Seasafe Dandy

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  1. 21 October, 2015 at 6:03 pmjohnny green says:

    That be the Golden Hind on her starboard side (well a toy one anyway) this is also the very spot that William of Orange landed in 1688 with SHMBO Mary to later become king and queen of England and Scotland. Never understand how that worked though?

  2. 21 October, 2015 at 7:02 pmdylan winter says:

    no-one loved the stuarts enough to ask them back

    – a bit too catholic for the liking of the protestant establisment in London who thought giving state money to the pope to spend on gold leaf and red slippers was not well spent. better to keep the money in England

    all tied up with the jacobite rebellions

    the scots went for it though and marched all the way to Derby before realising that the English preferred to import a German born protestant monarch which would not involve sending money to the pesky pope over a French born Catholic monarch who would be forever beholden to the vatigan, Spain and France and open the exchequer to Catholic sticky fingers.


  3. 21 October, 2015 at 8:37 pmDave Barker says:

    Now there’s something you could do to while away those winter months Dylan – start an English History Blog.
    Oh, well of course, if you’d rather go sailing…………………….!

  4. 21 October, 2015 at 8:51 pmdylan winter says:

    Occasionally in the films I have been known to offer an English insight into British History

  5. 22 October, 2015 at 11:19 amTony K says:

    I think your final paragraph is a bit misleading.
    It was London born protestant Mary, as eldest daughter of James II, who was in line for the throne after her father ran off to France. She would not take the job unless her Dutch born husband, William, shared the duties. Thus there was a joint monarchy of King William II and Queen Mary II until Mary’s death, after which William went solo.

    The bonnie prince was born in Italy.

  6. 22 October, 2015 at 1:00 pmdylan winter says:

    you are so right

  7. 22 October, 2015 at 4:36 pmjohnny green says:

    Thank you Tony.. I’d forgotten that Mary was the one with the link to the throne, I do recall that Will gave Louis XIV a good hiding, maybe the best decision that parliament ever made?

  8. 22 October, 2015 at 4:53 pmjohnny green says:

    Why were all these people spread all over Europe? Spain, France, Italy….. it is a bit weird. They must have spent so much time travelling… this was before the days of well constructed small GRP family cruisers. Although I think I saw an advert for a 1721 Centaur in a copy of Ye Olde Boat Trader . No wonder there’s so many around.

  9. 22 October, 2015 at 6:55 pmTony K says:

    Just think how difficult it must have been to cross the channel in a square rigger. They could only point up to about 70 degrees off the wind. One could wait days for a cross channel ferry.
    Ships were sometimes stuck in Biscay if there was a westerly blowing because they couldn’t tack their way out.

    As to “these peple” tut tut. These people are born to reign over us.

    The more history I read, the more republican I become.

    When Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary, passed away, a distant cousin, Sophia of Hannover, was chosen as the next in line.

    Unfortunately for her, she did not live to inherit the crown. Her son, George, became the first Hannoverian King of Great Britain.

    The line of Hanoverians continued until Victoria married Albert Saxe-Coberg-Gotha.

    During the first global period of unpleasantness, that started in 1914, it was thought that the swearing in of allegiance to a family with a German surname was not a good idea, so the name Windsor was adopded.

  10. 22 October, 2015 at 8:15 pmdylan winter says:

    here is a thread about how close to the wind square riggers could go – not as bad as you think

    they had quite a few fore and aft sails as well

    including one called a spanker I believe

    as for Royalty

    I think it is quite cruel to the children

    in the past they could live fairly normal lives

    mostly horses hunting and shagging

    now that everyone has a camera phone in their pocket it is very hard for them to behave like a human being

    I would hate it for my kids

    but if people want to look up to the Royal family…. well there are worse things to admire… planing mobos and lobster pots for example


  11. 22 October, 2015 at 10:14 pmjohnny green says:

    Nothing as satisfying as watching a fast mobo run over a large pot marker, the look on the faces of captain and larger swilling crew as they are swamped by there own Stern wave is something to be savoured

  12. 22 October, 2015 at 10:30 pmjohnny green says:

    I think it was just bad boat handling in the clip above, not a pot marker but fun and a bit sad to watch. Did they look like they were enjoying the ride before the crash? I just don’t get it!

  13. 25 October, 2015 at 1:57 pmWarren says:

    Re the utube that is not of somebody picking up pots, it was a serious boat accident on the Lake of the Ozarks , there was a lot of filming going on that day for Lake TV. 5 people were hosplitazes and the driver had a very serious compression fracture in his neck(C7?). Citation were later given out.
    The Hull of this 40′ Fountain boat is the same as used in the off shore racing but is of the ventilated type and can be tricky to control in the wrong situation as can be seen here.
    If you interested there are more details here, if you can get past the ad.
    Yes we all laugh at seeing a moboat in trouble but these were not idiots just normal folks with a Pro driver that got caught out.
    Some of the utube comments are really rude and cruel.
    My brother in law boated and lived out there for a while and says there is so limited boating water that the lakes tend to be really busy and crazy things happen.

  14. 25 October, 2015 at 9:36 pmMerrick says:

    Yay!! Seasafe Dandy!! We just bought one, well we bought one at the beginning of the year. She’s gunter rigged and our last outing was on the Thames, from Abingdon to Oxford, entirely under sail as the outboard had snuffed it. Took us 2 whole days (God how I hate the way trees bend the wind!) but we made it in the end! Needless to say the outboard went off have the bejasus serviced out of it and is now under threat of death if it doesn’t behave next time out!

  15. 25 October, 2015 at 9:44 pmdylan winter says:

    send snaps and report of trip asap


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