The missing bowsprit

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The bowsprit of a sailing vessel is a pole or spar
extending forward from the vessel’s prow.
It provides an anchor point for the forestay(s),
allowing the fore-mast to be stepped farther forward on the hull.

Bowsprit in the old days stack up and had often Galions figures
either installed or was made ​​direct and often designed as pure works of art
lovely women or lovely women like mermaids were favorite motives.

Nowadays they are unnecessary, because the sails and masts are not driving force more
so it’s lowered just below the waters edge as a breakwater and often an unattractive block.

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The ship protrudes only 260 centimeters below the sea surface
impressive that it can stay afloat.

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