Comment from: Excellent Way Preservation Society [Visitor]
We reckon she is a Baldie, in other words a cross between a Fifie and a Zulu. Combining the attributes of both designs.

The angle of stern rake is not enough for a full Zulu. Locally (Old Torry, Aberdeen) we called them a quarter or half Zulu depending on the rake angle.

Our group are in the process of rebuilding a 26ft one at the moment back to full sailing spec.

The resemblance in the link pic below is quite noticable.

Keep up the good work.
10/22/08 @ 01:00
Comment from: Ken Powell [Visitor]
Good article in the link, including a pic of "Poppy", which looks suspiciously like Pansy on the Cally canal......
05/03/09 @ 13:19
Comment from: schoonertack [Member] Email
Was wondering which Fiffie / baldie/ Zulu had the most deck shear?
03/11/10 @ 21:59
Comment from: mark [Member] Email
do you mean fifie or zulu or baldie have the most deck shear or a particular boat.

don't think there were any hard and fast rules, most were built to eye and to order adn every yard did them slightly differently. At some point I'm going to scan in Edgar J March's thoughts and drawings on the subject and upload them
03/11/10 @ 22:04

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