Author Topic: Interesting and unusual boaty type things.  (Read 60128 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 »
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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
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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.

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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. 

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