View Full Version : HM Bark Endeavour Under Bare Pøles

Duncan Gibbs
04-18-2015, 08:54 AM

04-18-2015, 10:13 AM
That photo makes no sense to me. If you look at the direction of the sea state, it looks at first like she is trying to go to weather under just a spanker? Impossible.

Paul Pless
04-18-2015, 10:19 AM
she's got twin cat diesels in her hold

04-18-2015, 10:20 AM
I don't think she's trying to sail to weather!

The sail is just to help balance her steering so she can keep her nose pointed into the waves.

04-18-2015, 10:32 AM
Ah. Didn't know about the diesels. Thanks.

ron ll
04-18-2015, 10:38 AM
It's a still shot. Doubt she was in that attitude or heading for very long. The spanker will help get her nose back up.

The Bigfella
04-18-2015, 11:53 AM
She looks a bit green around the gills

Peerie Maa
04-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Not the spanker, no boom. That will be a storm trysail. She is lying slightly to starboard of dead to weather. I think the shot captured a roll as she is riding the storm with the trysail helping to hold her head to weather.

04-18-2015, 12:28 PM
She has enough windage in the rigging, that she is no doubt steady on that heading relative to the wind. I doubt there is any useful headway from spanker.
I think the photo caught her on a roll, I would not expect her to be healing to that angle with nearly no sail showing.