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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Rurudyne
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    Is it bizarre that she was actually prettier as a sub chaser?
     
  2. Angélique
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    Think the added wheelhouse with a Portuguese bridge style waist high bulwark walkway around it and the little top house suit her looks well, as does the stripping of the awning above the aft, and fewer lifeboats on deck, so she looks prettier there.

    pic from the post #8542 last link alas didn't find this pic in larger format
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  3. Angélique
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    Just remembered George Buehler, Swan 59 Sport ‘‘ I like this one better although she sorta looks like she needs a machine gun on deck.... ’’

    George Buehler Swan 59 Sport machine gun.jpg

    To honor the late George's wishes I've borrowed the added gun from the HMCS Cougar Z 15
     
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  4. hoytedow
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    Interesting stuff. My family had to evacuate from the Maritime Homes in 1950 due to a hurricane warning. I wonder if it was the same hurricane of which you speak.
     
  5. Jolly Amaranto
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    When I was attending high school back in the mid 1960s, my family lived on the island of Guam. My buddy's dad told us that a WWI German battle ship was sunk in Apra Harbor there on Guam, not too far from the public boat slip where we occasionally launched his sail boat. One day we took our snorkel gear along on the boat and went to look. We found two ships on the bottom about 100 feet down side by side . The larger was more or less upright but listing to one side as it sat on the bottom. The smaller one was resting on its side with its stern up against the larger ship. Neither one looked like a Dreadnought battle ship that we were expecting. They just looked like two freighters and with only snorkel equipment, they were too deep for us to get a closer look. Disappointed we stashed our masks and fins and just went sailing. I just found out that the smaller ship was indeed a German auxiliary cruiser that was scuttled at the beginning of the war. It was the SMS Cormoran.
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    SMS Cormoran (1909) - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Cormoran_(1909)
    The larger ship was the Tokai Maru which was torpedoed during WWII.
     
  6. Rurudyne
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    Speaking of things that starting wars cause:

    More here: This Plane Accidentally Flew Around the World - Featured Stories - Medium https://medium.com/s/story/the-long-way-round-the-plane-that-accidentally-circumnavigated-the-world-c04ca734c6bb
     
  7. ImaginaryNumber
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    Seems like the authorities could save themselves a lot of work simply by emptying the trash cans on a timely basis. Or maybe they do, and this is just one weekend's accumulation?
     
  8. Rurudyne
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    Or just add a third can to each post.
     
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    Re post #8546 - #8547: ‘‘ . . . . emptying the trash cans on a timely basis . . . . / . . . . or just add a third can to each post . . . . ’’

    Can't go there with a garbage truck on a busy day as it's then too crowded for that, and it would need a continuous row of bins longer than the line of apartment flats to hold it for a day, as well as some more discipline from the sun and shadow bathing public, who like to be there altogether at the same time, and come in files and leave in that order too . . :eek:

    My thought is that everyone can take their garbage to the trash can at home, or wherever they stay, as it's always less than the stuff they carry to the beach, which in the end would spare everyone a lot of money, being on the beach or not !

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    — summer at Blankenberge seaside — large
     
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    Thanks for the Pan-Am Clipper story. It has garnered a lot of interest since I shared it with my friends. Anybody know if there was ever a movie made about it?
     
  11. Jolly Amaranto
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    I remember reading an account of this a while back. A few details that were left out in the account above were that they had to borrow $5oo US from a bank in Auckland to help purchase food and fuel and that they were robbed of the remaining money and their maps while in Brazil. They were required to leave the aircraft to have it "fumigated" and the two guys who did the job also took the goods.
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  12. Rurudyne
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    You're welcome.

    As for a movie, I don't think I ever heard of one. I'm not sure it's an epic, and it was epic, that lends itself to 3 hours with an intermission. Though I suppose the voyage synopsis format used for age of sail pirate movies could be adopted. Probably made the news reels.

    Might make a great book or grueling realistic PC flight simulator game though.
     
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    Organic lightning rod?
     

  15. Jolly Amaranto
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    Probably not. Just an old tree that died. After the European settlers moved into this ecosystem in central Texas called the Post Oak Savannah in the mid 1800s, the interruption of the periodic wild fires that were started by the native population and lightning, as well as the driving off of the massive herds of bison, the post oak trees were allowed to move out of the river bottoms and proliferate across the grassland prairies and new farms. These old trees are all about the same age, 150 to 180 years, which is about the typical life span for the species. It is kind of sad that so many of these grand old trees are dying off at the same time.
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