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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: unicorn on October 22, 2011, 06:32:20 PM

Title: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: unicorn on October 22, 2011, 06:32:20 PM
 :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

                    When I was at the 2009 Warwick Show I saw the Mull of Kintyre on the Bretagne Boys Stand which I think
  belonged to either Christian or his friend does anybody know if this hull  or one very similar is available which will take
  two Graupner Schottle Drives  (65 mm props).

                                                                    many thanks
                                                                                         unicorn
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: Xtian29 on October 22, 2011, 11:30:10 PM
Hello

She's one of my model, in fact she was as she 's now in the hand of a friend of me ...

The hull is scratch built and I don't know if there is available simlar hull except the one of the graupner Parat

Nice to see my yellow tug ...

Xtian 
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: unicorn on October 24, 2011, 06:44:38 PM
 :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
                     
                     Thanks for the info Xtrian

                                                             unicorn
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 24, 2011, 06:58:31 PM

I feel a song coming on......  :-)
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: Netleyned on October 24, 2011, 07:10:30 PM
The old Irish Lullaby
'Mulligans Tyre'

Ned
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: Xtian29 on October 24, 2011, 07:14:28 PM
Hello Martin

Yes "my" Mull of Kintyre was first the paul Mc Cartney and the Wings song :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JPHNuAAZDE&feature=related

Later as I was preparing a report about the Calmac ferries I came myself to that place in Scotland

Then if you look to Wikipedia there is also this one ... surprising isn't it ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mull_of_Kintyre_test  (have a look to the map of Argyl and Bute peninsula !)

Xtian
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: BarryM on October 24, 2011, 07:39:14 PM
McCartney & Co didn't know where they were for long periods and proved it with that dirge 'Mull of Kintyre'.

The Mull is a headland at the southern tip of the peninsula of Kintyre and NOT the peninsula itself.  >>:-(

Barry M
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: Xtian29 on October 24, 2011, 08:37:23 PM
Hello

I was just 15 year old when Mc Cartney sang this song, I did not understand English at that time and I loved music and bagpipes !  Yes I know Mull of Kintyre is only the headland, I used to go up to the end of the road till the lighthouse. 20 years ago with a french navy ship I was off-shore of this lighthouse at night I saw the light and during the whole shift (0 to 4) I sang this song in my head and later in my bed.

Xtian

 
Title: Re: Mull of Kintyre
Post by: irishcarguy on October 24, 2011, 10:33:21 PM
If you want to really hear the music of Mull of Kintyre you have to hear Mantovani play it, it takes my breath away, the first time I heard it was on a flight back from Tokyo. It took me months to track it down, finally found it on Napster. Mick B.