Author Topic: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.  (Read 34590 times)

Blodwyn Pig

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Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« on: April 09, 2014, 07:21:14 pm »

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 07:23:41 pm »

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 08:00:40 pm »



Dans Broadstairs Sur le Mer. 
Happened to be walking past , taking too much interest, and was accosted by the fella 'what painted it'.  ''Apparently, but keep this amongst 'yerselves', it's bin 'ired by Vogue magazine for one of them photo shoot fings, but shhhh!''

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 08:07:50 pm »
Hold on - that last one doesn't have a bike in the shot!

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 08:09:21 pm »
this is gallery OT   ::-)

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 08:11:39 pm »
Didn't stop you in the first two pics :)

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 12:47:01 am »

Kathleen Ann

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 09:39:15 am »

IMG_0306
by The Pingus, on Flickr

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 01:22:47 pm »

Kathleen Ann


That is loverly. just needs a torn canopy and a couple of torpedos poking out the front. (African Queen)

mcshroom

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2014, 02:57:55 pm »

HMS Unicorn
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David Martin

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 09:54:22 pm »

HMS Unicorn
A ship commissioned for a war which was over before it was launched. So they never fitted it with masts but kept it mothballed. When the next war came along it was obsolete so used as admiralty offices.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 12:48:53 pm »
<i>Marmite slave</i>

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 02:19:16 pm »


Dutch barge on the Rhine/Marne canal.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2014, 04:14:16 pm »

HMS Unicorn
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2014, 07:49:02 pm »


Old ex-Soviet sub. used to be moored down at Folkestone harbour, but now sits rotting away in Rochester.

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 01:43:00 am »
It was parked at Woolwich for a while too - can still see the tourist info signs for it, taped over.

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2014, 03:53:26 pm »


Dutch barge on the Rhine/Marne canal.

That's *very* similar to our boat (which is a groningen boltjalk), just smaller. I'm guessing but I think the boat in your pic is about 45-50ft long.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2014, 09:52:54 pm »

A replica of the Gokstad ship built in 1998 for an Atlantic crossing project that never quite happened (at Haroldswick, Unst)


and a somewhat smaller replica, in seaworthy condition (Lerwick)

David Martin

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 10:54:43 pm »
There are some fantastic coastal boat designs in Norway and shetland that mirror the ownderful lines of a longship. One of the most awesome maritime experiences is to visit the vikinskipene museum on Bygd√ły, Oslo and just marvel at the sheer beauty of thousand year old ships that crossed oceans. The cathedral - like setting really amplifies the emotion.
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2014, 01:10:45 pm »



In Queenborough harbour, Sheppey

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2014, 10:53:59 pm »
Similar, but bigger...

A replica of John Cabot's Matthew

I did see a yacht dressed up as a square rigger last year, complete with faux gun ports. Unfortunately it had gone by the time I fetched my camera - presumably through the lock and up towards Worcester.

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2014, 11:02:52 pm »
How this got into Lac de Vassiviere I'll never know . . .



I was looking for Philip Madoc but couldn't see him anywhere.

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2014, 03:27:32 pm »
P5254676 by TJ Clarion, on Flickr
Getting there...

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2014, 10:50:07 pm »



In Queenborough harbour, Sheppey
That's Lee's boat wot he built himself. Looks like him in the first pic with the hat.
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billplumtree

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 07:09:05 pm »

In the harbour in Split