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Post Your Own: Ships, Boats, Rafts and Submarines

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by SXH, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Another boat at Wivenhoe

    [​IMG]wiv boat by Dan, on Flickr
  2. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    More likely to be coal-powered?
    Steam will be the means of transmission of the power the power generated by burning the coal from the boiler to the cylinder(s) of the engine.
  3. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    IMGP2174A 800.jpg

    This is one of my favourite pictures taken in Venice.
  4. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

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  5. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member


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  6. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

  7. spinno

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  8. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    Mine and my partner's little narrowboat 'Henrietta' on the River Avon at Evesham last Saturday evening...

    Opp Rowing Club
    by Tim Heathfield, on Flickr
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  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Would have loved a narrow boat, but the nearest canal is 60 miles away.

    Henrietta looks gorgeous.

  10. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your comment Steve. Built in 1976, but with a new engine and refit in 2005. The interior is tired and needs replacing but the hull seems sound enough and the engine is good. We bought the boat last year and have slowly been getting things done, broken down a few times though and we’ve had a few scrapes and 'near misses' as well as some good fun out on the river.
  11. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    60 miles in nothing. My dad kept his boat in Holland for quite a few years. A ferry trip plus at least 100 mile driving needed to get there, yet it still worked out cheaper than the local marina if only visiting half a dozen times a year!
  12. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Well-Known Member

    Fireboats, Seattle
  13. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Well-Known Member

    R/C racer
  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I haven’t seen a powerboat in absolutely ages. I guess they need certain waters to operate “safely” in, though it never seemed very safe to me.
  15. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    They had ONE round of the offshore power boats just off the coast here ten years ago. Sadly a competitor died in that, so the fantastic photo opportunity was never repeated.
    IIRC this shot through my telescope (effectively a 1000mm f/16 when zoomed all the way out) was one of the main class on the way out.
    [​IMG]just missed! by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

    I could only see the plume of spray as the crossed the finish (several miles offshore).

    The lesser categories raced only a mile or so off so I've got more reasonable shots of them:
    [​IMG]Offshore Powerboat racing by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

    I think the fatality was from a similar class, but my kids had dragged me back home before it happened, and I only got to hear of it later. As always it seems the unlucky man was one of the more popular racers.
  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  18. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    RV Prince Madog, topsail schooner and something odd about two small craft.

  19. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member


    Absolutely windless evening on the straits. He actually was going backwards with the ebb tide.

  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

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