This one is at the same angle of one of my favorite pictures of the original Blue Moon. It really shows off her lines.
A close up of the intrepid sailors...
|Blue Moon's crew|
You can see that we are wise enough to both have our life jackets on -- a habit I've gotten into this year. A good one, I think, particularly given the comfort of modern devices.
Here's a pic from windward... I was checking out the set of the topsail, apparently.
|How's that topsail setting?|
An eagle-eyed captain can always spot thing that need improvement...
|Get that downhaul tensioned a bit more!|
Let's face it, Tom Gilmer designed a boat that looks great from all angles. From forward, she looks like a tall ship coming straight at you...
|The miniature tall ship|
Photos like these are really useful... I think I will tie the topsail halyard a bit further down the yard, next time, to lift the topsail a bit higher up the mast. I'd like to see the clew right up at the top of the gaff.
|Wind, 5-10 knots|
The wind isn't blowing very hard in these last pics, but she's still moving along nicely.
|Check out that sheer|
I've put a lot of work into re-doing the Blue Moon's running rigging, so all 5 sails are strongly rigged and easily set. Based on these photos, I'd have to say it all paid off.
And that's my totally unbiased opinion!
How's she look?
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