Of Mooncursers and other Spun yarns

Of Mooncursers and other Spun yarns
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Sailboats Fair and Fine: read oldest posts First

The top picture shows Wolftrap's interior layout and deck layout The little heater was fired with wood, coconut husks , coal and sometimes charcoal. When we used charcoal we gave ourselves plenty of ventilation. We never burned soft coal. It makes so much soot it can clog up a chimney.

Notice how the anchors hung off the bow sprit. There is nothing better. The crank tiller was a fine thing in a boat with a wide cockpit. You could rotate the tiller and it was always close enough to the helmsman the he never had to reach across the cockpit when coming about We put a regular water closet in the head instead of the portable head called for. These are a few features and we'll talk more a them and others as we go south.

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