All Things Boats, Ships, Yachts, Skiffs, Dinghies...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Thinc2, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. chacha

    chacha CAT Herder

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    The company I work just launched the 1st of 16 new OSV's for the gulf. Here is a video of the HOS Red Dawn getting launched. I wasn't there but it got sent to me.

    I really want to get onboard and yell " Wolverines!!!!"

    Starts at about 50 seconds.




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  2. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Some more ships and boats that I encountered on my trips and travels:

    Ferry in the port of Calais (F) leaving for Dover (UK)

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    And another one arriving in Calais

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  3. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Containership leaving the port of Antwerp

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  4. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Piloting the MSC Austria into Port Newark NJ
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    My son with me on a Maersk ship
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  5. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Back In Iowa. Quad Cities to be exactish..
    So how do those things handle in high crosswinds?
  6. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Car Carriers ?
    Tough.
    Got to keep them moving over 8 knots if possible and have 2 tugs with lines up for when you stop her off the berth.

    Container ships, not as bad. The don't have the high molded depth and the draft is usually much deeper. Say 42' draft compared to 26' on a Car Carrier. But your still on your toes :lol3
  7. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    An old minesweeper (is scrapped now)

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    At low tide ...

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  8. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    A test I once did with the Sigma 50-500 mm. lens

    at 50 mm.

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    at 500 mm.

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  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Cool, a canaler.
  10. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Here is a picture of a Pacific Seacraft (40 I think), we are selling our current boat and will try for one of these or even a 44.

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  11. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Rail meat in Antigua 2009:

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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Nice!
    Ever drop the hook in Anguilla ?


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  13. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    Great Lakes, Port of Toledo
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  14. sailer

    sailer trained Cirus Bear

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    may resume is not qiut as accomplished as yours, but after a career as a captian of large yachts like that MF, I have the same, lack of desire to own anything that floats :deal
  15. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    These boats only go on rivers and canals.

    Another one on the Mosel river in Germany

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  16. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    My dive boat on my vacation last November to Grand Cayman
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    Nice one hanging out in St. Lucia on my Honeymoon almost 2 years ago.

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    And I actually design boats for a living. Working on a ferry for NW Alaska now
  17. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    ^ That is going to be an ass whooping ferry. Keep us posted!
  18. SlowRoll

    SlowRoll One Day Closer To......

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  19. SlowRoll

    SlowRoll One Day Closer To......

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  20. slideways

    slideways permanent ex-pat

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    Entering Lake Worth Inlet the dredge on the left makes it a sporting event when the wind is howling out of the North.

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    Check out the wave damaged container.

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