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Paul Pless
11-01-2012, 06:02 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcnmk4mNjD1rxjcz9o1_1280.jpg

RichKrough
11-01-2012, 06:20 AM
whew! for a minute I thought you meant LA Teen

http://www.lateen.com/images/rokquickcart/cover2.jpg

Ian McColgin
11-01-2012, 06:42 AM
He did. The picture is an innovative new training bra.

RichKrough
11-01-2012, 06:55 AM
I see a halter top

purri
11-01-2012, 08:35 PM
I see a gronicles support.

Gerarddm
11-02-2012, 12:44 AM
Those twin masted lateen racing boats in the Middle East are pretty cool.

pcford
11-02-2012, 01:36 AM
Those twin masted lateen racing boats in the Middle East are pretty cool.

It says barque du Léman on the image...that's a large lake in western Switzerland...(?)

Gerarddm
11-02-2012, 02:09 AM
I wasn't referring to that pic.

Paul Pless
11-02-2012, 05:06 AM
It says barque du Léman on the image...that's a large lake in western Switzerland...(?)Its almost surely not a Swiss boat. I ripped it from a sight that was a collection of old Swiss postcards. . .

skuthorp
11-02-2012, 06:16 AM
I repaired a book last month that had similar pics taken around 1895 or so on the nile in it. A whole fleet of two masters in one pic.
Somehow I didn't get round to copying any.

pcford
11-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Its almost surely not a Swiss boat. I ripped it from a sight that was a collection of old Swiss postcards. . .

Ah, but surely it is a Swiss boat:
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/video/Old_Morges_boats.html?cid=28735964

Gerarddm
11-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Thanks for that link, Pat. I never would have thought lateens would be used on Swiss lakes.

pcford
11-02-2012, 10:41 AM
Thanks for that link, Pat. I never would have thought lateens would be used on Swiss lakes.

By no stretch am I an expert on the "tallships"* of medieval Europe. However, I believe it is correct to note that lateen sails were not uncommon in those days. I would guess that the high aspect sails worked well to catch light flukey winds on Lac Léman. (AKA Lake Geneva)

Lateen sails were not unique to the Middle East.

*sarcasm

Peerie Maa
11-02-2012, 01:11 PM
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp164/peerie_maa/Brest%202004/43lakegenevabarge.jpg
Seen at the 2004 Brest IFOS

Clan Gordon
11-02-2012, 03:21 PM
Some modern (and extreme) European lateen rigs under sail.................Canary Islands................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TtcZjAuF4A

stelios
11-02-2012, 04:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-buKZCYz_Kk&feature=channel&list=UL
lateen sail rig in SPETSES island Greece.
LOA:6.20m

Kaa
11-02-2012, 08:27 PM
You want lateen porn? Here you go (not my pictures):


http://nasailor.com/photos/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/main/2010_11/dhow.jpg


http://www.winchest.com/wp-content/uploads/E-Postcard/Dhow-Racing.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7383843444_a8504770e4_z.jpg

:-)

Kaa

seanz
11-02-2012, 08:34 PM
Wow, are those sandbags?

SchoonerBoy87
01-22-2013, 02:44 PM
http://youtu.be/oUXx7HP6Irg

Lateen porn you said?

Tom Montgomery
01-22-2013, 03:04 PM
http://www.leow.de/pirate/pr02.GIF
Phil Bolger's Pirate Racer. These have been built.

His book Boats With An Open Mind contains a much nicer photo of several of these racing. They look like pretty little boats. In the book Bolger commented that he believes the lateen is the prettiest sail.

BTW notice that Bolger's drawing shows a row of reef points on the sail.
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Tom Montgomery
01-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Too much work. When I want to shorten sail, I cleat the roller furling line onto my electric winch, and press a button :):)

I suspect that for larger boats the lateen, like the standing lugsail, was primarily a sail employed on working craft.