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Nautical ettiquette

Post  Captain Lyerly on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:55 pm

When hiring a 'self-drive' Edwardian Launch - or any other rentboat, for that matter, please remember the cardinal rule of esthetics -



PLEASE! Retrieve the fenders, place them inboard and out of the way. This is a pretty little launch, with her lines completely spoilt - this is the advert pic, by the way - by these modern plastic blivets hanging over the sides. Awful - and so easily remedied.

After all, we do have standards to uphold.

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Re: Nautical ettiquette

Post  Inflatable Friend on Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:49 pm

I'd also suggest that care should be taken to ensure the careful composition of images - As pretty as the boat is the perspectives in that image (or at least how my brain is interpreting them) are causing me much nausea!

Not to mention a nagging fear that there is some non euclidean strangeness going on there and we may all soon find ourselves knee-deep in rubbery blasphemous horrors.

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Post  Siliconous Skumins on Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:49 pm

Yeah there is something odd about that picture, think it's something to do with the focus of the boat Vs the island folly - it doesn't look right. I think the boat may have been photoshopped into the picture, or it's been digitally sharpened too much. Something's been tweaked but I can't quite say what. The general photo composition is poor, I agree.

Failure to remove rubber bump-stops... not attractive, but could be worse - at least he seems to have remembered to remove the mooring rope (this time). Laughing

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Re: Nautical ettiquette

Post  Captain Lyerly on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:15 pm

Well, yes... but remember, this is Henley - Hobbs of Henley, to be precise.

http://www.hobbs-of-henley.com/EdwardianLaunches.asp?context=selfdrive

One would think they could get it right, if they are going to be taking snaps for their own advert.

Standards. No standards these days, the world is going to rack and ruin. Now in my day, such an offense would get one banned from the Regatta, at the least. Flogged 'round the Fleet, on a good day.

Grump, grump, snarl....

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Re: Nautical ettiquette

Post  James Harrison on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:20 pm

Is it just me, or does anyone else, whilst focussing on the launch, interpret that island as a low-riding large steamer about to mow it down? Personally I see the concrete wall of the island itself as the hull, the railings around the summerhouse (?) as the bridge wings and the house itself as the bridge and wheelhouse.

Kind of like one of these:
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Post  mwbaailey on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:23 pm

To my eye it looks like the HMS Devastation Disguised as a Riparian Folly!
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Post  James Harrison on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:47 pm

Indeed it does! I thought it looked familiar but couldn't place it. No, a Royal Sovereign class pre-dreadnought is definately a more likely candidate.

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Post  Dr Greensteam on Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:47 am

The correct hail to this launch would be "Ahoy, sir. Your dirty laundry is hanging out!"

Yes, i agree that island does look a lot like a Mississippi river boat.
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Post  mwbaailey on Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:20 am

James Harrison wrote:Indeed it does! I thought it looked familiar but couldn't place it. No, a Royal Sovereign class pre-dreadnought is definately a more likely candidate.


My word, you're right! interesting things the navy's getting up to these days!
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Post  James Harrison on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:05 am

They'll be trying to build a ship of ice next.
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Re: Nautical ettiquette

Post  SolarCenturion on Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:24 am

Inflatable Friend wrote:Not to mention a nagging fear that there is some non euclidean strangeness going on there and we may all soon find ourselves knee-deep in rubbery blasphemous horrors.

This is simply the most awesome line of text I've read in several weeks.


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