Feb 11, 2013, 08:06 PM
Red, White, & Mahogany
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Feb 11, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Photoshopped?
Feb 11, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Nope it's a Merc.
Feb 11, 2013, 08:39 PM
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That "ridge" (red arrows) looks kind of suspicious to me, what do you think?
Feb 12, 2013, 09:22 AM
Ragbagger
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Of course it is fake. Still pretty neat though.
Feb 12, 2013, 10:14 AM
Tinkerer in Training
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QE is just keeping the Merc on a leash
Feb 12, 2013, 01:49 PM
r/c ships and workboats
looks like the Queen was using a kid leash back in the day before they became popular with the human kind.

Come on mom...hurry up!!!!
Feb 12, 2013, 06:12 PM
Drydock Captian
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Queen taking the dog(fish) for a walk?

Massey
Feb 13, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by blutoh View Post
That "ridge" (red arrows) looks kind of suspicious to me, what do you think?
I agree with you as I think red arrows on a black and white photo are very suspicious too. However photo shop wasnít even invented back in the 50ís so it couldnít have been used?
Feb 13, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Kcal,

You forgot the

Pete
Feb 13, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Ha ha ha, thank you sir!
Feb 13, 2013, 08:15 PM
"Take the Cannollis"
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Kinda off topic, but does anyone remember when TV commercials were live? I remember John Cameron Swasey strapping a Timex watch (Takes a lickin'...Keeps on tickin'.) to an outboard propeller mounted to a water barrel.

They ran the engine for 15 seconds, after which he intended to prove the watch survived. However, he couldn't find it! In a classic "save", he announced..."Well, I don't know where it went, but wherever it is, you can bet it's still ticking!"
Feb 13, 2013, 08:30 PM
Retired for now
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Originally Posted by Tim B. View Post
These things can happen when tring to impress the ladies ... ~
That was from a movie filmed in the Glades near where I went to drink beer every afternoon. Happened at Coon Key Pass Marina and in one shot the boat driver misjudged the bank and the boat went up into some cars and some people and one person was killed.

In the Merc picture the "ridge" is the wake from another boat out of the picture to the left. The rope is obviously drawn on the original picture and is of course way too small for such a tow anyway so thats a fake.

The Timex watch test on the outboard motor was successful but the watch did drop off the propeller that it was attached to and fell to the bottom of the glass tank where it couldn't be reached. However it was still running we found out later. I saw it happen. They did that ad several more times and the watch did stay on after the first test and it did stay running. Good watches those Timex's.Norgale

Check this out.
Vintage Timex Commercial (2 min 48 sec)


Now here is the test that went wrong.
Classic Timex Motorboat Commercial (1 min 38 sec)
Last edited by norgale; Feb 13, 2013 at 08:52 PM.
Feb 13, 2013, 09:21 PM
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[QUOTE=norgale;24128626]Good watches those Timex's.Norgale

Made in U.S.A. back then I bet ...

Wouldn't try it now ~
Feb 14, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Police or ambulance on the dockside NielsdB ?
Unfurtunately, yes. Search for "vos sailor" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-20757811


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