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Teadaemon
Jan-24-2007 @ 11:11 PM                           Permalink
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As many of you may have gathered from my other posts, I like to sail, an unashamed rag on a stick merchant if you will. Now I have to admit that even by the standards of my peers I'm a bit weird, as one stick just isn't enough. Frown

I've got a real soft spot for small boats with more than one mast, whether they be ketches, yawls, schooners, or something else entirely (I've seen plans for a 46' Brigantine that might just be Broads legal, although you'd be pushed to lower any of the masts).

I realise that they're never going to be really popular on waterways where dropping the mast is a regular occurence, but equally I know I've seen a few over the years (the only one where I can name a class of boat being a Drascombe of some description that I saw on Barton one year (not sailing though Frown )). Does anyone else own a multi-stick craft? Have you seen one on the Broads?

As a final point, I've been very taken for a number of years by Phil Bolger's Chebacco 19' cat yawl trailer-sailer (lots of piccies and info at the Chebacco owner's site), and intend to build one as soon as I have the time, money, and space to do so. I think the design would work really well on the Broads, anyone got any thoughts on this? (I should add that the mizzen is about as big and bulky as a dinghy's sailing rig, and a tabernacle is available as an option in the plans).

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I've seen quite a few twin-stick boats about, most recently one with red sails at Thurne Mouth this autumn. Being the skipper of a stinky, I'm not into that sailing lark (looks too much like hard work) but I have to admit that the twin- stick jobs do look quite pretty though.

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I haven't got to grips with just one of them yet !   Scared


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Teadaemon,

If you have more than one stick on your craft do you think you could "mount" one on to a little stinky boat moored in Ranworth please LOL

You will know the owner of said boat in a few minutes, he has always wanted to have a sailey boat.



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I know of a 23ft Hunter Yacht with 2 masts which moors at Ranworth, she is a stunning looking boat. Perhaps if you are in the area you could have a word with the owner, they have been moored there for about 2 years and love to sail her.

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Hi Teadaemon,
another Phil Bolger fan, excellent mate!! In his latest book, 'Boats with an Open Mind' he has some pretty good looking boats, and all easy to build. Which version of the Chebacco would you think of building? I'd go for the clinker ply round bilge version as she looks a lot finer than the hard chine version, personal opinion only.
I use to sail an old Lysander on the broads many years ago which I fitted out from a bare hull, and this had a yawl rig, complete with fiddle head clipper bow, bowsprit, main, mizzen, jib and staysail, all on a boat seventeen feet long! Didn't make it go any better, but lots of bits of string to play around with. Keep us up to date if you decide to build.
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Jan-26-2007 @ 12:19 PM                           Permalink
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... and after all MAt, that's what really matters, especially if you can play around with them and tweak them now and then... best done on your own boat of course!!! Playful Wink

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Shock horror dismay   Evil Grin

Its bad enough that 99.9% of you cause enough mayhem with one sticky up bit as it is,but to add even more to the situation is beyond belief.   Tinhat

Gill this calls for the Multi coloured square pills.

Steve (fellow mod help me out here mate)  can you mobilise your anti sailey fleet for me,

Two Masts im going to have nightmares again.


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Now now Roy, in the absence of Gary C. I need to step in to curb your excessive anxiety... the second stick can be quite small really, so not too bad...

Let's face it, it's two sticks on one boat, not two boats...

This isn't helping is it? OK Gill, It'll have to be the pills!

Danny

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Hi

We spotted this on the Bure in July ..... he wasn't making much headway at the time but it looked very cute! (I'm still not getting the hang of the terminology am I?  Smile  )

Carol

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