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« on: March 11, 2009, 08:48:45 AM »

This is my footwear for putt putting (inboard river launch).  Cool
I intend wearing them on SX-2 (SOX-2 ?) when she is back in the water.
It could be De Rigeur for the Vintage Runabout fraternity ?

They were also a hit also with the grandchildren on social occassions over Christmas  Grin
 Incidently while sending a post at 11.30 Sydney a new grandson 'Berthed'.

Guess I'll have to buy red and green wool and knit Tyler some 'boaties'  Wink




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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 09:23:21 AM »

Top idea Neil,
Just hope you don't accidently put the sox on the wrong foot. People will think you are doing the "moon walk"

Congrats' on behalf of all The Board members on the new addition to the clan. At least the parents look like they have his profession sorted out already. Grin

I like your topic name "Neil's Nauticals".  I believe you need to copy and paste all the other meanings you've posted previously under this heading. Including my favourite.. "Hard to starboard" which actually means turn left (friggin fast).  eg Titanic.


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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 12:51:27 PM »

Thanks MERCMAN ,

Socks are easy: Port is Left,has Four letters and is Red.
Just got to remember which way is up!

Yeah his surname is Miller so he will have  to work two jobs  Wink Tyler Rhys Miller.

I like Mainsbridge as a great seafaring name  Grin

Thats a good idea to go back on some of my other trivia if people want it.
I do have some pics and comments from my travels , all nautically based ,so I will spread them out over the quiet months.
The last thing I want to do is go off the core subject or be the subject of a subject  Roll Eyes Core!

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 12:58:14 PM »

I'm sure there are quite a number of our newer members who haven't sea'n your Nautical terms, with thier real meanings and sometimes even... tongue in cheek meanings. Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 11:07:00 AM »

My latest almost completed 'outboard '


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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 11:09:11 AM »

CLAE f10 manufactured in Sydney. Same colour as my port sock  Grin


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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 09:14:52 PM »

NICE!

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 12:17:39 PM »

How some others go boating  Cool
Photo I took in Ottawa , Canada's capital.
This is the main lock at one end of the Rideau Canal which is surrounded by Parliament buildings .
It is the the biggest of 24 separate locks along the 202 km canal.
Consists of eight locks lifting boats 80 ft from river to canal and takes 1.5/2.5 hrs to lift/lower .
Walked up the steps on the starboard when I was fitter. Frozen in winter and becomes a beautiful ice skating venue right through the city.
Worth  'Googling ' any Rideau site for its history .


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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 12:18:57 PM »

Another shot from the top .

Neil


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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 09:56:16 PM »

The Ultimate Dockbuster ,
To abuse the term but how is this for moving a vessel .
It is a Wartzila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged diesel .
The most efficient and powerful prime mover in the world .
Built in Japan the largest is a 14 cylinder inline.
Designed for container ships .
Cylinder bore is 38 " stroke 98 " . Each cylinder displaces 111,143  cu (1820 ltrs) and produces 7780 hp. Total displacement for the 14 cyl is 1,556,002 cu or 25,480 ltrs .
W 2300 t    L 89 ft  108,920 hp @ 102 rpm .
Pity we don't have anything big enough to hang it out the back of  Wink


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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 10:20:38 AM »

I wonder if they make an outboard version? Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 05:45:01 PM »

Bugger of a thing to Rope Start eh?

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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2009, 05:26:48 PM »

Another vintage outboard !
On the Mississippi River ,an evening cruise from St Paul to Minneapolis.


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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2009, 05:34:37 PM »

Just beyond this photo  of my back is the I-35W bridge which collapsed  on 1 Aug 07 with loss of life .
We had crossed it a number of times just days before !


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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2009, 01:59:52 PM »

Scary thing Neil.
P.S. Is that you in the pic with the T?
I suppose it's a bit like the John Lennon quote " Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" I love this bit of philosophy
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