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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #300: July 01, 2012, 02:37:07 PM »
Old Ironsides sails may have had a problem.  The layers of wood and oak helped protect it from being rammed!  Not sure the effect on wind.

See I remember my history lesson from Boston ;)

I remember her last sail down from Marblehead to the harbor after her rebuild.  They loaded her up with sensors to measure the stresses and determined that, under a full rig, her keel could snap.  Still and amazing ship.