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Paul Pless
03-27-2015, 07:20 PM
http://www.artprintsforhomeandoffice.com/data/photos/3209_1jester___cat_yawl___late_1800s.jpg

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
03-27-2015, 07:29 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sbsfgc9veAk/U03t7W4WwtI/AAAAAAAACFc/VZmcGVhRdOM/s1600/Jester-2012.jpg

Gib Etheridge
03-27-2015, 09:06 PM
http://www.artprintsforhomeandoffice.com/data/photos/3209_1jester___cat_yawl___late_1800s.jpg
I don't usually appreciate the sailboats you post Paul, I'm turned off by all of that clutter and heeling and getting soaked and potential for capsize etc. but I see this one as truly beautiful, The proportions are just right. Now, remove all that clutter and drop a pair of nice quiet Hondas down thru that counter and expand it enough to have headroom and that would be a really nice quiet, stable and efficient cruiser.

Canoeyawl
03-27-2015, 09:19 PM
http://www.artprintsforhomeandoffice.com/data/photos/3209_1jester___cat_yawl___late_1800s.jpg

I sail under main and mizzen often. Completely self-tending with plenty of power it is very casual, especially in close quarters like a harbor. When i was messing around with my sail/centerboard location I opted for that combination of sails to be the default. As soon as it gets weird or I even suspect trouble, the jib is down and I can maneuver surely and quickly. A carry over from years of sailing small traditional boats where the mainsail is the real driver.

Rob Hazard
03-28-2015, 05:29 AM
Interesting, she's a cat-yawl with an extended bow, like Gloriana's. The main luff runs in a track rather than on mast hoops. The mizzen boom is a sprit-like compression strut. Could she be a Herreshoff from the 1890's?

Peerie Maa
03-28-2015, 05:47 AM
Interesting, she's a cat-yawl with an extended bow, like Gloriana's. The main luff runs in a track rather than on mast hoops. The mizzen boom is a sprit-like compression strut. Could she be a Herreshoff from the 1890's?

Not sure about that, there is a halyard tackle behind the fore-stay and a couple of unused lines (sheets) running back to the cabin top and on to the cockpit.

She is a gem though. Reminds me of Bonita http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ulhEso2W5nc/VPRHItAEiYI/AAAAAAAABhM/GecNkwAg5X8/s760/Bonita%2Bblog%2Bcover.jpg

from http://bonitayawl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/tracking-oga-fleet.html
Bonita was built as a cutter, and later given the mizzen.

Duncan Gibbs
03-28-2015, 06:31 AM
I don't usually appreciate the sailboats you post Paul, I'm turned off by all of that clutter and heeling and getting soaked and potential for capsize etc. but I see this one as truly beautiful, The proportions are just right. Now, remove all that clutter and drop a pair of nice quiet Hondas down thru that counter and expand it enough to have headroom and that would be a really nice quiet, stable and efficient cruiser.

Given the right weather, I could quite easily see a rail being buried.

The thought of changing anything with her is alien to me, however. She's truly a beauty.

Rob Hazard
03-28-2015, 05:04 PM
I'm sure Jester was designed to carry a jib, but that was normal for cats back then. She has no shrouds, though, because her hull is too narrow up there for them to do any good.
Anyone recognize that burgee?