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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I like this sort of schooner, too:



    Steve Brown’s “Novara”.
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    A whole herd of 'em!

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    couple of island built jobbies

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    Schooner sailors love to get blown offshore!

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    Stays'l vs. gaff...

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    So... a schooner is a sailboat?!

    Who knew? Not Ethan Suplee...

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    Gaff tops'l schooner built by Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen in 1930, 63' x 16' 2" x 8':

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    So... a schooner is a sailboat?!

    Who knew? Not Ethan Suplee...

    A schooner is not something you put beer into. That's what the schooner crew is for!
    Schooner sailors love to get blown offshore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoonerRat View Post
    A schooner is not just something you put beer into. That's what the schooner crew is for!

    ftfy...
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    I am sure I am in a minority, but for me the only proper schooner is a gaff rig. Any other kind is an abomination to Poseidon.

    The acme, of course, is a topsail schooner, i.e. Lynx and Pride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    I am sure I am in a minority, but for me the only proper schooner is a gaff rig. Any other kind is an abomination to Poseidon.
    Definitely.

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    I thought the Schooners Rule was pretty simple --

    At least two masts, and the forward one shorter.

    GTFOH with your 'brigantine' nonsense. Also your gaff, staysail, bermuda quibbles!!! <G>
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    Originally Posted by SchoonerRat
    A schooner is not something you put beer into. That's what the schooner crew is for!
    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    ftfy...
    A schooner is not just something you put beer into. That's what the schooner crew is for!
    I will accept your correction, but only on a technicality. By the same reasoning, a wheelbarrow is something that you put beer into. Likewise a bottle, a cardboard box, an 18-wheeler...

    These examples are merely a means of transporting the beer to its final destination. After being put in the schooner crew, the beer is processed and no longer will it resemble beer.

    The destination "schooner crew" can certainly be replaced by other final destinations such as "football fan", "bar patron", or "thirsty guy doing hard work on a hot sunny day".
    Schooner sailors love to get blown offshore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoonerRat View Post
    After being put in the schooner crew, the beer is processed and no longer will it resemble beer.
    I don't know about that. I've unfortunately had beer that tasted (and smelled) like it had already been "processed"... <grin>
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    Staysail schooners seem like a solution looking for a problem to solve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    I am sure I am in a minority, but for me the only proper schooner is a gaff rig. Any other kind is an abomination to Poseidon.

    The acme, of course, is a topsail schooner, i.e. Lynx and Pride.
    proper schooner then

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    Have to agree with MMD, but there's still some decent stuff to be found if you're lucky, and keep out of the pubs with endless large screen soccer matches . "Rydw i eisiau cwrw da", I want some good beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    One wonders how that vessel isn't ripped apart by all that force. Wow. Pretty though, in a "Who shot Roger Rabbit" heroine kinda way.
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    Just don't turn her up !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    One wonders how that vessel isn't ripped apart by all that force. Wow. Pretty though, in a "Who shot Roger Rabbit" heroine kinda way.
    Talk about not a very good movie, but what a brilliant movie...

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    workd's fastest schooner

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    One wonders how that vessel isn't ripped apart by all that force. Wow. Pretty though, in a "Who shot Roger Rabbit" heroine kinda way.
    The Suzanne wasn’t ripped apart because she was designed built and rigged by William Fife III. And certainly had a very good crew, considering that out of consideration for Mr Beken, she is travelling through Cowes Roads in that picture.
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    Now this is a really useful schooner

    The Millpm built Nelly Bywater.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Staysail schooners seem like a solution looking for a problem to solve.
    Winning races being the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Staysail schooners seem like a solution looking for a problem to solve.
    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Winning races being the problem.
    are not most staysail schooners simply cutters with an inconvenient spar?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    So what if one famous statement was made. It doesn't alter the fact or definition of the rig. And Nina isn't the only staysail schooner that existed.
    The evolution of the rig ended up as Staysail, before any late modern renaissance that is.

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    I did a fair bit of design work on this one:

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    Not a proper schooner on the Internet though , Michael.

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    I will defer to Paul's oft-used monosyllabic response to that, John... <grin>
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    Then there is this Nigel Irons / Covey Island Boatworks 'fusion schooner' Farfarer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    I like this sort of schooner, too:



    Steve Brown’s “Novara”.
    Interchangeable rigs; Nice for carrying spares.
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