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General Patton's Sailboat

Discussion in 'General Sailing Discussion' started by brian eiland, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    This past weekend in Lunenburg NS, there appear a few 'tall ships',...not the real big ones, but a nice little selection. Along with them there were a few other historic vessels, and a very modern Bermudian 'sloop'.

    This beautiful schooner caught me eye. it was an Alden design built for then Col George Patton
    https://sailwhenandif.com/an-historic-vessel/
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  2. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Very neat to learn this. What a stunning vessel.
  3. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Another thing I found interesting on this vessel was the method utilized to attach the shrouds and intermediates to the mast column. Instead of poking holes in the mast tube, they warped the rigging around the mast column and kept that rigging from sliding down the tube by attaching 'cheek blocks' to the mast.
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    It harkens back to older days when a lot of square-riggers had their multiple rope/wire shrouds wrapped around their mast columns at their upper locations.

    I've made the same suggestion for attaching rigging to modern mast, particularly carbon tubes where I hate to see holes poked in and those odd-ball kinked swaged fittings used.

    A few postings I've made on this subject
    https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/aftmast-rigs.623/page-66