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Tall ship re-launched in NS

The iconic schooner Bluenose II, that is featured on the Canadian 10 cent coin, has been relaunched today after almost 3 years in refit. Purist decry the fact that little remains of the original ship - only the deck houses and spars were retained from the original - but the new hull is supposed to be a more accurate rendition of the original 1921 hull. The Bluenose II replica was built in 1963 of pine on oak frames, as was the original. The life expectancy of these hulls, under workboat conditions was perhaps 20 years. The 2012 version uses laminated frames, tropical hardwoods, and epoxy encapsulation, hopefully assuring a much longer lifespan. Sail on, Bluenose II !

Bluenose II relaunched | The Chronicle Herald
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I have just done a service on my deck broom. Put a new head on it and a new handle and now it should be good for another 2 years or so. After that I may finaly splash out get a new one.

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I have just done a service on my deck broom. Put a new head on it and a new handle and now it should be good for another 2 years or so. After that I may finaly splash out get a new one.
And that relates to the Bluenose...how?.....
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wow,absolutely beautiful......captg
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I think the original Bluenose was on the dime! I remember it as a child, before I ever heard of the replica. I always liked Bluenose II, seeing her in Lunenburg harbor in the winter, standing so light and proud on the surface and looking ready to roam the seas, that's what reignited my interest in sailing, many years ago. It struck a chord in my heart when I saw her.
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And that relates to the Bluenose...how?.....
Well they just buits a new ship and stuck the old name on it.

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Purist decry the fact that little remains of the original ship - only the deck houses and spars were retained from the original -
In my experience, the woodenboat "purists" think the exact opposite. They constantly wax lyrical about the "longevity" and "ease of repair" of old wood boats. They talk about boats where nothing but a couple of scraps of original wood remain as being "rebuilds".

It's all Abe Lincolns axe in reality - 10 new handles and 4 new heads but it's still "Abe's axe".

It's even more absurd when you consider that it was a replica in the first place - the original Bluenose sank off Haiti shortly after WWII.

The opposite attitude seems common about glass boats - if it needs new wiring and an engine rebuild it should be ground up and put in a landfill.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Well they just buits a new ship and stuck the old name on it.
Yes, they built a replica using the same plans, and the same building techniques. There is no other ship like her, and she is a piece of Canadian heritage.

There are some great time lapse videos on YouTube following her construction if anyone is interested.

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Aaahhhh! Forgive my failure to see the connection. Nice article summing up all of the work. I think I'll check out the other pictures mentioned above.
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Yes, they built a replica using the same plans, and the same building techniques. There is no other ship like her, and she is a piece of Canadian heritage.

There are some great time lapse videos on YouTube following her construction if anyone is interested.
That's for sure. AFAIK Bluenose is the only racer of any kind that retired undefeated and that was after 20 odd years.

She also holds the record for racing & winning against the competitor with the ugliest name ever - the "Gertrude L. Thebaud".

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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