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Old 27-02-2010, 13:24   #1
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Oyster Sloop 'HOPE' Photos

Some photos of the oyster sloop HOPE, which is believed to be the last oyster sloop built on Long Island Sound.

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Old 27-02-2010, 13:30   #2
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I am probably way off here but wasn't Spray rumored to be an oyster boat, or at least designed after one?
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Old 27-02-2010, 14:02   #3
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I am probably way off here but wasn't Spray rumored to be an oyster boat, or at least designed after one?
That sounds right.
I think he refers to it as an old "oysterman", but I am not sure
exactly what that means.
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There's a similar design on the Chesapeake called the Skipjack. Also used for oystering, under sail. Not too many left, but some are still working. Others take tourists out for rides...

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Just about the ugliest thing I have ever seen.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:40   #6
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Yeah, the skipjack would be the more famous version of this boat.
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It has interesting lines??
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I've got a question I've always wondered about (but was afraid to ask): Why is it that some of these older boats have their helm facing the stern? Is it due to the location of the rudder post being so far aft?
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It is called a worm drive and is considered a very robust way link your steering device to your rudder post.
see:
Worm drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The wheel is mounted on a shaft with teeth on it, the teeth connect to a cog on the rudder post that moves the rudder. Where the wheel is mounted makes it easy to link the two.

This is just my interpretation, I could be wrong.
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Just about the ugliest thing I have ever seen.
You have led a very sheltered life, then.
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Notice the winking eye next to the post.
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Another oyster sloop, the CHRISTEEN in Oyster Bay, NY

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Notice the winking eye next to the post.
I thought that meant you were trying to buy us a drink!
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