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Paul Pless
10-03-2018, 05:47 AM
https://66.media.tumblr.com/590e06abccaccda5b7f535df5f31f042/tumblr_pfp2i9WKdH1u8afm5o1_1280.png

ahp
10-03-2018, 02:54 PM
What is she? I see no number on her sail.

Peerie Maa
10-03-2018, 05:09 PM
Style over substance.
A more sensible bow and longer bowsprite would be more seamanlike and cheaper. Or keep the LOD and draw out the WL would be faster.

David W Pratt
10-03-2018, 05:21 PM
No runners, or just not set up?

Peerie Maa
10-03-2018, 05:23 PM
No runners, or just not set up?

There is a line going down to where the middle crew member is sitting.

Paul Pless
10-03-2018, 05:25 PM
Style over substance.
A more sensible bow and longer bowsprite would be more seamanlike and cheaper. Or keep the LOD and draw out the WL would be faster.
Surely she was built to a rule.

Peerie Maa
10-03-2018, 05:35 PM
What is she? I see no number on her sail.


Surely she was built to a rule.

So why no racing number?
Did rules give a benefit for deck length?

amish rob
10-03-2018, 05:52 PM
Built to the rule of thumb by a six fingered man?

Peace,
Imp

bamamick
10-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Interesting. The six metre class claims responsibility for inventing that forsail, first used at an event in Genoa, Italy.

That photo makes me think that the boat pre-dates that period. 1926?

Mickey Lake

ahp
10-03-2018, 07:13 PM
Numbers or no numbers, rule or no rule, she is a beautiful boat.

Paul Pless
10-03-2018, 07:51 PM
Interesting. The six metre class claims responsibility for inventing that forsail, first used at an event in Genoa, Italy.

That photo makes me think that the boat pre-dates that period. 1926?

Mickey Lakethe pic is from 1892

BrianY
10-03-2018, 11:59 PM
Here's a link to several other pictures of her along with a similar yacht called "Madrine"

https://loc.getarchive.net/topics/pyxie+yacht

and it looks like the spelling should be "Pyxie"

"Outing Magazine" Volume XXV October 1894 - March 1895 mentions a race between Mardrine and Pyxie which Madrine won. It took place on Sept 15th at the Larchmont Yacht Club (see: https://books.google.com/books?id=YROgAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA11&lpg=RA1-PA11&dq=madrine+and+pyxie&source=bl&ots=1eR_9DJq6X&sig=iVxDIX0YqAzflicndCkyIopzpwE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiD__nRgOzdAhVLmVkKHcCOBcYQ6AEwA3oECAcQA Q#v=onepage&q=madrine%20and%20pyxie&f=false)

more from "Outing Magazine" Vol. XX April - September 1892


The most interesting event in the Mosquito race was the coming together of the two new 2i footers Pyxie owned by Mr Oswald Sanderson and the El Chico owned by H Maitland Kersey The former is a pretty looking craft of peculiar design that showed excellent speed as a drifter slipping through the water at a great rate in spite of her deep draught The latter is a fin keel craft designed by Herreshoff and she looked so sluggish and had so much difficulty in getting out of her own way that the enemies of the fins rejoiced exceedingly thereat Pyxie was handled smartly her owner being assisted by that excellent and clever amateur Mr A Bryan Alley while Mr Edward Willard lent Mr Kersey a willing hand The Pyxie was an easy winner but the trial afforded no true test of the two yachts https://books.google.com/books?id=Q6vQAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA73&lpg=RA4-PA73&dq=yacht+pyxie&source=bl&ots=yijEwDYIML&sig=fpAheF1OSU21sSQgd_QMfHEvvNA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHr4fLhezdAhXmt1kKHSkVA7gQ6AEwDHoECAIQA Q#v=onepage&q=yacht%20pyxie&f=false

and this found on Pinterest:


"Pyxie" was built in 1892 for Oswald Sanderson by Benjamin Franklin Wood from the designs of William Gardner at the Wood Yacht Yard at City Island, NY. In the first season of 11 races "Pyxie" had 4 firsts and 2 secondsFind this Pin and more on Boat classic (https://www.pinterest.com/akerdemmangalog/boat-classic/) by Ayşegul Akerdem (https://www.pinterest.com/akerdemmangalog/).

Sometimes I just love Google...