Does the Ship Have Showers? Yes we do have hot water deck showers that students may use after the snorkels. It is mostly a rinse off. We have found that the salt water/ fresh water 1,2 punch does a remarkable job of killing body odor even without soap! We have never had a problem.
What Are Those Fluffy Things That Are On The Lines Up There? Those are called Baggywrinkles and they help to minimize the chaffeing that occurs to the sails when they rub against the lines.
What is the ship made of? Steel.
Does The Ship Have a Motor? Yes. The engine on the ship is a massive diesel engine capable of holding 11,000 gallons of fuel. See the ship specs below.
How Many People Does it Take To Run the TOLE MOUR? As many as we can get. It can be done with 14 people but it is easier with our maximum compliment of 49.
Type: Motosailer- Plths-Aft Ckpt
Builders: Nichols Brothers
LOA: 156 ft. / 47.5 m.
Hull: Mtl: Steel
LWL: 102 ft. / 31.1 m.
Min. Draft: 13 ft. 5 in. / 4.1 m.
Naval Arch: Ewbank/brook
Disp: 340 tons / 308 metric tons
Engine: 1984 Deutz SBA8M16R
Water: 4,500 gallons / 17,042 litres
Cruise Speed: 8 knots
Headroom: 6 ft. 5 in. / 2.0 m.
Total Crew: 49
Sail Area: 6,675 sq.ft. / 620.1 sq.m.
Student Crew: 36
Year: Mdl – 1988, Mtf –1988
Model: Tri-Masted Topsail
>LOD: 123 ft. / 37.5 m.
Keel Color: Black
Beam: 31 ft. / 9.4 m.
Max. Draft: 13 ft. 5 min. / 4.1 m.
Engines: 1 x 564 HP diesel
Fuel: 11,000 gallons / 41,657 litres
Max Speed: 12.5 Knots
Range: Really Really Far
Prof. Crew: 14
Does Anyone Get Seasick? Yes some can get seasick. Whether or not someone gets sick on board the ship is dependent on the individual and the state of the sea.
What can I do to avoid getting seasick? There are a variety of cures and preventative steps that might help a person out. Unfortunately everyone reacts different to the cures. Here are a few tips and tricks we have learned to combat seasickness. 1) Eat anything ginger – candy, ale or straight up (it deadens the sensitivity of the stomach). 2) Not eating or drinking anything acidic before the trip (OJ, yogurt, tomatoes, grapefruit, coffee, eggs, cheese, etc). 3) Keeping your eye on the horizon (helps to train your brain) 4) Standing or sitting at the stern of the ship (on the Tole Mour it moves the least). 5) Don’t guzzle water if you are seasick, it will make your symptoms worse. If you need to drink water just sip it. Nibbling on saltines can help dry up the stomach and therefore get rid of the sloshy feeling too.
If I Do Get Seasick, How Long Does it Usually Last? Usually no one is seasick after we arrive at our first anchorage (about 4pm on the first day). Then after sleeping on the ship for the night the body and the brain are able to figure out their new environment. The process can be sped up by maintaining your activity level during the sickness so that body, brain and environment are forced into synchronicity.
Do The Pressure Bands Or The “Watch” Work To Fight Seasickness? It works for some (and the change is sometimes amazing) and not for others.
What About Over The Counter Medication To Fight Sea Sickness? A down side of all of these is that they can make you drowsy (even the ones that say non drowsy) it is just that some are less drowsy than others. The best is Meclizine (Non Drowsy Dramimine, Bonine). After that is Dimenhydrinate (Dramimine). Other popular antihistamines (Benedryl) have also been seen to be effective. If you are going to purchase some it is far cheaper to go to the pharmicist and ask for the generic version. All of these don’t help when you are already seasick, they should be taken 1 hour before stepping aboard if you think you might get seasick.
Can I Learn How to SCUBA Dive onboard? No. In order to dive on our boat you need to be certified before your camp session starts. We DO NOT certify divers on the boat. If you plan on diving with us please call us so we may discuss any changes in your certifying organizations policies.
What Is The Food Like? The food on the TOLE MOUR is amazing. Our Chef works extra hard to make the food served at meal times are hot and delicious. There is always a good variety and special needs are given special attention.
How Many Shipmates Are Onboard During The Session? Each voyage on the TOLE MOUR usually has 30-35 shipmates on board.
What Are The Accommodations Like? It is dorm room style accomodations. There are 3 dorm areas, each with at least 2 sinks and a bathroom. Each student is assigned a bunk and a “pooka” (a small storage area). For this reason it is recommended to limit belongings to whatever can fit into one medium sized bag. (duffle bags are nice because they can double as a pillow).
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Sea Camp Registrars or Summer Camp Director at the business office at 1.800.645.1423 or 909.625.6194. Please address any logistical questions or inquiries to the Tall Ship Registrar Amy Maguire.