Pearl Necklace

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    Less than 30 foot daysailoor

    J22, Martin 242, J27, C&C 27 mkV, Lots around the GTA. Or even this......an Etchells. Don't laugh, we had 3 at one time, all owned by members in their 70s, back in the 80's/90's at our club. They had a hoot daysailing them singlehanded
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Yikes, going to be a long night. Thanks re sunset. Hopefully JLC can keep him in sight / close to him while Boris heads that way!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    As stated above, JLC is super capable to pull off a rescue of this nature, proven man in a proven boat. And with southern hemisphere summer, they should still have a few hours daylight right now too I believe. Fingers crossed all is going well!
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    CYCA S2H Two-handed division

    I honestly think the biggest shoe up their ass about it is worrying that a 40' double handed yacht corrects out ahead of a 100 footer. Which would then eventually open the door to, gasp, solo sailors, and then the French would would come........ I'm all for DH or SH sailors being able to race for the Tattersalls Cup. it would add a great feel to us armchair sailors watching it and pulling for the DH win against the big boys! Love it!
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Hey I looked at some of those Melges out west too, but didn't really want to do a Cannonball Run sort of road trip in the midst of COVID. In late May I almost went to Blackstrap Lake in Saskatchewan to grab a J22 as well, but didn't for the same reason. In July.....a J22 in Olcott NY came across my radar too, but it sold to.......Sail Park City! Small world. Patience paid off - it was nice to find this little gem only 25 km from home. Enjoy the Melges!
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Bedford are you living in Spain now? I'm sure you'll make that into a sweet ride!!!
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Thanks so much!
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Bedford that’s so awesome! What kind of boat is that? Didnt even notice the weed!
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Regret for the thread drift..... Ugggh Our big boat has been called Pearl, since 1974. My SA handle has been Pearl Necklace, since 2004...... New boat is Fast Lane Fever.....that’s all Cheers
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    She will now!!!!!! Thanks.
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Sorry, meant to link to their website too..... https://www.m242fleetone.org/ Cheers, PN
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    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    We are so excited to share that we just purchased a new to us 1983 Martin 242 to keep at our local yacht club, while "the necklace" resides in the 1000 Islands almost full time now. We had done a ton of looking around at everything from a J22 (lots in USA but tough to get into Canada right now), to a J80 (prices still a bit high for us), to a Henderson 30 or a Farr 30 so we could still distance race (too much work for what we want right now). Anyways, we found "Fast Lane Fever" in Toronto late last week, and in the space of 48 hours, had the deal done, boat emptied out, trailer serviced ( it hadn't moved in 7 years), and towed it home to our warehouse for some much needed fluff and buff and TLC over the winter. I can't believe I hadn't looked for one of these before it popped up on my radar. It is EVERYTHING we want and need for a Monday to Thursday little speedster, some Wednesday night beer can racing, and for a good platform for our two 15 year old boys to get out on "their own" keelboat and learn the ropes. Clean cabin with zero systems, new cushions, good gear and fair to very good sails! Its' a wonderful little vessel, and we are very much looking forward to getting her in the water. Finally, I wanted to give a big shout out to the Martin 242 Class Association, in particular Michael Clements of Vancouver BC. I have been involved in a number of one design fleets throughout my life, but I have never been made to feel so welcome, so quickly, in my life; and this is from a fleet based 3/4 of the way across the country. Thank you M242 Fleet!!!!!
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    WIGGERS old Sailboat Moulds

    Great boat! Enjoy the end of the season!
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    WIGGERS old Sailboat Moulds

    I do remember all the 30’s they built, but sadly never seen any their moulds in forever! Which one is yours?
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    WIGGERS old Sailboat Moulds

    Pretty sure that yes the Nonsuch 30 and Nonsuch 33 moulds are on the access roadway. CS36 Merlin mould was in the yard for years as well, with a hull inside of it. They pulled the hull out a number of years ago, and it sat for a few years, but haven’t seen it in a while. As for the moulds in the field, though I haven’t seen them I heard that most are buried out there....so ya...garbage. Wiggers is still running strong; the Necklace went into the barn 3 weeks ago. Short season got even shorter!