Wednesday, January 23, 2008

AND HERE'S A HINT...ONE TO COMPARE


NO THIS IS NOT ORION...IT'S A NEIGHBOR'S SLOOP.
See what you can come up with...

11 comments:

ORION said...

Notice how the boat in this photograph actually looks like it's moving? Even tho the other boat's sails are "filled" it's not moving i.e there's no wake...

Anonymous said...

The sail (with the breeze in it) is facing to the side of the ship, so that the ship, if actually sailing, would be sailing sideways???

Just a complete guess.

btw, kind of a convoluted sentence above. haha. Didn't know how to say it succinctly.

Manic Mom said...

That's what I was gonna say--the water's moving!!!!!!!!

Demon Hunter said...

Wow. I know absolutely nothing about sailing. :*) I may go one day...

Bookfool said...

All I can come up with is, "I want one!"

Mary said...

In the first picture, the sail is the wrong way round. It should curve out at the front and in at the back. They’ve probably flipped it in photoshop, and hooked it behind the fake ‘bar’ at the top, to prevent the sail looking baggy and flimsy.

ORION said...

Oh you guys are good...
I think it's the same thing when you are describing something in a book and the reader can tell you have never had the experience. Like someone who rides a horse for the first time on a ten hour trail ride and they don't mention being unable to walk - LOL

Kim Stagliano said...

Is that the Sloop John B? See how the Mainsail sets? Do I sound sailory? I wanna go home.
Mainsail. Topsail. Nordstromhalfannualsale.

Are you implying that my story is "luffing?" See, I'm not a complete nautical idiot.

I rowed crew. The heck with sails. Find me an oar!

Les said...

I'd show my husband and ask him, but then I'd have to listen to him whine about wanting to move to the PNW and live aboard a boat. Not that I wouldn't mind that, but it's just not in the budget right now, thanks to the stock market. :(

Church Lady said...

Nordstromhalfannualsale.

HAHAHAHAHA! Good one.

I only noticed the pretty blues.

ORION said...

I will tell you all that Bob Beta Reader is quite impressed with all your sailorly guess work...