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Paul Pless
09-07-2014, 09:37 AM
http://cdn.mntm.me/50/3f/b9/Sailing-the-Maine-Coast-with-Kids-503fb96b5e0e4f5f884d1ca8abd0929b.jpg

willmarsh3
09-07-2014, 09:40 AM
That's a most beautiful ketch.

Peerie Maa
09-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Odd fore stay sail though. Probably another converted iron trawler.

Rum_Pirate
09-07-2014, 10:37 AM
wonder why they put the masts in backwards???


Better to have the longest (tallest) leading edge on the forward mast?

More sail carried in the 'centre' of the vessel?

CWSmith
09-07-2014, 11:08 AM
I've read where some folks thought the first schooners would sail backwards. Maybe they heard the same?

skuthorp
09-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Well on that subject ships trading on rivers actually had to sail backwards at times.