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swordfish fairey

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Pelican at Weymouth
« on: July 01, 2007, 10:14:23 pm »

Hi everyone, saw this little beauty at Weymouth this afternoon, I think she may be in for the marine model festival next weekend, but don't quote me on that. She is the Pelican..
 Cheers..........Tony
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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 08:49:47 pm »

Could anyone tell me what kind of rig this is?
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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 04:04:46 pm »

I went through "masting and rigging of Ocean Carriers" by Underhill and the nearest is this, though I am not sure but in the Med in the 18/19 centuries they had figates rigged similiar and they were called pole something rigged frigates. So schooner seems to be the name of the rig , but not in the traditional european idea of the rig.


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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 09:09:40 pm »

Could anyone tell me what kind of rig this is?

she's a bit of a hybrid, but some would say a cross between a 3 masted barque and a (2 masted) brig, or brigantine.

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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 09:50:32 pm »

Pelican of London is a unique Tall Ship, actively chartering to a Sail Training organisation and giving young and old the opportunity to work a real sailing ship.  Originally an Arctic trawler, she was virtually completely rebuilt and converted to her current form and re-launched in 2007.

She cruises under sail at 10+ knots and her unique Mainmast Barquentine (Xebec/Polacre) sail plan enables her to sail to windward much better than  other similar ships.



Taken from her sales particulars, she is currently on passage past Jersey on her way to St. Malo presumably for the start of the Tall Ships race this week.
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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 11:08:02 pm »

What a curious bird is the pelican,
For its beak can hold more than its bellycan.
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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 07:45:40 am »

Cheers Boneacre, that was what I was trying to remember the name of Xebec/Poleacre, curious but obviousily viable working rigs.
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Re: Pelican at Weymouth
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 07:47:16 am »

Sorry, Boneash, I meant, finger slip.
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