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Re: Why would they do this?

Port is a relative of rum. Small English women get wasted on it at Steampunk parties.


ANYTHING Boat is Cool.

There will be a big building in your town. It's called a Library. Go inside. It's ok nothing illegal about it. If u give then like 5 bucks and an ID they will let u look at BOOKS!!!!Cool right. I freaked out when i found this out.Ask the girl at the desk...some for them are hot.Where the NAVAL ARCHITECTURE books are.They will think u are smart and smart guys are rich so they will ask u out for a drink to. Then you can go and find a book called NAVAL ARCHITECTURE , A history of. And later if you can get the library girl out of your house then u can read all about neat stuff like leeboards and walking the plank and rum.

Things to look up.

Why a CAT on a ship has no fur.
Why is there a Star on the front of a bowsprit.
What a Tea Clipper is (Nothing to do with Sarah Palin btw)
Where did they keep all the Rum.

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Re: Why would they do this?

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Ted Brewer points out that they have the advantages of being easier to maintain and inspect, difficult to jam, and leaves the cabin unobstructed by CB trunk. However, most North Americans can't seem to warm up to the look of lee boards.
Because they are butt ugly and ruin the lines of a boat.
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Port is a relative of rum. Small English women get wasted on it at Steampunk parties.
Port is no relation to rum at all. Port is closer to sherry. It is a fortified wine, not a distilled spirit.
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Port is no relation to rum at all. Port is closer to sherry. It is a fortified wine, not a distilled spirit.
IT will make you fall over if u drink enough of it.
We pirates aren't that picky.
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Because they are butt ugly and ruin the lines of a boat.
And besides, leeboards are comparatively inefficient as foils and make ballasting of the boat hard to accomplishing efficiently. They are also very tricky to engineer. They need to be able to pivot and yet withstand transverse impact loads. Their fore and aft position needs to be reasonably precisely adjustable.

Then again, Leeboards have been used for centuries, and make sense in limited applications....
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Because they are butt ugly and ruin the lines of a boat.
As they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
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Leeboards were very uncommon in ships of any era or commercial vessels except in very specific regional typeforms, such as the Dutch Jachts shown.

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Actually, the second pic is a drawing of a Ted Brewer design, Centennial.

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CENTENNIAL Centerboard or leeboards, flush decked, gaff rigged 34' sharpie ketch. Cored FRP hull and deck. OB power in well. 4 berths and good sitting headroom. An unusual yacht that will appeal to the unconventional yachtsman. Fast, able and a center of attention in any port.
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Re: Why would they do this?

Darn, I would have had my leeboards on today were it not for 2 short bolts and lack of desire to drive back into town.

Then I could have show some posters above how beautiful they can be!
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Actually, the second pic is a drawing of a Ted Brewer design, Centennial.

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I was not intended to suggest that leeboards were only used in the Netherlands. And like Brewer's Centennial, there have been other designers who have used leeboards on various designs. Two that come to mind are L.F. Herreshoff's Meadowlark, and a wide variety of designs by Phillip Bolger. They are also often used on sailing canoes and dinghies, like the one in the original post. But for the most part, in the past half century or so, boats built with leeboards are comparatively rare.

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As they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
I prefer "Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes to the bone".
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