Re: Folding Brigantine ........maybe
- Those racing sharpies from Parker's book (which are straight out of
Chapelle's books) were raced in exactly the same manner as the
Chesapeake racing log canoes; that is, with a very large crew and long
hiking boards to counter-balance the large sail area. The sharpies
would probably be faster than the canoes in a good breeze, as they may
be able to plane. The canoes would probably do better in light airs
due to their rounded hull form, with a little less wetted area. But,
somebody build one, and we'll race 'em and find out. I'll volunteer to
crew on one.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 09:22 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> 1a. Re: Folding Brigantine ........maybe
> Posted by: "Peter" pvanderwaart@... pvanderwaart
> Date: Mon Jun 4, 2012 1:29 pm ((PDT))
>> Hi, I've got my hands on a copy of "The Sharpie Book" by
>> Reuel B Parker, and found on page 156, a racing sharpie
>> complete with square course and top sails on the fore mast, ...
> If I were to be so antic as to turbo a Folding Schooner, I'd have a
> look at the Chesapeake Bay log canoes. The two kinds of boats share
> come characteristics such as narrow beam and limited stability. Of
> course the log canoes have large crews with hiking boards...
> They don't use a square sail, but they do fly some exotic topsails.