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Old 17-05-2013, 16:19   #31
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Re: why does it have a sail?

Very interesting and also eccentric in many ways. Some even look like extended tug boats along the waterline. Not my taste but heck, ... I can appreciate the eccentricity and exceptional difference. I guess it is great fun for those involved ... now, will I cross the ocean with one? Yes, the day I have a death wish haha. Would I enjoy the space and apparent large cosiness inside? Yes, if I looked forward to the fun, didn't want the adventure of the ocean, and had the camaraderie of my fellow (likeminded) sailors! Damn, I am tempted to go and interview them and see what it's all about. I'm not tempted to live that life though. HORSES FOR COURSES. Have fun there, fellow sailors!
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Old 17-05-2013, 20:05   #32
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Re: why does it have a sail?

i cant figure out where the helm is?
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Re: why does it have a sail?

The traditional method is a tiller which comes up from the rudder stock over the stern rail. The helmsman's position is in a sunken well:

http://www.smallcraft.net/research/t...and_in_london/
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Re: why does it have a sail?

The modern Dutch equivalent:

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Old 17-05-2013, 23:30   #35
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Re: why does it have a sail?

yep, even has the car on the foredeck...
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yep, even has the car on the foredeck...
that's typical, although the automobiles are often placed behind the pilothouse.

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Old 18-05-2013, 04:49   #37
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The traditional method is a tiller which comes up from the rudder stock over the stern rail. The helmsman's position is in a sunken well:

Small Craft: Late 19th & Early 20th Century British Yachting - The Sailors: Holland in London

so if someone bought such a thing today they would install a pilothouse and hydraulic steering?
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Naah... slap an ST2000 on it... go anywhere...
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Old 18-05-2013, 05:42   #39
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Re: why does it have a sail?

lol
never have seen those before.
bit under rated thou, the barge weights 15 ton.
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Re: why does it have a sail?

some sad news. the owner scrapped the boat. i think thats a huge loss, as that is some shockingly good woodwork, and if it had not been on the left coast, i would be the new owner. i love unique things.
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I like it! That would be a perfect liveaboard for my wife and I.

Just the right boat for the US Gulf and East coasts, the ICW/Great Loop, and the inland waterways.

Lots of room for my 2 dogs to play also!

Here's a video of some of those barges racing:

FAN-TAS-TIC vid, where the ### did you find that? Ordinarily i hate racing in sailboats - sort of contradiction in terms taken over by rich f^^ks but that was a lesson in sportsmanship...alas, those days are gone...maybe
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The U.K. version designed for two handed sailing
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FAN-TAS-TIC vid, where the ### did you find that? Ordinarily i hate racing in sailboats - sort of contradiction in terms taken over by rich f^^ks but that was a lesson in sportsmanship...alas, those days are gone...maybe
"Yachting" was basically invented by the Dutch. Even the word is Dutch...
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