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What about a job on those Shadow Boats?

Discussion in 'Yacht Escort Ships & Shadows' started by C4ENG, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. lurker

    lurker New Member

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    I guess I will have a shadow boat to go with me then. ;)

    I see your point, but keep in mind that those racing tri is a bit different than a large crusing cat. Anyways, if you prefer monohull, take the Wally 100' Dark Shadow. Such a beauty.

    Speaking of sailboats. I wonder if we will see a shadow for a sailboat. If they can afford a 100'+ Wally/Nautor Swan, they can probably afford a 115' shadow.
  2. Garry Hartshorn

    Garry Hartshorn Senior Member

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    Yes a Shadow with a rescue helicopter on deck sounds like a good idea. If you want to play like that can come to.:cool: :cool:
  3. Garry Hartshorn

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    Talking about a shadow for a maxi, Don't know if anyone has done it but not a bad idea. I know many if not most maxi yacht have at least one if not more shipping containers that are sent ahead with spares ect............. Why not have a shadow with accomodation for the race crew and workshop ect.
  4. dallas tacon

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    if you look at Velsheda, they regularly are followed by Bystander, a purpose built motor vessel built to the roll pattern as the yacht and carry all the extra gear..as well a following tender should something occur. And it looks the part with colouring to match and hosts the beer kegs for the crew!!
    Visione follows Morning Glory about and Ranger charters Christin O fairly often......gives new meaning to ride hard and put away wet!!!
    :)
  5. K1W1

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    Hi,

    I think that there is some confusion here: Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific not the Atlantic on Kon Tiki.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki
  6. YES!

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    Read the words......

    I would venture that a South America to Polynesia transit clearly QUOTE "proved trans-Atlantic capability." UNQUOTE. Nothing was said to indicate Kon Tiki actually crossed the Atlantic but it certainly could, as have hundreds of even smaller craft.

    The visual was provided for all those milk-run yachties who don't really know where the Pacific is........;-)
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    On this forum you had to know it was coming as soon as you hit submit;) . As for smaller, Back in the 90's a guy came over (Atlantic not Pacific:cool: ) on an 8' egg shaped sailboat. Anybody know of anything smaller since?
  8. Fishtigua

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    We had one guy, a Japanese, who had crossed the Atlantic in a 15 footer powered by a Tohatsu 8hp outboard, who turned up at the Yacht Club in Antigua. I think thats the smallest I've seen.
  9. K1W1

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    Hi,

    If I remember correctly that was a yellow boat, it was behind us at the YC at one stage.
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  11. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Yep,a really nice guy who liked lots of beer but smelled of petrol. :)
  12. Dakkan

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    Other then the "Yachts in Gibraltar" thread with pictures from Daniel, I think this is my favorite thread that I have found on YF.

    Thank you Stan for sharing your knowledge and advice. And thank you lurker for your intelligent questions back in '06 for Stan to reply to.

    As a newbie to the yachting world I found this to be a very informative read.

    Cheers,
    Dakkan
  13. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog New Member

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    Hi, I know that this thread is over 10 years old but I have only just recently heard of yacht support vessels.

    A job was advertised on LinkedIn a couple of months ago for a stage 3 crane operator on one. Unfortunately I was too late to apply for it but I have never seen a job like this advertised before or since.

    I have been at sea all of my working life (since 1979) on a wide variety of vessels as deck hand, motorman, pumpman, Bosun, and most recently as crane operator and helicopter landing operator.

    I would love to be able to transfer my skills, knowledge and experience onto a shadow boat and so I am asking if anyone has any information on how or where to apply.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you
    Salty Seadog