A Fascination with Long-Tails

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Sunrise on Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Admittedly, I have a fascination with boats in general.  But there is something about taking a car engine, putting it on a post in the back of a boat, adding a long driveshaft and propeller and racing up and down a river.  Long-tails were everywhere in Thailand.  From fishing to ferries, the long-tails were being used for all different purposes.  I never tired watching them.  Although, it was a little disconcerting to see the amount of water leaking in the front.   Our guide, Pong, gave us these words of wisdom, “As long a more water is running out the back than coming in the front, you are good.”

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Fisherman on Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
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The water taxi makes quite and entrance as it pulls right up on the beach (Phang Nga Bay, Thailand)
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Traffic on the Chao Phraya River (Bangkok, Thailand)

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