Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hurst Point

Hurst pointThe picture shows Hurst Point, a vessel I quite like the look of.

Maybe it's just me, but it has a definite appeal. Possibly because it's got that built to last look about it.

It would need to be tough, as it's a commercial vessel run for the military so would need to be able to go pretty much anywhere, any time.

I bet that being in the kinds of conditions it looks like the boat is built for would be "interesting".

9 comments:

  1. Are you eyeing her up as a future project ?

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  2. I've been on some of these cargo vessels both roll on roll off and load on load off. And I can tell you it is one thing to look at them from afar and quite another to be standing on deck or below deck. These vessels are enormous.

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  3. Hi Fran

    No, that's some serious undertaking there :)

    Cheers

    Tim

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  4. Hi Dennis

    By the look of some of the weird monsters they drive in and out of the things (diggers, cranes and suchlike), I'm not surprised.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  5. Looks like a nice vessel with great lines for a cargo ship.

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  6. Hi Marc

    She is mighty fine.

    Regards

    Tim

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  7. Anonymous10:43 PM

    Tim she is an engine driven box with a point at one end,doing the same job as the afore mentioned good ship Ivan.Sorry to pop the bubble.An esteemed shipmate once told me"The trouble with you lad is you are full of the romance of the sea.I lost mine when I was torpedoed in the Indian Ocean and the captain overtook me going down the Jacobs ladder to the lifeboat"A ship is a pile of steel just like a lorry or a washing machine,its the crew that makes it what it is.We as humans do like to credit inanimate objects with having feelings,hence names for cars ect.I say this in the sure and certain knowledge that old Betsy my trusty patrol boat will be particularly wilful tomorrow to teach me a lesson in manners!!

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  8. Hi John

    There is a certain something about boats...

    Cheers

    Tim

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  9. Anonymous7:55 AM

    :-) a mighty vessel indeed :-)

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