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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 12:01:02 PM »

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 01:24:13 PM »

They paid someone to design that? :o
Another beautiful contribution to maritime design......
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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 02:28:02 PM »

Sorry this is an old story happened a few weeks ago. Typical DM late and sloppy with there storys.
Shame as the Napoleon Bonaparte is a very nice cruise ferry. She was ahead of her time when she was built. She had been on my list of ferrys to sail on. So if she is rebuilt I will try and go on her.

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 02:48:18 PM »

may be old story but i did not see it first time around

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 03:03:55 PM »

was on several ship forums
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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 05:06:02 PM »

Old or new, still ugly O0
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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 08:51:21 PM »

Serves them right for designing so unsightly a ship
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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 09:16:25 PM »

was on several ship forums
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maybe but none of the ones I saw.
Seems as if modern cruise ships are haveing a bad time of it this year.. 8)

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 01:47:04 PM »

This one's number 1 on my fugly list (not a type error) So much so I had to redesign her.


 Nope Still ugly.


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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 01:11:08 AM »

I know, hardly comparable, as they are different types of ships.
But I find her design less ugly and even more pleasing to the eye than for instance those of all the latest Cunard Queens, including QM2.

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013, 05:46:01 PM »

Ugly they may be, but the operators need bums on seats or in cabins to pay the crew buy the diesel, pay the port dues and above all show a return for the shareholders.
The box shape is much more efficient than aesthetic curves.
The days of good looking cruise liners and cruise ferries is long gone IMHO

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 07:53:30 PM »

i dont know why they bother building ships like that so high off the water. no wonder they tip an sink. i would of thought with titanic they would of learned. big pasanger ships like that all the weight is in the middle of the boat an of course once they topple over . by bad weather most of them sink unless there in habour.
i dont think i ever want to build a model like it . just in case of cross wind. will more then likely sink it .
but i bet within 2 hours of post some is going to show me a model one sailing in bad weather  :-)) 
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 08:14:18 PM »

Do these new box boats not have computer controlled underwater fins & high speed Port to Stdb water ballast transfer systems & the like to compensate for wave & swell & windage against the massive above waters surfaces?
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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 08:46:19 PM »

While ferrys are getting bigger they are very safe and stabel. the NP is of a very rare breed (cruise ferry ) these ferry are more than just a means of transport they provide short cruise. The best exampel in the uk is Brittany ferries Pont Aven. these is why they are big it for all tha cabins shops restraunts and other lesuire areas.
Here is a very very nice model of her. Sorry it only on a pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iOyuPbP2SA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjqxKls7h8

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 08:59:41 PM »

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 09:05:58 PM »

Lets not forget that the reason the ships was damaged is not because she's so high, it's because she was holed bellow the water line. Could happen to any ship. 
My opinion about this ship has changed slightly recently. It's not the design I don't like, it's the livery and those green windows. 


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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 09:21:57 PM »

Cheers for posting those 'you tube' clips John - beautiful model of an ugly ship......
 
The work in that model is astounding......
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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 09:49:35 PM »

Hi Carl very nice model,what i would give to own that. I think she is a nice looking ferry. I love the look of her funnels and that sky room. here one at 1:1250 oh I want one.

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2013, 09:52:50 PM »

A beautiful model of an ugly ship.


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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2013, 10:04:08 PM »

come on why is she ugly there is a lot worse that her. Her half sister is a lot worse

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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2013, 10:14:54 PM »

The funnels are too big and those green windows are awful.


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Re: Napoleon Bonaparte in trouble
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2013, 10:59:28 PM »

I think her funnel are what makes her ,gives her that stance.
her half sister Danielle casanova funnel makes her wrong

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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2013, 11:26:14 PM »

To my eye, they are both too short by about 50%.
 
If they were stretched by half their length, then the proportions of length to breadth to height would come close to balance..... and the funnels might take on a better proportion in relation to the rest of the ship......but that 'bulge' over the bridge has got to go regardless!!!  Looks like it bumped its head.
 
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