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#3156549 09/15/21 05:53 AM
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I came across this interesting piano today. For those with nautical leanings:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212228254276108/
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IIRC, William F Buckley had a piano built into his (not so huge) cruising ketch. I'm not sure if he was able to play Bach on his races to Bermuda, or if he had to wait until mooring for the evening.

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Originally Posted by Maestro Lennie
IIRC, William F Buckley had a piano built into his (not so huge) cruising ketch. I'm not sure if he was able to play Bach on his races to Bermuda, or if he had to wait until mooring for the evening.

This is from the tribute to Buckley in the Fishing Bay Yacht Club newsletter:

"A Renaissance man and accomplished musician as well, he provided Cyrano, his 60-foot ketch, a piano which he played for his personal enjoyment and, presumably, for that of his crew during his 4,400 mile voyage to Spain as recounted in Airborne.

"...the evening was so pleasant," Buckley wrote, "the late afternoon sail so exquisite, the sun sight so perfect, the wind so regular (temperature just right), I played the piano a bit before dinner. Not easy," Buckley continues, "because when the boat rocks I need to exert great pressure through my knees on the underside of the keyboard to keep from falling over backward, and the additional challenge to coordination is enough to make the sounds that result a travesty on the Bach partita I am, as usual, struggling with. I left the piano and put on the cassette player, a late Beethoven sonata, as we sat down for a dinner of turkey and stuffing, wine, cheese, fruit and coffee. I thought I would try -- just a flyer -- to say something about the difference between the late and the early Beethoven...."


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Hi everybody! You know, I worked as a bartender on a cruise ship a couple of years ago. And we had a gorgeous white grand piano in our restaurant, which I sometimes played. Now I live in Miami and to remember those times I sometimes rent a boat at miami boat rental and enjoy the sunset in the ocean. I miss that piano and the times when the guys and I could sit in the bar after the shift. It is a pity that due to my health condition I can no longer continue to work there. It was a wonderful time.

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Originally Posted by berrycheris
Hi everybody! You know, I worked as a bartender on a cruise ship a couple of years ago. And we had a gorgeous white grand piano in our restaurant, which I sometimes played. Now I live in Miami and to remember those times I sometimes rent a boat at miami boat rental and enjoy the sunset in the ocean. I miss that piano and the times when the guys and I could sit in the bar after the shift. It is a pity that due to my health condition I can no longer continue to work there. It was a wonderful time.
Cruise ship, bar, white grand piano? Reminds me of this:


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A Samick? No thank you. I'd want a Boatswaindorfer.

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I have had boats all my life, most of them sail, and raced them offshore. And I always played music underway, and would never consider a piano aboard, not even a smaller digital slab. 'Cause music must be suitable for Force 7 storms to be really enjoyed, and the only fit instrument with sea legs is the mouth organ.

This Hoener Harmonica has been ny best companion, and requires only one hand to hold it, so the other can always grab a lifeline.

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Originally Posted by Jean Claude
A Samick? No thank you. I'd want a Boatswaindorfer.

I'll take a Deckstein Model Sea.
Although by the time I've paid for a boat, I won't have enough money for that. I'll be forced to settle for an old instrument from that defunct British maritime piano conglomerate, Kelpdale, Mackerel & Cod. whome


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Another good choice for a boat is a Bluetuna, with Halibut stringing for shrimpathetic resonance. cry


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