Re: [AtkinBoats] Jasper
- Some old-timers called the leg o' mutton "cat ketch" rig a "pirogue rig"
because it was used on the old-time "periaugers" on the East Coast. A look
at the online dictionaries finds that "pirogue" is synonymous with
"piragua" and "periauger" and means either a dugout canoe (Cajun pirogues
are of course plank replacements for dugouts) or a "flatbottom sailing
boat with two masts." When used to describe a rig the word has nothing to
do with flat-bottom canoes.
The Jasper Rick Johnson built is pretty gussied up. The plans call for
plain plywood sides, not lapstrake, and the decking is less elaborate than
Rick's. Unfortunately, I've never seen Foxglove under sail. Her latest
owner seems to prefer rowing. <shrug>
BTW, Rick Johnson was at the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Festival last weekend
building an Uncle Gabe's skiff, from Sam Rabl's book, for a nascent rowing
club at Toledo. I was surprised at what a nice shape resulted from Rabl's
simple instructions! :o) There ain't nothing wrong with well-designed
flat-bottom boats, and they can even be pretty.
On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:07:33 -0700, Michael W wrote:
> Hi Dennis, My first thought is that Jasper is definitively not a double
> ended flat bottomed canoe aka Pirogi & misnamed....
A man who is "ill-adjusted" to the world is always on the verge
of finding himself. One who is adjusted to the world never finds
himself, but gets to be a cabinet minister. <Hermann Hesse>