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barryfoote

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Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« on: February 09, 2009, 10:41:10 am »

I spotted this beautiful old girl in dry dock at Velez Malaga Port. I have no idea of her name or type, but she is a beauty. Any ideas?
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craftysod

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 03:28:24 pm »

Looks like a converted MTB
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barryfoote

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 03:53:15 pm »

I must say she does have similar lines...
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cdsc123

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 06:24:57 pm »

Not an ex-MTB these were double-diagonal planked with a hard chine hull.
Most likely a gentlemans motor-yacht from the 50s or 60s from the likes of James Silver of Rosneath. 
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John W E

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 09:12:38 pm »

hi there

I was thinking a Harbour Defence Launch, but, when you look at the size of the cabin door to the wheelhouse; take it that is say between 5-6 foot in height; that would give an approximate length of say between 42-46 foot - way short of a Harbour Defence Launch - which are 72 foot in length.

Tend to agree with what Christian says, i.e. a gentleman's luxury yacht  ;)   However, I would have thought the 1930's-1940's era.   If it is a Military style vessel - then - how's about an Admiral's Launch? mmmm possibility
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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 01:17:02 am »

I wonder if it could be of Spanish origins.
I am sure their military vessels would have different from ours.
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brianc

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 05:11:19 am »

Could be an italian Benetti motor cruiser from the late fifties 
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barryfoote

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 09:13:42 am »

I reckon she is as Bluebird suggests about 40 plus feet long. I will take another trip down to her later this week and see if I cannot ask some questions....
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tugs46

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 03:15:52 pm »

Certainly not of N/American origin, me thinks. ;D
Size: Between 52'-62', using the scale of the Furuno radar, up top.

The hull looks to a had some military or civil influence though.

Mike
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barryfoote

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Re: Spotted this beauty. Any ideas?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 04:43:23 pm »

Certainly not of N/American origin, me thinks. ;D
Size: Between 52'-62', using the scale of the Furuno radar, up top.

The hull looks to a had some military or civil influence though.

Mike

....and I really thought you would have helped Mike... :-))
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