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Mwk

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WHAT IS THIS POND YACHT?
« on: May 13, 2012, 12:29:48 PM »

Hello,

I have recently bought this 48" Pond Yacht to restore, but does anyone know what type of boat it is ment to be? Is it a Yewl or Ketch?

I have tried researching for other models like this but cannot find a single thing, if anyone knows of any others you have seen like this i would very much appreciate any help you can give. And also what age it may be?

Ideally a photo would be great to help me as a guide when restoring. And as far as i can tell it originaly had a red underside by the keel and white above it with just the deck area just varnished. It also has a detachable Keel and rudder.

Thanks










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Re: WHAT IS THIS POND YACHT?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 12:41:03 PM »

Your mizzen mast is aft of the rudder....it's a yawl.
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Re: WHAT IS THIS POND YACHT?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 02:14:10 PM »

Thankyou that was most helpful.

If anyone else knows of any other examples that would help me greatly. And also rigging plans

Mike
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Re: WHAT IS THIS POND YACHT?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 05:34:58 PM »

Perhaps I should expand.

Tom Cunliffe in his book, "Hand, Reef and Steer" (my current favourite) says:
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If you're looking for an easy distinction between a yawl and a ketch it is this: conventionally at least, a ketch's mizzen is stepped forward of the rudder post, while that of a yawl stands abaft it.

The mizzen of a yawl is smaller than that of a ketch. The main purpose it serves in a gaffer is to shorten the boom of a cutter, and allow a mizzen staysail, albeit a small one, to be set when circumstances allow.

And so on...and on....and on.

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Re: WHAT IS THIS POND YACHT?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 05:05:01 AM »

Here a a couple links to vintage yacht model associations:

UK
http://www.vmyg.org.uk/

USA
http://pages.swcp.com/usvmyg/
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