Pearl Necklace

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  1. I'll be there on the CDN boat. Can't wait - gonna be fun. Don't expect much from us, first time we've raced it together But we do know how to have a good time.......
  2. Upstart has excellent sails and Bert is a fantastic guy and a real gentlemen. He was the recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Sailing Award in the Lake Ontario 600 for his selfless assistance to another solo sailor through the final 100 miles of the race.....if that shows anything he will definitely share his advice with you. Good luck, wish I could do the 1-2 this year
  3. Hi Talon,\\I just sent you a PM with the info of a good friend in the Toronto area, with a Sunfast 3200 All the best, Pearl Necklace
  4. Well done gents Fun race!!!!!! Well done gents Fun race!!!!!!
  5. Six days later and I'm still in a haze over the sudden passing of my friend and mentor. We met over 22 years ago during our first LO300, and from there it grew. I was fortunate enough to be a small part of his Open 40 campaign, and a large part of the Open 60 build and campaign. We were lucky enough to sail together on the Volvo 60 as well. Derek was my inspiration for beginning my own solo sailing campaign 6 years ago, after years and years of saying "just run what ya bring, and you'll do fine. Just run what ya brung". Many laughs, many drinks, and many many deep talks will not be forgotten. I only wish for one more, to try and fix what was broken. Deepest condolences to Partianne, Ben and Sarah, and to the rest of his family and friends..... Sail on my friend Pearl Necklace
  6. Whew, I was thinking I was a bad person for thinking all those same thoughts. Sheesh....
  7. I resemble that......It's out there. The necklace is often silent though....tender young ears
  8. The new Afterburn Replaces the Dash 34
  9. Went in on April 13th. Been out a few times Brrr
  10. Sorry, my bad - says right there in the ad - 2010 Ballenger, 6' taller than stock. Cheers, PN
  11. Holy shit I just read that thread. Angry man indeed.
  12. Hi all. Me again. I may be mistaken (so go lightly on me of I'm wrong), but I think it's got a Farr40 mast in it. So those in the know would know the dimensions etc and how they compare with the stock O40 rig. But I could be wrong... PN
  13. Yup. Sure do. Dave really knows his stuff. He is the Olson guru (big and small), on Lake Ontario, and the work he did is TOP NOTCH. The boat is gorgeous, inside and out. Had I not dropped another load of coin on my boat again this winter, I may well have bought it. I believe the boat used to be "Screaming O". It's a sweet sweet ride. PN
  14. I love this thread - brings back a lot of memories. I sailed on the North Castle 30 Cruise Missile back in the 80's and early 90's. What a boat. I think she's rotten away in Nova Scotia now, still owned by the same owner, just 20 years of no love......shame. Great boats
  15. Live every day and enjoy it Bedford!!!