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  1. He doesn't know what spoiled means... Having his own chair in the yard, it's natural... Thx
  2. Hi all. New information came up for the first photo of my initial post. I really don't know how this photo mixed up with the older ones of my archive and feeling responsible for this mistake allow me to make the correction. The photo shows a Gr type of hull known as "Trechantiri" while her rigging, as many mentioned, it's a "staysail schooner", non existence in Gr. traditional rigs though. That because the first owner of her was an English person who built the boat right after the ww2 in Greece, with the hull he liked but he rather found suitable to set the "staysail schooner" type as
  3. @Tony Hunt. As I wrote, these types of vessels-rigging were shown in North Aegean Sea at early of 20th century and I guess the photos were taken between 1912 and 1917, around Lemnos Island. By that time, Ottoman Empire had lost western territories as a result of the Balkan wars 1912-1913. So among others Gr islands of North Aegean Sea were set free and many of former Turkish vessels had come to Greeks. As the Navy officer H. M. Denham in his article "Aegean Caiques 1915-1980" (The Mariner's mirror) also writes, “the local shipping was heterogeneous in type of hull and rig".
  4. Thank you for your time and your valuable information. Too many answers to reply though, so allow me not to reply to each one of you… Starting from the term “Jackass-Rig”. There was also here (Gr) a similar term “mule” (or «bastard”) but it was referring to mix up hulls i.e. where a vessel was built with a different bow or stern from what it should be for its type… And although the “Jackass-Rig” seems convenient, it doesn’t give the picture or the actual rigging for each vessel. The term “Galiot” again is not referring to the rigs of a vessel but rather to the shape
  5. Dear all happy New Year and thank you for participating this puzzle. As most of you I can recognize typical ships' riggings and name the type of sails. I do can see Schooner types with something less or more (topsail-staysail...) but what I'm looking fore is how I could call them in a conversation or in writing. That's why I quest for a "proper name". For the history these types of vessels-rigging were shown in North Aegean Sea at early of 20th century and I would define their origin mainly as Ottoman. As about the third photo for which there is much thinking and being a bit fam
  6. Happy New Year to all. Could someone identify or at least give a proper name in these rigs... Many thanks
  7. My golden rule when I have to build many same items, is to be innovative and creative avoiding working on one of those at a time. Thx
  8. Hi. It could be also called as "square-top, or fat-head, mainsail" https://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/know-how-all-about-mainsails Thx
  9. Well, in fact there is a way to correct a mistake and remember it without feeling bad...Change its artistic presence.... Thx https://modelshipworld.com/topic/4157-my-greek-state-of-mind/?tab=comments#comment-118069
  10. You're right George. There is a transom in the stern although the bow follows the shape of a typical trechantiri's hull. Well, it was not common but yes there were cases where in Gr. traditional shipbuilding, transformations appeared in a typical shape of a hull. These hulls-boats were called "Bastards" or "Mule" and were being built for certain use purposes ... However I haven't hear or found anything about a Trechantiri with transom in Aegean Sea. So I can only guesses for what reason this occurred in some Gr. boats in Tarpon Springs. One could be that it's been kept the transom f
  11. Hi George. To secure your confidence on where a mizzen sail could be placed, allow me say this in short... Once when I was dealing with a model of a peculiar Gr. sponge fishing vessel from Symi Island and seeing old models and engravings where the mizzen sail was set on the handrails of the stern, I had the same doubts as you. It was after a few years when some photos from Tarpon Springs and the sponge fishing boats of the Gr community, revealed the truth. The shipbuilding tradition was transferred there and had been kept until recently. Ps: The model of Skaphe is not
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