Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antenna Mystery
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I am (very much) an amateur when it comes to boats and must admit that I am baffled by our use , in French, of the “marocain” word (also spelled “maroquin”) to designate a triatic stay. My bafflement comes from the fact that the better known Morocan boats were the “Galère” (Galley in English) and the “Chebec”, both two masted, like schooners, but neither one of them rigged with a “Marocain”.
If anyone has an answer I’m interested to read it, to the extent that it doesn’t bore other members of the forum.
Concerning your small antenna on the mizzen, I had one installed by the yard on my SM 232 in order to, hopefully, have a spare one in case the main mast would collapse. Maybe the yard kept installing them on subsequent SMs.
Formerly SM 232
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Sent: mercredi 9 novembre 2016 13:15
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antenna Mystery
I am an amateur linguist (of English, which of course has countless words of French origin due to the fact that the rulers of Normandy conquered England in 1066).
I assume that the triatic stay is so-named in French because the Moroccan boats utilized them a lot in their native craft?
Merci beaucoup for your helpful answer.
Still trying to figure out the small antenna on the mizzen, will trace it some more when back on the boat. Do other SM owners have a VHF-like antenna on the mizzen, or is an add-on on my boat?
SM Aletes 240
St Augustine, Florida