance of their beloved bridge.  I can imagine some Rotterdam city officials yelling "Just shut up with the moaning!"

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #467 on: 04 February, 2022, 09:11:18 pm »
Bingo !   MR 3675 has a new home.  Ticks all the boxes. String everywhere. ;)  Single string raking, spinny poles that are set by pulling a string (and not having to fight to get the hook into the eye on the mast), lots of other amazing rope trickery.

Photos to follow.

Looking forward to the photos  :thumbsup:

Have you seen THESE VIDEOS?
Just finished the last one. Very good indeed. What a cool lad.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #468 on: 04 February, 2022, 10:53:52 pm »
Bingo !   MR 3675 has a new home.  Ticks all the boxes. String everywhere. ;)  Single string raking, spinny poles that are set by pulling a string (and not having to fight to get the hook into the eye on the mast), lots of other amazing rope trickery.

Photos to follow.

Looking forward to the photos  :thumbsup:
Not me, but this is the boat, taken at an open meeting at Whitstable in 2018.

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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #469 on: 05 February, 2022, 08:24:16 am »
Bingo !   MR 3675 has a new home.  Ticks all the boxes. String everywhere. ;)  Single string raking, spinny poles that are set by pulling a string (and not having to fight to get the hook into the eye on the mast), lots of other amazing rope trickery.

Photos to follow.

Looking forward to the photos  :thumbsup:

Have you seen THESE VIDEOS?
Just finished the last one. Very good indeed. What a cool lad.

Glad you enjoyed the videos.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #470 on: 05 February, 2022, 08:24:55 am »
Bingo !   MR 3675 has a new home.  Ticks all the boxes. String everywhere. ;)  Single string raking, spinny poles that are set by pulling a string (and not having to fight to get the hook into the eye on the mast), lots of other amazing rope trickery.

Photos to follow.

Looking forward to the photos  :thumbsup:
Not me, but this is the boat, taken at an open meeting at Whitstable in 2018.



Nice  :thumbsup:

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #471 on: 07 February, 2022, 05:23:36 pm »
String ?? Which string?

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #472 on: 07 February, 2022, 05:35:28 pm »
Proves the contention that yatchs mainly exist to provide a safe breeding ground for ropes.
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Kim

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #473 on: 07 February, 2022, 05:50:35 pm »
Proves the contention that yatchs mainly exist to provide a safe breeding ground for ropes.

Having failed to duck on more than one occasion, I remain unconvinced by the 'safe'.

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #474 on: 07 February, 2022, 05:54:49 pm »
Proves the contention that yatchs mainly exist to provide a safe breeding ground for ropes.

Having failed to duck on more than one occasion, I remain unconvinced by the 'safe'.

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