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    Default too over the top?

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    No.
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    Very pretty. Glad I'm not the guy who has to maintain the varnish, though.
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    Two running backstays?

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    Lots of boats like that around here. Many with more varnish though.

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    Never over the top unless you have to refresh the varnish yourself, or worse, pay the yard to do it.

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    Bit heavy on the burgundy stain if you ask me. The decks are very nice. I'm going to pretend they are canvas.

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    Silent maid is a beautiful cat. I saw here when she was being constructed and I have seen her sailing. There is something about a catboat that big with a bone in her teeth
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    Two gaff span shackles?
    On a boom?

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    such a misogynist boat name

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    Very nice. And in 50 years when she's a little worn, the new owner can paint her white. No problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Two gaff span shackles?
    On a boom?


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    A Cat's rule, Seen Silent Made sailing with Russ
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    A totally awesome boat. See "A New SILENT MAID" by John Brady. WoodenBoat Magazine Issue #214, May/June 2010.

    Some stats from the kind folk at Off Center Harbor:

    LOA: 33′ 0″
    Beam: 12′ 6″
    LWL: 28′ 0″
    Draft: 2′ 0″
    Boat Type: B-Class catboat
    Gross Displacement: 4,000 lbs.
    Sail Area: 1,400


    Another great recapturing of an old design is Tim Fallon's Kathleen, a 28' Hanley. This is her about to dock under sail (no engine for Tim) after having sailed up the Mystic river, the two bridges and all. A little after this snap, Tim rounded up, drifting a few boat lengths to weather of the dock, dropped his hook, and drifted back. Economical seamanship.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    A totally awesome boat. See "A New SILENT MAID" by John Brady. WoodenBoat Magazine Issue #214, May/June 2010.

    Some stats from the kind folk at Off Center Harbor:

    LOA: 33′ 0″
    Beam: 12′ 6″
    LWL: 28′ 0″
    Draft: 2′ 0″
    Boat Type: B-Class catboat
    Gross Displacement: 4,000 lbs.
    Sail Area: 1,400


    Another great recapturing of an old design is Tim Fallon's Kathleen, a 28' Hanley. This is her about to dock under sail (no engine for Tim) after having sailed up the Mystic river, the two bridges and all. A little after this snap, Tim rounded up, drifting a few boat lengths to weather of the dock, dropped his hook, and drifted back. Economical seamanship.

    Displacement 4000Lbs? ,.... I'd even be amazed if she was 4000 kg, Still a very impressive boat.

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    it should be renamed "a maid that can speak her truth to power"

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    I don't have any reason to doubt Off Center Harbor's report. Silent Maid is incredibly ultra light displacement. When she's out racing she carries a very large and heavy crew who provide. When out for fun, sometimes a large light crew as below.


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    Not so over the top, but affordable. Not sure about the mizzen, but maybe some of our experts will weigh in.


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    This pic shows how little she has in the water.


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    Not sure about two winches on the mainsheet, but the main is huge

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Two running backstays?
    Had that on KATE. Tacking was an interesting time, which required careful coordination.
    Ideally :

    One man on helm.
    One man on jib release, One on jib haul in/winch.
    One man on staysail release, One on staysail haul in/winch.
    One man on main release, Two on main haul in and winch.
    One man on backstay release, One on backstay haul in.

    Don't think I missed anyone, but that was ideally, most of the time it was done with five.
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    It's one running backstay with a check stay linked in to the same.

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    The A cats and the original Silent Maid hail from the Barnigat Bay just north of here. The joke about that body of water is, if you find yourself in the water and drowning, stand up. She needs to be shallow drafted to stay out of the mud
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilberj View Post
    Displacement 4000Lbs? ,.... I'd even be amazed if she was 4000 kg, Still a very impressive boat.
    I don't think the sail area or the displacement are correct. Edwin Schoettle, in Sailing Craft, gave her sail area as 950 square feet. This agrees with the number given by Cruising World. According to the build blog, her displacement is 13,000 lb.

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    Those numbers I believe.
    Whimbrel weighs in a little over the design Meadowlark displacement of 8000Lbs. The Meadowlark is a pretty skinny 33' x 8' x 1.3' and falls into the very light displacement category. A boat with that beam I just cannot see 4000LB's

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