About six centuries ago, the Chinese built huge armadas of junks that sailed to Ceylon, Arabia, and East Africa.
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One of the strongest and most vocal proponents of the junk rig is Robin Blain, the current Secretary of the Junk Rig Association based in the UK. I am building a 2.5 mtr model at the moment and if it all works out I will build a full size one, which will be 17 mtr in length. The thing with junk is that marine advancement for old China had somewhat disturbed by the Emperor decision not to communicate further out after ChengHo.
I know thos sound crazy but I have a few new junk rig design I have been keeping to myself. Originally Posted by Wellydeckhand [url]One of the strongest and most vocal proponents of the junk rig is Robin Blain, the current Secretary of the Junk Rig [follows two paras of desperately overegged spin] Its funny isn't it, how people can takea perfectly reasonable concept, for which there is a definite place, and then hype it beyond belief so that the disinterested bystander just ignores the concept.
Bob This type of boat is still being built in Malaysia they are called Pinis in Malaysia or Phinisi in Indonesia. You are spot on, the only alterations that I have made so far are the rudder and the keel , I might make some more as a go along. I am half way through my concept sketches and will put them up in the short future for comment. When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Famous pirate ships, hell gun salvo es, crackle of gunfire, musket balls flying and snapping of spars. William Dampier was the 2nd English pirate and explorer who sailed round the World twice and mapped many undiscovered Islands and the North-east of Australia. HMS Trincomalee, A British FrigateFrigates or Men-of-war were 3-masted full square-rigged warships carrying 24 to 60 guns on the 1 or 2 gun-decks in the 18-19th centuries. The Sloop was a shallow-draft, 1-masted vessel providing good maneuverability and speed in the sea.
Also the British Navy began referring the term Sloop to smaller than frigate size 1-3 masted warships which carried up to 18 cannons on the 1 gun deck in the 1700s-1800s, so called sloops-of-war.
Famous Privateer Schooner LynxThe Schooner quickly became a favorite of gentlemen of fortune, privateers and smugglers of the North American coast and Caribbean in the 17-19th centuries. The Brigantine – Originally the first Mediterranean brigantines were little quick boats, powered by oars and sails. The 6 galleasses accompanied the Spanish Armada in 1588, but it was not a good idea for rough waters of the Atlantic and North Sea. The Xebec, Wooden Pirate ShipThe Xebec or Chebec – a very fast Mediterranean ship propelled by lateen sails and by 1 row of oars. The Fuste was another type among famous pirate ships of Barbary sea robbers, developed from the Tartan. The Dhow is a traditional 1 or 2-masted ship of Arabian traders and Arabian pirates in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
Pirate Chinese JunkThe Junk is a Chinese vessel with 2 or more masts carrying bamboo sails.
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Coloring Pages for children is a wonderful activity that encourages children to think in a creative way and arises their curiosity. The fleet had huge nine-masted junks that were over 400 feet long and 150 feet wide or 122 meters long and 46 meters wide. Aside from the simplicity of sailing, we built this particular boat because we fell in love with her lines. Blain says that this rig configuration was developed 2,000 years ago by Chinese mariners and has only gotten better with time. Maybe that comes from Greek galleys that had to be beached every night and Viking ships that also served as landing craft. As I have said before, I see no reason not to put a full keel on a junk, especially one that's expected to do blue water work and sail in poorly charted areas, and take advantage of the West's greatest contribution to sailing vessel design.


The Phinisi utilised seven sail like a schooner or Ketch.Pinis normally utilised Junk sail and Jib. Next, the rush of boarding of a ship by pirates, the brutal hand to hand fighting and foul language. Navy Frigates were formidable destroyers of pirates in the open seas, but their ships had a deeper draft than pirate sloops or schooners.
This was the common sort of relatively small sailing craft used by Caribbean buccaneers in 1600-1700s. There were a wide variety of schooner’s sail plans, but what schooners have in common is that everyone has at least 2 masts and the narrow speedy hull. Interestingly, a word Brigantino translated as a brigand’s ship from the Italian language. Xebec carried 3 masts and was a favorite type of vessel of the north African Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean Sea from 1650s to 1820s. It was a very long and narrow vessel with 1 to 3 lateen rigged masts and 1-2 banks of oars. The Far East pirate Junks were smaller than merchant ones, but there are not essential distinctions in their design or sail plan.
The deep sea keeps this secret forever, as well as the secret of how much tons of treasures are still hidden in its deep. To roam the waters and being in control of your boat is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world.
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A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. It is an educational tool and is considered an important contribution to a child's development. Kit does not include Paint or Display Kit.The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. We decided that if we were going to take a few years off to build a boat, it had to be something unique and beautiful.
When the wind comes over the stern and we let the sails out on either side, people onshore smile, wave, and take pictures.
Even modern high performance sailboats usually have the keel considerably deeper than the rudder. The hybrid vessel was faster than the Chinese boat and much more weatherly than than European boat.
However, gentlemen of fortune preferred having fast, narrow hull vessels to bigger ships with numerous guns. In the 16th-17th centuries, small, quick 100-120 tons galleons were employed by the famous British privateers like Sir Francis Drake, Sir Richard Hawkins, Sir Richard Grenville and others. The main advantages are a shallow draft and economy of manpower to sail – what outlaw sea dogs loved. By the mid 17th century, a brigantine or a brig was the name given to a speedy seaworthy 2-masted vessel with square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast. These large vessels of the 16-17 centuries were heavily armed (carring up to 74 guns) and generally sailed well in the Mediterranean waters with its fickle winds.
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Beyond the educational virtues, coloring sessions allow us, the adults, a little peace and quiet while the boy or girl enjoy coloring. The famous explorer, Marco Polo journeyed to the Mongol court and described seeing four-masted junks that had sixty cabins for merchants and crews of up to 300. These junks were escorted by water tankers, supply ships, ships for cavalry horses, and patrol boats.
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Although we had seen pictures of the Chinese junk-rigs that have sailed around Hong Kong's harbor and many other places in the Orient for hundreds of years, it never occurred to us that we would build a similar boat. The junk's only limitation on windward ability, says Blain, is imposed by the boat's hull shape. China is call mainland and they see the Silk Road as the only vital Trade Route to the West. Pirate crafts could easily overhaul their prize (a merchant vessel) and might skip away from pirate hunting warships – frigates, brigs and sloops of war as well. Sir Francis Drake, English seaman and pirate made the global voyage (1577-80) in the small, quick Galleon called the Golden Hind.
In many countries, frigates were also the names of various sorts of good armed seaworthy vessels in the 16th – 18th centuries. However they could easily use various combinations of sails and their long bowsprits could carry more canvas. This type of sailing vessel was capable of up to 11 knots and favored by pirates and navies of the all nationalities.
In 16-17thh centuries, however, Barbary raiders successfully arrived at the British Islands and returned to their bases in North Africa. If buying the perfect sailboat is your mission and you love to sail then you’re in the right place! The galley is immediately to port, with a single settee forward of galley on the port side. Not to mention the result: coloring pages for preschoolers are proudly presented at the nursery, kindergarten or even grandma and grandpa's living room! Please note the images are not hosted on our servers, hence some of the images might not download. The armada sailed to ports around the Indian Ocean and traded Chinese silk, porcelain, and lacquerware for spices, ivory, medicines, and pearls.
As sailors, we discovered a long time ago that we don't like to beat too hard upwind either. He says that junk-rigged racing boats have been proven to sail within 35 degrees of the wind. If it should strike ground, the vessel could lose not only its steering, but its latteral resistance as well. Whydah reached 13 knots with fair winds and was categorized as a Frigate for her seaworthiness and powerful armament. Sometimes pirates used 3-7 pairs of oars put through the sloop gun ports when it was necessary. The classic hull design is recognized by the flat raised transom supporting a high poop deck.
If you like to completely remove your website from our search engine index, please follow the instructions below, "Remove from Index". Then between 1405-1433, treasure fleets sailed out seven times to trade with other countries. Another beauty of the junk rig, claims Blain, is that unlike Bermudian rigs, these sails are so efficient that they don't have to be tended as closely. If the captured merchant was better than their own old ship, they easily moved on board her and carried on their bloody business with this one.
Say, his 114ton Golden Hind was overloaded with amazing treasures and might be ready to sink. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. Next aft is custom cabinetry and shelving followed by a custom dining table and large seating area that can convert to a double berth. Famous pirates ships were almost always recruited with good armed crewmen that were tasked with doing the fighting and taking over other vessels taken in battle. She has been given a beautiful modern interior with many upgrades, while retaining the unique details that reflect the Oriental nature of the traditional Junk. Walking aft past the companionway and down a few steps is the aft stateroom with queen berth, private head and shower, and beautiful custom console lockers. She is ready to set sail, and awaiting a new owner that will appreciate such a magnificent vessel. A wireless stereo system with speakers in each cabin is controlled by helm-station computer.



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