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  1. Royal

    Royal

    The head of Soerlandet's royals are so much narrower than the foot they have to be clewed to the quarters instead of - as is modern practice - to the yardarms. If not you would not be able to stretch the sail tightly along the yard. It is a bit more difficult and the result here doesn't look quite &
  2. Foresail tack.

    Foresail tack.

    Foresail tack boarded down by help of capstan and belayed on a bollard. Which is standard practice. I remember early on in my sail-ship-holidaying, in a light breeze, the mate asked for a couple of men with capstan bars to help out. A sizeable bunch of us emptied the rack for bars, and was met by a
  3. Not ship-shape.

    Not ship-shape.

    Some manouver going on, ropes being left like that? I've experienced trying to go about, nightime outside the Bay of Riga, with a two-week tourist crew. We didn't make it, in spite of excellent cursing fom the Danish female mate. The engineers had to be roused to save us. Sad story that one for an e
  4. Furling

    Furling

    This seems like a dry run for the uninitiated, the ship may be at anchor. Something tells me it is not a harbour stow. The gasket coils seems to be a long way down the line? Soerlandet 91 or 93. Stein
  5. The wheelsman

    The wheelsman

    Gregarious fellow, Mitsubishi salesman I remember; kept selling... Soerlandet 93. Soerlandets steering gear is the old fashioned one from the days of sail. I think she is quite unique in this respect. Read a lot of the wheel kicking and breaking bones in the old days, but never have heard of anythig
  6. Stbd fores'l sheet?

    Stbd fores'l sheet?

    My guess is they're pulling on the foresail sheet, but I've decided not to be too categorical in this company! It's breezing up a little, note the manrope on Captain Dragvik's left side. Soerlandet 1993, Lubeck - Kristiansand. (A note to the moderators: this photo could perhaps fit into the life onb
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