Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-11-2016, 08:15   #1
Head in a locker
 
Cavalier's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Boat: Beneteau 461 47'
Posts: 926
Images: 1
..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a houseboat

Mystery as Canadian houseboat washes up on Irish Beach - BBC News

1900nm journey eastbound across the north Atlantic.
__________________

__________________
"By day the hot sun fermented us; and we were dizzied by the beating wind. At night we were stained by dew, and shamed into pettiness by the innumerable silences of stars."
Cavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2016, 09:04   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 388
Re: ..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a house

That's awesome! Great message too.
"I, Rick Small, donate this structure to a homeless youth to give them a better life that Newfoundlanders choose not to do! No rent, no mortgage, no hydro".
__________________

sailorcherry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2016, 09:08   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 388
Re: ..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a house

It looks like the Ewoks found and restored a 1970s Class A rv and turned it into an amphibious tank!
sailorcherry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2016, 17:55   #4
Head in a locker
 
Cavalier's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Boat: Beneteau 461 47'
Posts: 926
Images: 1
Re: ..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a house

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorcherry View Post
It looks like the Ewoks found and restored a 1970s Class A rv and turned it into an amphibious tank!


Ewok amphibious assault vehicle - love it!



I also enjoyed the description of the construction of the rudder and rudder stock.

Sent from mTalk
__________________
"By day the hot sun fermented us; and we were dizzied by the beating wind. At night we were stained by dew, and shamed into pettiness by the innumerable silences of stars."
Cavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2016, 18:02   #5
Registered User
 
0urh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Great Sandy Straits, Queensland, Australia
Boat: Easy Cat, 10.5m
Posts: 104
Re: ..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a house

From the article " believes it was fitted with an electric motor to run off the solar panels on the houseboat's roof."

This thread should be re-titled to "First electrically powered houseboat to cross the Atlantic".
0urh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2016, 18:59   #6
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,646
Re: ..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a house

Awesome!!!

I just hope we never run into something like this on a rainy night!

Call me Noah ;-)

b.
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2016, 19:07   #7
Registered User
 
DumnMad's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Nelson NZ; boat in Brisbane
Boat: 45ft Ketch
Posts: 1,433
Re: ..and the most basic type of vessel required to cross the atlantic is.... a house

Boat decided Irish youth would benefit more.
__________________

DumnMad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Documents Required to Cross the US-Canadian Border adlib2 Liveaboard's Forum 1 26-05-2016 23:47
The Most Basic Essential Foods Ofer Provisioning: Food & Drink 466 17-04-2013 15:41



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:58.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.