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Old 03-25-2015, 12:15 PM   #1701
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A whole class of interesting boats that I didn't know about at all.

These Are The Wild Radar Ships That Make Missile Defense Possible
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:26 PM   #1702
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I'll ask the obvious question:
How does one count Russian nuclear warheads from this boat?
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:09 PM   #1703
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:20 PM   #1704
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I'll ask the obvious question:
How does one count Russian nuclear warheads from this boat?
Raz, dvah, tree...
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:42 AM   #1705
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I'll ask the obvious question:
How does one count Russian nuclear warheads from this boat?
Re. The Russian threat from Putin, I saw on the news last night that the Royal Navy now only has 19 frigates and destroyers, 91 back in 1982 at the time of the Argentinian invasion of the Falklands Islands; 200 tanks of which a large amount not operable, 800 back in the 1980's; and 8 fighter jets of a dozen available in full service now in Irag .....

...I now understand what Obama was saying when he said "the UK has not got enough defence caiability to participate in joint operations with the US"

PS: new mini aircraft carrier just launched, but no aircraft for it until 2020 at the earliest !
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:00 PM   #1706
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:26 AM   #1707
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I had to zoom in to confirm that it was not the owner's testicles hanging off the davit!
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:55 PM   #1708
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Sidewheeler riverboat

I ran into this boat at J & H marine, way up the San Joaquin river, in Stockton. It's home built, started in 1987 and the guy said he ought to be done in a couple of decades. He's 69.



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Old 03-28-2015, 07:58 PM   #1709
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:50 PM   #1710
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That "floatable/movable-contraption"... lovingly assembled I'm sure... gets my vote for the most oddly unique and design crazy entry yet!


Looks comfy and well suited for deep-delta relaxation.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #1711
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Very unusual and I am sure a labor of love. I assume that she is diesel with hydraulic drives for the paddle wheels that can vary speed and directions independent of each other? Not sure how efficient paddle wheels are or how maneuverable they are.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:31 AM   #1712
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Elegant car boat from the 1940's....

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:44 AM   #1713
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Elegant car boat from the 1940's....

I want one!

With changed camber to rear wheel fender when up for water use.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:33 AM   #1714
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With changed camber to rear wheel fender when up for water use.
Such a beautiful and simple design, if it looks right then......
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:41 PM   #1715
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Has it been in the water yet? It looks ready to go now.
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:00 PM   #1716
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I want one!

With changed camber to rear wheel fender when up for water use.
Such a beautiful and simple design, if it looks right then......
I had a Morgan 4/4 which had a very similar layout to this car, weighed less than a ton at only about 750 kg.

....so if that was a s/d hull we would only need about 50hp/ton to go 15kts.

Best bet would be to hang a 60 hp high trust Yam outboard on the back which only weighs 110 kg , same as typical obese Irishman sitting in the back seat )

Might even see 20kts.....

Strip planked construction of the hull/car body would look fantastic if it was left in its natural wood finish like in this boat from post 1700,

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:28 PM   #1717
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Can't figure out if this guy is on a port or starboard tack. KJ

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:34 PM   #1718
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Interesting boats

Wow. He's not off the grid, he IS the grid. Lol.

I think that's some awesome ingenuity.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:43 PM   #1719
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Which tack? Not relevant unless you are on a sailboat. This question is harder for this boat. Which sail is the mainsail?


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Old 03-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #1720
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[QUOTE=markpierce;320980]Which tack? Not relevant unless you are on a sailboat.


I believe it is a sailboat. Or at least it used to be. I guess he's a solar sailor. KJ
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