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    BATES goes Viking!

    Does anyone remember the huge poster called Bates Goes Viking?

    I found mine today and have spent a long while studying all the details of it. Would be so cool to have a similar made for the SS Norway... actually, I tried doing it many years ago but didn't have the skills needed...

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
    Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
      Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
      Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      • #4
        This is hilarious...I've got to look at it more closely.... I just caught the "to Laundly" sign........

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        • #5
          Mr Bates was quite the fun guy. Passengers loved to sit with him in the Windjammer and discuss his drawings. I think he was just listening to the Pax for more ideas!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rvl Sea Crew View Post
            Mr Bates was quite the fun guy. Passengers loved to sit with him in the Windjammer and discuss his drawings. I think he was just listening to the Pax for more ideas!!!
            Quite hilarious drawing and tons of small rooms to explore on this poster. This is probably one of the best ones ever made.

            Who was actually Mr. Bates? Was he a guest or was he a crew member? He seems to know a few Norwegian phrases and some of the areas down below... please tell us more about this incredibly wonderful person who could put all this together... I would like to know more.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
            Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
            Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            • #7
              I sailed only a few voyages with Mr. Bates. He was quite the comedian.

              Quite a few of his drawings he would actually "draw" and "comment" on some of the stiffness of some of the RVL policies.

              Very kind gentleman, but extremely funny. It would never fail, if you messed up in ANY way....you would find a napkin with a drawing on it...making fun of course. I think I have a napkin that he left for me.....need to do some digging.

              My several boxes of RVL onboard stuff needs to be clean out.

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              • #8
                Go digging! Would love to see those!

                Found some information on Bates: think he might have made some books as well:

                http://www.abebooks.com/Bates-Royal-.../1304699607/bd

                http://www.abebooks.com/Bates-1990-R.../1304699609/bd
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                • #9
                  Since it is calling for a rainy cold weekend, I may try to dig up some boxes.
                  Or, go to the beach house to watch whales??

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rvl Sea Crew View Post
                    Since it is calling for a rainy cold weekend, I may try to dig up some boxes.
                    Or, go to the beach house to watch whales??
                    Do you have one of these on your front poarch???

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                    • #11
                      Thanks a Lot

                      Thankyou for the phantastic Drawing of Mr. Bates! I´ve tried to blow up the Images but the professional Copy shop could onlay put it up to the Size of A4.
                      Is there any Possibility to obtain somwhere a Copie from the Original Poster?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Viennese View Post
                        Thankyou for the phantastic Drawing of Mr. Bates! I´ve tried to blow up the Images but the professional Copy shop could onlay put it up to the Size of A4.
                        Is there any Possibility to obtain somwhere a Copie from the Original Poster?
                        I totally agree.... this is a most fantastic poster, which may give entertainment for a long time because each time you look at it, you find something new.

                        I don't know how many of these actually float around anymore, but I guess they are starting to become quite rare.

                        Unfortunately, I do not want to copy the poster as it is a work that is copyrighted in it's entirety. I do wish though, that Mr. Bates would consider making it available again.

                        If I had the same level of imagination and creativity, I would love to have one made of the SS Norway in the similar fashion. That would be awesome! But, I lack the skills to put something like that together.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                        Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                        Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        • #13
                          Ah, but maybe you could make it a collaborative effort.... and we do have a resident artist that could help!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Just to let everyone know that Bill Bates died in June this year after complications following a heart attack. He was still living in the Carmel area and was 79 years old.

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                            • #15
                              He has a daughter (and seven other children from previous marriages) and is survived by his second wife. Apparently he was a male host with RVL to start with - then became cartoonist in residence for the line.

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