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yussufhippo

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Pond Yachts
« on: October 05, 2021, 02:24:45 am »
As this section has "Pond Yachts" in its title, I take the liberty to post a few photos of my (astonishingly fast growing  ::) ) collection of pond yachts - even though they are definitely not steam driven...

First a family photo of my Greiner yachts (Alexander Greiner, Steinach, Thüringen):

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From left to right:
Greiner Model 378 in the 32cm version (probably built in DDR/GDR times, around 1970). I restored it - when it lost its two yellow lines, which I regret, as they were the hallmark of the second largest version. Here a photo of its original state.

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IN the middle: Greiner Model 817, rare, 1933-1940, missing its jib, wooden keel with movable rudder (no tiller!). With a jury rig, because it looks so dismal with the mast down and the original rigging hanging limply overboard...

Greiner Model 252, 47 cm version, with the (G) hallmark, and the specific keel of the post 1960 production.

And a photo of my Scottish Ailsa yacht, in need of TLC:
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There is also the hull of a battered Bowman "Admiral" waiting for restoration in the basement...

Regards
Thomas

Tony Bird

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Re: Pond Yachts
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 02:58:39 am »
Hi Thomas,

It is getting to be a bit of a collection you are bound to get hooked!

Take care Tony.

yussufhippo

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Re: Pond Yachts
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 06:27:36 am »
Hi Thomas,

It is getting to be a bit of a collection you are bound to get hooked!

Take care Tony.

Thank you - but hooked I am already, for sure...

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Re: Pond Yachts
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 01:28:26 pm »
Ja Thomas - ein gewisses Suchtverhalten ist schon ersichtlich...
Schöne Collection - jetzt brauchts Du nur noch einen Teich mit
leichter Brise. Meine "Pond-Yacht" kurz vor dem Auswassern (Baum
schon demontiert)
Gruss Arnold ;D


google translater:
Yes, Thomas - a certain addictive behavior is already evident ...
Nice collection - now all you need is a pond
and a light breeze.


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yussufhippo

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Re: Pond Yachts
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 02:49:34 am »
Hello Arnold,

your Dragon is slightly bigger then my pond fleet ;)

To fight my addiction I am about to go sailing today ;D

 

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