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Weekend photos

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  • fergal.b wrote: »
    There better be a photo of a boat coming up soon or I'll change this thread to "NO PIC NO POST" :)


    Please do!

    This same stuff seems to be coming up every 5 minutes. It happens in the Motoring and Cycling forums also with people on high-horses taking over every thread in the whole forum. Maybe have one thread for safety on the water type discussions?




  • Passed by a model shop recently and thought of Fergal. Working model, about 50 cms long. Yours for only €499:eek:




  • fergal.b wrote: »
    There better be a photo of a boat coming up soon or I'll change this thread to "NO PIC NO POST" :)

    :)
    Not quite a boat but from a boat..... privileged to have a couple of Minke Whales surface almost alongside near Mizzen Head. Also rounding the Fastnet - never gets old for me.




  • Passed by a model shop recently and thought of Fergal. Working model, about 50 cms long. Yours for only €499:eek:

    Ha Ha step into my attic where I do my winter projects :D

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    This one I built from the DeAgostini Magazine where you had to collect a pice every two weeks, first part only cost 99 cent the rest cost €1000 :eek: :D


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  • fergal.b wrote: »
    Ha Ha step into my attic where I do my winter projects :D

    Why bother with models when you are so great at the real thing? :confused:
    The last proper model I built was an F -16 with my son when he was very small. He had no interest, his modelling activity now is financial models and periodic involvement with the leggy female variety. Prior to the F-16 the last was a model of the Santa Maria when I was a teenager – I’d come off my bike and had a leg in plaster. I finished the Nina, Pinta and Mataro and was working on the Maria to finish the set. I made them on the diningroom table, I took so much care, using different thread sizes for the standing and running rigging, building up blobs of varnish on knots to make them look like blocks, painting them for added effect using a single-hair paintbrush, threading line through tiny blocks, taking hours over tying-off minute things like futtock shrouds, gluing on and varnishing ratlines……. And then a cat my sister had just adopted/rescued made s#it of them all. They were put in the attic where they like a spiders nest gathered dust until the attic got reinsulated, another breakage and then AFAIK the bin. I’ve never done another, but I still have a (plastic) scale model kit of the ‘Endeavour’ (J-Class) in the attic of the old family home.
    Stick to the real stuff Fergal, at least a cat can only leave pawmarks on that!


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  • Before I head south for the winter, I managed to do a bit of sailing on Blessington lake earlier this week on two different types of catamarans.

    In the picture you'll see a big Hobie Cat and three Hobie Bravos. The latter are wonderful little catamarans, very forgiving, a pleasure to sail. Sailing around the lake (lakes?) was quite enjoyable, with the warm sunshine, incredible scenery and perfect winds.

    Oh, and a big shout out to Vexorg and Steve for going above and beyond the call of duty to get me on the water this Summer. Cheers lads.




  • Hi All,

    My Weekend photos here !!!

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    Paul.




  • Anyone out at the weekend? I brought out the gopro but didn't get a moment to switch it on. Lucky thing, too, would have had evidence of the clusterfcuk of a race! Was good and windy, would have made for some nice footage. Exhausting.




  • Yes, we were out in the DBSC on Saturday and Greystones on Sunday, Saturday was very heavy going and we were short of crew. Sunday started off nice and light 7 to 12knts, the wind started coming while we were waiting for the 2nd race was in the 15 to 27 knot range. Keeping the rudder in the water in heavy airs was hard going.

    Congrats to HeidiHeidi for 1st in Class in Greystones.




  • Boat Photo :cool: Here's an idea how about we start up a Boating chit chat thread :D


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  • Another nice photo of my first born :) Photo from Wineport lodge https://www.facebook.com/WineportLodge


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  • Some photos from a quick trip last week with some friends.

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    Heading towards Ireland's Eye.

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    Just past it.

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    Coming up to the Baily Lighthouse




  • Little and Large

    Us last week sneaking out ahead of the Windurf cruise ship

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  • A photo of Heidi's favourite ship!;) (posted it on Maritime last week)




  • A photo of Heidi's favourite ship!;) (posted it on Maritime last week)

    And as I said then - stupid-looking ship, but gorgeous photo :D




  • on the way home.


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    Windows could do with a wash, off to find the Captain to let him know.




  • Out at the Skerries Raft Race, what cracking weather were having :D


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  • I heard word of a pod of 50 dolphins at Loughshinny this morning. Did you see them?




  • I heard word of a pod of 50 dolphins at Loughshinny this morning. Did you see them?

    There was a big pod about alright but I didn't get to see them :( Skerries sea tours got a little video of them.




  • Yeah, they were there for a hitchhikers forum meet, couldn't hang around to meet everyone unfortunately.. :D


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  • The Leaning Tower of Kish.

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  • Vexorg wrote: »
    The Leaning Tower of Kish.

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    Still stink of seagull ****?




  • En route to going 'on station' - from Pedro's boyhood collection.




  • neris wrote: »
    Still stink of seagull ****?

    Certainly covered in pooh - can you imagine being part of the crew repainting that?








  • It's a head turner alright.

    Good spot on the bond connection.




  • Most years Soufriere visits Kerry where SO'F has a summer home. She's widely admired, justifiably.
    Her underwater profile is so incongruous when compared to above the WL. Must offer to crew if he's ever shorthanded down here!




  • I would always stop for a look when she was in the marina, quite a successful racer too. it is great to see it sailed and raced regularly. I am always saddened to see so many boats lying unused and possibly unloved when im out there.




  • I raced against her (sorry, followed her from an increasingly large distance) in the two handed race from Howth a few weeks ago. She is quite a sight alright.
    She just waited till all the Argo at the start was finished and then sailed around everyone and disappeared off to Rockabill. Think she was second on corrected time in her class at the end of the day.
    I was told she was the actual boat that was used in the film.


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  • Vexorg wrote: »
    I would always stop for a look when she was in the marina, quite a successful racer too. it is great to see it sailed and raced regularly. I am always saddened to see so many boats lying unused and possibly unloved when im out there.

    theres 2 boats down the main walkway near the end which are just lying there with lengths of weed growing off them. one a decent crusier racer in its day the other a well rounded cruiser which used to be lovely and well cared for. Though for Non movers the top trough really takes the biscuit


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