Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Full or fin keel?
The flying cloud was a clipper ship that could outrun most pirates, not to mention she was one of the last, so most of the wars done with sail were long past.
Fast was quite right. According to the wikipedia entry, the maximum logged speed for Cutty Sark
was 17.5 knots - with an average speed over six days on one London to Melbourne trip of a little over 15kts!
Nothing slow about that..
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office