Okay, so a friend sent me the link to this model of a sailboat and is trying to tell me the starboard side is opposite to what I believe it to be. (more below pic)
In my eyes the bow of this boat
is facing to the right and the stern to the left. Can anyone help me identify this boat
(name, era, explanation of the riggin, etc.) and help me to explain to him (if I'm right, of course) the parts
of this boat? I have limited experience with sailing, but I'm pretty sure I'm right (the stern is clearly on the left). I'm really an amateur when it comes to this and I'd really love for him to hear it from someone with far more knowledge than I.
Here is his explanation (crude as it may be):
"Now that you have a clear picture of the boat model do you still believe that the boat is the wrong way around? Notice the sail is on the left of the image and mast
, placing it infront of the mast
. The stabilising ropes come from aft of the mast (right side of image) to counter exertion place upon the mast by the drag of the sail. These 2 ropes must be aft of the mast (right side) therefore placing the bow on the left side of the image. Further more, to enable the sails
to collect a dragging force (wind) ropes are secured to the corners of the mail sail sheet etc and secured behind such sail. These ropes are secured on the vessel on the right of the image which makes the right side the aft, the steering deck
at the aft of the vessel. This quarter deck
is also the deck that they (2 crew members) steer from. I wasn't sure about the rigging
around the main head
sheave and how the main jib
was hoisted and lowered so i'll take a hammering there. That makes their starboard keel
accurate. Stupid and accurate. Let me know if you agree after studying the clearer image."
Thank you in advance!