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Old 05-05-2013, 19:14   #1
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why does it have a sail?

i saw this:
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why would they put a sail on it?
i mean you surely wouldn't cross oceans with it would you?
i dont get it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:16   #2
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Re: why does it have a sail?

Might help with fuel economy ... LOL
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:19   #3
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Re: why does it have a sail?

Hmmmm. One of the pics she appears to sailing close hauled...and with leeboards raised.
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:20   #4
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Re: why does it have a sail?

but would you take it in the ocean? and whats a lee board? is that like a raise-able dagger board?
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:34   #5
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Re: why does it have a sail?

It's a typical design dating back to the 16th century capable of hauling goods up and down inland waterways as well as plying shallow coastal waters or even cross channel trade. Traditional Thames sailing barges are similar and have an equally long history.

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and whats a lee board? is that like a raise-able dagger board?
Yes, but being on the outside they do not need a water tight fairing in the hull which would take up cargo space.
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:45   #6
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Re: why does it have a sail?

so do you think they brought it here on a boat, or do you think they sailed it here?
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Old 05-05-2013, 20:01   #7
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so do you think they brought it here on a boat, or do you think they sailed it here?
You will find many unique and seemingly unsuited bluewater boats located throughout the world far from their points of origin or build. I looked at a 90', 1910 Dutch sailing barge in Baltimore several decades ago. I doubt they all arrived as cargo, but rather on their own hulls.
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Re: why does it have a sail?

I would not really want to sail one across the Atlantic, as sailing barges of this type are not ideal for long off shore passages and Atlantic crossings. From my experience they are stiff vessels with a quick and somewhat unpleasant roll, but they routinely make cross channel voyages and it can get pretty rough in the English Channel. As to whether the owner sailed this one over or had it shipped, I have no idea, but there is no reason to suppose, given proper planning and weather windows that it could not be done.
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Re: why does it have a sail?

Yuck.
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Re: why does it have a sail?

Met a fella down in Columbia about 10 yrs ago, had a 50 + ftr vessel looked a lot like this one ! Lee boards and all ! Not anywhere as fancy as this one inside, but it was a steel barge sail boat. He said he brought it over from Holland where he bought it ! He was a x navy seal, and hade all the dive equipment you could think of aboard, he had changed from a german diesel to a detroit but other then that she was pretty old style !! Must have been pretty seaworthy as she was a long way from home !! Just sayin they all don't look alike but they all sail ! I believe his name was Chris, as best as an old guy can remember!!
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Re: why does it have a sail?

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:

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Yuck.
I was about to disagree with you, because it's just a style. Then I looked at the interior. Yuck, indeed!
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I was about to disagree with you, because it's just a style. Then I looked at the interior. Yuck, indeed!
I think the interior is the only saving grace for this vessel... The ship itself just looks atrocious.
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Re: why does it have a sail?

if you look at Rembrants portraits,you will see many of these vessels depicted,this style of vessel during the 15-18th centuries was the back bone of european trade,and fulfilled the role of todays road and rail transport before steam power.

don't knock em,
america as a colony would probably not exist as we know it,and would be a latin american backwater if it was not for the power of the french,dutch and british economic trade and sea power!
these vessels were state of the art in their day!
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Personally.... I think she's lovely... in and out...
But as some may have gathered by now...
I'm seriously weird..
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