J17 taken by pirates

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highburyal
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J17 taken by pirates

Post by highburyal » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:48 pm

Unfortunately J17, Allegria, was taken by pirates last weekend and wrecked. Much fun had by all and a fitting end to a boat which was way past saving.
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Ahh if she was the only one you had ever met, then she would seem as 17 to you - but 47?? (or more!).

Apprenticeship done then?

Pilot john./ (a-harrr)

(Ive seen an old master pose like that but can't remember who - please enlighten!)

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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by andrew » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:15 pm

Hi Al
Have sent PM.
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:44 am

That pose... I know it from an Asterix book*, and they credit the original, but I can't rememeber which book to look it up in!

* Highbrow, thats me...
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by Bill-Conner » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:23 pm

Washington crossing the Delaware River?

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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:52 pm

I'm thinking of "The Raft of the Medusa".
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by Bill-Conner » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:33 pm

Sarry Rupert I thnk Raft of Medusa is too torris for the scen of fun above I accept that Ice Cold winter was h\ardly fun but the Washington picture is heroic, there may be others of course.
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:46 pm

Never seen the Washington one before - it is a good likeness!
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by highburyal » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:35 pm

I thought we were just getting drunk in a boat, p**** artists maybe?

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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by Michael Brigg » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:11 pm

There is a Captain Bligh buried in my local Church cemetary, and the stern profile of this whaler looks fine enough to predate Uffa by about a century?!

Also an act of piracy.

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Hi Al, was this "Kipper" Heywoods old boat? I remember it sailing at Itchenor in my youth. Did we correspond on the old Firefly site before it was hacked to death?
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Re: J17 taken by pirates

Post by highburyal » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Yes, I was at school with his son Tim.

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