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Paul Pless
05-29-2014, 02:56 PM
she really is

http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Schooner-BRILLIANT1.jpg

mariner2k
05-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Nice, I got a couple of pictures and vids of Brilliant a few years ago. That boat is stunning under sail. We were both out in BI sound on a beautiful day. Thanks for yet another desktop photo.

Hwyl
05-29-2014, 05:02 PM
One of my favorite S&S, I think she looked better with the gaff main

http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.com/2011/04/design-12-brilliant.html

Breakaway
05-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Interesting text from the design brief at the link you posted:

The schooner Brilliant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brilliant_%28schooner%29) was designed and built for Walter Barnum based on a notoriously rigorous design brief. Here are a couple of points from the brief:
1. Capable of being rolled over in a hurricane and coming up again with hull, and deck opening covers intact.
2. To lie to steadily in a full gale and in a heavy sea.
3. To have a rudder and steering gear as nearly unbreakable as possible including some kind of friction or spring at rudder head to take jars of seas when hove to.
4. To have lower masts stepped and stayed to stand any conceivable strain that might be placed upon them short only perhaps of a complete capsizing.
5. To be as heavily timbered, planked and decked as is reasonably possible.
6. Quality and number of fastenings to be maximum consistent with good practice.
7. Nothing left undone to eliminate possibility of rot anywhere.
8. Ventilation of bilges, lockers, etc. to be given full study to attain best and most certain possible system using natural ventilation rather than mechanical circulation.
9. Every piece of material, whether wood or metal, to be literally perfect for the use intended.
10. To be as fast and weatherly as possible, consistent with all of the above.
11. To be as handsome as possible consistent with all of above.
12. Hull and rig design to be in no way adversely affected by any accommodation requirement.


Kevin

Paul Pless
05-29-2014, 05:10 PM
I think she looked better with the gaff mainand square course. . .

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FQcdmoyrMB8/TadnNZy9HoI/AAAAAAAAF18/cK6kL1YujhU/s1600/12-Brilliant%2Bsail%2Bplan%2B300dpi.jpg

Paul Pless
05-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Interesting text from the design brief at the link you posted:

The schooner Brilliant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brilliant_%28schooner%29) was designed and built for Walter Barnum based on a notoriously rigorous design brief. Here are a couple of points from the brief:
1. Capable of being rolled over in a hurricane and coming up again with hull, and deck opening covers intact.
2. To lie to steadily in a full gale and in a heavy sea.
3. To have a rudder and steering gear as nearly unbreakable as possible including some kind of friction or spring at rudder head to take jars of seas when hove to.
4. To have lower masts stepped and stayed to stand any conceivable strain that might be placed upon them short only perhaps of a complete capsizing.
5. To be as heavily timbered, planked and decked as is reasonably possible.
6. Quality and number of fastenings to be maximum consistent with good practice.
7. Nothing left undone to eliminate possibility of rot anywhere.
8. Ventilation of bilges, lockers, etc. to be given full study to attain best and most certain possible system using natural ventilation rather than mechanical circulation.
9. Every piece of material, whether wood or metal, to be literally perfect for the use intended.
10. To be as fast and weatherly as possible, consistent with all of the above.
11. To be as handsome as possible consistent with all of above.
12. Hull and rig design to be in no way adversely affected by any accommodation requirement.


Kevin

and then he gave her up after just a few years for something faster and more weatherly. . .