Author Topic: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.  (Read 66656 times)

ElyDave

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #400 on: June 30, 2019, 12:40:41 pm »
woss the problem?

Looks black and yellow and boaty from here.

Tip - they look bing in the harbour, they look tiny and frail when you're watching them bob up an down, from a platform halfway between Lerwick and Stavanger
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #401 on: June 30, 2019, 09:44:52 pm »
woss the problem?

Looks black and yellow and boaty from here.

Tip - they look bing in the harbour, they look tiny and frail when you're watching them bob up an down, from a platform halfway between Lerwick and Stavanger

When I posted the original photo, it was of a big black and yellow Boaty Thing.  It subsequently changed into a swan, inna-ugly-duckling-stylee, before metamorphosing back.  Jurek saw it too, so it's not (just) me going mad :D
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #402 on: July 19, 2019, 07:24:31 pm »
Fun and games at Canary Wharf a couple of hours ago.
These two were moving at a fair clip, the tug backwards, the cruise liner untethered to the tug, but following the line the tug carved out through the river at high tide.
I note that as they progressed upstream, a rope (sheet? - I've no idea what I'm talking about) conjoined the two, presumably because as the river narrows upstream, more dexterity of control is required.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #403 on: July 21, 2019, 09:44:30 pm »
The bit between tug and ship I would call a line.

A sheet is a piece of rope used to control a sail.

I'm sure I read somewhere that the only rope on a sailing vessel is the bolt rope.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #404 on: July 22, 2019, 09:42:43 am »
Possibly a warp?
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #405 on: July 22, 2019, 01:00:35 pm »
Spotted last Tuesday on the Medway by Hoo.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #406 on: July 22, 2019, 07:36:59 pm »
The bit between tug and ship I would call a line.

A sheet is a piece of rope used to control a sail.

I'm sure I read somewhere that the only rope on a sailing vessel is the bolt rope.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #407 on: August 06, 2019, 06:14:56 pm »
The bit between tug and ship I would call a line.

A sheet is a piece of rope used to control a sail.

I'm sure I read somewhere that the only rope on a sailing vessel is the bolt rope.
The bell rope, I think.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #408 on: August 06, 2019, 08:58:37 pm »
The bit between tug and ship I would call a line.

A sheet is a piece of rope used to control a sail.

I'm sure I read somewhere that the only rope on a sailing vessel is the bolt rope.
The bell rope, I think.

I don't know about British boats but on a French one, the only rope onboard is the bell rope.

On an English speaking boat if you don't know the correct name of a rope works out in which direction it pulls and call it :
Downfucker / upfucker / outboardfucker / inboardfucker
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #409 on: August 17, 2019, 07:44:31 pm »
IMG_0857 by mark tilley, on Flickr

''Marco Polo'' en -route to Tilbury

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #410 on: August 17, 2019, 07:51:21 pm »
IMG_0857 by mark tilley, on Flickr

''Marco Polo'' en -route to Tilbury
That's the cruise terminal in the background izznit?

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #411 on: August 17, 2019, 09:50:41 pm »
IMG_0857 by mark tilley, on Flickr

''Marco Polo'' en -route to Tilbury
Mrs hatler was onboard Marco Polo for an Icelandic cruise recently. As cruise ships go I think she's fairly pretty.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #412 on: August 17, 2019, 11:35:09 pm »
IMG_0857 by mark tilley, on Flickr

''Marco Polo'' en -route to Tilbury
Mrs hatler was onboard Marco Polo for an Icelandic cruise recently. As cruise ships go I think she's fairly pretty.

This is the first time on YACF I’ve heard a spouse being compared to a cruise ship.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #413 on: August 18, 2019, 11:12:16 am »
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #414 on: September 16, 2019, 04:50:44 pm »
This little craft caught my eye, in Oulton Broad, Suffolk.



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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #415 on: September 18, 2019, 10:31:52 am »
Standard pusher tug. Slightly odd in that she doesn't have many bollards visible.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #416 on: October 13, 2019, 09:39:32 pm »


It's (she's?) a proof of concept thing with various eco energy systems on board. 

More info here: http://www.energy-observer.org/actu/en/
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #417 on: February 29, 2020, 06:04:25 pm »
About to get closeup to this one

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #418 on: February 29, 2020, 07:06:11 pm »
Wassat then ?
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #419 on: February 29, 2020, 07:08:56 pm »

Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #420 on: March 01, 2020, 04:00:22 pm »
Wassat then ?

It's the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales.
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #421 on: March 01, 2020, 04:02:51 pm »
Handsome looking beast !
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #422 on: March 01, 2020, 04:17:31 pm »
It'll look a bit more handsome with a deck full of F-35Bs and some close-in defence systems at each corner.

Mind you, having two proper carriers for the first time since both HMS Ark Royal (R09) and HMS Eagle (R05) were in service doesn't half highlight how few escorts the Navy has for them compared with the end of the Cold War, never mind the Falklands conflict. Another couple of Type 45 air defence destroyers wouldn't have gone amiss.

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Jaded

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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #423 on: March 01, 2020, 05:33:18 pm »
I'm told it is slightly larger then the Queen Elizabeth, so is therefore the biggest ship ever for the Royal Navy.

more photos to follow...

AndrewC could pop down and see it...
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Re: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.
« Reply #424 on: March 01, 2020, 06:37:01 pm »
Some photos




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Some of the hanger...


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A red thing and the Liver Building.



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