OK I KNOW THIS IS A MOBO FORUM BUT...........PIX

drewstwos

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HI all

Yesterday for once the weathermen almost got it right. the weather that is! Bright blue day, little wind. They told us it was going to be NW.... HA !!!! SW as it happened but what's 90 deg between ..dare I say ..friends. Only troulble was that it put the wind, such as it was agin' the tide. Lumpy stuff, as is well known for the Isle of Man. But never mind that.
However, on arriving at the harbour and putting to sea, what did I see. (excuse the pun) but this.
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so had to go closer to see this.

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Hmmm,,,, my memories of the verious rigs has faded over the years but I seem to remember a brig had two squared yards on the foremast and a brigantine had three...also the word Barque comes to mind . But I am sure some younger forumite will correct me.

However,,, a lovely sail training ship looked to be steel built. Same sort of scheme as the Malcolm MIller and the Sir Winston Churchill. she did however,, MOTOR out of the harbour, so all is not lost on this forum.

I have a friend who constantly asks me to fill his shop deep freezer with mackerel for sale as bait. Yesterday was great for that...
Sorry OMEGA but the pix would not have been anything out of the ordinary, so I refrained HE He !! , and I know you would have been unimpressed, but I will get the BIG ONE before the season ends........

Enjoy your boating all

Drew..................
 

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A very fine and elegant vessel, for sure.

I think she would be described as either a topsail schooner or a brigantine.
A brig has two masts, and is square rigged on both. A barque has 3 (or more) masts, and is square rigged on all but the aft most mast. A fully rigged ship has square sails on all masts.
 

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Information here.

They describe her as a Topsail Schooner, and allegedly she was converted from a tug.

I find that hard to believe; I suppose it would provide plenty of room down below but surely she'd have all the sailing characteristics of a 1960's tower block .....
 

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I took the pic from Freebird/ my own 26 ft Mitchel/Aquastar. The paperwork says Mitchel... BUT !!!!! You could have seen her is several of my previous posts. A plodder. but very safe in a seway.

Drew.
 
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