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    Default Mary Ann

    No not that Mary Ann. This Mary Ann showed up in the drivjway of the house across the street from where I was working last week. She looks to be strip planked. Not very big, maybe 16. Do any of you know her?

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    Default Re: Mary Ann

    Stout looking 16 footer.
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    reminds me of this Atkin design: http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/Pocahontas.html

    altho, appears to be different

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    Pretty little thing... looks complicated. Does it have a "Lute stern".

    Oh, and thanks for remindimg me what it's like to do a little grading/pioneering in Maine...

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    Wow. Interesting!
    Looks like a topmast schooner with careening legs and a jib-boom.

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    It might not even be 16’. And are those black tubes sponsons? I originally thought they we part of the trailer. I hope it’s still there on Monday. I’ll pull over and take a closer look.

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    Must have one heck of a rig.

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    Default Re: Mary Ann

    Those appendages do look like they are part of the boat.

    If you scale a design down in size, the mass of the boat decreases to the cube of the factor you are using, but the sail are only by the square. So if you build a 1/4 scale model, it will weigh only 1/64th of the original, but still have 1/16th of the sail area. Compared to the original it will be way over-canvased. Could those appendages have been an attempt to correct this problem?

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    Movie prop?

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    I'd say she has some square sails, and they are wrapped around the yards in the tubes.

    The chain plates indicate that there are two masts.

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    Default Re: Mary Ann

    Awesome, a privateer.

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    It's a baby Baltimore clipped. I need one.
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    It looks to me that the ‘shape’ below the chain plates is a cradle, and the tubes are storing other boat gear...spars, sails, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schweiss View Post
    It looks to me that the ‘shape’ below the chain plates is a cradle, and the tubes are storing other boat gear...spars, sails, etc.

    Lets hope so. I’ll take a closer look if she’s still there in the morning.

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    Well, I looked.

    Those three black plastic tubes on each side are indeed sponsons. Imagine the drag they must make while under way.

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    I first thought it was about this Mary Ann.

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    I think the Law of Mechanical Similitude caught up with the builder. (Thank you Westlawn.)
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    Default Re: Mary Ann

    If you blow up the photo, a lot more becomes apparent. Those appendages are indeed "sponsons," and the capped pipe tubes appear to indeed be some sort of flotation appendages added to the sponsons. She appears to be a nicely done "character boat," a miniature of a much larger vessel, but, as mentioned, she appears a bit over-canvassed, even for a Baltimore Clipper type. The sponsons are explained by the mainmast laying on top of her with rather substantial doublings. She must be extremely top-heavy, not to mention over-canvassed. When one considers that the full-sized vessels of the type were notoriously tender to begin with, this one must have been a real "widow-maker" without her "wings."

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    Default Re: Mary Ann

    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Manheimer View Post
    I first thought it was about this Mary Ann.

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    I think the Law of Mechanical Similitude caught up with the builder. (Thank you Westlawn.)
    Thats my kind of Mary Ann..

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    Looks more like Ginger.

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