Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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An interesting aspect of this boat are the words 'Pin Mill' on the stern. 'Pin Mill' is both a thing:
"A pin mill is a mill that comminutes materials by the action of pins that repeatedly move past each other. Much like a kitchen blender, it breaks up substances through repeated impact. The mill is a type of vertical shaft impactor mill and consists of two rotating disks with pins embedded on one face."
........ and a place:
"Pin Mill is a hamlet on the south bank of the tidal River Orwell, located on the outskirts of the village of Chelmondiston on the Shotley peninsula, south Suffolk. It lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a designated "
Maybe the owner is an Englishman with an American boat? or an American who lives at Pin Mill in the UK, or maybe there is a port in the USA called Pin Mill, who knows.... but I would be interested to find out the story between the two.
Mary Harrigan has an interesting pair of yard arms high on the forward mast. I would be interested to know how these are used. I can imagine it being easier to douse the two piece? downwind squaresail (s) by allowing the booms to go forward spilling the wind before furling them.