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Old 05 April 2009, 15:35   #41
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You have a good zoom ?? or were you inside 250 metres? as you saw it is a massive ship
Maybe a tad inside , down to about 70-100 m . All taken with the trustiny olympus refed to in another thread - the police were siting at about 150m ish, off either side , stern looked 'busy' so crept in toward the bow . - but the police were to worried about 10 jetski screaming around the place . I waved at both launches nicely & did a complete circuit at 2 knts.

As you say a massive boat ! The thing that got me was seeing a RIB tucked into one of the sides - RIB must be about 8m - but looked tiny ! Just see it in this pic
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Old 05 April 2009, 15:46   #42
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Went past this today to. Isnt it massive!! we got told off by the police for being to close so we waved nicely and carried on got some good photos as well. We then bounded off to spitbank fort and then back to harbour.
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Old 05 April 2009, 15:56   #43
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Sorry we missed you until the end, trouble at home and on the roads resulted in a very late launch. However, a great day on the water and very surreal to see it so far in the distance, as you rounded the Island at Cowes.
We could not call, as when we passed Cowes and I thought the radio had gone a little quiet, I looked round to find the whole of the aeriel had sheared from the A frame!! Some crab must be buzzing around the sea bed like a little remote contolled car .....

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Pic2 is one of the 3 large lifts used to get aircraft from the deck to the hanger below
Pic5 is one of the Ribs stored on the ship
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Old 05 April 2009, 16:04   #44
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No probs - glad you had a good day - had exactly the same thing myself a few weeks ago with the aerial ! For me a quick & easy & cheap (ish - 30ish ) fix !

I liked the fact you could see through the stern lift completely!
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Old 05 April 2009, 16:16   #45
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the whiskers, at a guess are to indicate the widest point of the ship (around midships) at the bow for navigating narrow canals or something. That is a guess though...
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Old 05 April 2009, 17:33   #46
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Some excellent photos gentlemen .. thanks for posting .. I wish I could have seen her in person
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Old 05 April 2009, 17:48   #47
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Went past this today to. Isnt it massive!! we got told off by the police for being to close so we waved nicely and carried on got some good photos as well. We then bounded off to spitbank fort and then back to harbour.
Hi Tom. I gather you must be working with Tim? Hear you had a good weekend

They must have been running on American time or something as it didnt park up until about 11ish.
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Also, given its nuclear powered, what is the red ship dropping off?
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Old 06 April 2009, 01:55   #50
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