Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: Brian60 on January 23, 2017, 07:46:00 PM

Title: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: Brian60 on January 23, 2017, 07:46:00 PM
of the craftsmanship that has gone into making this launch.

The lines of it, the art deco styling, the timber so highly polished its like a mirror finish. Whoever built this is truly a craftsman.
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: BFSMP on January 23, 2017, 08:16:28 PM

you are so right, and I bet it sounds awesome as well, especially at slow speeds.


Jim.
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: derekwarner on January 23, 2017, 08:19:31 PM
Well it appears to be Right Hand drive  :o...so it cannot be built for our Cousins from the Land of the Free  {-)

Yes, a V8 or V12 Packard in the forecastle?.............[burble.......burble]....... Derek

Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: ballastanksian on January 23, 2017, 08:51:57 PM
If it was mine I would make passengers wear slippers to prevent them scratching the finish.

Gorgeous ad also great find Brian. It would make a lovely model.
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: Netleyned on January 23, 2017, 08:57:17 PM
I wouldn't allow passengers and I would
Employ a team to dry and polish it after my
trip round the bay.


Ned
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: Arrow5 on January 23, 2017, 09:24:59 PM
The fenders need angora socks 8)
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: Arrow5 on January 23, 2017, 09:40:35 PM
...or cashmere.
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: jarvo on January 23, 2017, 10:39:44 PM
Mega WOW, what a beauty


Mark
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2017, 11:36:35 PM
Derek,
Cut your cousins a bit of slack... right hand drive is not really so rare across the pond. After all, we stopped recognizing lines on the sea back around 1776... :embarrassed:
Jonathan
PS, Of course the current "one" may draw his "own" lines........
Title: Re: Beautiful - I am in awe
Post by: oldflyer2 on January 30, 2017, 01:00:53 PM
As far as I know, almost all vessels "over here" are right hand drive.

I am lucky in that we have a marine museum close to us that is loaded with these wooden beauties. There is a regatta there every summer with about 150 of them on the water in a parade. Some are quite historic in they were originally built for some of the Captains of Industry way back when.

I will get some pics of the parade this summer.

Tom