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mmd
05-31-2017, 01:58 PM
https://rosebayletters.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/img_1859.jpg

Wawaloon (Wild black bird)

Rig: Gaff Schooner
LOA: 42'
LOD: 34'
LWL: 25'
Beam: 9'
Draft: 5'
Built: Big Cove - Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia - Launched 1946
Designer / Builder: David Mason

mmd
05-31-2017, 03:14 PM
http://www.nsschooner.ca/uploads/1/8/9/6/18961699/1393566147.jpg

Amasonia

Rig: Marconi Schooner
LOA: 44'
LOD: 38' 6"
LWL: 34'
Beam: 9' 6"
Draft: 6'
Sail Number: 10
Built / Launched: Harold and Tom Mason - Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia
Launched: August 1935
Major Rebuild: 1963
Designer/ Builder: Harold Mason
Homeport: Heckman's Island, Nova Scotia / Lahave River Yacht Club

amish rob
05-31-2017, 03:26 PM
By Order Of The Emperor For Life, you are hereby ordered to continue posting lovely schooners on this thread.

Please.

Peace,
Emperor For Life (And Schooner Fan!)

Steve McMahon
05-31-2017, 03:30 PM
Wow, when I first opened the thread I thought it was Sea Hawk, which was the boat that introduced me to sailing in the mid 80's.
Sweet pictures.

mmd
05-31-2017, 04:05 PM
Since the Emperor For Life has decreed it, another NS schooner:

http://www.nsschooner.ca/uploads/1/8/9/6/18961699/1395863665.jpg

Hebridee II

Rig: Marconi Schooner
LOA: 42'
LOD: 36'
LWL: 26'
Beam: 9'
Draft: 6'
Built: 1963
Designer: William Roue
Homeport: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hebridee II has been donated to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic as of September 2009.

Here is the press release:
A small schooner designed by the same naval architect who created the iconic schooner Bluenose has been donated to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

The museum thanked the family of the late Edward Murphy of Halifax at a reception today, Sept. 4, for the generous donation of the 11.3-metre (37-foot) Hebridee II. The recreational schooner was designed by William J. Roue in 1936 as a scaled reduction of the original, much larger, Bluenose.

Built at the Weagle Boatyard in Dartmouth in the winter of 1952-53, Hebridee II may be one of only four of the design built. Mr. Roue frequently visited the boatyard during the vessel's construction and even sailed the schooner immediately after launch.

In the mid 1960s, Hebridee II became a founding member of the Nova Scotia Schooner Association (NSSA), a group of more than 20 Nova Scotia designed and built wooden schooners still competitively racing.

"She has an impressive pedigree," said Eamonn Doorly, boatbuilder at the Maritime Museum, of Hebridee II. "As a Roue-designed schooner, built, owned, and sailed locally, with a distinguished relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and the NSSA, she is an important addition to the museum's small-craft collection."

Museum staff plan a thorough condition assessment of Hebridee II before appropriate restoration. They will then re-establish the schooner's longstanding relationship with the NSSA.

CWSmith
05-31-2017, 04:11 PM
Since the Emperor For Life has decreed it, another NS schooner:

Hebridee II....


Oh, yes. I like that very much. I'd like to put some miles under that keel!

Wilson Fitt
05-31-2017, 04:13 PM
I was looking at Wawaloon this afternoon and speaking with her owner. She is in very good shape, tight seams, gleaming under new paint and ready to launch next week. He plans to be at the NSSA regatta in Shelburne NS this summer. Next winter's program includes repowering and significant work on the deck. Lucky boat to have such an owner. He also owns a very original 1940 truck, parked alongside today. A very cool combination ...

mmd
05-31-2017, 04:18 PM
Hi, Wilson. Nice to see you here. Yes, and old schooner with an old pickup truck as a fetch-it would be pretty cool.

mmd
05-31-2017, 04:24 PM
Stuffing a schooner. Notice the relative shapes of the spars - can you say, "rigging stress"? I estimate that the bowsprit is about six to eight feet underwater...

https://novascotia.ca/archives/images/NSIS/06695.jpg

amish rob
05-31-2017, 06:00 PM
So great.

Thank you.

Peace,
E. F. L. (Now Abbreviated!) :)

jackster
05-31-2017, 06:19 PM
Since the Emperor For Life has decreed it, another NS schooner:

http://www.nsschooner.ca/uploads/1/8/9/6/18961699/1395863665.jpg

Hebridee II

Rig: Marconi Schooner

So, even with a gaff foresail, it is still considered a Marconi rigged boat?

mmd
05-31-2017, 07:30 PM
^Yes.

SchoonerRat
05-31-2017, 11:17 PM
http://www.classicboat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Marriette-of-1915_resized.jpg

Out sailing.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5565832ae4b0449b500597c6/5565b252e4b0801bbb96f7a6/55717c7ce4b055a35da11f7c/1434537383150/?format=1500w (https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=imgres&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwiL_9-M5JvUAhXnrVQKHS0YDjcQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.classicyacht.tv%2Fjournal%2F2 015%2F6%2F5%2Fkelpie-of-falmouth-the-racing-tender&psig=AFQjCNFRFb0PgVNHNtJ1g7Lq-PLLFF7IXA&ust=1496376794174496)

And tied up alongside her little sister.

jackster
06-01-2017, 05:26 AM
http://www.classicboat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Marriette-of-1915_resized.jpg

Out sailing.

Aw-inspiring pictures, SchoonerRat!
So she never has to reef!? :)

CWSmith
06-01-2017, 08:50 AM
http://www.classicboat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Marriette-of-1915_resized.jpg



That is just about the ultimate schooner photograph. Wow, that is great!

SchoonerRat
06-01-2017, 09:17 AM
That is just about the ultimate schooner photograph. Wow, that is great!

She is pretty much the ultimate schooner. I don't think Mr. Perkins traded up when he sold her to build Maltese Falcon.

Actually, she's a bit big for my taste. I'd be much happier with that little girl huddled up next to her...in fact, I was.

mmd
06-01-2017, 09:29 AM
I have been limiting my postings to smaller schooners, ones that can be reasonably dreamed about and lusted for. However, seeing that the big-boat cherry has been busted, here is one of my favourite images of the Queen of the North Atlantic:

http://mdphoto.ca/uploads/3/4/1/7/34178936/s398947653101099670_p56_i1_w576.jpeg

SchoonerRat
06-01-2017, 09:36 AM
Aw-inspiring pictures, SchoonerRat!
So she never has to reef!? :)

Yikes!!!

I've been drooling over big schooners since I was old enough to drool. I've never seen...I can't imagine...YIKES!!!

I know, I know. When it gets windy they take off the big ones and bend on the small ones?
Roller furling in the spars?
Canting keel?

Her skipper is an electronic acquaintance. I will get to the bottom of this.

SchoonerRat
06-01-2017, 09:46 AM
I have been limiting my postings to smaller schooners, ones that can be reasonably dreamed about and lusted for. However, seeing that the big-boat cherry has been busted, here is one of my favorite images of the Queen of the North Atlantic:


That's a much more dynamic photo. And a lovely lady.

I'm sorry for causing thread drift from your intended direction. I couldn't see the trend. I've always figured, "If you're gonna lust, lust big". I lusted after that little girl for decades...and it worked.

mmd
06-01-2017, 09:50 AM
Hey, not any problem with me about thread drift if the drift results in more pics of schooners. Drift away!

mmd
06-01-2017, 09:57 AM
How about a trip on the wayback machine, and a peek at a schooner-rigged Tancook whaler, taken at Blue Rocks (outside of Lunenburg, NS), probably sometime around the turn of the last century:

https://www.folkartmaritime.com/extra_mile/images/tancook/tancook_whaler.jpg

amish rob
06-01-2017, 10:28 AM
Michael,
I was in Alameda for about 87 seconds recently and saw the pinky schooner called Tiger. I hope you saw Ted's excellent pictures and video.

She is a lovely boat, to me. She looks very proper and old fashioned, you know.

I just sort of feel you would really appreciate her. That whaler shot reminded me of her. Sort of. :)

Peace,
Robert

P.S. My favorite schooner was there, too. She's "just" an old hay scow, though, so she's not for everyone. :)

mmd
06-01-2017, 10:49 AM
Rob, the pinky schooner and Tancook whaler are a lot alike; some say that the whaler is derived from the pinky. They certainly are distinctive vessels. I have an artist's proof print of Bill Gilkerson's painting of a Tancook schooner in my living room.

http://www.gilkersonart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sailboat.jpg

amish rob
06-01-2017, 11:01 AM
I always thought the pinky stern thing was weird and ugly until I saw it in real life. It just looks so, well, right. :)

The schooner I saw was so well done. She was done in a real workboat fashion. Neat, tidy, well made and finished, but not one ounce of flash for flash's sake.

I have always been a fan of the Tancook boat in Chappelle's book. They look lovely vessels to me.

Peace,
Robert

P.S. That painting is cool. :)

mmd
06-01-2017, 11:28 AM
I watched the staff boatbuilder at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - a guy who learned his trade at Clarence Heisler's boatshop - build a Tancook whaler in the traditional manner (except for the outdoors on a beach bit) a decade or so back. Even he was impressed at how easily the hull was to plank up.

CWSmith
06-01-2017, 12:04 PM
She is pretty much the ultimate schooner. I don't think Mr. Perkins traded up when he sold her to build Maltese Falcon.

I have to ask. What is her name? I should probably know it.

amish rob
06-01-2017, 12:10 PM
I watched the staff boatbuilder at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - a guy who learned his trade at Clarence Heisler's boatshop - build a Tancook whaler in the traditional manner (except for the outdoors on a beach bit) a decade or so back. Even he was impressed at how easily the hull was to plank up.
Would I had the chance to work on somesuch as that, muchless the wherewithal to own it. :)

Peace,
Robert

SchoonerRat
06-01-2017, 07:51 PM
I have to ask. What is her name? I should probably know it.

The big girl is the schooner Mariette, 138' built in 1915.

Her little sister is Kelpie of Falmouth nee Kelpie, formerly of SoCal, 65', built in 1928. Kelpie has gotten a fair amount of attention here on the WBF.

Steve McMahon
06-01-2017, 07:52 PM
Kathi Ann II and Sea Change

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11813269_10155089306018647_7146347818124555000_n.j pg?oh=bd6fe3d71d867313b8915f234a715d1b&oe=59B5E80D

Steve McMahon
06-01-2017, 07:53 PM
Comet II

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11800070_10155089306183647_2559234835937774744_n.j pg?oh=c3fdc9bf8b9f8a6c3f630f0ea4ebdc72&oe=59E6FD59

Steve McMahon
06-01-2017, 07:56 PM
Avenger, rail down.

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12705437_10155848413248647_7318850425306314080_n.j pg?oh=c738230ab9b80c130136033bfbde353a&oe=59E43E9C

Steve McMahon
06-01-2017, 07:57 PM
Atlantica

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12715525_10155831983748647_2427746840829122056_n.j pg?oh=d269125085becd78912bf0be2262988e&oe=59A16528

Steve McMahon
06-01-2017, 07:59 PM
https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13880140_1022632567773716_970767745498665621_n.jpg ?oh=551f2545fed1a1b7309c7f7f5d8e4c9f&oe=59B4F79D

Paul Pless
06-01-2017, 08:14 PM
Fabulous pic there. Thanks.

SchoonerRat
06-01-2017, 08:16 PM
These Schooner Porn threads are the main reason I keep hangin' around here. Thank you gentlemen.

If you really want to get rid of me, just stop posting them.

Steve McMahon
06-01-2017, 08:36 PM
Fabulous pic there. Thanks.

Shamelessly stolen from the NS Schooner Association Facebook page. (The ones I posted)

Garret
06-01-2017, 09:23 PM
Wonderful thread, thank you!

mmd
06-02-2017, 07:11 AM
Steve's pics are of the Nova Scotia Schooner Assoc. races in years gone by. This year the races are being held in Shelburne, NS (about an hour from where I live). from August 6th to 13th. It is a great racing venue with lots of good shoreside vantage points, and Shelburne is a nice little historic town with a significant connection to the American Revolution. Y'all aught to come up & visit. Take The Cat. Visit awhile.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Regattas/Nova-Scotia-Schooner-Assn-2014/i-xLfC22m/4/374cb591/X3/NSSA%20Riverport%2014%2012-X3.jpg
(photo by Peter McNaughton, McNaughton Media)

Paul Pless
06-02-2017, 08:25 AM
getting it on right here

http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/06/WWC12-RT0283edit-2.jpg

Paul Pless
06-04-2017, 07:01 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3j92k2WMAA4sG0.jpg:large

mmd
06-04-2017, 08:21 AM
A couple of schooners in-frame, being built by David Westergard at The Dory Shop in Lunenburg.

http://www.adpost.com/classifieds/uploadmtb/lu/lunenburgschooners/lunenburgschooners.1.jpg

Sailor
06-04-2017, 09:33 AM
Has he found a buyer for the second one yet? First one was sold a few years ago IIRC. Last I saw, the second one was sitting under a tin roof with no walls waiting for a buyer so they could finish her interior. No screw, no aperture for one either. I've been tempted and even went looking for someone to talk to at one point. My wife prodded me toward asking but there was nobody around to speak with. More curiosity than purchase intent really, I have my eye on another boat that I'm working on building now.

Paul Pless
06-04-2017, 09:36 AM
A couple of schooners in-frame, being built by David Westergard at The Dory Shop in Lunenburg.These are truly lovely boats

SchoonerRat
06-09-2017, 11:17 AM
Aw-inspiring pictures, SchoonerRat!
So she never has to reef!? :)


Yikes!!!

I've been drooling over big schooners since I was old enough to drool. I've never seen...I can't imagine...YIKES!!!

I know, I know. When it gets windy they take off the big ones and bend on the small ones?
Roller furling in the spars?
Canting keel?

Her skipper is an electronic acquaintance. I will get to the bottom of this.

Okay, there is only one answer to this question that makes any sense. But...it makes so little sense that I wouldn't believe it until hearing it from the skipper's own mouth...actually the skipper's wife's mouth. These are her racing sails for inshore racing.


http://www.classicboat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Marriette-of-1915_resized.jpg

One must assume she also has a suit of racing sails for offshore racing, and a suit of delivery sails, and a small fleet of 40' containers to follow her around the world. This is not schooner sailing as I know it!

jackster
06-09-2017, 01:41 PM
Well, '...this is a thing I've never known before, it's called easy livin'...'
Thanks for the information, Rat.

mmd
06-10-2017, 10:31 AM
I can't let this drop to page three; a friend was sailing in this year's Antiqua Race Week and took a few photos of schooners there. This is Mariette and Spirit of Bermuda:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d19/mmd_ns/Mariette%20and%20Spirit%20of%20Bermuda_1.jpg