SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > Old boat going fast
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Old boat going fast Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
10-24-2012 10:19 PM
Capt Len
Re: Old boat going fast

Back in the day , white indicated wealth and a paid crew to hang and dry. Egyptian cotton was the bees knees. Working dudes used flax sails and soaked them in acorns ,bark. fish oil and ocher to prevent rot. Red sails in the sunset were tanbarked and the tone of the ocher told all where you're from. Dusky dacron is as close as we come to that heritage today. but 8 knots at midnight under a press of 1800 sq ft of 10 oz tanbark ( dacron) works for me. And you can steer by a star too.
10-24-2012 08:14 PM
Classic30
Re: Old boat going fast

Quote:
Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I've never understood why anybody would have a plain white chute - the colours make it so much more fun.
Back in the days of plain 'ol cotton sails, white was the in thing. Some people used to tan their sails to reduce glare, but it seems brightly coloured sails didn't appear until the invention of plastic.

Plain white makes the patches less obvious...
10-24-2012 11:06 AM
RobGallagher
Re: Old boat going fast

Great shot. Thanks for sharing.
10-24-2012 11:00 AM
SloopJonB
Re: Old boat going fast

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Yes, rather an unfortunate choice of cloth for the spinnakers - plain white would have looked nicer. :0
I've never understood why anybody would have a plain white chute - the colours make it so much more fun.
10-24-2012 10:52 AM
nolatom
Re: Old boat going fast

Woo-hoo, an assym carried out on the old wooden pole. They're hard-core.
10-24-2012 10:46 AM
Barquito
Re: Old boat going fast

Not to mention, they always seem to be rigged to carry an abundance of sail.
10-24-2012 10:13 AM
ccriders
Re: Old boat going fast

I think we sometimes forget that the lines of these boats, that we find so beautiful, were primarily drawn for speed. Not accomodations below and size of cockpit, but full out speed under sail.
10-24-2012 10:05 AM
Sanduskysailor
Re: Old boat going fast

Hartley. What the heck are you talking about? The title of the post was descriptive not a comment. A 55 boat going fast in 35 knots of wind is not surprising, so what. Your statements about plastic boats being slower etc means what? According to the owner the boat doesn't surf being 60,000 lbs.So what. The multi-colored staysail and spinnaker are quite striking when seen in person.

My intent in posting was to show an old classic steaming along with full sails and a massive bow wake. Great pic from a cell phone, that's it.
10-23-2012 10:26 PM
Classic30
Re: Old boat going fast

Yes, rather an unfortunate choice of cloth for the spinnakers - plain white would have looked nicer. :0

I'm not sure why you might think old boats travelling fast is somehow unusual. There are many old "gentleman's yachts" (we have two here racing regularly - built 1895 and 1905) that can easily out-run a modern plastic given the right wind/sea conditions.

If anything displacement yacht speeds have probably got slower as the years have passed. Doing +15kts on a large old gaffer is a pretty exhilarating ride - and God help you if you hit anything!
10-23-2012 10:22 PM
CBinRI
Re: Old boat going fast

Just gorgeous.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.