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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:34 pm

I'm afraid I'm in the canoe class of boater, but I love ships, ever since I dumped a guided tour of the Queen Mary in Long Beach and explored the behemoth myself, all the way down into the engine room. Then I read The Only Way to Cross, which I highly recommend to others similarly seduced. There's something romantic, maybe dangerous, and maybe eerie (can't think of a better word) about them. But anything less than an ocean liner was crap to me. Then I saw this. Those Dodge boys were cool and tragic guys, for more reasons than one. Any bidders among us?

http://www.ssdelphine.com/
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Yes it will compliment my SS Minnow.

I love to cruise. I've been on a few.. But what I really want to do is catch a Europe to America cruise.... Or an around the world cruise.
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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Being a STEAM yacht, wouldn't it smoke a bit wet ? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Maybe if we all cut back on TAD and PAD and pooled our money....

Yeah I'm with you I just love those old steamers. Are you aware of the resurrection being done to an old Great Lakes passenger steamer called the Columbia? I sailed on it many times when I was a kid.

On facebook Columbia they're posting updates with lots of photos as they're going along. I believe the work is being done at a shipyard in Ohio.
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:48 pm

If any of the well off brothers here gets it, I would presume there would be smoking allowed on all decks?
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flytyer

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Location : N E Pa.
Registration date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Thanks for posting, I'm getting in touch with my Yacht Broker as soon as I post this. lol
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:57 pm

RobJ wrote:
Are you aware of the resurrection being done to an old Great Lakes passenger steamer called the Columbia? I sailed on it many times when I was a kid.

I am now, thanks. I also used to sail on one as a kid from Buffalo to Crystal Beach, wherever that was. Think it was an amusement park. Allegedly the boat failed a safety inspection once when, among other things, the life preservers sank when thrown into the water. My favorite ship and current resurrection is the S.S. United States, currently rotting at a pier in Philadelphia.

https://www.facebook.com/SSUSC?ref=br_tf
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:59 pm

DrT999 wrote:
If any of the well off brothers here gets it, I would presume there would be smoking allowed on all decks?

Encouraged, if not mandatory. I assume you've viewed the smoking room?
(I can't get the dang virtual tour to work. Plug-in problem, supposedly.)
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:05 pm

flytyer wrote:
Thanks for posting, I'm getting in touch with my Yacht Broker as soon as I post this. lol

You and me both, man! lol. That's a feast-or-famine profession. I knew of one in Palm Beach who went five years without a sale. Then a seven-figure commi$$ion.
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:11 pm

Reminds me of some of the old Presidential yachts. Some are still around, rusting away, forgotten.

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Mad Philosopher

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Location : 1 hour west of D.C.
Registration date : 2014-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:32 pm

Ocean liner's are fine, I guess. But I think I'd rather take a trip on a Boeing Constellation or a Soviet TU 114. Speed and luxury combined which killed the ocean liner. Smile Honestly though, I'd probably put my lot in with early commerical soviet airpower.
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PostSubject: Re: Out of My Reach...   Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:03 am





I'd buy it if I had the shillings, that smoking room is AWESOME. cheers cheers cheers
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