stumblingthunder

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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Remove the mast and you have a 1980s style SciFi spaceship. - Stumbling
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    The Macgregor response, the Mac 65: Just double the horse power of the inboard from 150 to 300. - Stumbling
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Just add a jumper, a pair of runners with check stays and the mast is taken care of! You have just turned a McGregor into a really ugly IOR boat. - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Optimism... - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "I've been waiting forever for this Pactor SailMail to finish downloading." - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The Cone came, the Cone saw, the Cone conquered. So went the Cone! - Stumbling
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Somebody must have put some industrial sized bait bubblers under the bow to give the impression of speed in that photo. - Stumbling
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Sadly, its not built Fjord tough... - Stumbling
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    The Zombie Fleet

    So thats where the owner's daughter was hiding. The bowman had been looking for her, almost everywhere! - Stumbling
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    The Zombie Fleet

    It took me a bit yesterday to remember where I had seen the Brig Unicorn: This had been docked in Tampa in the 70s, through 1980ish. The sea scouts did training on her in the Tampa Bay area. The vessel was used in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and by the time this picture was taken, an anchored restaurant in St. Lucia. She was in the midst of of a two year, slow refit, and was being motored to St. Lucia to be hauled so hull work could be done when she sprang a few seams and sank between St. Vincent and The Grenadines. Waited a little too long to do the needful on this zombie. Its funny, I have sailed on both the Unicorn as well as the MGM Bounty in the Tampa Bay and both are gone, due to "maintenance issues" and poor judgement. - Stumbling
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    Ugly dodger collection

    The "G" fell off the bow. - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Differential thrust would take care of that, but throttles for multiple engines would be too hard to manage. Once variable pitch propellers were invented, that would have overcome that issue. Unfortunately, by the time those came around, that vessel was long past its prime, if not already turned back into plows or gun barrels. Lots of propellers, no rudders behind them. - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Ah, the Russian Coracle of Iron. It really does what the designer was asked to do, i.e. I want to be able to have heavy guns for port defense in the shallowest water possible. It was not in the requirements that it move at a useful speed... I find it funny that it spins like a Disney Mad Tea Party ride cup if you fire one of the off-set cannon. Just have to time it to shoot the opposite cannon after one revolution to stop or reverse the spin. The more I look at it, the more it looks like a Steampunk vision of the Lost in Space Jupiter 2. - Stumbling
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    Coolboats to admire

    Ahh, so you can be Mork from Ork: Single occupancy - double occupancy: - Stumbling
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    Coolboats to admire

    Drift a car? Hold my beer... - Stumbling