Pianoceans

Dex Sawash

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Albatros

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Nice Freedom 44, a little cramped for a piano aboard though

FB- Doug
A decade or so ago was visiting friends on their yacht in Auckland, and yacht next door in Westhaven was purpose built and owned by a Canadian couple, the missus played piano so this had to be included in the design. Solution was that in the peak where they slept the bed was positioned slightly higher than normal and the drawer under the bed was the piano, so you could sit on the settee next to the bed and pull out the piano, quite neat ...

 
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Amati

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3 hours ago, Mid said:

with credit to @[email protected] for the heads up .






Another throw away piano sacrificed to the god of musical ambition.  I suppose they threw it into the ocean when she was done.  Submerged pianos are kind of cool to play with, although saltwater in particular does play havoc with them.  Salt air too.  There’s something cathartic about acts that destroy instruments.  Liszt made an enduring artistic movement out of it!  He used to file strings down so they’d break during performance.  So he’d demand 2 pianos on stage, & when piano number 1 had too many strings broken to play, he’d flamboyantly move to piano number 2, and the crowd would go wild.  After a concert, they’d throng the street under his hotel room, and cheer into the night.  

At least it’s a quick death, for the instrument and not the usual lingering & depressing senescence.  Beautiful surroundings in the vid though…..

How do you get a 500 pound instrument on and off a boat?  Is the deck strong enough to support it?  What happens if there’s a wave? 
 

 

Steam Flyer

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Another throw away piano sacrificed to the god of musical ambition.  I suppose they threw it into the ocean when she was done.  Submerged pianos are kind of cool to play with, although saltwater in particular does play havoc with them.  Salt air too.  There’s something cathartic about acts that destroy instruments.  Liszt made an enduring artistic movement out of it!  He used to file strings down so they’d break during performance.  So he’d demand 2 pianos on stage, & when piano number 1 had too many strings broken to play, he’d flamboyantly move to piano number 2, and the crowd would go wild.  After a concert, they’d throng the street under his hotel room, and cheer into the night.  

At least it’s a quick death, for the instrument and not the usual lingering & depressing senescence.  Beautiful surroundings in the vid though…..

How do you get a 500 pound instrument on and off a boat?  Is the deck strong enough to support it?  What happens if there’s a wave? 
 
Hit by a wave? At sea?

Chance in a million...

- DSK

 

Dino

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Had a beer with Marieke and her crew two years ago while cruising the Southwest Coast of Ireland. Very cool and talented lady. She travels around doing concerts on the back of her boat. The piano lifts on hydraulics from the aft cabin onto the aft deck. 
I think she is in Scotland this summer but heading back to the north of France soon.

 

ryley

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Nice Freedom 44, 40 a little cramped for a piano aboard though

FB- Doug
FIFY. the 40 has an outboard rudder, the 44's is inboard. This is the center cockpit "Pirate" model of the 40 that Garry originally equipped with sweeps and no inboard.

Agree about it being cramped though ;)

 




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