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Old 23-10-2012, 09:31   #16
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Re: New here, new to sailing, and had a question

Originally Posted by Nydhog502 View Post
I am not so particular about it being a square-rigger to be truthful. If practical situation for it arose, I would love to acquire one. I'd be satisfied with an old-looking wooden (in appearance, at least) ship along the lines of a 1700's ship. I won't lie: I am a huge huge buff of history, specifically Pirates and Vikings and the seafaring aspects of the cultures. It's also been a dream of mine for a long time to sail throug Cape Horn, but that's years down the road.
If you want to sail around Cape Horn, a square rigged ship is the last kind you want to do it in. They had very poor windward performance, and poor stability. That's why so many of them were lost in storms - they couldn't make any progress into wind and seas, and ended up on rocks. Your chances of dying in the attempt are high.
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When dreams surface into reality, a slight popping sound can sometimes be heard.

Go on a cruise on one of those schooners that haul tourists around (like i did in key west). Maybe you can convince them to take you as a crew.
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Old 07-04-2014, 17:25   #18
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Re: New here, new to sailing, and had a question

One of the things I am doing with my Rosborough Schooner is re-rigging it to be practical for sailing with 2 or 3 crew, which includes taking down the square rigged sails, yard-arms, double and tipple blocked sheets with winches, etc etc. In doing so. not only am I getting rid of a lot of windage, I also am taking about 500 lbs of weight from aloft.
I also took all the internal 3000 lbs of pig iron out of the bilge and replacing it with lead.
In the end, I will have a topsail schooner rig that will have a lower center of gravity and simple enough to manage with small crew.

Fair Winds to all
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