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    Saw Columbia berthed at New London. Some pics.











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    Nice! Thanks Kevin.
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    Breathtaking! Thanks for posting.
    I wonder what size crew it takes to handle a vessel that large?
    Any nuke boats across the river at General Dynamics?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    You are welcome, Skip!




    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Breathtaking! Thanks for posting.
    I wonder what size crew it takes to handle a vessel that large?
    Any nuke boats across the river at General Dynamics?


    No subs to be seen, though the two southernmost barns had doors closed, and one had lights on.

    Some pics( Where is Nick? He has probably spent loads of time at similar facilities.)












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    Hello Kevin,

    Thanks for posting those photos of such a beautiful big boat!

    The hardware shown in those close-up shots is just mind-boggling to me!!!

    Thanks again.

    Regards,
    Alan

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    Beautiful!
    I think she is steel, isn’t she?

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    Hoo-Ah!

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    Beautiful, I love the sheer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Beautiful!
    I think she is steel, isnít she?
    yup. very carefully built to not look like steel.
    for example,
    The "top timbers", the frame heads that support the bulwarks ,are individually fashioned, all different, to appear as wood. So much more work than steel box beams
    the last photo in Kevins post #2.

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    Fascinating stuff, thanks for the pictures and especially the detail ones. I had a lot of fun figuring out why some things were done the way they were and how a huge boat solves some of the problems faced in my little 15' dinghy, just on a much larger scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Jeff View Post
    Fascinating stuff, thanks for the pictures and especially the detail ones. I had a lot of fun figuring out why some things were done the way they were and how a huge boat solves some of the problems faced in my little 15' dinghy, just on a much larger scale.
    carefull with that ,it don't really work that way

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    OOF. she's mighty AND she's impressive.
    What color are their hands now?

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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Jeff View Post
    Fascinating stuff, thanks for the pictures and especially the detail ones. I had a lot of fun figuring out why some things were done the way they were and how a huge boat solves some of the problems faced in my little 15' dinghy, just on a much larger scale.
    carefull with that ,it don't really work that way
    At the end of the day a 141' schooner and a 15' dinghy are just holding cloth up in the air to catch the wind. Both have some of the same problems to overcome and it's interesting to see how that's accomplished on a larger scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    Wow!


    She is berthed just south of the ferry dock, John. Worth the fare and the ride.

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    Fabulous! What was she doing in New London?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan71 View Post
    Hello Kevin,

    Thanks for posting those photos of such a beautiful big boat!

    The hardware shown in those close-up shots is just mind-boggling to me!!!

    Thanks again.

    Regards,
    Alan


    You are welcome!

    She is a meticulous replica as Bruce stated. Her builder is a former fisherman, who now heads a shipbuilding firm. He builds vessels for oil rig service and research, but built this as a private project, having loved fishing schooners since a young man.

    Details here: https://www.superyachtworld.com/yach...d-classic-6863

    Image of interior from above link.



    Under sail.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I wonder what size crew it takes to handle a vessel that large?
    It depends...

    Bluenose, which is of similar size and rig, was sailed by the skipper, the cook and two boys when the men were out in the dories fishing, but this was under short sail (often just scandalized foresail, jib and jumbo). When running to and from the banks, she usually sailed with a crew of five men on each watch - skipper, bowman, helmsman, and two deckhands. When racing she carried a crew of twenty-two to twenty-four.
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    I see from the picture in post #19 that the original also had a deck house, although half the size of the present day boat. Something about that deckhouse takes away from the beauty of the hull and overall vessel, but I guess is necessary for charter guests.
    About that picture: Both boats are on starboard tack, yet the original in flying that fisherman sail (I believe that's what it's called) on the port side yet the new boat is flying it on the starboard side. Any idea why or which is best?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Fella built two of em. The other hull ,(bare), is in his place in Florida, Eastern Shipbuilding.
    The present Captain is the chap who owns When and If !

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    Steel hull, word is the shell plate had lines marked on each piece so guys with rosebud torches could heat it to get compound curves they needed for the location. Sea trials she made 9 knots in 10 knots of wind, I hear the main still frightens the crew working it, loft that made the sails did the main in the local (Lunenburg)high school gym. An economy sized sail loft. Gotta be a thrill to jibe the main, lot of horsepower confined to the sheet.

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