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Old 11-09-2012, 23:39   #766
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What is a sprit called when its on the back of the boat?


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Old 11-09-2012, 23:42   #767
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What is a sprit called when its on the back of the boat?


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Bumpkin.

Is that at Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island?
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Old 12-09-2012, 00:19   #768
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Is that at Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island?
Nope! That's at the guest dock in the Everett Marina.
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Old 13-09-2012, 17:16   #769
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also called a boomkin....usually there to extend the attachment point of the backstay or for sheeting a boom (usually a mizzen on a yawl but some mains go outboard of the transom). My boat had a boomkin put on for a self-steering gear, but owner decided that lashing the tiller worked just as well.
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Bobkin or boomkin.
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Old 03-10-2012, 14:22   #771
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Re: Nautical Oddities

Seen in St Peter, Guernsey. The big windmill on deck is connected to an underwater propeller.

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Old 03-10-2012, 19:31   #772
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Seen in St Peter, Guernsey. The big windmill on deck is connected to an underwater propeller.

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Which is he prop? Idea is interesting -but this is a wee bit top heavy.
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How do you reef after feathering the prop???

Answer: A quick excercise with a chainsaw or a capsize !
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According to a poster on the quay, the blades on the windmill are controlled in pitch, to keep constant RPM on the propeller in the water, whatever the wind speed.

But I agree with seniormechanico: in a storm, the heeling torque on the mast could exceed the catamaran stability. Cats with wing masts have been known to capsize in port with all sails down.

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The Hot Tug....



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must not be good on gas
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This has been fun and it has kept me up too late. Here are some of my favorites.
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This has got to be one of the greatest boating inventions since the anchor!

Back It Up and Forget It | Boat Docking System - YouTube
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