Flying Dutchman aground

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Flying Dutchman aground

Postby mm5aho » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:10 am

Heard Stornoway warning a boat to stand clear of the Flying Dutchman off Oban, who was on rocks.
We saw this "tall ship" as BBC called her, in Port Ellen. Her handling on arrival in a shallow port with strong tail wind didn't inspire confidence. It's a gaffrig square sail combination on an ancient steel hull.
"Contender" Rival 32: Roseneath in winter, Mooring off Gourock in summer.

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Re: Flying Dutchman aground

Postby cpedw » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:31 am

Is The Scrat what the admiralty calls Sgeir Rathaid?


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Re: Flying Dutchman aground

Postby marisca » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:46 am

It is indeed. What with Italians on the Corran Ledge and Dutchmen on the Scrat one wonders whether cardinal marks are sufficiently obvious or understood.

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Re: Flying Dutchman aground

Postby claymore » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:58 pm

Was the Dutchman looking for his cap?

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