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so I met this sailor on a pontoon in Scarborough


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#1 dylan winter

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

His name is Andy Baldwin

 

steel yacht.... just been to Iceland and back.... no cooker on boar

 

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he has an amazing story to tell

 

he built a walking boat

 

had I known more about him I would have asked lots of very different questions

 

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#2 MisterMoon

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

Sailing does attract it's share of iconoclasts! Nice little film, Dylan.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:37 PM

This is Awesome!

 

Good job Dylan, what time of the year was he in Iceland?



#4 dylan winter

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

This is Awesome!

 

Good job Dylan, what time of the year was he in Iceland?

 

 

I  met him at the beginning of August - so I would guess he was there in June/July

 

amazing bloke



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

Haven't seen you around for a while, Dylan- thanks, as always, for the film.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

I love that boat. It's a purpose built boat that just happens to look great. Thanks Dylan.

 

Hey Dylan: PM me your mailing address and I'll mail you a cartoon calendar.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:52 PM

Amazing what those looney Brits do. Some of them have a seriously unhealthy attraction to cold and wet.

 

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:20 PM

Up north, you wait a long time for a nice day, if you wait for a nice day to go out.  Better to just enjoy the many flavours of wind and rain on offer, the price of living in a green and pleasant land.

 

Beautiful boat, love the hard ensign which looks like it does double duty as a wind vane for self steering.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:17 PM

Amazing what those looney Brits do. Some of them have a seriously unhealthy attraction to cold and wet.

 

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It's pretty much all they know if they want to sail. ^_^



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

My first thought was the author was referring to the boat as 'the pontoon' which would have absolutely made sense to me.

But then again: A cruising boat without any compromise.

And it's still there just because of that.

And her builder knows this circumstance very well.

And is proud and yet so humble. 

I love it.

Good to see that the Hemingway type of man is not extinct yet.

I drink to your health, Sir.



#11 dylan winter

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:12 PM

My first thought was the author was referring to the boat as 'the pontoon' which would have absolutely made sense to me.

But then again: A cruising boat without any compromise.

And it's still there just because of that.

And her builder knows this circumstance very well.

And is proud and yet so humble. 

I love it.

Good to see that the Hemingway type of man is not extinct yet.

I drink to your health, Sir.

 

so for you guys.....

 

a pontoon is a twin hull outboard powered sun deck

 

is that right?

 

so what would you call a floating walkway as in Scarborough marina?

 

two nations divided by a common language

 

wrench/spanner

 

sidewalk/pavement

 

fanny/arse

 

front bottom/fanny

 

captain/sailor



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

My first thought was the author was referring to the boat as 'the pontoon' which would have absolutely made sense to me.

But then again: A cruising boat without any compromise.

And it's still there just because of that.

And her builder knows this circumstance very well.

And is proud and yet so humble. 

I love it.

Good to see that the Hemingway type of man is not extinct yet.

I drink to your health, Sir.

 

so for you guys.....

 

a pontoon is a twin hull outboard powered sun deck

 

is that right?

 

so what would you call a floating walkway as in Scarborough marina?

 

two nations divided by a common language

 

wrench/spanner

 

sidewalk/pavement

 

fanny/arse

 

front bottom/fanny

 

captain/sailor

 

I would call the main walkway a dock, with finger piers (or finger docks) sticking out from it.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

Brits call floating docks pontoons. To them a dock is fixed on pilings - a pier to us.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:53 PM

Brits call floating docks pontoons. To them a dock is fixed on pilings - a pier to us.

 

Well, I suppose we're going to have to change our vocabulary over here in the Colony...we are supposed to be more English than England.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:11 PM

That's only Victoria and New Zealand.

 

I'm a big believer in British English being correct and Amurrican "English" being incorrect but it appears that about 80% of Brits can't speak their own language intelligibly anymore. It's easier to understand a Louisiana swamp creature than the majority of Brits these days. The farther North you go, the worse it gets. Most of them would call them "P'noonz"

 

Whenever I see a typical Brit being interviewed I only get about one word in three - and I LIVED there for 2 1/2 years. Even the BBC announcers, once the definition of proper English speech, are deteriorating.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:21 PM

That twin hulled sundeck with an outboard is more properly called a "Pontoon boat".  Ours had a bunch of 55 gal drums welded end to end for hulls.  Great for what they are.. or were, I guess they have hugely oversized engines now.

 

We don't distinguish 'docks' from 'floating docks' much, or even the little fixed ones we had on inland lakes... all just 'docks'

 

We do have things simply called 'pontoon', but the ones I've seen are more like barriers, such as the ones to keep us away from the Navy ships here in San Diego (aka 'the sausages').  



#17 dylan winter

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

“It is just an adventure. There is no great meaning in it. Very few pieces I make have a great meaning, though possibly a lot of personal meaning, but not necessarily for the greater good, I am afraid.”

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

Cool little boat!  Thanks for the film and interview Dylan, good stuff!






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