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  1. Thread: Two New Moths

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    Sorry Daniel, I don't have a photo of the bow, but it was a snub nosed one, built up from mahogany laid thwartships in maybe one inch layers. As I recall it was also hollow, not solid 6 or 8 inches....
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    Re: Two New Moths

    Want to add a bit of old timer stuff. I went to high school in Norfolk, Virginia in the early 60s so frequented the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club across the Elizabeth River by the Hampton Blvd....
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    I did find a page from Admiral Paris's images which shows the plans, profiles and lines of various Vietnamese boats in the early 19th century and will post that here. I extracted a section of the...
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    Well, for some reason the page wouldn't accept image pasting the last time I tried but I see today that has changed, so I will paste some images from Admiral Paris's work, from the collection...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    To answer your question about anyone building a river sampan and measured drawings, members of the Vietnam Wooden Boat Foundation formerly out of Washington state but now not active made a number of...
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    Re: @ Luke-Schooner in Vietnam

    I sent the following off to Photobucket and received the word back that Luke's photos will stay in place on Photobucket, so the images in his thread will continue to be supported ...
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    Re: @ Luke-Schooner in Vietnam

    I have this answer from Photobucket, which is encouraging: " ...
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    Re: @ Luke-Schooner in Vietnam

    Really sorry to hear this. I returned home last week from three and a half months of boat work in Alaska, looking for a circa 1830 ink drawing of some small Vietnamese indigenous craft that I'd...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    To continue with the fish farms....

    Another boat with screen substituted for a plank on either side, to be used for transportation of live fish...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Lots of different kinds of fishing in the Mekong Delta. Lots of fish-farming and pounds. As I've written, in places from the air the number of floating fish houses looks almost like dust on the...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Regarding a steel junk, I will post one here, along with a photo of one of the fiberglass canal boats. You can see that the traditional bow is rendered fairly well in steel and in plastic also....
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    I haven't spent enough recent time in the Delta to answer that truthfully. I know that there are several companies offering tours by boat, leaving from Saigon, My Tho or Cai Be, from overnight to...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    What the heck, too much traffic crossing the bridge to town at this time in the morning anyway, so I will post a few more random images from the Mekong Delta...

    Fishing and farming, farming and...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    This morning some more random impressions from the water / around the water in the Mekong Delta. First a confusion of boats on the river at Long Xuyen....
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    One of the mills was loaded on a barge, tracks and all, so could float to the logs if a stationary mill was overloaded or if a small lot was in the offing. Wouldn't mind having a scow-rig like this...
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    I got a few photos of lumber mills in the Ong Chuong Canal from the sampan trip up to Cho Moi from Long Xuyen, so will post some of these in one or two groups. The logs are floated in and sunk in...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    The "eyes have it"...Various look-aheads on different boats around the western Mekong Delta

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rdw3rd/VN Boats for Ken/LX47.jpg

    [well, this first one is...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Some random boat photos in the Mekong Delta, from the boat, from the shore, from this past December...

    A market-sampan at the Long Xuyen quay:

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rdw3rd/VN...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Before posting this I need to point out that "Mattie82" is the same person as "Mattie64". When I tried to log back in after a year, the machine wouldn't recognize my password so I had to re-register....
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    I mentioned using Google Earth in the last posting to locate the concentrations of brick and terra cotta kilns in the Mekong Delta and want to show a few to illustrate my "mention". I've added texts...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Some of the images are things ashore seen from the water, which is all part of the adventure of boating. A few of these will give some idea of the extent of the brick industry in the Delta. Going...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Oh well, it's also a fact that the women do a lot of the really heavy work in Viet Nam. During the war you could be pretty sure that a lot of the large construction equipment operators on civilian...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Rick, but then they all wear hats, wide brimmed hats, so they don't get sun on their face anyway. You're probably more correct for the reason they wear masks, but how effective the things are whether...
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    Paul, this is common in Asia. The masks are thought to help prevent colds and the spread of disease, and they also serve as dust filters. In a country with lots of dirt paths and lanes plus other...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Jay, I was in Viet Nam with my wife and on a relatively tight schedule so unfortunately didn't get to see that. Even in the Mekong Delta the boats I saw being built were the larger river junks. The...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    A few more in the storm anchorage at Ha Long Bay, these all were taken in December of 2011. Actually I will show me taking some of them....

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rdw3rd/VN Boats...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    I will get back to the Mekong Delta but wanted to post some photos from Ha Long Bay in northern Viet Nam. We took the lunch cruise and the weather was nice and the food was OK, the company was fun on...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    More, small boats, larger boats with "outboard, long-tailed" engines, stuff.....

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rdw3rd/VN Boats for Ken/LX564.jpg
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Small boat, "ghe" in Vietnamese or "sampans", plenty of those and plenty of photos. I didn't get into any "boat" shops so the images are of just boats busy at their tasks. The pivoting, long-tailed...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    On a roll here this morning and it's raining so I'm stuck in the house for a bit. To continue, a photo of one of the river junks underway light out on one of the major branches of the Mekong, the Hau...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    OK, same stretch of the Rach Ong Chuong [Ong Chuong Canal] on the way to Cho Moi from Long Xuyen by sampan. Photo of a different yard and zooming in a bit closer...building the large river junks,...
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Rick, I will be posting a few, so keep an eye out for 'em. Don't want to empty the shot locker all at once, so just five or six at a time over a couple of weeks.
    Rob
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    Re: Vietnamese boats

    Time to put some life in this thread. I spent 5 weeks in Viet Nam from late November through the first of the new year. I'd promised that I would see what I could photograph of local boats, not...
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