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And guess who's dad was in charge of MWR in 1974. LOL


I was on the first paragraph when I thought, "Hey, is this the back story for Odyssey? +1 for the Sea Scouts.

SES Argo (85-91ish)

SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

As Quartermaster has correctly pointed out, I am a "lubber." My question is this, what is the difference between a yawl and a ketch rigged sailing vessel. I could google it but there's no fun in that. The Saluda looks like a ketch river vessel to me.


Traditionally, the main difference between a ketch and a yawl had to do with the stepping of the mizzenmast in relation to the rudder post. Anymore it has more to do with the size of the mast/sail area. Typically the mizzenmast on a yawl is smaller and stepped further aft than a ketch.


Stormy, where was SES Argo out of?

SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Thank you mushdogs, much appreciated.


Xbrad, the Argo was and still is Chief Seattle Council. We probably crossed paths with Stormy back in the day.


The Whidbey Seaplane Base pier was also home to three successive seaplane tenders from 1957 through 1967 as well as an ugly little yard craft (YSD-60) which was used to sweep logs and debris from Crescent Harbor during seaplane ops.


Argo is out of Bellevue. She used to be moored with Propeller out at Waterway 18 on Lake Union. The old boat is gone, but last I heard the crew was using the boat formerly belonging to SES Challenger.


Mush, the latter was how the difference was defined for me when I learned to sail at Newport. I never did see the first.

Sarge, there's no shame in being a "lubber." Some body's gotta do it. Imagine the dings I got when I went to Ft. Rucker for flight school in '76. The Chief TAC would ding me and keep telling me "the Navy didn't prepare you for this."

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