462' Yacht - In Wood

AntarcticPilot

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She's pushing the upper limits for all wood ships; HMS Orlando seems to be regarded as being at the upper limit - at 338'. And apparently even she was not very rigid in a strong sea.

So if this yacht is ENTIRELY wood, then I doubt she's sea-worthy!

More likely, she's some sort of wood composite construction, with wood over a framework, like the Cutty Sark.
 

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She's pushing the upper limits for all wood ships; HMS Orlando seems to be regarded as being at the upper limit - at 338'. And apparently even she was not very rigid in a strong sea.

So if this yacht is ENTIRELY wood, then I doubt she's sea-worthy!

More likely, she's some sort of wood composite construction, with wood over a framework, like the Cutty Sark.

The Chinese are , at the moment, building a completely wooden replica of a 15th century Ming Dynasty junk - it is and was 450 ft LOA! They sailed to E Africa and pobably beyond.
 

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I hope it suffers a better fate than the last repro, run down just before it reached it's goal.
But considered to have proved the point.
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