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

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    Sure, that's where all that egg crate chop would come from.
     
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    1937 20 oxen team pulling one small wagon along a sandy track on Wilsons Promontory peninsula in Victoria, Australia

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    Also in Oz, only 80 years later, 2017 video of a Kenworth C510 with a 5 trailer road train.

     
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    Here we go again.

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    "Slim falcon". Like.
     
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    Yes, can't judge body size from the picture as there's no size reference shown, but it's indeed a very slim falcon with long and narrow wings, it can't hover in the air with these to spot ground prey but catches small birds and large insects with their talons in flight, the latter like dragonflies are then eaten in flight, take care Will !

    In Dutch they are called Boomvalk and in German Baumfalke, which both literally means Tree Falcon, they nest in vacate crow and other bird's nests from earlier in the same season.

    ‘‘ . . . This falcon is 29–36 cm (11–14 in) in length with a wingspan of 74–84 cm (29–33 in) and a weight of 175–285 g (6.2–10.1 oz). [12] . . . ’’
     
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    I take from that boomvang is also Dutch. Translates as "tree catch?
    Makes sense.
     
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    They're members of the same language family, so much of it is related, see the origin of "boom³" and "vang".

    And then jargon like nautical terms can sometimes have their own variations relative to other meanings, help . . :eek:
     
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    Early RV or "Caravan" as they call them across the pond.
    Sebastian, Texas in 1939.
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    I love Texas. It's a great and diverse place. East Texas is like Louisiana but West Texas is like New Mexico. Driving from the one to the other allows you to see the change gradually. It captivates you.
     
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    Re post #8877: My guess is the shown vehicle isn't intended for recreational use, but rather is a movable impoverished minimal permanent home from the time of the Great Depression that also had Shanty towns and Hoovervilles all around the US...

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    an Hoooverville along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon (large)

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    Poor mother and children during the Great Depression, Elm Grove, Adair County, Oklahoma, USA (large)

    P.S. - It seems something very painful has happened to the boy's left big toe.
     
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    Peanut rolling around 20200523_084223-ANIMATION.gif
     
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