Look - No knots!

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Look - No knots!

Post by shipbuilder » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:38 pm

Rigging a miniature tea clipper with wire.
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Re: Look - No knots!

Post by GemmaJF » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:45 pm

No Knots? Looks to me like she is easily making 16 knots...

... sorry could not resist ;-)
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Re: Look - No knots!

Post by shipbuilder » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:36 am

Ha Ha :lol: They could do 17 or 18 if the wind was right, but it seldom was :sad: Voyage averages of the fastest clippers could not compete with the 7 knot tramp steamer that pushed on at its plodding 7 knots, day in, day out, almost regardless of the weather! That is why commercial sailing ships finally disappeared! They had the advantage on long voyages where they didn't need coal, but the Suez and Panama canals put the final nail in their coffins!
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Re: Look - No knots!

Post by shipbuilder » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:15 pm

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