Author Topic: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.  (Read 60344 times)

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #350 on: September 16, 2017, 06:11:35 pm »
Frigate Sachsen in the harbour today.


IMG_9544_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_9545_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #351 on: September 24, 2017, 07:56:19 pm »
Not necessarily unusual, but interesting (to us at least) by virtue of who got to pilot....




Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #352 on: September 24, 2017, 11:49:45 pm »
Looks like the elder cub had a bit of a birthday treat.

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #353 on: September 24, 2017, 11:52:40 pm »
Yup :)

Happy bday btw!

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #354 on: September 25, 2017, 12:26:00 am »
The boaty type think that fell off its trailer on the A127 this afternoon, blocking the outside lane.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #355 on: November 12, 2017, 02:11:05 pm »
WP_20171103_15_16_42_Pro by mark tilley, on Flickr

WP_20171103_15_19_39_Pro by mark tilley, on Flickr

Spotted at Faversham creek. I am guessing, but it seems as if late Octobers very high tide, floated t onto the mud bank, but when tide went out it keeled over, damaging the keel and rudder, there was evidence of expanding foam around the rudder area, in a diagonal line, and there is a large bore pump hose going in thro the side. presumably its so far over that its filling up before it can float.  Chap standing in a small, boat as mud is just too soft, he was looking for something in the mud, a large bolt that he had dropped I think,and had a metal detector as well.
To make matters worse 50 yds upstream is a small 'outlet' from the adjacent poo treatment  works......nice!

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #356 on: November 13, 2017, 11:17:10 am »
Surely with a Blodwyn Pig present the lost bolt was easy to find?
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #357 on: November 13, 2017, 02:13:50 pm »
Surely with a Blodwyn Pig present the lost bolt was easy to find?

ah! I was with swmbo, and had my best....(ish) shoes on,  and was NOT abouut to dive into that cack. ::-) ;D

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #358 on: November 18, 2017, 11:42:16 am »
Some vandals let all the water out of the Kennet and Avon canal near Thatcham a few years ago (this is actually quite hard to do, as most of that section is a canalised river, so, unless you can work the river sluices as well as the lock paddles, you have to drain a pound with no river ingress/egress between locks).  Luckily, narrowboats don't have a keel and will just sit in the mud.  A bit annoying, though.
Never tell me the odds.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #359 on: November 18, 2017, 04:47:11 pm »
The Vikings have landed.


IMG_0063_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMS_Vædderen_(F359)

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #360 on: February 18, 2018, 10:59:40 pm »
The Vikings have not landed.


IMG_0439_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Salvatore

  • Джон Спунър
    • Pics
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #361 on: February 24, 2018, 11:40:42 am »
It's unusual to see icebreakers on this part of the canal. Also kayaks with outriggers.

She made a loud crunchy noise while passing under the bridge I was on.
Quote
et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #362 on: February 24, 2018, 11:49:24 am »
So unusual that the NSA has taken away the photo!
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #363 on: February 24, 2018, 02:28:50 pm »
The Vikings have not landed.


IMG_0439_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr
That is beautiful. Please tell us more.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #364 on: February 24, 2018, 02:47:54 pm »
Aunt Maud been up there?
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #365 on: February 24, 2018, 06:57:30 pm »
The Vikings have not landed.


IMG_0439_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr
That is beautiful. Please tell us more.

It's a burial ship that contained the bodies of two women. It's in the the Viking Ship museum in Oslo.

http://www.khm.uio.no/english/visit-us/viking-ship-museum/exhibitions/oseberg/

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #366 on: February 24, 2018, 07:37:58 pm »
That museum is awesome - like a cathedral.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Mrs Pingu

  • Who ate all the pies? Me
    • Twitter
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #367 on: February 26, 2018, 06:47:26 pm »
I liked the cart that had loads of cats carved into the back of it.
IMG_0450_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

IMG_0451_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #368 on: April 21, 2018, 08:57:35 pm »




I didn't get a close look (wrong side of canal) but I really hope the tiller and throttle have been connected up to the car.

Saw it again the other day, it's been painted now.


Oscar's dad

  • Cheers!
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #369 on: April 23, 2018, 09:17:34 am »
That's brilliant!  Presumably the car is the boat's wheelhouse?

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #370 on: April 23, 2018, 11:09:32 am »
That's looking good now .It was unpainted when I last saw it about a year ago  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #371 on: April 23, 2018, 07:29:20 pm »
That's brilliant!  Presumably the car is the boat's wheelhouse?

I can imagine it being reversed, driver with elbow and head out of window, left hand on the wheel (the interior of the Touran is still in place, steering wheel and all that)

I think it's at the other end though. Only now I'm replying to this I realise I'm not totally sure, perhaps I'll pootle off on the Elephant Bike and see if I can find it again next weekend, always need an excuse for a mini-tour.

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #372 on: April 24, 2018, 09:07:22 am »
Just goes to show that anything can be chavved up.

Barry Boys narrowboat, who'dathunk . . . ?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #373 on: May 07, 2018, 02:40:51 pm »
Shoreham-by-Sea has some interesting houseboats, cobbled together from transportation that was never intended to float on water....
 

IMG_1576
IMG_1574

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #374 on: May 08, 2018, 07:57:19 am »
That's brilliant!  Presumably the car is the boat's wheelhouse?

So I had a nice canal commute this morning and now I have the answer. The car is at the steering end but there's no rudder on the boat, it's attached to the narrowboat alongside it with scaffold poles and that one does the steering.