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    Default A girlfriend from my early twenties...

    I got a Twitter message from Mytica’s current keeper, Stuart Meadows...






    I owned her from 1973 to 1983 and designed that rig...
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    Pretty boat.

    Just curiosity:

    1) Why did you set her boom so high?

    2) Why did you set the clews of her headsails so high?

    Alex

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    The spreaders look high too. I'm sensing a theme. Pretty little thing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitsligo View Post
    Pretty boat.

    Just curiosity:

    1) Why did you set her boom so high?

    2) Why did you set the clews of her headsails so high?

    Alex
    1. So as not to knock the crew's brains out every time you tack or gybe, and so as to keep the boom end out of the water when running.

    2. To allow them to take a good shape, and so as to be able to see under them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    The spreaders look high too. I'm sensing a theme. Pretty little thing though.
    She used to (and may again!) set a big yard topsail.
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    That would really set her off, I was just thinking she's crying out for a topsail. She's what, about 23 feet or so?

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    You were quite the ladies man, weren't you?

    She's a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    That would really set her off, I was just thinking she's crying out for a topsail. She's what, about 23 feet or so?
    She gives that impression, but she is much smaller - 18ft x 6ft x 3ft ("and an inch or two depending on how overloaded she is!")
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    Adorable!

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    She gets about. I took her to Holland. Ned and Kate took her to Cornwall and back to Pin Mill. Stuart took her through the Forth and Clyde Canal and cruised the West Coast of Scotland this year. Not bad for a tiny boat.
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    A jackyard for those infrequent UK ghosting days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    1. So as not to knock the crew's brains out every time you tack or gybe, and so as to keep the boom end out of the water when running.

    2. To allow them to take a good shape, and so as to be able to see under them.
    'nuff room for a Foxie by the looks of the photo.

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    Proper looking little cutter, that. Nice.
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    Struth... she sure is a looker. Inspirational... and yet further evidence that small boats rock!

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    She still a stone fox.

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    I believe the word is, Doh!

    What a lovely little thing, eh? Is that a Baby Bear bowsprit? Not too droopy, not too jaunty. Just right...

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