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Old 02-08-2013, 21:13   #31
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Re: Brigantine Rig 53ft

This looks to be two different boats to me. The previous "boat porn" photo had a large mizzen staysail, where this last set has a gaff-rigged main.

Choices, choices...
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Old 02-08-2013, 21:18   #32
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Thanks - I will ask the owner / captain when I see him - it is the same boat though

I guess the more sail configurations the better !
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:58   #33
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Looks like the main boom is still there in the shot with the mizzen staysail. The two aren't mutually exclusive, a staysail with a wire luff doesn't need a permanent stay.

She is a true gem, and totally unique too. Please keep us informed! I think we all want to see more of the boat!

I would be really interested to see pictures of the hull out of the water, and of the stern, if you have them. Do you know what the construction method is? Looks like hard-chine, but tricky to tell.

Again, I hope you get her! And I hope you decide to become a CF regular too.
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Thanks - and Yes - I will get her ..... soon
and I will be around CF for a while ............. as I am sure that I will need some advise from time to time
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Thanks for the pics.
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Old 05-08-2013, 19:14   #36
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Re: Brigantine Rig 53ft

After having a close look at all the ropes on board the BK - many will need to be replaced
any advise on what type of rope - ( only the best )
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Old 05-08-2013, 19:16   #37
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Re: Brigantine Rig 53ft

12-14mm yachtbraid,cheap ,effective
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Holy crap ...

Cheap and effective I think are the only options for that much rigging!
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Re: Brigantine Rig 53ft

I think folks have tried to make the point that what you call rope on land is called line when on a boat.
If you continue to call it rope then sailors will know you are very new to boat ownership and unwilling to change your language to that of a boatowner.
Good luck on finding the proper line for your running rigging.
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Skiprjohn Thanks for your insight and advise - and I look forward to anymore advise on " Line " and Sheet's
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Skiprjohn Thanks for your insight and advise - and I look forward to anymore advise on " Line " and Sheet's
Rope is what you'll find coiled and spooled in bulk. Lines are what are used to control a ship. Sheets are the lines that control the clew of a sail. And the apostrophe is never used to pluralize a word, ever.
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Thanks for that !
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:25   #43
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Re: Brigantine Rig 53ft

G'day Indigo Moon,
We have owned and sailed 'Spirit of Sobraon' for the past 9 years, She is a GRP Spray Replica hull. Not a Roberts, however in saying that the size and look of Blue Knight is very similar to her.
We are currently in Thailand on our way around the world Circumnavigating East about via the North Pacific and wouldn't consider any other boat to do the job.
We had the option of selling her last year and replacing her with a 53' Jeneau that was only two years old for very, very little money and chose not to. The reason is that apart from the compliments we get on her looks she is safe, comfortable, easy to sail and very livable.
The design gets a lot of criticism from armchair and racer types, however the truth is as a cruising sail boat we have held our own with most, with the benifit of not having to live like a camper.
On the Indonesian rally we were concerned due to our size and perceived slow speed that we would possibly be the last boat at each anchorage. This was the first time that we had sailed in company with a large group of other International cruising boats. Of the 104 boats that left Darwin, after a 450 mile passage, we were the 18th boat to arrive in Kupang.
There are a number of badly built amateur Roberts boats that don't do the design a lot of favours, however Blue Knight looks very good. I would like to see her interior.
We have a website Home Page: Spirit of Sobraon's Travel Log The... that details a lot we have learnt along the way. Unfortunately we had a problem on the site and lost a lot of our refit pages although we are adding a lot whilst waiting out the monsoon season.
I have posted a video of us sailing down the east coast of Australia. The weather was crappy and we crossed the Wide Bay Bar at the same time as a 55 Schoning cat. We were parked in Mooloolaba 1.5 hrs before them. You know it's a rough day when a dolphin colides with you! We have heard a lot of talk about sailing with jib and mizzen I don't agree. Sprays that have similar sailing properties as the original work better reefing both main and mizzen together.


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Re: Brigantine Rig 53ft

Hello Sabroan

Very nice boat ! and yes they do look similar - I am in the process of purchasing Blue Knight from a very seasoned owner - who has spent the last 8 years living on board getting her ready for a long voyage - however he has to sell due to a change in circumstance - we will pull here out of the water next week for some maintenance and a good check all over -
As with any boat there is still plenty to do - I / We will be living on board and will not venture far until I get a good full understanding of her capabilities etc

I will be taking some Interior pictures in the coming days / weeks and will post them on here

I believe that the Blue Knight has Circumnavigated 2 or 3 times

She has many sail configurations that I am still to learn

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