what is it?

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by packman, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. packman
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    packman Junior Member

    Purported to be a Monterey Clipper replica, powered by a 2 cylinder Volvo diesel, but is thst mast for real?
     

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  2. alan white
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    It's a riding or steadying sail. A boat with that kind of windage would need something like that to prevent sailing around its mooring or to stay head-to-wind. It would also work well as a fuel saver going downwind.
     
  3. packman
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    Ah, Sounds like the "We Made It..." or some such. This beast is for sale, anyone with a hot $1500 , and a burning desire for a 20 hp trawler can own it this weekend.
     
  4. packman
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    packman Junior Member

    Thanks Alan, I saw this on Craigslist and couldn't figure if it was fish or fowl
     
  5. Pierre R
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    It looks like a Willard 30 with a bit of an add on to the rear of the cabin.
     
  6. Landlubber
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    ...Gilligan would have been proud of it....
     
  7. keysdisease
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    Hello Alan,

    That rig looks quite a bit taller than a typical trawler steadying sail. In addfition to the uses you describe they are great for "steadying," as in when underway reducing the vessel from rolling by keeping just a little heal on.

    Steve
     
  8. magwas
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    It would be interesting to design a keel for this boat which keeps it above the waterline in say 15 knots of wind with full sails:)

    The real challenge would be to size the boat and the cottage on top of it to survive a rollower and right after it:) But wait, the cottage would mean a lot of rightning moment when upside down. This must have been the point of the design, easy rightning:)
     
  9. Wee Otter
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    Does anyone know the whereabouts of this boat? Used to be in the San Francisco Bay. I used to own it, and built the aft cabin.
     

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    By the way, it had a long keel and was ballasted.
     
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