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With genoa tracks mounted to the toe rail. It also appeared to have factory rigging for a spinnaker pole, I wish I could have seen that without the sail cover in the way.
The middle boat is what I have in Seattle. They are uncommon there, but pretty popular here. This one had some unusual rigging, which is why I photographed it.
Boats in the Chesapeake are mostly shoal draft. It looks like the bottom 2' of the keel was just cut off of this one to me.
This is a duck hunting boat that doesn't protrude above the water.
A better view of the steering system.
Classic Chesapeake Bay working boat. The steering is from the lever midships and with rope running around the edge of the boat so that the boat can be steered from anywhere onboard while dealing with crab traps.
These are early Chesapeake bay boats that are still raced with a ketch rig, huge amounts of sail, and people cantilevered way off to the side to get good righting moment.
This boat reminded me of Betsy D, the New England Sharpie that lives at CWB in Seattle.
Amazingly flat bottoms on these Chesapeake Bay boats
I liked this centerboard setup on another boat in the workshop
Wood checking along the inner gunwale
Row boat in the workshop
clew and outhaul
reefing hook and tack shackle.
mast bend: high backstay tension
mast bend, low backstay tension
lower halyard tension