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Old 03-08-2010
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WanderingStar answered my urgent plea for some winter sailing. I guess he could hear the cries of sailing withdrawal from a few dozen miles away. Anyway he answered the call wonderfully.

Here's a shot of the proud owner of a fine wooden boat.

And a shot of him on the bowsprit.

For me, it was one of the first times sailing with a bowsprit, so I made the most of it.

And this one (to prove I really was there)

She has a unique (to me) steering quadrant, made up of some interesting gears. I wish I had a picture of it to show you. Anyway, the steering, combined with a full keel and balanced sails, make for some very steady steering. You could let go and stay on course for a long time.

Not working so hard at the helm

More pictures coming later today.


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Last edited by Bene505; 03-08-2010 at 03:16 PM.
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