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possibly the most unsuitable vessel for the canals

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5 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

 I think you mean ¿que? but I'm sure your Spanish is better than mine!

Possibly, but your typing is evidently better than mine.

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they where a nightmare to steer in the north sea passengers would go to doorway for fresh air which lifted the prop out of the water and made manoeuvring difficult.

The layout would be a nightmare to do  .

 

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1 hour ago, howardang said:

 

I looked it up

Google says "Klaatu barada nikto" is a phrase originating in the 1951 science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still. The humanoid alien protagonist of the film, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), instructed Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) that, were anything to happen to him she must say the phrase to the robot Gort (Lockard Martin)

 

Howard

This one?

 

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That reminds me of the circraft.

These were a circular speedboat about 7 feet diameter designed by a friend of my father's in the mid  1970's. The outboard motor was fixed dead ahead, and steering was by leaning over to one side or the other. A few people had a go at making them but they never caught on. Was featured on tomorrow's world if I remember. They rode up on two plywood skis fitted underneath. Had the endearing habit of flipping right over if the motor was slammed in astern so the reverse gear had to be blanked off. I vividly remember going on a prototype on poynton pool during poynton show. 

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5 hours ago, NB Esk said:

The really daft thing?............someone will buy it.

 

 

 

 

The even dafter thing?

 

CRT will licence it and allow it to CM in London!

 

George           

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20 hours ago, bizzard said:

Just a newer version of one of these, with a lid on.

19 Malaysians On Coracle Basket Boat Cycling Rural Hoi An Vietnam 2017 D2-599.JPG

 

Indded, that is a coracle cabriolet and the orange one is a coracle coupe ?

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16 hours ago, furnessvale said:

The even dafter thing?

 

CRT will licence it and allow it to CM in London!

 

George           

I've seen plenty of shitty craft in London, not seen a round one like that yet though. Will tick it off my list if I ever see it.

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20 hours ago, Athy said:

Possibly, but your typing is evidently better than mine.

You just have to remember to turn the keyboard upside down first.

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2 hours ago, Horace42 said:

Oh boy! ...here we go again.

 

But where? Being circular, it could go off in any direction.

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It's considerably more attractive then most of the floating (or in some cases semi floating) shacks that have appeared on the Fossditch in the last few months!

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2 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

It's considerably more attractive then most of the floating (or in some cases semi floating) shacks that have appeared on the Fossditch in the last few months!

 

I find it curiously attractive too. 

 

But £15k??!!!! If it was £1,500 I'd probably buy it and CM on the K&A...

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3 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

It's considerably more attractive then most of the floating (or in some cases semi floating) shacks that have appeared on the Fossditch in the last few months!

Is Naughty Cal in need of a clean then.....

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On 06/09/2018 at 13:41, Jen-in-Wellies said:

The pictures on Ebay don't look very London. How does it handle in reverse? Since you can't tell what's forward and what's reverse, or sideways for that matter.

 

Jen

No, I saw it last year somewhere on the Paddington Arm, and one of the pictures shows it under the old wharf overhang at Brentford.

I wonder how they get that platform thing up onto the roof and down again.

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On 07/09/2018 at 22:55, Peter X said:

No, I saw it last year somewhere on the Paddington Arm, and one of the pictures shows it under the old wharf overhang at Brentford.

I wonder how they get that platform thing up onto the roof and down again.

It has a hook point in the top, which by a Handle inside could be unhooked from the drop line, that it is suspended on when in place on platform.

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Thank you b0atman for your answer, although I don't think I can get my head around it without a diagram. Fortunately I don't need to understand, as I'm certainly not considering buying the ghastly vessel, or worse still building another like it. But I suppose somebody out there will buy it off eBay late one night, and they may even like it after they've sobered up.

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 Narrow and broad beam boats are Soooo yesterday - so what about something completely different. After all nobody, but nobody actually boats on London's canals??

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I think that with all these new odd shaped boats that are appearing on our canals there is a opportunity for a new "I Spy" book of canal boats.

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23 minutes ago, J R ALSOP said:

I think that with all these new odd shaped boats that are appearing on our canals there is a opportunity for a new "I Spy" book of canal boats.

Which is very appropriate to this thread, as James Bond used one of these exact pods with a luxury interior refit.

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4 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

Which is very appropriate to this thread, as James Bond used one of these exact pods with a luxury interior refit.

Wasn’t that the ‘Re-entry’ gag?  Oh no, it was ‘foreign relations’ I think. 

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