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Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty
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.
Mark--It is my understanding that scudding sails (usually only one) were heavily built and roped and used in the manner of storm sails to allow a full rigged ship to "scud" before the wind and are/were decidedly different than the outboard light air Stunsails. Of course, I could be wrong...or be using the wrong terminology, but that was a term used by the old fishermen that once sailed the Alaska fishing boats out of San Francisco that spoke of their experiences when I was a boy chasing around the docks in Sausalito.
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Last edited by svHyLyte; 12-07-2012 at 01:09 PM.
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