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A couple of old boats

In the absence of anything new just lately I revisited a set of pictures I took last year and found these two that I initially overlooked. Nothing special but I quite like the character of these old dingies. Taken with an E-P3.




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Re: A couple of old boats

Those are a pair of beauties, for sure.. I'd actually like to have the first one floating behind my boat, in fact (after a little clean up). Working dinghies are scarce as hen's teeth in my part of the world.
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Re: A couple of old boats

Love the colours!
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Re: A couple of old boats

Both marvellous, John !

Love that ladder - makes one wonder what it is doing in a dinghy ?
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Re: A couple of old boats

Thanks guys.

Stewart, I think it woulld be hard work cleaning that one up, doesn't look like it's been cleaned in years.

Stephen, the second boat in particular looks like it's enjoyed many different colours in its time, that's certainly what attracted me.

Mark, I never cease to marvel at what people keep in their dingies, some seem to use them like floating sheds!
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Re: A couple of old boats

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Thanks guys.

Mark, I never cease to marvel at what people keep in their dingies, some seem to use them like floating sheds!
Ah well - let me explain.

The first boat is probably used for mooring maintenance, it's carrying a mooring buoy and a black pick-up buoy. The yellow buoy will carry the mooring to the surface and the black buoy will be tied to the mooring with a length of rope making it easier to catch. The boat itself was reasonably posh and probably originally belonged to a yacht. Note the back of the boat, it's not reinforced for an outboard, but does have a sculling notch so you can stand in the boat and propel it with one oar over the stern. The trestle is probably for preparing moorings on the land (or hard areas of the anchorage).

A ladder is a jolly useful thing on a boat, a lot better for mast climbing than anything else. But this one is short, so I suspect it's used to get onto a boat on a drying mooring. The second dinghy was almost certainly knocked out by a local boatyard.

Boats carry a lot of junk, mostly useful (at least that's what the owners thinks).

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Ah well - let me explain.

The first boat is probably used for mooring maintenance, it's carrying a mooring buoy and a black pick-up buoy. The yellow buoy will carry the mooring to the surface and the black buoy will be tied to the mooring with a length of rope making it easier to catch. The boat itself was reasonably posh and probably originally belonged to a yacht. Note the back of the boat, it's not reinforced for an outboard, but does have a sculling notch so you can stand in the boat and propel it with one oar over the stern. The trestle is probably for preparing moorings on the land (or hard areas of the anchorage).

A ladder is a jolly useful thing on a boat, a lot better for mast climbing than anything else. But this one is short, so I suspect it's used to get onto a boat on a drying mooring. The second dinghy was almost certainly knocked out by a local boatyard.

Boats carry a lot of junk, mostly useful (at least that's what the owners thinks).

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Thanks for that thorough explaination, Nick, it gives me a better idea what some of these folk are up to.
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Re: A couple of old boats

I used to live on a marina whilst in Aberystwyth. There were no end of posh and not so posh boats there. Though some never left the moorings they seemed to be just used as somewhere to go at the weekend and to have a BBQ when the weather was nice (admittedly not often!)

I like the battered look of them, a real tool to someone rather than a precious item, especially the second. The colours and scratches contrast so much
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I used to live on a marina whilst in Aberystwyth. There were no end of posh and not so posh boats there. Though some never left the moorings they seemed to be just used as somewhere to go at the weekend and to have a BBQ when the weather was nice (admittedly not often!)

I like the battered look of them, a real tool to someone rather than a precious item, especially the second. The colours and scratches contrast so much
I've always been strangely attracted to run-down, derelict subjects for photography. I love the dredged supermarket trolly on your Flickr!
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I've always been strangely attracted to run-down, derelict subjects for photography. I love the dredged supermarket trolly on your Flickr!
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I've always been strangely attracted to run-down, derelict subjects for photography. I love the dredged supermarket trolly on your Flickr!

Thanks! I think perhaps I overdid the saturation just a tad, but I was tryign to get the massive colour depth. I'd love to do some urbex but don't think career wise its very good, being kicked out of places by the police might put that in jepordy!

I'm lucky to have access to some locations which I'm hopefully going to get access to soon. Proper decay. No doubt when I do I'll keep you filled in
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Re: A couple of old boats

I like both of these.

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I like both of these.

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Thanks Amanda, they were taken on a great camera!
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