lLooks like an A scow, but where are the rest of the crew?
In the water I guess.
Under the water, trying to get the tip of a wood mast out of the mud.
Wood tended to float, kinda....why they had to go to aluminum I haven't a clue. Sank like lead. That's why one had to swim fast to the masthead to keep it from getting stuck in the muddy Barnegat Baybottom. At one time in the mid-seventies (there's that guessed timeframe again), E mastheads had CO2 cartridges that would discharge upon hitting the water, inflating balloons to keep the mast from sinking to the murky depths (6 feet) of the bay. The good old days
And yes, Sam, it was an A scow. 36 feet of sheer terror.
I've tried various mast head floats. A small beach ball has been the easiest and cheapest. Of course I suppose it adds drag when in the air...I sailed scows at a summer camp in Minnesota when I was 14. Had never seen them before and really enjoyed the experience.I wonder, do they clean them with a scow-er-ing pad?
No idea when and where this was. Any guesses?The photo was originally posted on the Pressure Drop forum with a bad pun about "scow-tipping."
I will always remember the briefing at the skippers' meeting at my first Laser regatta on Barnegat Bay. "If you capsize…. just stand on the bottom." It's less than 6 feet deep in many places.
I have heard ththe Great Pumpkin Sunfish Regatta, held in October somewhere in Illinois is at a lake that is very shallow, maybe 3-4 feet.