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Old 07-12-2012, 06:58 AM   #16
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I've been seeing these "stealth" boats more often - all black and very angular:



Can't say I see the point unless you are a smuggler...
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:02 AM   #17
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Wally Power 118 was in our place in Dalmatia last year, chartered by a Chinese guy.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #18
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Wally Power 118 was in our place in Dalmatia last year, chartered by a Chinese guy.

Did you manage to get out of the way after snapping the pic :)
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #19
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My preference would be the beautiful little sailing craft in the foreground.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #20
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I got the kayak of my dreams from a friend a few months ago. It's a Seaward Nigel Foster Legend in Kevlar with an expedition bottom and no skeg which means tons of space in the rear. It paddles like a dream and goes all day.


Here it is next to a 21 foot Scott Hudson Bay Freight canoe in Northern Maine
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #21
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My preference would be the beautiful little sailing craft in the foreground.
Mine would be what I suspect is a Riva sitting next to that horrendous black boat.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #22
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Returning from a week in the South of France, I realize how much I love boats, and how much I miss the days growing up on the water.

So this thread is dedicated to all things floating.

To kick it off, perhaps one of my all time favorites - introducing The Maltese Falcon, at berth in Monaco last week:




At 88 meters (289 feet), the ship has fifteen square sails (five per mast), stored inside the mast; they can fully unfurl into tracks along the yards in six minutes. The three carbon fiber masts are free-standing and able to rotate.

The yacht is easily controlled and has been seen to sail off her anchor and away from berths within harbors. The yacht's sophisticated computer detects parameters such as wind speed automatically and displays key data. An operator must always activate the controls, yet it is possible for a single person to pilot the yacht.

The Maltese Falcon has two 1,800 horsepower (1,300 kW) Deutz engines running at 1,800 rpm with a top speed of 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h) with minimal wave-making and virtually no vibration or noise and with a smooth and non-turbulent wake. (from Wikipedia)




Shoot, I could probably Captain that thing....touch screen, enter coordinates and push "auto sail"! Super bitchin though for sure. But I am NOT posting a pic of MY DIngy....I'd get banned for sure.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #23
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I've been seeing these "stealth" boats more often - all black and very angular:



Can't say I see the point unless you are a smuggler...
Those are actually just Murdered out motor yahts....
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:01 AM   #24
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Returning from a week in the South of France, I realize how much I love boats, and how much I miss the days growing up on the water.

So this thread is dedicated to all things floating.

To kick it off, perhaps one of my all time favorites - introducing The Maltese Falcon, at berth in Monaco last week:
And so it goes. I just watched Maltese Falcon hoist anchor at the island of Hvar, Croatia. She spent the night between the town harbour and the islands together with Royal Clipper, said to be the largest square rigged ship in service (RC is on cruise duty, not privately owned) @ 135 meters LOA. When I walked down to shoot some photos, she left, sadly under motor.

MF and RC:



MF leaving:



MF outside the harbour:
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:04 AM   #25
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Oh, after reviewing the photos with my dad, there's also Star Clipper, Royal Clipper's little sister at 111m anchored (far right):

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:06 AM   #27
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I've been seeing these "stealth" boats more often - all black and very angular...
That would have made my Sparkman & Stevens-owning grandfather throw up.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #28
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The Antwerp reference made me remember about these pics from Leiden, Holland - I love the old Dutch sail boats:



The big rudder on the side - was it for use in deep water, but on the side so it could be retracted for the shallow canals?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #29
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The Antwerp reference made me remember about these pics from Leiden, Holland - I love the old Dutch sail boats:



The big rudder on the side - was it for use in deep water, but on the side so it could be retracted for the shallow canals?
Starboard = Steerboard!

It was on the side as that was the technology of the era and it was on one side only so that the ship could be moored without damage to the board.*

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #30
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The Maltese Falcon is sure a technological tour de force, but it just leaves me cold. It just looks odd.


I'd love to have the money to own her though.
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