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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    There was a cement one in DL for a while, early 1970's, built in garden in Glenageary, she went dow to the Med and was called "Maid of Crete".

    edit - article on her here

    I think the two of them were built at the same time in Balbriggan there is a bit about them here scroll down a bit http://balbriggan.net/news2012archive.html

    Wailana-launch-in-Aug-1984.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,048 ✭✭✭✭neris


    was a manky yellow concrete yoke on the end of howth pier for years. duno where it disappeared too


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,092 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    There's one in Moy in Ballina town as well, I love it!

    Not quite as picturesque as some of the others though.....

    (The website where I found this picture says that its purpose is "to stop the sand from blocking the river" which was news to me! I always thought / was told it was a relic from WW2 (or 1, maybe?) when metal was expensive and stone dirt cheap......)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,108 ✭✭✭pedroeibar1


    neris wrote: »
    was a manky yellow concrete yoke on the end of howth pier for years. duno where it disappeared too
    Was that not HYC?:D:D

    (Hat , coat.....)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,108 ✭✭✭pedroeibar1


    fergal.b wrote: »
    I think the two of them were built at the same time in Balbriggan there is a bit about them here scroll down a bit http://balbriggan.net/news2012archive.html

    Nope. Maid of Crete looked similar, distinctive bow; she was built probably off similar plans, definitely in the garden of a bungalow near the roundabout at the top of Albert Rd. (border of Glenageary/Dalkey/Killiney). I posted about her on this forum a couple of years ago. It’s almost 40 yrs since I saw her in the Med., at that time she was still painted in her original blue hull with white topsides.
    @Heidi – that hull has been moved; I used to (ahem!) fish the Moy as a teenager and remember it differently. We used to pass it regularly as we had permission to camp on Bartra Island then owned by an Irish-American actress and was told it was built at the end of WW1 but did not see active service; later was used as a barge in the North Sea.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,292 ✭✭✭BrensBenz


    There was a "soft chine", manky yellow, concrete keelboat in Rush (Rogerstown) for years. Someone suggested it was waiting to be pebble-dashed!
    It wasn't as impractical as it might seem:
    • It didn't need a heating system because the hull warmed up and stored heat during the Spring and Summer and was as cosy as your leaba well into early Winter.
    • Weathershield and PolyFilla are much cheaper than yacht paint and filler and easier to apply.
    • Any damage was easy to repair although to be a proper repairmen, you had to display a bumcrack.
    • Her windows were by Weatherglaze and were double-glazed.
    • Her cabin floor was carpetted over a damp-proof course.
    • And whether on starboard or not, no-one was ever going to argue with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 646 ✭✭✭vigos


    fergal.b wrote: »
    So I had a go at sailing today and to my surprise it was a lot like power boating :)

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    What's going on there sea doesn't look that rough? Photoshop?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    We had one for sailors so here is one for powerboats :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,048 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Was that not HYC?:D:D

    (Hat , coat.....)

    Eh No. Thats Magnolia with blue & white ice cream parlour colours


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭Sh1tbag OToole


    BrensBenz wrote: »
    • Weathershield and PolyFilla are much cheaper than yacht paint and filler and easier to apply.

    Gotta get meself one of them concrete hulls so :D
    Concrete planing hull, none of this slow sh1te. Horse in a couple of GE LM2500's, be grand


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Ouch :eek:

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Old School

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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Another wannabe powerboater :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,048 ✭✭✭✭neris


    This was in the heads on my mates boat, bit more detailed then what you usually see on warning signs

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D


    Just watching San Andreas. Gotta chuckle at the bit
    near the end where the mother drives the rib into the building to save some folks and soon to be no longer estranged husband and then spins off. Only thing is that she forgot to take the pin/rod out so both the engine mounting bracket and transom should be trashed. Any body who knows how to beach a rib/Zodiac/whatever properly (and other shallow situations) knows this and if you forget to pop it in you're in for a minor surprise when switching to reverse.

    Spoilered (just a small bit) for the film plot just in case.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,092 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    :D

    Courtesy of Life of Dad FB page, in case I get in trouble for nicking it!

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,108 ✭✭✭pedroeibar1


    fergal.b wrote: »
    Another wannabe powerboater :)


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    I doubt it! But it's a demonstration of powerboating courtesy that is far to common. :p:D:D


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Still looking for the boat but things are getting tough :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,092 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi




    Class!

    Can't figure out how to embed.... [fixed]


  • Registered Users Posts: 536 ✭✭✭Daibheid


    Could be one of those "planing" McGregors(?) with the Honda 50?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    An Irish summer, paradise...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 536 ✭✭✭Daibheid


    And there but for the grace....etc.

    Scary photo but thankfully looks like no-one else got tangled up in it.
    Any other details on where/when this happened?

    Looks like one of those RIB trailers modified to carry a couple of dinghies on top. I've always considered them a deadly set-up in a cross-wind as the RIB on the trailer already has a fairly high CofG and then the dinghy rack is placed very high to clear the RIB engine and Console. The result is the wind catchment of the dinghy has huge leverage..... Of course once the trailer tips even slightly the underside of the dinghy(ies) becomes exposed and the effective sail area dramatically increases and acts like a sizeable parachute to snap the combination off its wheels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,048 ✭✭✭✭neris


    years ago my dad was towing my boat back from cork to dublin on a sunday afternoon when the boat & trailer suddenly overtook the car before plowing into a hedge n ditch. Was the days before the motorways and we were very lucky that there was no one coming the opposite direction


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,048 ✭✭✭✭neris


    general-tapioca-nieuwpoort-trailer-2011-2.jpg


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Daibheid wrote: »

    Scary photo but thankfully looks like no-one else got tangled up in it.
    Any other details on where/when this happened?

    Just in the last few days in the Netherlands, they've had an equally crappy summer.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭Sh1tbag OToole


    Katwijk aan zee?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    No, Katamaran op het strand :pac:


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,584 CMod ✭✭✭✭Steve


    neris wrote: »
    general-tapioca-nieuwpoort-trailer-2011-2.jpg

    Nasty!

    Seems to have survived though, must be beefier than your average half tonner made of kevlar or balsa / honeycomb....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,048 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Steve wrote: »
    Nasty!

    Seems to have survived though, must be beefier than your average half tonner made of kevlar or balsa / honeycomb....

    Not sure what shes made of but they dont build em like they use to

    http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/B7.htm


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