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Brian60

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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2017, 04:41:30 PM »

I posted that one a year or so ago tug fanatic. I even suggested the wing on the back was for extra downforce sort of like a formula 1 car  %) %)

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There is always Beauty
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2017, 10:45:46 PM »


 BBC Radio:
QE2: Portrait of an Ocean Liner  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fkbrp


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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 07:37:49 PM »

Time to revive a topic with another pair of fugly's %)

It looks like the designer didn't know when to stop adding levels - either that or he was high on lsd.

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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »


Funnily enough I quite liked these as well!


Each of them had its own mail box.



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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 08:37:08 PM »

Now that's style  {-)
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 08:39:56 PM »

In Helsinki I thought this ferry counted as ugly but the Pilot boat was magnificent.
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 08:50:38 PM »


The Pilot boats in Tallinn were even better.



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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:29 PM »

Super Star been gone awhile . She is now replace by Mega Star .


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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:00 PM »

You want ugly? I'll give you ugly!


This one's got a fivehead:

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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 12:31:49 AM »


You want ugly? I'll give you ugly!


This one's got a fivehead:
its alright...........from the sheer line down {-) O0
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 08:39:06 AM »

I believe in function over styling but even I have limits. Can you imagine the conversation where a group of people were proud of what their new ship was going to look like?
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 08:48:40 AM »

What are designers thinking!!!!!!!



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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 08:54:31 AM »

Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?



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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 08:56:04 AM »

Tug Fanatic, did you visit the Seaplane Harbour Museum in Tallinn ?
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 08:57:46 AM »

Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?
Perhaps they're saving up for the rest of it?
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2017, 09:43:54 AM »


What are designers thinking!!!!!!!


THINK THIS ONE TAKES FIRST PRIZE

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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 10:16:48 AM »



Tug Fanatic, did you visit the Seaplane Harbour Museum in Tallinn ?


Unfortunately no - I was not aware of its existence.


The Oceandiv Futura was so "interesting" that I couldn't miss taking photos at the 2016 Rotterdam Port Days. Couldn't miss a bit of elegant contemporary design.  %) . Their web site is worth a look.


shttp://www.oceandiva.co.uk/2-ships/futura/



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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2017, 05:43:25 PM »

Do not adjust your sets!
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2017, 07:02:41 PM »

Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?

Actually they are supposed to look like that :} It gives the maximum stern width for towing sonar array for underwater mapping purposes. One of them holds the record for the longest towed array at something like 5 kilometres.

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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2017, 07:58:53 PM »

The "ramforms" are interesting, but I wouldn't build a model of one.

The Bottsand, however, would be a fun model to split open and collect a simulated oil spill or something.

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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2017, 04:59:27 AM »

And I just thought it was more Navy cutbacks  %)
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2017, 10:00:12 AM »


Truly beauty is in the eye of the beholder designer. O0 O0

No different to some of the architectural "wonders". :(( :((

The worry is that they convinced someone to pay for and build it. :o :o
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2017, 07:32:26 PM »

I had the pleasure -no not that -wonder, of watching this sail pass me one day while we moored in Holland a few years back. It looks better in photos than real life...


http://allaboutstevejobs.com/pics/stevesplaces/yacht/featured.jpg

...it is not pretty from any angle.  It was raining so never got my phone out, mind you I was standing on the back of on this at the time (sister to Seabex1)...



http://www.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/9/7/2/1429279.jpg
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Re: There's ugly and then there is this
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2017, 07:42:13 PM »

Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?

...These are not ugly IMO.  We've had a few of these in our area while we were sat diving.  When I was sitting my Nav Arch. degree these were cutting edge.  They deploy a load of towed sensors behind and the wide transom is genious invention.

........They don't help however when you have sat divers in the water while a sizemic vessel is within 10-20 miles.  Noise from explosive charges travel a long way under water!!!!!
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