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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Must be a different one,Rick.
    Look up doves bay or kerikeri cruising club,Opito is the next bay to the east.
    So it seems . There's a bay and a town called Opito Bay on Coromandel. I see where you are now - nice!

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    Yes just talking about that one last night.
    Currently anchored in Whangaroa hbr, about 100 meters from Mary Harrigan.
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    It's not fair having all those duplicate names. We would never do that. It's bad enough having the POMs, Scots and Welsh copying our place names.

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    that'll be this one then, passed it on the way up from Tutukaka....
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    Just when I think I'm beginning to gain the slightest inkling of an understanding of gaff rigs, someone presents a photo like that! What the heck are those spars sitting up there above the jib for??

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    Len made and fitted those for running in the trades. I recall him saying where he saw the idea but don't remember the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Did you like my Dinghy storage John? hehe

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    I noticed that, perfect.
    Just walked and climbed to the dukes nose, absolutely fantastic,well worth the pain.
    Had a lot of fun goofing around yesterday in the vicinity of the Boyd. She was a Brig attacked by the local tribe in the early 1800's, all bar 4 massacred in retribution for a few things. Nothing to see but we were near to the spot.
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    Hey, JB, theres a thread on solar arrays, ie solar panels. Your input may be valuable.

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    Winners is grinners they say, what a great day in the Russell Tall ships and Classics race. We've had a couple of line honours over the years but to get Riada on the main Scrimshaw trophy is just fantastic.
    Magnificent weather too.. been away for about 10 days cruising a bit further north, and made a late call to enter the race. Wind up to about 15 but some big holes to sail through under the Lee of points and islands..we kept her moving, stayed with the sloops upwind and sailed away on a series of reaches. Overtook a superyacht ketch too..too light for them. Great day for us.
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    Congratulations JB and crew! Too busy for photos I'm guessing.

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    Hi Missed a visit with you up here But My what great work on your part ,great crew as well .obviously
    Cheers Len
    Where next ?

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    Hi Missed a visit with you up here But My what great work on your part ,great crew as well .obviously
    Cheers Len
    Where next ?

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    Congratulations John & crew!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Good sailing!

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    undersail.jpgHi Here is a photo of the square rig in use.Not a very good job of posting.but you can get the idea..Schooners are poor vessels for down wind work ..But a single square rig yard needs to be twice the beam and that at 28 ft is too much for short handed sailing ..I stumbled across a book in a junk shop by W.L.B. Crealock "Vagabonding Under Sail"when just after WWII he along with 3 others bought the Cutter "Content" from Edward Allcard and fitted her out for an Atlantic crossing ..They fitted the style of square rig now on the 'Mary H.That is where I got the idea and that when the 'Mary H was already 15 years old. It was a great !!! improvement.. In the photo that John put up the yards are swung forward to get inside Her beam when at anchor . Those sails which are of light fabric are stowed in their respective bags at the fore shrouds with all lines attached. They are very easy to hoist and stow. In use ,if the wind picks up as in a squall the yards can be eased forward from the cockpit ( after braces)which spills the wind .She can also be sailed with just one of the squares.We crossed the pacific from the Galapagos to the Marquasis (sp?)in 20 days under the square rig only. With the rig so far forward she just about steers herself ,The auto pilot doing very little ..The Mary Harrigan is an L.F. Herreshoff design #257 The Joann L.F.H's first big boat .She was built faithfully to the plans but with the addition of a centerboard the LFH said she should have had ..Plank on frame copper riveted. Greenheart ,backbone ,rudder floors ,centerboard and case .Long leaf yellow pine and Maine swamp cedar planking .hollow spruce spars Alaskan yellow cedar decks laid to the sheer ,caulked.Black locust top timbers caulked with cedar wedges Iron keel ,wrought iron keel bolts.The engine is offset as designed with a controllable pitch prop. We started the build in 1979 and launched her in June of 1985 ,I went onboard that evening and pleased to say still sleeping in the same bunk.She was built in the shop of J. Fogman a man the did his apprenticeship under Bud McIntosh who oversaw the construction.
    The Mary H. is an easy boat to sail .As the CE of the foresail is very close to the CE of the entire rig she is happy and balanced under jib/main or foresail alone All sheets lead to the cockpit and all sails are on travelers .On coming about it is just the helm and running backstays if being used.I have over a 100,000 miles on her most of that with a total of 2 onboard. There was a good bit of discussion a few years ago about this Schooner a few years ago ,Some of it so silly I just stayed out of it,,,
    I want to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year Cheers Len

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    Looks wonderful Len.

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    Well done John and crew.
    I miss the BOI's.
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    Thanks Len! So interesting!

    I also miss the BOIs. ...... what are BOIs?

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    Bay of islands Northland NZ Very nice area Lots of anchorages .Includes the town of Russell Which was said to have had,at one time, the greatest number of bordellos in the South Pacific. Always worth a visit.
    You are welcome... Len

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    Wow Len, thanks. What a great insight into a beautiful cruising yacht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len hornick View Post
    Bay of islands Northland NZ Very nice area Lots of anchorages .Includes the town of Russell Which was said to have had,at one time, the greatest number of bordellos in the South Pacific. Always worth a visit.
    You are welcome... Len
    Oh, thanks! I've been there and do actually miss the area - beautiful!

    Rick

    PS Never been to Russell!!!

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    Russell .... A mere shadow of it's former glory...........................

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    We are going to shift to Keri , Len, so some time at the house in the Pickmere channel by Aroha island. Gardening with chainsaw.
    Nice to see you and lovely to see all the family aboard your wonderful schooner.
    I'll take the boat back to Auckland in a week or two.

    Thanks for the wishes re the race,guys, did I mention we're still buzzing,...still buzzing.

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    You did ....

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    There's a news paper article y'know. Buzz. Worst photo I ever saw but I don't care cos buzz etc.

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    Not envious.

    At all.

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    Did I mention the superyacht we overtook by low cunning and boatspeed....

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    You did.

    I think I lost count.

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    Somebody had to post this, it might as well be me.


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    Love it!

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    Well done John and what a trophy with that larger than life piece of scrimshaw .

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    We were all so impressed until Alan showed us the competition:

    https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/01/...carousel-37223

    Rick

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    We went past that one so fast it was like overtaking a mussel farm. Wait...

    Meanwhile, my friend Paul Gilbert from Aquapix has put some great shots on faceplant. He's an artist, but of course I first check out the sail trim and second ,wish I took some of the cruising stuff off.

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    Could Paul be convinced to post some somewhere other than faceplant for those of us who are philosophically opposed to things we know SFA about?

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