Historic junk

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by clmanges, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. clmanges
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  2. gonzo
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    Most of the tourist boats have sails mainly for show. They motorsail.
  3. Will Gilmore
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    "The Dukling is believed to be the last authentic junk boat left in Hong Kong's waters. Other junks exist but they are replicas."
    What do you suppose that means?
    A full sized replica of clipper ship is still an authentic clipper ship.

    I don't know much about junks, but those sails will push/pull that boat at a steady and stately speed. My guess is they are true to the original design and they are short to minimize heel. I can't say I've ever seen a picture of a junk sailing rail down. They seem to be intended to sail with deep short sails at less than hull speed.
    Here are a few pictures. Their sail size seem to be all over the place.
    [​IMG] supposedly from 1850

    [​IMG] traditional junk, 1930.


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