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  1. #1
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    Default Immigrants using stealth paint.

    Immigrants crossing the channel are now using stealth paint to prevent their vessels being spotted by border agency, this one was recently seen in an east coast marina.
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    Can they sail though things as well?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    I think someone just stole the boat off the top, must have a shallow mooring

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    I see they're not using Bavarias...

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    This owner added stealth paint to the keel as well.

    Much more effective in my view.
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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by noelex View Post
    This owner added stealth paint to the keel as well.

    Much more effective in my view.
    Saves a fortune on the yard storage bills too!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBz View Post
    Saves a fortune on the yard storage bills too!
    Apparently a yard owner recently said:

    “First those dam electric cars that no one can hear and now this!

    There was a time when British yachtsmen could use their five senses to avoid hazards, now we have have complaints every week from people that have bumped their head on these stupid boats.

    I knew those immigrant boats would be trouble”
    Last edited by noelex; 10-09-19 at 17:49.

  8. #8
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    Second Coast, Ross-shire, overlooking Gruinard Bay.
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    Presumably they left the keel "un-stealthed" so that if they turned turtle they could be spotted and rescued?
    Kay Sarah Sarah
    57°51.42' N 5°29.44' W

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Immigrants using stealth paint.

    It could be useful after Brexit. The best I can currently do is go into stealth mode by switching off my Class B AIS.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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