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    Awww, c'mon... add another deck!

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    is there a spiral staircase in there?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Surely that isn't photoshopped, eh?
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    Would they build that for a gay couple?
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    Hey... that gives me an idea... Our daughter just got engaged last week. A boat themed wedding cake. I like it! Now, I'll just have to talk her and my wife into it. Wish me luck.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Awww, c'mon... add another deck!
    Or at least a proper crow's nest at the top of that mast.
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    So would all that telescope down or fold down for going under bridges?
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    No, Jim, it telescopes up, there are three more layers down below

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    It needs a whale watching platform on the top big enough so everyone can crowd over to the side the whales are on.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Like a periscope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Would they build that for a gay couple?
    And name it "Have a happy gay marriage"?
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    The ride must be interesting during a strong x-wind.

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    You're really pushing it, publishing such a photo!
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    Jenga!

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    It has a sister.

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    Built in 2012, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #432) as the Chesapeake Coast for the Dann Marine Towing Company of Chesapeake City, Maryland.

    Designed by Naval Architect, Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana for the Dann Marine Towing Company . She was the first of a series of two sea going vessels, that where also outfitted for inland pushing.

    Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, 79(in) by 76(in), Hung Shen, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in Rice kort nozzles. With triple vane rudders, for a rated 3,000 horsepower.

    Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 72,000 gallons of fuel oil, 750 gallons of lube oil, 500 gallons of waste oil, and 18,800 gallons of potable water.

    The tug's towing equipment consists of a single drum, INTERcon SD175, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire. Her hull is outfitted with two Push Knees that stand 25(ft) above the water line. On the bow, she is fitted with two 60 ton, Nabrico push winches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    It has a sister.
    What, is it binary-ist to call a boat a she?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    What, is it binary-ist to call a boat a she?
    According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships. Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

    This old tradition is thought to stem from the fact that in the Romance languages, the word for "ship" is always in the feminine. For this reason, Mediterranean sailors always referred to their ship as "she", and the practice was adopted over the centuries by their English-speaking counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships. Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

    This old tradition is thought to stem from the fact that in the Romance languages, the word for "ship" is always in the feminine. For this reason, Mediterranean sailors always referred to their ship as "she", and the practice was adopted over the centuries by their English-speaking counterparts.
    Seen on the web:

    Grammar-wise, “she” is a pronoun used to refer to a woman or a female. But how come inanimate objects are referred to as a “she,” like boats and ships? Old sailors used to answer this question with a sexist joke: “Like a woman, a ship is unpredictable.” But there are a lot of different theories why, so let’s break them down:
    1. Men love them

    This is one obvious reason. It’s more common that boats are used by men, so they refer to their treasured boat as a woman they love. Did you notice that men do this with cars, too? Sometimes they refer to the vehicle or vessel as their “girlfriend” or “baby.”

    2. Their male owners name them after the important women in their lives

    Men show affection to women close to their hearts by naming their boy toys after them. Typically, they name it after a mother, wife, daughter, lover, sister or a beloved grandmother who passed away.


    3. Sailors of the past dedicated ships to goddesses and mother figures who play a protective role for the ship


    Traditionally, ships are given female names because it has been surmised that in ancient history ships were once dedicated to goddesses. When belief in goddesses waned, ships were named after important mortal women. Have you ever wondered how many ships in the world were named “Queen Elizabeth?” Some name their boat after great women who, they believe, guide their voyage. Christopher Columbus famously crossed the Atlantic in a ship named after the Virgin Mary, the La Santa Maria.
    Historically, sailors and captains were primarily males and the bowsprit of a sailing ship was often decorated by images of women, attributed to the spirit of a benevolent female. It also played an important role in helping people who couldn’t read identify a ship. It has been a common practice since then, until people adopted other female names, like the members of the ship owner’s family.

    4. Boats are likened to mothers


    Females give a sense of nurturing and protection because of their motherly instincts. A ship is likened to a mother taking care of a baby inside her womb. When people are aboard a ship, they are all inside her. She takes care of them until they are delivered safely to their destination, thus making them attribute a “she” to the vessel.

    5. It comes from the origins of language


    According to studies, the English language had a more extensive system of grammatical gender, similar to other languages such as French and German. In most Indo-European languages, there are “male,” “female” and “neutral” words. Old English texts also had more evidence of grammatical gender, like referring to a shield as “she.” In Latin, “ship” means “navis,” which is a feminine word.
    So, making boats female and calling them “she” is an ancient custom of giving genders to inanimate objects. However, this practice is very much Western because in Russia and most places in the Middle East, a ship is called “he.”

    6. Boats are high-maintenance


    Good sailors know that their boats need tender loving care. It is possible that ships and boats, as well as cars, are known as “she” because their owners take care of them, keeping them well maintained, clean and pretty. Chester Nimitz, a fleet admiral of the US Navy in World War II, famously said, “A ship is always referred to as ‘she’ because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.”

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    . These vessels are basically comparable to women
    An unknown author wrote this piece about ships, which are posted in many wardrooms of vessels in the US.
    A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle around her; there is usually a gang of men about; she has a waist and stays; it takes a lot of paint to keep her good-looking; it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep; she can be all decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly; and without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable. She shows her topsides, hiders her bottom and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoys.
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    Warships, at least in the British Navy, were referred to as He. I'm not sure of current practice.
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    I always thought vessels were called, "she," because they are beautiful, and when arriving in port, they grab the attention of, and become surrounded by, men.

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    I wave my wobbly bits in your general direction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    It has a sister.

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    Isn't everything that carry's life referred to as a 'she'?
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    I like 6 myself……...
    6. Boats are high-maintenance

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