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Vertue

Postby Triton106 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:09 am

[Yeah, thanks everyone. Isn't she pretty?]

As far as classic boats go Vertue has always been one of my favorites. Recently I was fortunate enough to run into two such legendary boats in the SF Bay area, one wooden (forgot the name) and one fiberglass (Chance). I did not have my camera with me when I saw and spoke with the owner of the wooden Vertue at a local boat yard. He was very nice and gave me a tour of the inside. He said the boat is all teak and does not have a drop of leak from the plants. The interior was all business and definitely has a KISS feel to it.

Yesterday, after the Plastic Classic Regatta I ran into Chance at the South Beach Harbour. Unfortunately the owner was not on the boat but I had my camera with me. So I took a few pictures for my own file. I thought I will share them with you.

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Re: Vertue

Postby Paulus » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:59 pm

The command is corrupt - should identify it is a pic, like a .jpg or .bmp closing... yours ends with _z
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Re: Vertue

Postby s/v Faith » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:31 pm

Paulus wrote:The command is corrupt - should identify it is a pic, like a .jpg or .bmp closing... yours ends with _z


Yup, I suspect so....

Your path; http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/594 ... 64663391_z

I suspect the location breaks into two links... you will have to copy the entire path to place between the [img tags.
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Re: Vertue

Postby Rachel » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:58 pm

And please do, as I would sure like to see the fiberglass Vertue!
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Re: Vertue

Postby Triton106 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:42 am

Thanks everyone, picture links finally work. The problem is that the path is missing .jpg file extension.

BTW, Rachel, I am only guessing it is filberglass by the look of its hull. I did not meet the owner. Hope to one day run into him/her.
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Re: Vertue

Postby earlylight » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:48 pm

Wow, what a gorgeous vessel. I'd love to know more about her if you should end up meeting her owner/owners.
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Re: Vertue

Postby Quetzalsailor » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:02 pm

Bet she's wood. Wood transom. Well- and freshly-maintained wood boats' hulls often look better and fairer than 'glass hulls.
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Re: Vertue

Postby ILikeRust » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:59 pm

I recently saw a very large sailboat in the boatyard and was surprised to see a wood transom. As I got up closer to it, I started questioning whether it was, in fact, wood. Upon getting right up close to it, I could see that it was, in fact, fiberglass, very well-painted to look like wood. It was extremely convincing until you got right up to it and looked right at it. A tromp l'oeil transom!
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Re: Vertue

Postby inprin » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:36 am

Does anyone have any experience with the main-sheet / traveler arrangement seen in these pictures. I have something very similar on the boat I am restoring now. I have removed it and have been looking at new possible arrangements for the main/traveler. The load forces applied to the bar 6-8 inches above the deck mount would seem excessive, but maybe not. A poor mans traveler can be rigged using this bar with a couple of small blocks and the height of the bar does help clear the cockpit coamings. Any recommendations?
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Re: Vertue

Postby Rachel » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:24 am

I haven't used one that's actually adjustable like that, but I think of the style that looks somewhat similar -- but where the mainsheet block just runs freely on it -- as a "horse" (in case that helps you to find discussion/examples of them). I'm not sure how the forces would compare, exactly.
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Re: Vertue

Postby inprin » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:16 pm

Thanks; knowing the name of it will sure help the research.
Horse : an elevated rod, fixed at both ends and parallel with the deck of a sailing vessel to which the sheets can be led, lateral movement of the sheet being made possible by means of a traveller which can slide from side to side of a horse according to the trim of a sail. […] a horse used to be fitted for use with headsails […] the mainsail sheet is almost invariably led to a small horse fitted on the counter of the vessel.
(Source : Oxford A-Z of Sailing Terms)
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