Re: Help identify this schooner
> Perhaps this is the same boat prior to the cabin?Maybe it comes from mixed origins? Parts are Bolger-ish, eg. the
glasshouse (pilot station?) (instead of a bubble?) before the
Parts are Benford, eg junk schooner sailplan - but that's just old
Chinese practice any way isn't it? The sheer seems too excessive to
me and midships freeboard too low to be a Benford "BADGER".
Parts may be Selway-Fisher. The cabintop and deck profile are sort
of like that of a PIONEER 21' Dory/Sharpie http://www.selway-
fisher.com/Yacht2024.htm (2nd from top, BTW while there take a peek
down-page at new pics of the YAMATO JAPANESE FISHING BOAT)
It's hard to judge the scale of the flickr boat - LOA is about 14
times the diameter of the life-ring on the quarter, but about 18
times the tyre on the mooring. Depending on those diameter
measurements it may be not much more than 25' at most.
The hull lines to the sheer, and laden freeboard, look very much
like a Len Hedges SALAR dory. An open boat may have been cabined and
decked. Here's a few pics of Col Peak's SALAR dory "Mary Bryant" -
His mate, Rob Blackburn, thinks he converted to a junk schooner rig
to get the feel before perhaps building a BADGER and sailing off...
on whatever income... < http://www.openboat.co.nz/ >Go to:
gallery06 page, 3/4 down-page. (Take a look at Martin Kortluke's
FOLDING SCHOONER "Mostly Harmless" in gallery05, 1/3 down-page!
This one cuts it with multis!)
More pics of Len Hedges design SALAR 21 (20?) dory "Mary Bryant" -
I kinda think of a PB&F ANHINGA as a half-decked cabined "square
dory" more than a sharpie or canoe ;-)