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post #19 of Old 09-02-2013
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Re: Here's sone pretty girls

Very nice ships! I was in Penetanguishene and Midland last weekend and got to see the Niagara and the Pride of Baltimore which are a pair of jauntily raked topsail schooners.

To tack a tall ship with squares you actually head up into the wind and allow the backing of the squares to drive the nose around, only tacking them after the fore and aft sails tack across. They are quite maneuverable even at very slow speeds. Big circles though because of the long keels.
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