Author Topic: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.  (Read 34386 times)

Panoramix

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2014, 11:22:47 pm »
http://youtu.be/ptPN9LgRNBY

They've automated the lighthouses since then.

PS : I can't embed videos for some reason!

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2014, 12:50:07 pm »


LV 21 (light vessel)  decommissioned ,and now privately owned and used as a music / arts venue, moored at Gillingham Pier.





And this would be the,   er.....

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2014, 04:05:58 pm »






And this would be the,   er.....
Is that the same boat as the wreck which was sat onna floating pontoon / barge on the Medway in Rochester for the last three years or so - just to the east of Rochester bridge.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2014, 11:22:46 pm »
Yep, now restored thanks to Mr. Lottery Grant.

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2014, 12:13:17 am »
3 sailing ships have arrived, apparently for the filming of "Through the Looking Glass", starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
Another 1 or 2 are apparently due tomorrow,

Arrived Tuesday, the "Wonder" (film name - actually the "Earl of Pembroke" of Bristol):


Arrived Wednesday, the "Irene" (painted black for filming):


and the "Lady of Avanel":

Vince

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2014, 11:55:34 am »






And this would be the,   er.....
Is that the same boat as the wreck which was sat onna floating pontoon / barge on the Medway in Rochester for the last three years or so - just to the east of Rochester bridge.
It has had an essentially new hull, built in Bristol.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2014, 02:32:51 am »
Additional arrivals

Kathleen and May:


Excelsior


Olga (a pilot cutter)



And the filming...

Moose57

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2014, 07:09:23 am »


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Moose57

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2014, 07:27:35 am »


The San Marco, Venice.

Moose57

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2014, 07:28:55 am »


HMS Ocean, near the Dartford crossing.

Vince

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2014, 08:22:59 am »
And the filming...


Going to have to watch the film now to see if they remove the radar from the pilot boat's spreaders post production.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2014, 09:40:22 am »
Is that Gloucester ?
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2014, 10:16:53 am »

Olga (a pilot cutter)



I've always wanted to sail one of those. I figure that you'd need a good bit of space and it would be quite awesome. Owning and maintaining one would be beyond my wit, wallet and patience..
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Wowbagger

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2014, 10:48:37 am »
Dez spent a few days with his cousin on a narrow boat.

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2014, 07:07:48 pm »
Going to have to watch the film now to see if they remove the radar from the pilot boat's spreaders post production.
I suspect someone just forgot.
They had removed the radar from the Kathleen and May (left side of the Gloucester docks shot). It was being put back yesterday.

Update:
after checking more shots, the radars on the Kathleen and May, the Lady of Avanel, the Excelsior (LT472), the pilot cutter and the main star (Wonder/Earl of Pembroke) were all present during filming. The radar on the Earl of Pembroke was painted black, and the rader on the Excelsior was covered in canvas.
If you want to check, the other radars were located as follows
Kathleen and May: port end of mizzen mast speader
Lady of Avanel: On a separate pole a few feet the starboard side of the main mast (rear)
Excelsior: base of main topmast
Earl of Pembroke: at the base of the mizzen topmast
The Irene doesn't appear to have a radar.

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2014, 10:09:24 pm »
I did see a yacht dressed up as a square rigger last year, complete with faux gun ports.
found the photo

Panoramix

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2014, 11:21:00 pm »

Olga (a pilot cutter)



I've always wanted to sail one of those. I figure that you'd need a good bit of space and it would be quite awesome. Owning and maintaining one would be beyond my wit, wallet and patience..

You can charter one from Bristol, google "Edith Gray". I think that you can even rent just a berth. The skipper is a really nice and interesting person.

Riggers

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2014, 08:50:55 am »
Dez spent a few days with his cousin on a narrow boat.

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Marvellous stuff Wowzer! How on earth did you/they get the aerial shots!? All very professional. Very nice and thanks for posting this.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2014, 09:05:40 am »
Dez spent a few days with his cousin on a narrow boat.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GvL9tMLPTbs

As Riggers says a very accomplished effort, please pass on my congratulations to Dez.  The aerial shots from Dez's GoPro RC helicopter thingy are brilliant.  Please can you provide a link to some details of the machine?

Vince

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2014, 11:35:29 am »
Dez spent a few days with his cousin on a narrow boat.

As Riggers says a very accomplished effort, please pass on my congratulations to Dez.  The aerial shots from Dez's GoPro RC helicopter thingy are brilliant.  Please can you provide a link to some details of the machine?
What a splendid little film. It makes me realise that the go-pro and helethings have made a huge difference to the quality of amateur production. Despite that, Des still has the artistic direction to use the technology well. I tried to see Des using a remote control, but failed!
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Riggers

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2014, 12:11:27 pm »
Had another look at it, at full-screen in HD. Jolly good.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

PaulF

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2014, 12:20:52 pm »
Not unusual but my son's first solo sail



He's doing his Level 4 this week!

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2014, 01:20:06 pm »
Dez spent a few days with his cousin on a narrow boat.

As Riggers says a very accomplished effort, please pass on my congratulations to Dez.  The aerial shots from Dez's GoPro RC helicopter thingy are brilliant.  Please can you provide a link to some details of the machine?
What a splendid little film. It makes me realise that the go-pro and helethings have made a huge difference to the quality of amateur production. Despite that, Des still has the artistic direction to use the technology well. I tried to see Des using a remote control, but failed!

You're not looking hard enough - I'm in shot quite a bit! :-)

[edit] OK, turns out it's twice. I'm in shot in lots of the footage I didn't use though... :P

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2014, 01:23:36 pm »
Dez spent a few days with his cousin on a narrow boat.

As Riggers says a very accomplished effort, please pass on my congratulations to Dez.  The aerial shots from Dez's GoPro RC helicopter thingy are brilliant.  Please can you provide a link to some details of the machine?
What a splendid little film. It makes me realise that the go-pro and helethings have made a huge difference to the quality of amateur production. Despite that, Des still has the artistic direction to use the technology well. I tried to see Des using a remote control, but failed!

You're not looking hard enough - I'm in shot quite a bit! :-)

Were you wearing a blue jacket?

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2014, 01:27:53 pm »
We're you wearing a blue jacket?

It was a teal jumper that I knitted.