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A boat, no idea what sort, but definitely a boat.

By Nigel_NZ
One from the days of yore, well 27/07/2013 2:49:44 PM according to the machine.
We were on the Coromandel peninsula, just standing around and this hove into view, too good an opportunity to let go by.
Did a bit of cropping to remove excess ocean, and a tweak to the horizon, but that's about it.
Any more knowledgeable nautical people could tell more about this vessel would be appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Boat Transport Sailing boat Wooden boat Old ship

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20 Jan 2021 9:26AM
Possibly a " Cutter rigged Ketch "
A ketch is a two-masted sailboat, the main-mast forward and a shorter mizzen mast aft.

But not all two-masted sailboats are ketches they might be yawls.

A ketch may also carry a staysail, with or without a bowsprit, in which case it would be known as a cutter-rigged ketch.

Ketches are also monohulls, but there is a second shorter mast astern of the mainmast, but forward of the rudder post. The second mast is called the mizzen mast and its sail is called the mizzen sail.

Yawls have their origins as old-time sail fishing boats, where the small mizzen sail was trimmed to keep the vessel steady when hauling the nets.

Similar to a ketch, the difference being that the yawl has the mizzen mast positioned aft of the rudder post whereas the ketch has its mizzen mast ahead of the rudder post.

Thus, a yawl is also a monohull, similar to a ketch, with a shorter mizzen mast carried astern the rudderpost more for balancing the helm than propulsion
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
20 Jan 2021 11:32AM
Excellent image of this impressive sailing boat Nigel , seems like David knows this subject well .
Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
20 Jan 2021 11:07PM
David, thanks for your note about the elusive UA and also the in depth tech stuff on boats, do you have nautical background? or just a boat person.
6 Feb 2021 8:45AM
Yep, and a baby boat in tow.

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2021 12:27PM
Delightful boatabilia shot...
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