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BarryM

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Ship Spotting in Argyll
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:07:19 PM »


Seen recently off Inveraray, the 'Lady M' reportedly $57 million worth of Russian billionaire expenditure  Abramovitch was recently  in the same locale with his yacht.
Heaven knows what Para Handy would have said to Dougie!
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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:24:13 AM »


"Its chust sublime.,but we are still the smartest boat in the trade."
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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 07:26:54 AM »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 10:19:30 AM »


what a beautiful "ship"....................................................................... O0 O0 O0


I mean the VIC, not that ABOMINATION  of an over indulgent hedonistic eyesore. {:-{ {:-{ <:(


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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 10:20:30 AM »


Heaven knows what Para Handy would have said to Dougie!
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probably.................."ram it Dougie"
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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 10:39:30 AM »


Even oligarchs don't get it all their own way. While I watched a young couple from the yacht landed on the pier evidently intending to walk into town. Unfortunately, the pier is closed at the landward end because of its crumbling state and the two were left nonplussed. I felt rather sorry for them as they looked like crew rather than billionaires.  Similarly a party sent ashore to load seafood from a local merchant had to land on the beach to collect the goods.


Just to keep you alert; what is the car shown in the photo that was parked in the town?


Finally, another pic of the Vital Spark. I'm sure Para was away for a tin  of pent to put a wee gold bead around her.


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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 12:43:01 PM »



it looks very much like the up market "kit car" EXCALIBUR.... built by the ROMERO company some years ago, and every one was built to the customer's specs, and no two were the same, apparently.


see here. http://www.romerosportscars.talktalk.net/Excalibur%20Roadster.htm




I think they also made, as a ready built or build your own  JBA Falcon, which had only slight resemblance to the old MG TD of the 1950's.


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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 01:02:34 PM »

It looks like it got it's "lets pretend to be a Mercedes" on but I think it's a Zimmer or some kind of replica kit car.
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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 07:36:46 PM »


A clue - perhaps...







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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 12:10:13 AM »

Tis a Clenet series 1 roadster
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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 08:02:19 AM »

You're right
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Re: Ship Spotting in Argyll
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 08:15:17 AM »


Damn, pushed the 'Post' button in error!


Aye, you're right and it's a Clenet - or is it? I ask as a quick look-up gave the information that Clenets had steel bodies while this one certainly had GRP wings. Apparently there are cars looking like Clenets and registered as Clenets but which never came from the Clenet factory. Thus is this the real thing or a clone? Have I got my wires crossed? Is the truth out there? Will the aardvarks reach the base of the sacred mountain? Hello, Matron, why are you pulling the screens?
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