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 on: August 03, 2016, 02:07:33 pm 
Started by EAP - Last post by sonosail
Thank you. You are undoubtedly right about the spinnaker. Not so sure that this is a brochure photo since I've seen no evidence that Pearson ever offered an inner forestay of any sort on the 10M. Probably will never know for sure. In any case, I'll get with my rigger.  EAP

It's not an inner forestay.   just a free flying jib attached to the jib halyard with the tack attached to something on deck aft of the normal jib tack position.  I seriously doubt you ever want to have a inner stay from which you would hoist another sail. on this particular bout. The foretriangle looks too tall and skinny. 
A 'baby stay', maybe which would have an entirely different function.

 62 
 on: August 01, 2016, 08:02:38 pm 
Started by EAP - Last post by EAP
Thank you. You are undoubtedly right about the spinnaker. Not so sure that this is a brochure photo since I've seen no evidence that Pearson ever offered an inner forestay of any sort on the 10M. Probably will never know for sure. In any case, I'll get with my rigger.  EAP

 63 
 on: August 01, 2016, 01:44:44 pm 
Started by Judy Blumhorst - Last post by Judy Blumhorst
Cape Cod Shipbuilding - Mercury 17
Rig Dimensions

I =14.85'
J =5.58'
P =18.5'
E =8.58'
Class Spinnaker Pole 5.42'

Source: from the 1959 sail plan drawing.  P  and E taken from notes on the plan.   I and J dimensions derived from scale and measurements.

Judy Blumhorst
HydeSailsDirect.com

 64 
 on: August 01, 2016, 04:18:52 am 
Started by Sami Lehtonen - Last post by Sami Lehtonen
Hi

The founder of Nautor Mr. Pekka Koskenkylš manufactured three 40m sloops in early nineties but they are not mentioned on your database. There were three GRP mouded hulls made with different interiors designed by Pekka Koskenkylš himself. Here a couple of links:

http://www.charterworld.com/?sub=yacht-charter&charter=mirabella-3428
http://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=symirabella-iii-6090
http://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht/5696098e05a3e368ec227059/latitude/
http://www.superyachts.com/sail-yacht-3270/mirabella-i.htm
http://www.yim.hu/eng/mirabella-i-143

 65 
 on: July 29, 2016, 01:01:24 pm 
Started by shipwright - Last post by sonosail
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=6256

 66 
 on: July 29, 2016, 07:29:10 am 
Started by MARTIN - Last post by MARTIN
Hi

I have written a work of fiction set on Loch Lomond in Scotland. A part of the story is that my hero builds a GREAT PELICAN 16' sailboat, and I want to illustrate one on the book cover.  My intention is not to use a photograph directly, but to use it as a base for a sketch/watercolour, but I am worried about breaching somebody's copyright.  I have found what I am looking for on the web, but there are no details of who took the shot, or whether the image is royalty free.  The image shows a 3/4 shot, sailing from right to left towards the viewer, with a single sailor wearing some kind of hat.  I don't seem to be able to include the image with this email. Can someone help?

David


 67 
 on: July 28, 2016, 08:45:12 am 
Started by YankeeDoodle - Last post by YankeeDoodle
I have access to a Loos #2 which seems to be the correct gauge for the cable thickness...  I have also come to find out that I think it was 1974 ???? before all manufacturers were required to place hull plates or hull stamps into new boats ????  Thoughts anyone?

 68 
 on: July 27, 2016, 10:40:10 pm 
Started by shipwright - Last post by shipwright
 ;)Hi Troops: was looking at a utube video of a Phantom cat fitted with hydrofoils are ther any in Australia?
Shipwright

 69 
 on: July 27, 2016, 10:33:58 pm 
Started by shipwright - Last post by shipwright
 ;)Hi Troops, a hydra cat looks like a small Tornado apparently 1200 were built. Often see one up for sale.
Shipwright ;)

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