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  1. You jest but, she would look pretty in both cases! She was my baptism to bigger boat sailing. The pictures and links were great! Compared to "Rage" the boat I sailed on was almost identical between the waterline and the deck, everthing else = similar but different. Deck on "silverslug", (thanks longi), was grf the only teak, was on the cockpit & cabin sole, parts of the cabintop, coamings and a few other places. Coffee Grinder same location but TWO man and turned 90 degres, we faced each other fore and aft, there were two drums, looked like the same size, & two speeds. It was like going from 3rd gear to first, and you needed someone to tail. A kind knowledgeable helm helped. Alot! Cockpit = way smaller! Could barely fit 4 plus driver, traveler on a post & track near the front and never used. Original Instruments circa the late sixties in the middle of the back of the cabin wall. There was no real companion way. You had to climb on top of the doghouse and go down the ladder. Winches all from Barient, top of the line form an earlier time, and there were a lot of them. SS had substantial (aluminum?) toe rails made sitting on the rail painful. Front hatch was an enormous sliding plexiglass thing that you were not supposed to step on, my guess,..about 4' x 5'. The two spin poles were non semetric and designed for two pole jibes, looked like instruments from the Spanish Inquisition but the fitting for the poles on the mast track was something to just marvel at. A machinist's work of art. Same sort of differences below if anyone is interested.
  2. Boy you guys are good!!!! Everyone of you nailed it..... The pictures must be from a centerboard version, the one I sailrd on had a much deeper but set keel and the owner, we'll call him RC used to love to show how the boat could be tacked, jibed and sailed by the trim tab alone.Worth way more than a second/mile especially when balanced against the rudder. that boat could climb but for it's length and maybe because of it's weight, it could also be very wet. longi you are right on about the sails being old AND in poor shape. We went fom the genny to the storm. Who ever bought the boat from the owner I sailed for pulled bags and bags of rags and other crap and filled up a couple of dumpsters before he sailed shorthanded to somewhere in the bay area. BUT on particlar points of sail, even with older and limited sail selection, balaced right, she was a D9.
  3. That's the point longy, she wasn't supposed to be modern. She was supposedly one of four built from a plug that was sunk afterwards. She's like a 7/8 's 12 meter. Really low freeboard in the center, a lot of overhang at the ends, really nice lines. Siversword ended up on the west coast and won some ditance race from some point in Canada to Tahiti in the late 60's to very early 70's. I think that was before SL aquired her but I'm not sure. hobart my stories re: the boat are lame in comparison to stories about the boat in earlier times. One common one was about when SL would take out friends, or friends of friends Slim would create a "commotion" and fall overboard, the crew would panic about what to do next ..... and meanwhile Slim caught a line they were trolling climbed up the ladder on the transom stepped into the discussion and asked what was going on? I was looking for stories I know are better than te ones I know about
  4. GRS you are correct about her no longer racing in the nineties I crwed for daysails and a couple overnighters, she needed at least 5 crew just for 2 sail daysails. Just trimming the jib took 3 with the two man coffee grinder. Was known by some of Lambert's old crew as Big Mo, supposedly untouchable in the around Oahu races in the 70's. Believe it or not was anchored off Wailupe for a while while Lambert still owned her there is a very small channel there from when the developers dredged the pennisula, Lambert must have had balls like a brass monkey to take her in and out of there.
  5. I used to crew on a big beautiful beast out of the Ala Wai back in the early - mid ninety's named, Silversword. Boat had some interesting stories & was supposedly built for the run ups for Ted Turner"s America's Cup campaign. Passed back through the Ala Wai on its way to Pattaya, Thailand about 10-12 (?) years ago renamed the Melissa, Melinda, or smething similar. Was thinking if maybe some of the ghosts could come out of the lockers? Virgin Post ....... So you all can let me have it with the WHERE ARE THE TIT'S???!!!!!........ Just don't have any at hand and don't want to venture into the land of virurses that I can't catch
  6. I used to crew on a big beautiful beast out of the Ala Wai back in the early - mid ninety's named, Silversword. Boat had some interesting stories & was supposedly built for the run ups for Ted Turner"s America's Cup campaign. Passed back through the Ala Wai on its way to Pattaya, Thailand about 10-12 (?) years ago renamed the Melissa, Melinda, or smething similar. Was thinking if maybe some of the ghosts could come out of the lockers? Virgin Post ....... So you all can let me have it with the WHERE ARE THE TIT'S???!!!!!........ Just don't have any at hand and don't want to venture into the land of virurses that I can't catch