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Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 09:01 AM
http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/lettetstale.jpg

But socks with Crocs? WTF??

Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 09:06 AM
Figured the bilge could use a loverly boat thread.

http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/20_03_06/Leik-red.jpg

http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/20_03_06/DSCF0702.jpg

http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/kjoreturen.jpg

http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/loftpaabil1.jpg

http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/helebilder/spant.jpg

more here: http://www.skarp.no/sagittaII.htm

Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Retractable to save on slip fees, perhaps? :)

That's certainly one reason. Crowded mooring fields and docks are another. The ability to get that windage and weight inboard during heavy weather is another. I'm sure someone will be along to give some additional reasons.

Ian McColgin
07-16-2012, 09:25 AM
If the bowsprit is arranged that the butt has some travel room, it makes a great shock-absorber as you come bow-in to a quay.

Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 09:27 AM
If I owned that boat, I wouldn't be sailing her in 'heavy weather'.... but then again, I'm not a blue-water sailor.No doubt. But that little yacht is based on one of these life saving boats.

http://sacsmarine.com/wp-content/uploads/3088878_0_131220102002_1.jpg

Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 09:28 AM
If the bowsprit is arranged that the butt has some travel room, it makes a great shock-absorber as you come bow-in to a quay.

lmao

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-16-2012, 09:40 AM
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/Mirelle/mirelle2.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/Mirelle/DSCF0673.jpg

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-16-2012, 09:43 AM
Conventional English running bowsprit; note tapered oak fid driven through slot in bowsprit resting on the forward face of the bitts, roller on bitts above bowsprit to hold bowsprit level when running out, tackle on bobstay, jib on ring traveller.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-16-2012, 09:46 AM
View the other way round, showing fid:

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/Mirelle/DSCF0672.jpg

and ring traveller, in this case with a Wykeham Martin gear as well:

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/Mirelle/DSCF0679.jpg

Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Any pics showing how the bobstay is rigged?

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-16-2012, 09:51 AM
None very clear, but you get the idea from the first pic (bobstay slacked away and triced up) and the last (bobstay tensioned - I hadn't triced it when I took the picture)

Chain from the stem eye to the lower block, three part tackle.

2MeterTroll
07-16-2012, 10:05 AM
about right ;)


That's certainly one reason. Crowded mooring fields and docks are another. The ability to get that windage and weight inboard during heavy weather is another. I'm sure someone will be along to give some additional reasons. [\\quote]


[QUOTE=Paul Pless;3471839]http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/lettetstale.jpg

But socks with Crocs? WTF??

Peerie Maa
07-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Some working boats reefed the bowsprite when they changed down to smaller jibs, instead of one hole for a wooden fid per ACB's boat, they had a series of holes for an iron fid.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-16-2012, 05:35 PM
The big Lowestoft ketch rigged trawler EXCELSIOR:



http://www.maritimeheritageeast.org.uk/archive/excelsior-lt472/image/maxi

doesn't use a fid at all; she keeps the bowsprit on the heel rope, which is led to the deck capstan.

As built, the capstan was powered by a steam donkey engine; today it's hydraulic drive.

Its hard to give an idea of just how massive and powerful EXCELSIOR is; she makes Thames barges look like effeminate lightweights.

Paul Pless
07-16-2012, 05:56 PM
http://bf494.co.uk/media/blogs/a/original-pansy.jpg

B_B
07-16-2012, 10:51 PM
http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/lettetstale.jpg

But socks with Crocs? WTF??
Clogs, not Crocs? - no holes visible.

This, the pilot house number, caught my eye:
http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/tittpaaskarp.jpg
http://www.skarp.no/Bildene/sagittaII/sjosetting/bilder/kjoreturen.jpg

AussieBarney
07-16-2012, 10:59 PM
Dont some marinas charge by measured length. A retracable bowsprit makes ecconomic sense in that senario

Lew Barrett
07-16-2012, 11:24 PM
Bowsprits can be a challenge to circumvent on a moonless night with a boat tied bow in a marina with narrow docks!