View Full Version : Ralph Winslow Ketch "Mistral"

09-08-2004, 08:26 PM
Hi Everyone,

My first post here. I have done alot of reading on the forum and it has been fun learning new things. Thanks to Scot at Woodenboat for helping me register..

I am wondering if anyone knows what happened to Mistral. She was for sale and sitting Rockland, ME when I last saw her in March of this year. She's beautiful in her sail plan and I hope that she has gone to a good home and will be sailing again.


martin schulz
09-10-2004, 06:14 AM
If you are talking about this schooner "Mistral"




...then I can tell you that the boat is currently in Flensburg. Unfortunately I don't think the owner is happy with her - she is already listed at Baum & König yachtbrokers:
Baum & König yachtbroker (http://www.classic-yachts.de/Events/Boatshow/)

martin schulz
09-10-2004, 06:16 AM
Oops - sorry, suddenly I realize that you are looking for a ketch. :cool:

09-13-2004, 11:26 AM
I kept tabs on that boat for a while under the Cannell, Payne and Page Yacht brokers site. It had pics of the boat with snow inside and she looked beaten up. She'd be a real prize with a few bucks and some elbow grease. Make that lots of bucks and a crew.

09-13-2004, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by martin schulz:
Oops - sorry, suddenly I realize that you are looking for a ketch. :cool: Isnt a ketch just a schooner with the masts in backwards? :D


09-14-2004, 10:46 AM
Yes, sort of. A ketch only has two masts, I've seen pictures of schooners with five. Seems even the normally gifted nomenclaturist sailors of old were stumped by them as well, as in: foremast, mainmast, #2, #3, mizzenmast (I think that's the right order for the mizzen). I don't think you could "single hand" one!

Lucky Luke
09-14-2004, 12:08 PM
Martin: "unfortunately" you said?
Well, present owner may feel a little more "fortunate" after having pocketed the 780,000€ he is asking for!!!!! :eek: