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Skan
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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

What do I do on my off time? This: http://goo.gl/uiRcQ Hit the slideshow function, have a glass of wine, and enjoy!


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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aesir
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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

Not so much a tall ship person, but I can appreciate a nice cannon.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


Posts: 14924 | Registered: Nov 2007 | From: Winnipeg
Skan
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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

WHOOOP WHOOOP WHOOOP! The man owes me a drink! Them thaings is GUNS sir! Naval Guns! 6 pounders, to be exact. Cannon are those things with BIG wheels on land that horses and oxen haul around. If they are on a ship, they are Guns and calling a naval gun a Cannon on the Tall Ship Californian is an offense punishable by buying the crew a round of beer.

So say it loud, say it proud, and pull out your credit card!


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 7:02 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)


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Chria
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Default  Posted: 7:05 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

From an old, retired, Navy guy......my dick just got hard.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

Cool


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Posts: 24538 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
girlsbird
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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

This ol' sailor girl wants to climb the ratlins and hang out on the yard arms....or go sit on the bowsprit. Thanks for sharing!!


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Skan
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Default  Posted: 4:50 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

Yeah, when I need to get away, I go to the ocean. Or the bay. Or any bit of water.

Chria, you REALLY want to have a "good moment?" You should see my other mount. The 1904 Steam Yacht Medea

She is one of only three Edwardian Steam Yachts left in the world. She''''''''s a hell of an elegant lady and a hell of a ride!

Edited: shoot. Wish I knew how to embed photos!

Edited: aesir, here goes!

[This message edited by Skan at 10:00 PM, July 4th, 2013 (Thursday)]


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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aesir
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Default  Posted: 5:06 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

Paste the online URL into your post, then highlight and click bold, then change where it says bold to img.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


Posts: 14924 | Registered: Nov 2007 | From: Winnipeg
Chria
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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

...I think I need a cigerette...


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welcome14
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Default  Posted: 9:05 AM, July 5th (Friday)

My great-great-great grandfather was the captain of a clipper that used to run Opium from China. It was the last one built a Mystic. I love these ships, we used to go to Boston Harbor to watch them come in....


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Skan
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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, July 5th (Friday)

Too bad you can''t get sprung from the Asylum, Chria. My FWH and I have a couple of invites to go out on Medea later this month. (Insert evile laugh!)


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, July 5th (Friday)

Chria, you REALLY want to have a "good moment?" You should see my other mount. The 1904 Steam Yacht Medea


<<< Swoon >>> No comments regarding body parts, though.

Need a helmsman?? Please?


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Skan
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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, July 5th (Friday)

The only non-crew person that the captain gives that wheel up to is the President of the museum. And VERY rarely!

More sail-porn:

HMS Surprise. Yep, the ship from Master and Commander. And from Pirates of the Caribbean 4, where she was re-named the Providence. I got to sail her on that shoot. If you look very, very fast for 1/4 of a second, you can see me onscreen.

And what is that very large ship on the far right of the above photo? Why that''s the Star of India, who turns 150 this year! Is the a World Heritage Site, and the oldest actively sailing ship in the world. Another ship I''ve been privileged to sail.

And yes, she is sailing, not under tow. We try to take her out every year around her birthday (November 14) and sail her for 2-3 days. Day trips only she is not rated for overnight sails due to some modifications made when she was used for hauling timber they cut thru some of her watertight bulkheads. She made 21 trips around the world in her day. She is a proud old lady, and I''m honored to be able to work on and with her.


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



Posts: 4856 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: So California
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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, July 5th (Friday)

Oh Skan, these are beautiful ships!!! Edited to add: the photos are beautiful and so full of detail. Congrats for being able to be so close to these beauties.

[This message edited by redvixen at 7:29 PM, July 5th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 6:07 PM, July 6th (Saturday)

Beautiful... I used to love watching them in NY and in Boston. There is nothing like watching a flotilla of tall ships sail

Skan, I know you work hard at what you do... but you still one lucky girl to get to do it.

K


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Posts: 5161 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: Florida
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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, July 6th (Saturday)

Skan ... I know she doesn't qualify as a Tall Ship but considering that all of the ships in her class have been scrapped years ago, she is a classic RCN ship. I had the priveledge of serving on the HMSC Ottawa in the late 70's as a stoker (marine engineer for you civies) and I have fond memories of my time on board. Once a navy boy, always a navy man.



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Skan
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Default  Posted: 10:32 PM, July 6th (Saturday)

OOOHhhhhhhh, Pretty Girl! Hey, have you ever seen a photo of the USS Lane Victory?

She''s in San Pedro and is the only Victory ship from WWII to still "sail." She is also a World Heritage Site, AND she goes out to sea 3-4x during the summer. You can go out on her! She''s rated to take passengers for day trips only, so she sails from San Pedro to Catalina and back. During her sail, you''re entertained by lindy dancers, a spy being discovered on board, and then an aerial attack of WWII airplanes that are driven off by the ship''s guns, happily manned by Sea Cadets. It''s just a wonderful ride. She''s also open year round for tours and well worth it.

Dang! We''re getting our own little ship-fix down here!

BTW, I''m former navy, but a Hospital Corpsman. Didn''t even know how to tie a bowlin during all four of my navy years!


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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aesir
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Default  Posted: 3:00 AM, July 7th (Sunday)

Being at pretty much the geographic center of the continent, not a lot of opportunities to see old sailing ships here. This is pretty much it.

More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonsuch_(ship)

[This message edited by aesir at 3:02 AM, July 7th (Sunday)]


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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Default  Posted: 6:28 AM, July 7th (Sunday)

Aesir ... Yes, I know Winnipeg likes to think of itself as being in the middle of Canada, dry and dusty but it does have a rich Naval history.

http://www.navy.dnd.ca/winnipeg/1/1-s_eng.asp

http://naval-museum.mb.ca/2011/06/27/prairie-sailor-statue/

[This message edited by HUFI-PUFI at 6:34 AM, July 7th (Sunday)]


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Posts: 3266 | Registered: Sep 2009 | From: Azilda, Northern Ontario
Skan
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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, July 7th (Sunday)

I''m hoping that this might be my next ride.

She''s a Vietnam era Swift Boat that we got from Malta. She never served in Vietnam, but was used for training, then sold to Malta who, after many decades, donated her back to us. We just got her back in the water and running, and managed to do some harbor tours for the Swift Boat veterans around here when they had a reunion. I''m hoping to line handle on her when we get a regular schedule figured out for her. Helped a bit cleaning the very nasty engine compartment while the engines were out for refurbishment.

BTW my FWH took a peek over my shoulder and is GREATLY admiring all of the other ships! And aesir, you ought to see our model ship builders guild. They have their very own space on the Berkley and hook in a lot of people as they are working by showing them how things go together. They do awesome work!


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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aesir
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

That wasn't a model I posted though.

That is a replica of the first ship used by the Hudson Bay Company for the fur trade. Details are in the wiki link I between photos, but the highlights are 54' 6' draught, original from 1650, replica 1970, using original methods and tool types.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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somanyyears
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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, July 7th (Sunday)


..Skan...

Howza bout a little ride in the Submarine parked behind your little Swift Boat..???

..and we could fire off a couple of sea-to-air missiles for a bit of fireworks!!!

smy


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Skan
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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

Well, that submarine won''t be the one then. She''s the Dolphin, and was a research platform the last diesel submarine in the Navy. The worlds deepest diving submarine. So, no air-to-sea missiles. One of my best friends was the Sr. Chief sonarman on her, when she tried to sink herself a couple of years before she was decommissioned. It''s rather neat crawling into her non-public spaces, but the Navy took out all of the really neat stuff in her.


Now, our Soviet B-39 Foxtrot submarine might be more up your alley ... except for the fact that the next time she goes down is likely to be the last time! She is in a continual state of trying to sink thank god for auxiliary bulge pumps! She is the sub that was used in the recent movie "Phantom."


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012



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somanyyears
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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, July 7th (Sunday)


Skan..

thanks for the show!!!!

..I LOVE BOATS...

..here's my little dingy!!

..and my tall ship!

smy


trust no other human- love only your pets
She isn't and never was who I thought..I can't believe who I married and what she did to us.
Me 67
Her 63
Married 42 yrs (together 47)
18 yr LTA with bf


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