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brian.cunningham
09-06-2004, 11:42 PM
Just in case you've never seen one before, here's on of europe's sailing barges converted to a liveaboard.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_boat_detail.jsp?currency=USD&units=Feet&checked_boats=1184348&slim=quick&
43' Traditional leeboard flat-bottom De Twee Gebroeders Skutsje
http://newimages.yachtworld.com/1/1/8/4/3/1184348_1_thumb.jpg

Hwyl
09-07-2004, 05:26 PM
Curses, I thought it was going to be a "proper" leeboard barge (as in Thames Barge). Apocriphally they were (are) so flat bottomed that sometimes the suction would hold them in the mud as the tide flooded. The'd send the boy up the mast with a hammer and he would pund on the truck, The resulting vibration would free the suction.

brian.cunningham
09-07-2004, 09:52 PM
BOING! :D

martin schulz
09-08-2004, 11:24 AM
Fortuna:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid127/pe62ebd51515088c29f60a9bfab4d90c0/f7f3142c.jpg

Did you know that those freaky dutch usually have flower boxes with cranesbills on their boats?