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Old 03-02-2013, 08:16   #826
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Ouch!

Clearly made by a guy with mono.
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Here is an interesting homebuilt boat. Electric, too.
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Re: Nautical Oddities

It's a redneck fishing pontoon.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:50   #829
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:01   #830
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Coolest guy at the boat ramp

Coolest guy at the boat ramp. [VIDEO]
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:48   #831
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Some pics of the Hot Tub Boat mentioned earlier in this thread. They had one at this years Seattle Boat Show.
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Old 21-02-2013, 17:21   #832
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Old 21-02-2013, 19:06   #833
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Something tremendously Freudian about that!
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Too cool!

Created as a ''floating collage of memories'', The Boat Project has been funded by the Arts Council England's Artists' Taking the Lead project as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The artists who came up with the idea, Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan, known as Lone Twin, visited 20 locations across the region seeking contributions to be used in the building of the craft.
They also invited members of the public to bring wooden pieces to the West Sussex boatyard where it was built. The only criteria was that the items were made from wood and had a story behind them.
The diverse contributions include a plank from the London 2012 velodrome, several hockey sticks, a Victorian policeman's truncheon, large crates used to transport gold as British securities to Canada during the Second World War and a hairbrush used by a make-up artist at Pinewood Studios in the 1960s.
A spokeswoman for the project said: ''People from all walks of life responded by giving treasured items from all parts of the world and, more humbly, their garages
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Boat crafted from Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix's guitar to be launched - Telegraph
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Old 24-02-2013, 14:33   #836
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Too cool!

Created as a ''floating collage of memories'', The Boat Project has been funded by the Arts Council England's Artists' Taking the Lead project as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The artists who came up with the idea, Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan, known as Lone Twin, visited 20 locations across the region seeking contributions to be used in the building of the craft.
They also invited members of the public to bring wooden pieces to the West Sussex boatyard where it was built. The only criteria was that the items were made from wood and had a story behind them.
The diverse contributions include a plank from the London 2012 velodrome, several hockey sticks, a Victorian policeman's truncheon, large crates used to transport gold as British securities to Canada during the Second World War and a hairbrush used by a make-up artist at Pinewood Studios in the 1960s.
A spokeswoman for the project said: ''People from all walks of life responded by giving treasured items from all parts of the world and, more humbly, their garages
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Boat crafted from Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix's guitar to be launched - Telegraph

Awesome! Did the Japanese guy who built a boat out of spent chopsticks make it on this thread yet?
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I know we all have sharks in the back of our minds while sailing (mostly while swimming). . . . But we really need to spend more time thinking about SEA LAMPREYS.

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Here is nice, Unik home made creature.....

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Real stealth. Like the seatbelt option on the forward seats.
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This probably belongs somewhere in one of our many anchor threads, but I just can't figure out which one. So it goes here:

Anchored Boat Runs Aground During Storm - East Greenwich, RI Patch

A sailboat anchored in Greenwich Cove [Rhode Island] dragged its anchor Thursday, March 7, during the nor'easter, running aground just south of the Goddard Park boat launch. The boat was towed to the town dock and has permission to stay there for two days while other arrangements are made. The same boat drifted up the cove two weeks earlier and had to be towed.
According to Harbormaster Jim Cullen, the boat's anchor was a single small Danforth-style of only about 8 pounds – the sort of anchor a boater may use for a short-term anchoring.
"It's completely inadequate for a storm, or for long-term use," he said.
Cullen, who is currently out of state but has been kept abreast of the issue by the Warwick harbormaster, said it's unusual for a boat to be anchored over the winter in Greenwich Cove.
"There are rules against anchoring in the ferry ways or in the mooring field," said Cullen, which pretty much rules out the cove for anchoring. But, he noted, "it is the off season and there’s nobody there to enforce it basically."
He said the owner of the boat is a commercial fisherman who is away for weeks at a time.
As far as anchoring and leaving it over the winter in Greenwich Cove, Cullen said, "This is very unusual."
He said the boat's owner will be cited.
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