Title: Fore and aft craft and their story; an account of the fore and aft rig from the earliest times to the present day
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944
Publisher: London : Seeley, Service
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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Fig. 26.—Sail Plan op Kop-Tjalk. Taken from Chapmans Arehitectura Navaiit, published in 1768.Observe the single brailing-liue to the mainsail. works on naval architecture which the eighteenth cen-tury produced. It will be seen that it is no accidentthat there is only a single brailing-line, but that thiswas the custom of the time, and that two rows of reefpoints were provided, as well as one on the staysail.The other features, when compared with this present H 114 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE tjalk, are so apparent that we need not detain thereaders attention in this connection, but may pass on. We have (Fig. 27) an interesting sketch that wasmade in the Rijks Museum of a beautiful Uttle modelthat must appeal unmistakably to all who have the
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Fig. 27.—Enkhuizen Beurtman. From a model in the Rijks Museum. A benrtman is a cargo-carrier,and Enkhuizen is on the Zuyder Zee. slightest affection for ships. This represents an Enk-huizen beurtman, or freight-carrier, regularly em-ployed in traffic to and from the little port in thatnorth-east corner of North Holland on the ZuyderZee facing Friesland. Nowadays many a beurtman ispropelled by Kromhout motors belching forth theirparaffin exhaust, and certainly less beautiful if more FORE-AND-AFT RIG IN HOLLAND 115 useful to commerce than their older sisters. Buthappily there are still plenty of these sailing tradersdoing their useful work in connecting the ports ofthe Zuyder Zee with Amsterdam. They must needs be strong and seaworthy so as tostand the dangerous waves which soon get up on thisshallow tidal water which has hollowed out the SouthSea (so called in comparison with the Noord Zee).They must be so designed that they may take theground without heeling over, and they must be b
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