Brian

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  1. Brian

    Chicago Area III

    I was completely taken aback when I got the news. Service is this coming Saturday: http://www.davenportfamily.com/sitemaker/sites/Davenp2/obit.cgi?user=1388816Vickery Bob was a great friend and a pleasure to sail with. He will be missed. He was looking forward to getting the old VMax (Farr 39 ML) out on the water.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Gorgeous boat - can you stand up in it - that freeboard looks pretty low for a flush deck boat. Yes, standing headroom. At 6', I wasn't in danger of banging my head down below. Should also note that while at rest, the tip of the transom was a bit out of the water.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Really? The Holland 47 Colonia (previously Infinity) had a deck about the same height out of the water, and she had a solid 6' of headroom. yes flush deck and flat bottom Interesting... Colonia was the same layout.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I always thought it looked like they ran out of paper just before they finished the boat, and just stopped drawing! TUBBY That transom looks like a full diaper, especially when painted white. 5'4" standing headroom below Really? The Holland 47 Colonia (previously Infinity) had a deck about the same height out of the water, and she had a solid 6' of headroom.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Looks like a custom C&C. I thought it was a Mull 3/4 or 1 ton. No, Custom C&C 41.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    The one-ton SSA was a G&S. I spent one miserable summer on the boat. Almost every delivery was upwind with the #4 that year with an engine that needed air bled out of the system every hour…However I don't think that this boat was the old SSA as SSA had a grid track system for the genoas (unless the subsequent owner wised up a got rid of it….). My bad... So.. once and for all for you young 'uns - SSA was a G&S 1-Ton built by George Carlin's Kiwi Yachts in FL in 1985 for John Malec (who had previously owned the G&S 45 Invictus). Spitfire was also a G&S 1-Ton, built for Horst Kwech in 1987 (debuting at the 1-Ton NA's that year in Chicago) by Franklin Yachts in NZL. Both had the transverse jib track system (you cans see the athwartships tracks (3 of 'em) in the above pic of Spit). Yeah, I was confusing SSA with the J/N FTB... I remember the 45 Invictus when it spent part of its later life in Detroit--back when I was an impressionable young lad (as opposed to an impressionable middle aged person now).
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    The one-ton SSA was a G&S. I spent one miserable summer on the boat. Almost every delivery was upwind with the #4 that year with an engine that needed air bled out of the system every hour…However I don't think that this boat was the old SSA as SSA had a grid track system for the genoas (unless the subsequent owner wised up a got rid of it….). My bad...
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    Chicago Area III

    Is the article suggesting a Lock and Dam on the St. Clair River? Lock and dam? No: "Roger Gauthier, a retired Army Corps hydrologist, said in the Sierra Club of Canada release. "Water levels can be restored responsibly by gradually installing sills at the head of the St. Clair River." ".. . .the Joint Commission should be issuing a recommendation within the next few weeks on what - if anything - should be done in the St. Clair." I was having trouble understanding what he was getting at in the article. They want to install "sills" in the river to slow the flow, however they have dredged the river to make it deep enough for shipping traffic. Aren't they just going to need to dredge the sills out again for the ships?
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I believe she was originally called "Slip Sliding Away" and, as correctly identified elsewhere in the thread, was a G&S one tonner from the lakes. The one-tonner SSA was a J/N, unless I am mistaken. The 35-footer was a G&S though.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I understand where you are coming from regarding the rant on names M, but seeing pics of this old girl along with Heritage bring back memories of walking the docks before the PH-Mack race as a kid. Those boats were gorgeous.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Not a Long Island Sound boat that I remember. A number that starts in 42, would that be a Great Lakes boat? She is sexy though. You have to admit that the IOR had the best looking boats, bar none. Sail number matches the now Great Lakes one-tonner Spitfire.
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    Chicago Area III

    For those of us stuck in an office--pics tomorrow please!
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    Chicago Area III

    why On the nose the whole way up - Nothing says fun like 400 miles of hiking to leward FIFY Good luck to all who are sailing up to the island this year!
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    As Lorimar she always had a MH rig. I seem to recall the initial fix was duct tape for the hole... Apologies, but it made me laugh a little to hear that the "permanent" fix was faired in tape.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I remember one morning of the BYC Mack start watching Brian Keith and co trying to patch up a hole in the bow of Lorimar--some chick in a small Sea Ray or some such was backing up and put the out-drive unit into her...
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Looks to be a J/N 1ton. My bad, X-Yachts 1-ton...
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Looks to be a J/N 1ton.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Second pic looks like the J44s Tomahawk, Renegade, and Equation, no?
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Advantage wasn't the full-on racing version that Moonraker was--she had a closed transom and usable interior. Raced against Nils for several years--he was good at getting young sailors into big boat racing.
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    Chicago Area III

    So I see that Bounder (Sydney 36) has sold. Anyone know who bought her and if she is going to be in Chicago (or where she might be going)?
  21. (917): half the nation just spent an hour watching a balloon fly around. we are officially the dumbest fucking country. Pretty much sums it up...
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    Joke

    A rabbi and a priest were sitting next to each other on a plane. After a short while, a conversation starts. Priest: "So Rabbi, I understand that you are suppose to not eat pork, but have you ever tried it?" Rabbi: "Yes, there was one time I had a ham sandwich." Priest: "And did you think it was good?" Rabbi: "Yeah, it wasn't bad." Priest (snickering) "Uh-huh..." A few minutes later the conversation continues: Rabbi: "So Father, I understand that you are suppose to remain celebate. Have you ever succombed to the temptations of the flesh?" Priest: "Yes, there was one time back in college." Rabbi: "I see. So, wouldn't you say it was much better than pork?"