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Old 14 November 2006, 01:24   #1
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The "Star" goes out

To maintain it's rating as the oldest active sailing ship in the world;the Star of India went for its annual sail this weekend.
It was supposed to be a first ,with escorts by the "Californian"and the "Surprise" (from "Master and commander "fame.)
However the USCG "scuttled" the Surprise at the last minute by announcing she did not have the correct certification, So, sadly she was left behind.
Bayshots was the official press boat and managed to get some decent images although a heavy swell on the sunday made for difficult shooting
Bonus ,was a pair of dolphins that surfed alongside and you can just make one out beneath the water
On a differant note the Pilot boat from the Museum broke down.
I went to render assistance and tow her in.However the CoastGuard wouldnt let me ,as they said "I would "Burn my engine up". She didnt look that big to me.However not having the experience they do;I followed their lead.
So they had to bob around a while until a USCG aux, vessel came to their aid.
Great day out and many shots added to the website.
cheers Dal
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Old 14 November 2006, 12:21   #2
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Very atmospheric shots as always! But is that really a dolphin?...looks like a crocodile drawn by a 3 year old....
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Old 14 November 2006, 14:02   #3
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Stunning shots - I just LOVE those ships!!!

No wonder the Coast Guard stopped you - only 2officials" are capable of doing anything these days!!!
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Old 14 November 2006, 20:28   #4
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LOVE that first shot!
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Old 14 November 2006, 22:40   #5
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Thanks for the kind remarks.What about towing that pilot boat?? Do you think a 5.5m with a 90Hp would manage it??
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Beautiful shots.

As for the tow, I'd say you could have done it, but probably at a slower rate than you'd expect (not that you'd want to go fast while towing anyway.)


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Do you think a 5.5m with a 90Hp would manage it??:
I pulled a 72' steel tug in a few years ago... slowly for sure. It was a calm day with no wind and over a short distance.. perhaps a half mile. My 150 didn't complain too much! You indicate a "heavy swell" and this might have caused you to be dragged around a bit I suspect!
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