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    O my yes.
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    Is that tiller somehow linked to above decks?
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    For as near as you'll find to reality on these old ships I highly recommend the Nao Victoria Museo in Punta Arenas, there are full sized replicas of Magellans and Darwins ships there, among others which include a replica of Shackletons James Caird.
    These are not perfect reconstructions, they've been built out in the open by a couple of guys with chainsaws, axes and adzes, big power drills and not much else, but they've been built from the best information they could find, the interiors are very close to what they'd have been in the originals, and they give a very good feel for what it would have been like to go to sea in those days.
    I have to say I'd have preferred to stay ashore, but what the officers and crew of these ships achieved was amazing, and when you walk the decks of those ships looking out at the Straits of Magellan, it really strikes home.
    I know its not very likely, but if any of you get there, ask for Juan, the owner, and give him my regards. Very good guy.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    That's the Mayflower? How could they possibly stuff 130 people on a vessel that size for months? And we complain about limited legroom on a seven hour flight across the Atlantic...
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    That's the Mayflower? How could they possibly stuff 130 people on a vessel that size for months? And we complain about limited legroom on a seven hour flight across the Atlantic...
    Religion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    That's the Mayflower? How could they possibly stuff 130 people on a vessel that size for months? And we complain about limited legroom on a seven hour flight across the Atlantic...
    Dude.

    That's a MODEL of the Mayflower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Dude.

    That's a MODEL of the Mayflower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Whew!

    It made me laugh.

    Really, though, I wonder about the same type stuff, and some not even so long ago. WWII era sub, for example. I don't fit well, and I can't imagine being in one with just 10 other people.

    Still. Many of the survivalist guys of today admit practically nobody from the modern world is tough enough to have handled life a hundred years ago, even.

    The privations of the past are unimaginable to us.

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