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You're the captain of your ship

You're the captain of a sailing ship (details inside) that will carry 121 passengers (117 of them in steerage) from Liverpool to New York. What size crew will you hire? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on Dec 21, 2015 - 8 answers

Images of steering wheels

I'm working on a presentation, and am trying to find a specific kind of imagery, involving a ship's wheel. I'm thinking of a scene in which one person is trying to change a ship's direction, and is straining against the wheel to desperately try to turn the ship. Steering wheels might also be okay. I'm hoping for a clear, single image that presents the person as struggling against turning the wheel. Think: 'Oh my god! We're about to crash into the iceberg/road/etc! Pull up! Turn left, turn left! etc." Thanks AskMe!
posted by suedehead on Aug 25, 2015 - 14 answers

help! looking for boat ride from America to west central Africa

Hello guys I am looking for any information on freightliner cruises or any other boats that I can take from anywhere on the east coast of the usa to west central Africa. Also, if anyone has any general info on traveling on freightliners than that would be greatly appreciated as well!
posted by MD_yeahright on Mar 4, 2015 - 3 answers

The air/sea interface for a Miami/Nassau cruise ship passenger.

I'm going with some family on a 4 day 3 night cruise from Miami to Nassau and back. Yay! I've got the flying part and the sitting on a boat sipping umbrella drinks part down, but I have questions about some of the interstitial parts of the trip. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Nov 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Basic n00b info for international container shipping?

n00b wants to do international container shipping. Please advise and assist. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Aug 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me with motion sickness!

I always get motion sickness on boats, and if the weather is bad enough, on airplanes. I love to travel, so this is a real bummer. I've tried both Dramamene and the behind-the-ear patches, and neither really helps. What can I do to really deal with the motion sickness without being a sleep-addled zombie? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Aug 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Help me move a concrete birdbath 1800 miles

I have a tall, concrete bird bath that I need to get moved or shipped. It probably weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-300 pounds. It will need to get from Duluth, MN to Portland, OR. What is the best option here? Do we call a moving company there and try and get it to hitch a ride? Hire a college student on a road trip? [more inside]
posted by mimo on Jun 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Sailing gear for a summer on a tall ship

I will be working as a deckhand on a tall ship this summer, sailing up and down the East Coast of the U.S. I need to buy foul weather gear in the next few days. I know I need a jacket, pants, boots, and a rigging knife. What should I look for when I purchase these items? Is there anything else essential that I need, gear-wise? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on May 21, 2014 - 15 answers

Will there always be a faster space ship?

My Google skills are failing me. I remember reading something about how there is no point in building a fast spacecraft and sending it out into the universe because at some point in the future we will build a faster ship that will overtake it, so we might as well wait, and wait, and wait, until we have the better technology and we never end up building a ship. Does anyone know what this is called or have any extra information?
posted by UltraFleece on Mar 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Where do ships get medicine for ships medicine chest?

I plan to sail around the world with several people and regulations state that I have to have a stocked medicine chest on the boat. I have a book by the world health organization called "International medical guide for ships" that has a list off the different medications I need to have and when to use them and the dose ect. but it does not say where to get these medications, many of which are normally prescription in the US. What do most small ships do?
posted by john123357 on Nov 8, 2013 - 21 answers

Any Tips for Booking a Cruise over New Year's Eve?

I'm interested in booking a cruise with some friends for a New Year's Eve vacation. What cruise lines and ships do you recommend, and given the holiday, what recommendations do you have to make the trip affordable, since it seems that most lines have marked up sailing dates around the holidays? [more inside]
posted by cdemay on May 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Ship a laptop from US to Poland

I have an old laptop I'd like to send to my relatives in Poland. How would I go about this? Does this even make economic sense? [more inside]
posted by echo target on May 3, 2013 - 8 answers

Ship Tunnel

According to this article the Norwegians are planning on building the worlds first ship tunnel. I'm curious how a ship tunnel differs from a canal tunnel. I don't thinks the size matters since the Rove Tunnel is longer than the proposed Norwegian tunnel and nearly as wide. A friend argued that a ship tunnel is connected to the Ocean and consequently subject to tides whatnot. I don't find this persuasive since the Rove tunnel connects to the Mediterranean. What is the difference between a ship tunnel and canal tunnel that allows to claim they are making the first ship tunnel?
posted by Confess, Fletch on Apr 19, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I ship my bicycle from the US to Canada without having to pay duty?

How do I ship my bicycle from the US to Canada without having to pay duty? [more inside]
posted by Babushka on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

All Aboard the U.S.S. Las Vegas!

I’m going to be going on a cruise next year with my parents (at their request and expense). Not to sound like a little brat, but I’m a bit nervous that I’m going to be trapped on the U.S.S. Las Vegas when that is NOT my scene. Help? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 1, 2012 - 45 answers

Several model boats in the Brussels city museum have a rounded triangular structure attached to the side, as seen here and here, mouseover for highlighting. What is it called, and what is it for?

Several model boats in the Brussels city museum have a rounded triangular structure attached to the side, as seen here and here, mouseover for highlighting. What is it called, and what is it for?
posted by TheophileEscargot on Dec 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Anchors aweigh?

If a ship in the current can't pull an anchor -- that's the purpose of the anchor, right? -- how do sailors pull the anchor up when they need to?
posted by LonnieK on Sep 14, 2011 - 11 answers

USS Weird?

What is this odd looking ship? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Sep 9, 2011 - 13 answers

LA to Hawai'i. Vroom, Vroom, Splash.

Have you ever shipped a car to Hawaii? From Long Beach. Boating advice requested. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Jun 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me identify these mystery vessels!

I took the night ship from Oslo to Copenhagen last week. When we were about an hour out of Oslo, two of these boats came up on us out of nowhere, spent nearly an hour zooming up and down the length of the ship and back and forth across the wake, then abruptly vanished. Who were they and what, exactly, were they doing? [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Aug 23, 2010 - 7 answers

buying a wooden ship model

I am considering a wooden ship model as a housewarming gift, the giftee just bought a grand old Connectcut home on the water and loves sailing ships--and has nothing like this at all. I know nothing about these models, but see that there are many sellers online. I am willing to spend money for something that is great. It appears that models of classic America's Cup yachts are popular (and do appear impressive). Any suggestions? what ships are best? Ok to buy online? a good gift?
posted by Duck_Lips on Apr 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Can you find anything about this shipwreck?

Can anyone find any information online about the wreck of the schooner Clarendon off Cape Cod (possibly Provincetown) in the 1850s? I know that several men were given rewards in 1856 for its rescue as documented here, but that's all I've got and I would like to know more.
posted by Mayor Curley on Apr 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Logistics of moving to NY

Moving from the Bay area to New York without knowing where I'll live in NY -- how do I ship my stuff without knowing a delivery address. Alternatively, how do I find a temporary place remotely. [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Feb 26, 2010 - 13 answers

how to pack shoes for shipment

how do i pack my shoes for cross-country shipment? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Oct 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Career Change to sailor: *Insert cliche navigational pun here*

Career Filter: My goal is to spend a few years (maybe more) living at sea as professional crew on a ship/yacht/tall ship. How do I get there quickly but responsibly? What training? What is the job market like? What jobs to look for? Help!? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Up a Lazy River

How feasible is it to find work on a boat in Colombia/Venezuela/Panama that is bound for the eastern seaboard of the United States, preferably Norfolk or Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Jan 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Choice of a path

Could someone please explain these lines from Stephen King's The Tommyknockers? "For want of a shoe, the kingdom was lost... for the choice of a path, the ship was found."
posted by murtagh on Jan 3, 2009 - 7 answers

What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?

What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?
posted by archagon on Jul 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Where exactly did my ancestors disembark in New York when they arrived from Ireland?

Where exactly did my ancestors disembark in New York when they arrived from Ireland? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Bye Bye Beddie.

Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
posted by doift on Aug 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Me upon my pony on my boat

Help me track down this poem by (I think) Derek Walcott. [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Jul 24, 2007 - 5 answers

...something ship something something...

Looking for a specific quote about a ship [more inside]
posted by ancamp on Jun 10, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I get my tipis from Canada to England?

Wondering how to: Travel with 26 foot (cured black spruce) tipi poles, canvas and various assorted camping gear from Toronto Canada to England / Wales. Alternatively: How do I rent a tipi or a yurt (or other rustic / gypsy style camping caravans) in the UK? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

The sailor's life

What's it like to live on a Navy ship? Firsthand knowledge preferred. [more inside]
posted by concrete on Oct 23, 2006 - 11 answers

what is this book?

Can anyone remember this book from my childhood? I know it was by two authors, science fiction. [more inside]
posted by lohmannn on Jul 26, 2006 - 3 answers

ship ship ship ship

ShippingFilter: Buying a used MacBook Pro from someone a hundred miles away, advice on shipping and payment. [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on May 1, 2006 - 9 answers

how do i ship a heavy 5" binder without a box?

I have a 5" binder full of papers, it weighs about 10-12 pounds. I need to ship it via USPS (so no FedEx, DHL, UPS). [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Apr 7, 2006 - 17 answers

How compatible are parts in Volkswagen cars made for US market (made in Mexico I guess) with their counterparts made and driven in Europe?

How compatible are parts in Volkswagen cars made for US market (made in Mexico I guess) with their counterparts made and driven in Europe? [more inside]
posted by yabo on Feb 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Where can I buy a doorbell featuring the cruise ship dinner chime?

Can someone buy a doorbell that plays those "chimes" that we hear as the dinner announcement on cruise ships? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Dec 10, 2005 - 2 answers

Help me find a poster

Excuse me, have you seen this poster? [more inside]
posted by esch on Nov 20, 2005 - 2 answers

Unconventional transportation

Help me get myself across the Atlantic or Pacific without using an airplane. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Sep 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Thirty-something honeymooners need cruise recommendations - no "3 hour tours" either!

My fiancee and I are planning our honeymoon and thought a cruise might be a nice experience. We are looking for recommendations on cruise lines, ships, and destinations. A little about us: We are 30 & 29, employed decently, but are cost concious as we are saving for a home, and pretty hip (if I do say so myself). Our most important criteria in selecting a cruise (line) are diversity in activities, best value, cleanliness, and service. We have only been to St. Thomas and Cancun, and a loop hitting other destinations would be prefered. Mainly, something not astrinomical in $, on a clean fun ship with 20-30 somethings (no toddler or bingo bus rides please) for a few days would be great. Thanks for any recommendations in advance!!
posted by skyguy14 on Aug 16, 2005 - 19 answers

Going Down With The Ship

I just finished watching Titanic (again), and I'm wondering how common it was historically for a captain to go down with the ship? Are naval captains today told to go down with the ship? Is it inherently honorable, or just an antiquated concept?
posted by surferboy on Apr 24, 2005 - 11 answers

How do you ship large furniture thousands of miles?

My Mom is selling her house, moving to a new place and given me an ultimatum. She says I have one year to get my crap from her or it is no longer mine. As a result, I need to ship a large, antique, wooden cabinet 2,000+ miles. It probably weighs about 100 lbs. How can this be accomplished for a reasonable cost? What is a reasonable cost for this type of job? How do you protect the piece of furniture during shipping? Are there any companies you have worked with and recommend?
posted by onhazier on Jan 28, 2005 - 6 answers

The cheapest way to cross the Atlantic

If one wanted to cross the Atlantic (west to east) on the cheap, and the time wasn't really a factor, how would one go about doing that? Are there still tramp steamers?
posted by Capn on Jan 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Is there a mid-level way to cross the Atlantic by ship?

Airbus will announce their new "flying cruise ship" (see pictures) this week and it will probably be beyond the cost for most people. But it made me think that we all ideally want to travel like that, but put up with crowded planes because they are fast and relatively cheap. Ships used to be the way to travel across the Atlantic, is it possible to travel by ship across the Atlantic without spending a lot of money? It seems the choices are high-end cruise ship, or low-brow freighter travel. Does an affordable, middle-market quick human transportation by ship service exist across the Atlantic?
posted by stbalbach on Jan 17, 2005 - 21 answers

Shipping a Car Across Country

Has anyone ever shipped a car, enclosed, cross country? I am researching quotes for my boss and I wondered if anyone had any personal experience or problems that I should watch out for. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jan 12, 2004 - 9 answers

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