Boat tie ship

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Boat tie ship
x = 6, y = 6, rule = B3/S23 2o$obo$b2o$3b2o$3bobo$4bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C Still life
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 11
Bounding box 6×6
Frequency class 15.2
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Boat tie ship (or boat-ship-tie, ship on boat, or ship-tie-boat) is a small still life composed of a ship and a boat.


Boat tie ship is the twenty-sixth most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than hat but more common than very long boat.[1] It is also the thirty-first most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.[2]

One way for them to appear is when a pre-ship-tie has one of its cells prevented from forming, as shown below:

4bo$3bob2o$3bo6bo$b2o5bobo$o7bo$bo7bo$bo5b2o$6bo$3b2obo$5bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ GPS 4 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
One generation before a fleet, but one of the cells of a ship-tie is prevented from forming.
The two extra cells can come from anywhere and do not have to be sparks.
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See also


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 8, 2009.
  2. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.

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