- Winston Adams
- October 10, 2012 - 12:41
Paul, the title Set the Spanker caught my eye. but I noticed that after 4 days there were no comments, but I clicked on anyway. A few weeks ago I traveled east on the TCH with a cargo sticking out of my hatchback. I had 2 sculling oars and what I beleive is a spanker sail that was used on a small boat as you describe. I beleive Nflders younger than 40 know nothing of sculling oars. I am 65, and know too little of spankers. My father on the other hand, a master mariner, depended on sails more than engines. It seems we are losing our sea knowledge very fast. The sculling oars and spanker probably now belong in a museum. I live in Bishop's Cove, 589-2720. Drop by and see what you think of my spanker.