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Setting the Sails on the Sea Cloud II

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by bobhoge, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Here are some photos of the crew hand setting the sails on the Sea Cloud II.

    First they have to climb up the 200 foot high masts to untie the sails from the yards. There are at least 7 climbers in this photo :eek:  can you find them all?
    D-100 18-70 @22mm:

    Maybe a little zoom would help,
    D-70 80-400@400mm:

    Looking straight up, I'm getting dizzy just watching!
    D-100 18-70@70mm:

    Then the crew climbs back down and uses a combination of winches and muscle power to set the sails
    D-70 80-400@95mm:

    Soon all the sails are set and we cruise along
    D-100 18-70@27mm

    And everything is ship-shape:

    Bob & Nan
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent excellent Bob.

    Just a fantastic Sailboat.

    I don't remember seeing so many ropes. Wow.

    I would love to be on that one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love to sail
  3. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    THose mast must be huge, I didnt even see the guys at first.

    Couldnt get me up there ,especially while its rocking on the sea. Phew.
  4. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    A superb series,

    Nicely shot, shows the great immense scale of the ship, my compliments,
    glad to see them using safety lines, unlike the old days :eek: 


  5. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Great series Bob...
  6. Hi Wade,
    You have a good eye for the details!

    They climb the mast without using the safety lines but do clip them on when out on the yards and when climbing inverted past the standards on the mast.
    D-70 80-400VR @280mm

    Or when playing "Spiderman" to tie down the Spanker Sail
    D-100 18-70mm @70mm

  7. Bob,

    This is a great set of photos. I have really enjoyed them.
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