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  1. Thanasis


    From my backyard.... Thx
  2. Hi all. I don't want to underestimate your method Ron, I just to take the chance to show how easier my seizing method is (as I think...), also on fastening block in an eyelet. So at first you should take a look there: A way of seizing (my way) Then my below sketch will show you another way. Many thanks
  3. Thanasis


    From my living room... Thx
  4. Hi. To add my two pennies' worth . I have also read (I'm not familiar to sailing), that when the wind is at the stern, a lateen sail at longwise of the boat, turns out to be weak to take full this advantage. So some mariners prefer a "freely" attached lateen yard-sail (outside of the shrouds) so that they could set it and use it as square one. See the shrouds with pulleys and the lateen sail at square use in a Trabaccolo vessel. Thx ..
  5. See there... https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k11684265.texteImage Thx
  6. Another beautiful model of yours. If I can guess, it seems like you have the whole picture in your mind and you proceed in an artistic presentation like a painter in a canvas. Congratulation. Thx
  7. He doesn't know what spoiled means... Having his own chair in the yard, it's natural... Thx
  8. 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
  9. @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".
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Happy New Year to all. Could someone identify or at least give a proper name in these rigs... Many thanks
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