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11-21-2001, 03:43 AM
I'm testing this here because there's a price on my head over in Miss-celluliteness. I mean, Miscellaneous.
Anyway, ifn I do all meet right & proper, a pitcher of Mystic Seaport's Pinky Regina M. should appear here:
Did it work?
11-21-2001, 04:51 AM
Yes. Yes it did. I hope that's a working boat, cause it's not winning any beauty pagents. Although the lines of the sheer and bow are quite nice.
11-21-2001, 07:15 AM
Why - and this is a request from a newbie for information, not a rhetorical question - do you say she wouldn't win any beauty pageants? She seems quite nice to me. (Disclosure: My schooner is a double-ender like this.)
11-21-2001, 09:28 AM
I think double-enders have a lot to recommend them in practical terms. The pinky hull tends to make a nice schooner too, for whatever reason.
I'm thinking I'd like to build Buehler's Uncle Sam some day (it's basically America recast as a 29' hard-chine Tancook whaler, if you can imagine such a thing). Life is telling me that small boats are the ticket for right now (a Fireball this spring, and hopefully a Lightning later, along with a pair of pirogues for the family and a flatiron or semi-dory skiff to go under the gunter rig from the Mirror 11 I salvaged for my son when he's older).
The picture works, by the way, and I think the posse in Misc. is losing steam. I could be wrong, though.
11-21-2001, 12:44 PM
I'm always amazed when anything computerish actually works the way it's said to.
The picture actually looks a little pinched on my screen - if you check out the orig at mystic's site, you'll see that she looks more graceful.
As for beauty pagents - well, it truly is in the eye of the beholder. I bought a set of plans for Regina M. from Mystic, because I think she is so beuateous. To me, this boat would have a bone in her teeth at anchor.
The blueprints themselves are quite striking, too.
11-21-2001, 02:00 PM
Just a picky minor point, but is the pictured boat a Tancook whaler or a pinky? I'm not going to take the time to look it up right now, but... Yer pink's got a "tombstone" and the pictured vessel appears not to. The pink's got a whole nother look and a whole nother method of stern construction than the boat pictured.
11-22-2001, 03:49 AM
Well, well, well... it's not often that mere flesh & clay gets to get one up on Himself, but... the pictured vessel is, according to the Authorities at Mystic, a Pinky. (Hey - when ya got it, gloat over it! )
It seems that there are two types of pinkies - with and without tailfins etc. Also, with and without mizzen mast,as well.
The more familiar, schooner-rigged, tailfinned and/or tombstoned type is often called the Eastport Pinky, was popularized by Chapelle, and was used largely for freight. The less-well-known, un-tailfinned type, frequently single-sticked, was used as a "carryaway boat", hauling catch of the like of shellfish and poundfish from the catch site to mahket.
Mystic makes an allusion to this dichotomy in their blurb about Regina M. Some of the details I got from offlline discussions with a well-known N.A. and occaisional contributor to this forum, who speculated that some of his ancestors may have had a hand in building this very vessel. I agree - Regina M. does look an awful lot like a Tancook, but since she may have been Canadian, built by relatives of the Islanders, that's okay in my book, especially since I'm also a fan of the T.W. The aforementioned N.A. opined that he thought Regina M. wouldn't have much of a problem with either head or following seas, btw, which was a concern raised some time ago when Regina M. was mentioned on the forum.
Beauty of a ship, says I.
John R Smith
11-22-2001, 04:51 AM
for what it's worth, she looks great to me. And very different to anything we have locally, so in that sense I see her as exotic.
How does the below decks layout work? I see it as an after-cabin for the crew, fish-hold (?) amidships, and another cabin forward (Sails? Nets?).
The other interesting feature is a very heavy mast/minimal stays.
11-23-2001, 02:12 AM
i'll have to dig out the plans to amswer your question, but in the meantime, speaking of Tancook Whalers, here's the latest on the poor ol' Vernon Langille, once the subject of a WB story and some forum chatter:
Vernon Langille Update (http://www.blockislandtimes.com/News/2001/0901/Front_Page/001.html)
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11-23-2001, 10:44 AM
Reading the story I couldnt help wondering why when they dived to bring her up that first time that they didnt have an underwater camera with them... imagine the shot under 60ft of water upright with full sails...
"Like a ghost ship, the Vernon Langille looked asail under water. "I’d never seen a ship underwater with its sails set," he explained. The four white sheets were fully raised and "the current had put a set in the sails so it looked like it was sailing in five-knot wind" end quote
Imagine the picture! At least shes up again to sail once more.
Take it easy
Seems like the "rogue educator" himself got a sailing lesson that day . I'd love to go out on a daysail with him tho , skirting the shore of Block Island . Maybe wear my farmer john wetsuit ?
11-27-2001, 09:42 PM
Well, ya learn sumpin new every day! LOL I always thought "pinky" was a sissy name for a boat, anyway!
11-28-2001, 01:20 AM
Hiya Bob - where ya been? Jah, I had some problems with this version of a pinky originally. But I just go by what I been told. Great boat though.
Anyone seen Ishmael lately, btw?
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