Originally Posted by Serene86
When I worked on schooners bananas were considered bad luck by sailors for a few reasons:
1. Bananas ripen quickly so required fast vessels to transport them. Skipjack schooners were used but tended to capsize
and sink when overloaded with bananas.
2. Hands of bananas would occasionally harbor tarantulas which would invariably wind
up biting a hapless crew member
bloody heck! i've been going bananas with this thread and having real fun. now i've got to be serious for a moment.
skipjacks aren't schooners. they are traditional chesapeake bay
working sloops used to dredge oysters. they have a strongly raked mast
and a huge powerful low aspect bermuda
main and a clipper style bow. i believe they were a development of the bugeye but, i might be wrong about that.
now, back to the fun.