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Old 17-10-2008, 20:36   #1
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Please Help! Can you identify this sailboat?

Okay, so a friend sent me the link to this model of a sailboat and is trying to tell me the starboard side is opposite to what I believe it to be. (more below pic)In my eyes the bow of this boat is facing to the right and the stern to the left. Can anyone help me identify this boat (name, era, explanation of the riggin, etc.) and help me to explain to him (if I'm right, of course) the parts of this boat? I have limited experience with sailing, but I'm pretty sure I'm right (the stern is clearly on the left). I'm really an amateur when it comes to this and I'd really love for him to hear it from someone with far more knowledge than I.
Here is his explanation (crude as it may be):

"Now that you have a clear picture of the boat model do you still believe that the boat is the wrong way around? Notice the sail is on the left of the image and mast, placing it infront of the mast. The stabilising ropes come from aft of the mast (right side of image) to counter exertion place upon the mast by the drag of the sail. These 2 ropes must be aft of the mast (right side) therefore placing the bow on the left side of the image. Further more, to enable the sails to collect a dragging force (wind) ropes are secured to the corners of the mail sail sheet etc and secured behind such sail. These ropes are secured on the vessel on the right of the image which makes the right side the aft, the steering deck at the aft of the vessel. This quarter deck is also the deck that they (2 crew members) steer from. I wasn't sure about the rigging around the main head sheave and how the main jib was hoisted and lowered so i'll take a hammering there. That makes their starboard keel accurate. Stupid and accurate. Let me know if you agree after studying the clearer image."
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Old 17-10-2008, 20:55   #2
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He is correct. The steering oars are in the rear (right) and the boat has a canoe stern. The forward cuts the water and has a large keel wood like the old Greek war ships.
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Oh yeah!

The pictures. The sail is surely facing the forward end.




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Thank you all so very much for your timely replies! I've let my friend know he's right and I'm wrong... hanging my head for not looking a bit closer at the placement of the sail, rather paid more attention to the hull of the boat. Anyhow, I'm learning and will learn even more by perusing these forums! Again, thank you all!
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So the "axe bow" or "revears bow" that we see on some of the new mega yacht designs is definitly not new.
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James,

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Hi Ora,

Speaking hydrodynamically, the hull would do better travelling with the rounded end forward, but that understanding is relatively recent.
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