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Paul Pless
05-07-2014, 12:53 PM
http://31.media.tumblr.com/8aab86ff0d495376ff66074dae8a1e2f/tumblr_n56co0tNJw1slwun0o1_1280.jpg

jonboy
05-07-2014, 01:12 PM
one more than your fo'c's'le crew ?

Figment
05-07-2014, 01:16 PM
That's a good one.

I think if you couldn't get the halyard tension right when setting the third, the fourth set is ill-advised :D

Paul Pless
05-07-2014, 01:20 PM
That's a good one.

I think if you couldn't get the halyard tension right when setting the third, the fourth set is ill-advised :D

look at that boat, its got five headsails, two gaffs and two topsails; its a chunk of a boat, a german ketch i believe, but man that's a lot of division in the sail plan

htom
05-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Set from the fore end of the bowspirit to the stem, strike from the stem to the fore end of the bowspirit?

bamamick
05-07-2014, 02:46 PM
Seems like there'd be a lot of pressure on that stem. Well, they obviously know how to sail her, but if she is carrying that in that sort of weather she must be pretty slow in the light stuff.

Mickey Lake

Gerarddm
05-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Not a reef set in sight.Thing must be as stiff as a church steeple.

JayInOz
05-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Bet he's wishing he'd gone for the optional longer bow sprit:) JayInOz

Curtism
05-07-2014, 05:27 PM
You'd have to have tons of faith in your mast step, tons and tons.

Nice pic.

seanz
05-07-2014, 05:53 PM
You'd have to have tons of faith in your top-mast step, tons and tons.

Nice pic.

Awesome pic.

TR
05-08-2014, 11:28 AM
She is the galeasse Carola (ST 73), homeport Kiel Germany, built 1900.

http://www.tallship-fan.de/cgi-bin/tallship_e.pl?ACTION=DISPLAY&SCHIFFSID=357

Paul Pless
05-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Tad Roberts - he's like some kind of boat encyclopedia! Thanks as always for contributing here Tad. :)

Henning 4148
05-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Looks like a force 4 to me, perhaps even a bit less. The boat in front is also carrying topsl.