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SchoonerRat
08-04-2008, 07:02 PM
This past weekend's visit to the Long Beach Classic Boat and Auto Fest left me just a bit wanting for lack of any sailing craft. Sunday morning greeted me with a phone call from the sailing bud who spent a good part of Sat. drooling over old wood with me. After seeing a newscast on the local tele, he thought he had a cure for my lust.

A fifteen minute drive over a couple of cool bridges (I really love bridges, we don't have nearly enough of them in So Cal) brought us to the main channel of LA harbor, and this.

After a lifetime on the water, it's not often I can look at a boat and feel TOTALLY UNQUALIFIED to sail her. This one leaves me totally in awe every time I see her. It had been some 30 years since I had been aboard her.

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/04.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/06.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/07.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/08.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/09.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/11.jpg

clancy
08-04-2008, 10:34 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d31/inuitsea/schon/SER9/a03c36ea.jpg

This is a pic of the Eagle's wheels. What is the tube mounted on the front of the binacle for?

SchoonerRat
08-04-2008, 11:04 PM
This is a pic of the Eagle's wheels. What is the tube mounted on the front of the binacle for?
Not sure what the tube is for. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe storage for a spyglass?

Anybody up for a few more pics?

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/12.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/13.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/14.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/15.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/16.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/17.jpg

SchoonerRat
08-06-2008, 06:13 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/18.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/19.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/20.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/21.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/22.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/25.jpg

SchoonerRat
08-07-2008, 01:00 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/27.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/28.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/29.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/30.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/32.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/33.jpg

Art Read
08-07-2008, 10:53 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/irvheller/wb/eagle/32.jpg

Surprised to see locking hitches on those belaying pins... Skipper on ROMANCE would wince and moan the first time he spotted some new, green hand, (translate: me...) try that on HIS ship! Never did it again though... Perhaps it's just for harbor show?

(Great pics though, Nice to see her again...)

TimH
08-07-2008, 11:10 AM
well it IS the Coast Guard...

SchoonerRat
08-07-2008, 06:19 PM
well it IS the Coast Guard...
and she is in port....with lots of idle, inexperienced hands walking around on her. The locking hitch could help prevent a big boo boo!

PatCassidy
08-09-2008, 09:51 AM
Locking hitches - I sailed on boats that require locking hitches and boats that did not allow locking hitches.

If you have relatively small lines on your boat, the locking hitches could bind on the belaying pin. However on a boat the size of the Eagle, those large lines are not going to bind. And, in a green water situation, a line with a locking hitch is much less likely to be carried away.

The composition of the line could also make a difference. Different types of line could have different risk elements regarding the propensity to bind.

PatCassidy
08-09-2008, 12:48 PM
Regarding the tube on the front of the binnacle, it houses a soft iron bar that is used for making adjustments for compass deviation. It is called a Flinders Bar.

Hwyl
08-09-2008, 02:43 PM
I saw her sailing in a stiff breeze in the Straits of Florida, the only time in many tens of thousands of sea miles that I've actually called a boat on the VHF to say how good she looks. The reply they gave was appropriate to the military. I thing it was "Thank you Sir, this is Eagle out".

There is a sparsity of pictures of her really sailing on the web. I found this

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_8KsoyQoEAmg/R2wT6FLkUJI/AAAAAAAAFKQ/eqEurEiuut4/apuscg_EAGLE_FOR_REL_050WS.jpg


I agree with Pat Cassidy, about the locking hitches, I think they're O.K. if there are enough turns on the cleat belaying pin to hold the strain before the hitch is put in. I like to use a slippery locking hitch, then I use the bigh of that to hold the coil.

Ed Harrow
08-09-2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks for the pictures. Gareth, all I see is a little red 'x'.

J. Dillon
08-09-2008, 08:27 PM
An outstanding set of images, Thanks. I especially like the ones back lighted under sail that Gareth posted.:D

JD

Hwyl
08-09-2008, 08:41 PM
I don't see anything now either, oh well there's my memory bank