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Ted Hoppe
05-31-2017, 09:26 AM
http://static-sailfeed.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/workboat.08.jpg

Figment
05-31-2017, 09:28 AM
That droopy boomkin certainly catches the eye.

I wonder what advantage it offers over one that followed the sheer. Less likely to snag and CF the sheet in a gybe?

Gerarddm
05-31-2017, 09:35 AM
Whatever the practical merits, it doesn't look very, ah, manly.

bamamick
05-31-2017, 09:37 AM
It looks a very wholesome design to me, and has a history of seaworthyness.

Mickey Lake

Paul Pless
05-31-2017, 09:43 AM
Albert Strange?

CWSmith
05-31-2017, 09:43 AM
That droopy boomkin certainly catches the eye.

I wonder what advantage it offers over one that followed the sheer. Less likely to snag and CF the sheet in a gybe?

I must admit that I've never liked the look of it, although it may have practical applications. Otherwise, it looks like a very nice cruising design at least from here.

BrianY
05-31-2017, 09:56 AM
"Droopy Boomkin"....wasn't that the name of a 1960's-era British folk musician?

Paul Pless
05-31-2017, 10:00 AM
That droopy boomkin certainly catches the eye.'steved down', doesn't sound quite as bad

amish rob
05-31-2017, 10:03 AM
"Droopy Boomkin"....wasn't that the name of a 1960's-era British folk musician?
Yes. I remember his hit "Ash Banana". Great song. :)

Peace,
Robert

BrianY
05-31-2017, 10:15 AM
Yes. I remember his hit "Ash Banana". Great song. :)

Peace,
Robert

great indeed |;)

wizbang 13
05-31-2017, 10:26 AM
Is the name of the boat Seabird ? Cuz that is not a Seabird Yawl.

mmd
05-31-2017, 10:30 AM
IMHO, the "droopy" boomkin is that way so that when the boom is swung out, the angle of the falls will have sufficient downward angle to keep the boom tip from being lifted by the sail.

jackster
05-31-2017, 10:43 AM
Thomas Fleming Day Seabird Yawl...

http://sailboatdata.com/imagehelper.asp?file_id=8424

Nicholas Scheuer
05-31-2017, 10:49 AM
Jackster has it right, hard chines, unless there are more than one "Seabird Yawl"..

webishop14
05-31-2017, 10:55 AM
The OP is a double-ender (looks to me). Jackster's isn't. Also, can't see a hard chine on the OP. But then again, I am blind.

Ted Hoppe
05-31-2017, 10:56 AM
Thomas Fleming Day Seabird Yawl...

http://sailboatdata.com/imagehelper.asp?file_id=8424

ones with chines do plane. When they are properly set up they will win modern phrf races. I once saw a seabird in the delta ditch race to Stockton. They were laughed at by many young active racers on the fantastic plastics and Lycra. The boats all started together. Once the seabird popped the fisherman and the spinnaker she ripped through the through the dozens j24s and 22s. no one was laughing after that except for the crew of the seabird that finished the race 35 mins ahead of anyone else.

Canoeyawl
05-31-2017, 12:03 PM
http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/details/494/Albert-Strange-28-ft-Gaff-Yawl-1923-/yacht-for-sale/
CHARMINA is one of the last Albert Strange designs built (1923) and has only had 6 owners in her 90 years. Among them was author Keble Chatterton who owned her in the 30s and wrote three books about his trips “Through Brittany in Charmina”, “On the Riviera in Charmina” and “To the Mediterranean in Charmina” – a copy of each goes with the boat.

jackster
05-31-2017, 01:04 PM
ones with chines do plane. When they are properly set up they will win modern phrf races. I once saw a seabird in the delta ditch race to Stockton. They were laughed at by many young active racers on the fantastic plastics and Lycra. The boats all started together. Once the seabird popped the fisherman and the spinnaker she ripped through the through the dozens j24s and 22s. no one was laughing after that except for the crew of the seabird that finished the race 35 mins ahead of anyone else.

Well that's a great story. The one I sailed on seemed quite slow with the working sails in 10-12 knts. It never occurred to me to race with fisherman and the spinnaker!! Thanks.