I want a Tug...BOAT*
I want a Tug...BOAT*
Visited Philly last weekend and went aboard the cruiser Olympia. Launched in 1892, Olympia is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. And I got to play with the deck guns, which date to 1917. Pretty sweet.
Although boats are nothing but money pits, I would love a new Boston Whaler to replace my Dad’s old one. Plus, the fact that this one gets 5.1 nautical miles per gallon is waaaay better than the mileage of my dad’s boat.
Aged 95, maker of some gorgeous boats.
I put the old girl to work today.
It’s March and there’s still 18" of ice on the lake, so I’m dreaming. My son asked me this morning “When is summer!?” Yeah, buddy I know. Soon. Kinda soon.
Twin 1000 hp engines, surface piercing “bond villain death scene” drives, wave piercing hull and its called “Thunder Child”
Ships Through the Ages, ISBN 9780706400182. My dad had a copy of it on his shelf when I was very little. I used to be fascinated by the pictures but couldn’t read it. The other day I stumbled across it at a used book store and of course snatched it up. It is fantastic. It gives a detailed history of shipbuilding and…
You must be indoctrinated with the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. If you get all the way through it you get 10 internet points.
What’s your canoe storage situation, Oppo?
You want to be cool, don’t you Oppo?
Cylinder configuration: X. Cylinder count: 16. Type: two stroke diesel. Sadly, not a wagon.
Or par for the course. I want a Ponam, you know this, because its literally the Land Cruiser of the Water*, or...well...Water Cruiser. Now I don’t know what “Ponam” translates to but after seeing some of the features on the Larger Ponam 35, I wonder if it has anything to do with tentacles.
I dig the looks, I dig the size, I like the no-nonsense interior, I like the twin 3.0 I4 diesel engines from the unkillable Hilux/Prado, I like the aluminum construction. I want a Toyota Ponam 31. I don’t love the $280,000 pricetag.
Lake season is over, so the boat is home getting cleaned to be put in storage.
...to someone, probably. A little footage of the strangest boat you’ll see today
Whelp, looks like I have to spend the next forty minutes going to random pages and twiddling my thumbs. Also, thanks for patronizing me, website.
I thought about this as a child, then decided it probably wouldn’t work...I’ve never seen someone actually try it. Look unnatural and heavy.
in my opinion. or would if i was better at the shops