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post #119 of Old 12-07-2012
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Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Studding sails? In those conditions? 40 knots? I don't think so.

They are the sails fully outboard of the courses. Pronounced Stunsails.

They are light weather sails and in modern times I think quite small.
Was wondering about that myself. Don't believe that there is any such thing as a scudding sail per se. According to a 19th century sailing manual scudding was the practice of running before the wind in storm conditions. According to the manual the sail used was a reefed fore course or fore topsail or if the wind was too strong under bare poles.

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