Discussion in 'The Garage' started by miketx, Jul 12, 2018.
I'll let you know my thoughts.
I am reading a PM from an unhappy mod.
Yeah it was.
This has been a slow read. Interesting to be sure but a little on the dry side.
I'm at the point where they are about to round Cape Horn on their return to Boston.
I had to stop every page or so to look up a word. Glad I have the dictionary enabled. Just have to touch the word! It would seem that as dangerous as that area is in winter they would wait until it would be summer there to try it.
Thats what I was thinking.
Especially with the ship being loaded to the gills and being short handed.
Wouldn't it have been wild? No radio, no nav, no GPS, no Radar, NOTHING!
The sextant was the highest tech on board.
You gotta hand it to em. That shit took huge balls to accomplish.
I think I read they had a maritime clock, but that something or another was wrong with it.
Found this to identify the sails they were constantly reefing,taking down or putting up.
I didnt know they actually removed parts of the mast.
Boat and Ship Rigs
Using this to track their progress.
Separate names with a comma.