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Old 27-05-2011, 16:59   #586
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Re: Nautical Oddities


Saw this earlier in the week?????
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Old 27-05-2011, 17:07   #587
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Re: Nautical Oddities

That thing just BEGS for a 3 Element Beam!
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Old 27-05-2011, 17:24   #588
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Damn easy to climb the masts too!
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Old 27-05-2011, 17:29   #589
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Yep, can't say I've ever seen anything like that on a sailboat b4. I'll bet his TV reception is just peachy

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Old 27-05-2011, 17:56   #590
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Re: Nautical Oddities

There was a photo posted before with something similiar. It maybe that they're seen around Australia a bit. I have to say I find the marina a little amusing too. Not sure I'd call that a navigation channel!
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I'm a bit confused. The first two pictures shows double wooden spars and the third just a steading rig.
The third boat is just a pretty little thing. A motor sailor built on a sailboat hull. Kinda looks like a Fisher.

I just though it was pretty.
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Old 27-05-2011, 19:16   #592
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Re: Nautical Oddities

As to the ketch with the latice masts, I wouldn't want to expose it to icing conditions. Could get top heavy real easy.

When looking at boast a couple of years ago I saw one with some kind of composite mast structure. IIRC it was two poles side by side to make the mast.

Canadian I think.
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I have to say I find the marina a little amusing too. Not sure I'd call that a navigation channel!
Looks like an irrigation ditch and someone shut the gate.
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There was a photo posted before with something similiar. It maybe that they're seen around Australia a bit. I have to say I find the marina a little amusing too. Not sure I'd call that a navigation channel!
Do you mean this one ? it was in Tasmania, not sure if it's still there, it's the only one i have seen down here thank god....


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I find the marina a little amusing too. Not sure I'd call that a navigation channel!
I like to try and get a boat out past the other ones, look to me that if the first guy ant going no one can.
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I like to try and get a boat out past the other ones, look to me that if the first guy ant going no one can.
The channel is a lot wider than it appears in the picture.
It's a small river off the Bristol channel, the river Axe, hence the mud.
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Yep, can't say I've ever seen anything like that on a sailboat b4. I'll bet his TV reception is just peachy

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Those aren't masts.
They are a long range wi-fi antenna and backup.
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Re: Nautical Oddities

I'll bet the windage on those masts is crazy! Who needs sails? 7kts on bare "poles"
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