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Favorite Boat Poll

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  • Favorite Boat Poll

    Okay!

    Name your Favorite boat and why.

    Doesn't necessarily have to be built and running, or one that can can even be built (Atragon anyone?)


    I'll start........

    U-91035 "PROTEUS"
    Fantastic Voyage

    I remember seeing FV as a kid, and was simply blown away by how this vessel looks. I guess I was sold on the whole premise too. After all the late '60's (despite the counter culture garbage) was a time of hope for what could be, at least in cinema.

    What drew me the most is in how I thought it would be so cool to operate her from the bubble. What a view that would be in real life. That is a real possibility for me now with regards to today's tech, at least from a video point of view.

    She is just one sleek looking craft that had power. They did a great job.

    It was many years later when I discovered her lineage and ties to another famous sub giving this message board its moniker.......Thank you Harper Goff.

    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

  • #2
    I can't list one or even two.....
    1. Gato/Balao class - It was probably because of the war movies growing up, but for whatever reason this sub is just amazing to me.
    2. Sci-Fi subs - Nautilus, Proteus, Seaview, Spindrift - Just the geek in me or watching them growing up, but each one has a story in my life (Spindrift is not a submarine, but I made it one as a kid).
    3. Typhoon
    4. WWII subs - just a balance of old and new technologies
    5. then it gets into a blur and the names added as I build subs. Walrus runs like a dream, Skipjack is one amazing performance, etc.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • #3
      I'm with Tom-WWll fleet boats always catch my eye-there are a lot of external details happening there - they look sharp cutting thru the waves...the Seaview is my number Two-again TV imprinting from my childhood -and Bosco...oh forget the Bosco that's not a sub..
      Last edited by Bob Gato; 02-28-2019, 05:07 PM.

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      • #4
        1. Disney Nautilus
        2. Gato/Balao
        3. Type 7
        4. Type XXI
        5. Seaview

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        • #5
          TRUTTA (SS421), SKIPJACK, ATRAGON, Disney NAUTILUS, ALBACORE, SEAVIEW (movie version), ALFA, FOXTROT.

          I could go on and on.....

          David
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
            TRUTTA (SS421), SKIPJACK, ATRAGON, Disney NAUTILUS, ALBACORE, SEAVIEW (movie version), ALFA, FOXTROT.

            I could go on and on.....

            David
            Ooooooooo Dave likes ATRAGON!!

            A year doesn't go by without me egging Ray on to do it!!!
            v/r "Sub" Ed

            Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
            NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
            USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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            • #7
              This would be pretty cool (It has been done in RC):

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              • #8
                Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

                Ooooooooo Dave likes ATRAGON!!

                A year doesn't go by without me egging Ray on to do it!!!
                I have a very thick folder on that beast. Ray is the perfect guy for that oddity, to be sure. We'll have to apply pressure.

                David
                "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                • #9
                  Beluga - just because!

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                  • #10
                    1. Disney Nautilus
                    2. Russian Typhoon
                    3. Russian Oscar
                    4. Russian Akula
                    5. German Type VII late war - extended wintergarten

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                    • #11
                      I have two plastic kits of the Atragon, each about five inches long.
                      Dave gave me one for inspiration back in 2004.
                      I drew up plans for a four foot version with thoughts about:
                      1. Retractable conning tower
                      2. Retractable bow and stern planes.
                      3. Three retractable and spinning circular saw blades.
                      4. Sponning nose screw, for boring through dirt and rocks.
                      5. Laser beam for cutting through rocks.
                      6. Internal pump jets for propulsion.
                      7. High velocity rocket engines for vertical flight.

                      Dave also shared his info folder with me, so maybe I should review where I left off.

                      Ray

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SubLiminal View Post

                        Dave also shared his info folder with me, so maybe I should review where I left off.

                        Ray
                        That would be the craziest thing running at Groton since the SWORD!!

                        Share some pic's of the SWORD!! Maybe even a link to a short video clip!
                        v/r "Sub" Ed

                        Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                        NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                        USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SubLiminal View Post
                          I have two plastic kits of the Atragon, each about five inches long.
                          Dave gave me one for inspiration back in 2004.
                          I drew up plans for a four foot version with thoughts about:
                          1. Retractable conning tower
                          2. Retractable bow and stern planes.
                          3. Three retractable and spinning circular saw blades.
                          4. Sponning nose screw, for boring through dirt and rocks.
                          5. Laser beam for cutting through rocks.
                          6. Internal pump jets for propulsion.
                          7. High velocity rocket engines for vertical flight.

                          Dave also shared his info folder with me, so maybe I should review where I left off.

                          Ray
                          and .. it begins!

                          (can I play too? Please, mister!)

                          David
                          The Enabler
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

                            That would be the craziest thing running at Groton since the SWORD!!

                            Share some pic's of the SWORD!! Maybe even a link to a short video clip!
                            Yeah, Ray. And post some shots of your original SEAVIEW -- that was ground breaking stuff in the day.

                            David
                            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                            • #15
                              The USS Megalodon-A futuristic US submarine in my head! (not unlike the Seaview was in the 1964)-we've long past the Seaview's placement in time(1970s-early 1980s)...we're do for a new one-say 2030-2040

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