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tigerregis
05-02-2012, 09:32 AM
If you haven't seen this story, it is worth it IMHO. It is 22", so pour a good one and enjoy. CBC | Land and Sea (http://www.cbc.ca/landandsea/2012/06/schooners.html)

Hwyl
05-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Thanks. I wish they had not included Dan Moreland,he excites my bile.

tigerregis
05-02-2012, 10:10 AM
Do not become bilious, my friend, it does not become you.

Hwyl
05-03-2012, 06:33 AM
OK I'll back off

tigerregis
05-03-2012, 03:01 PM
That bile portion was meant in jest, the friendly part I meant sincerely.

Paul Pless
05-05-2012, 07:32 AM
so pour a good one and enjoy.

You posted this while I was on the road. Got home last night. Woke up early and fixed myself a good Irish Coffee and sat and watched this in my boxers. Thanks for posting it. Schooners rule!

Bobcat
05-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Thanks! That was great

purri
05-06-2012, 12:50 AM
For efficiency and quick reduction of sail I'd prefer a wishbone cutter rigged ketch. (with a gaff/gunter rig on the mizzen)

Paul Pless
05-06-2012, 07:01 AM
eh?

Hwyl
05-06-2012, 10:11 AM
For efficiency and quick reduction of sail I'd prefer a wishbone cutter rigged ketch. (with a gaff/gunter rig on the mizzen)
Proved wrong expensively time and again.

http://www.superyachttimes.com/images/3/1746/main_568x418.jpg

John B
05-06-2012, 04:12 PM
I think the term 'catastrophic failure' was invented for those things.
Never heard of a gaff or gunter rig on a mizzen with a wishbone main,I just can't see how the rigs would stay up without a standing backstay... but they don't tend to anyway .