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    Bremerton, WA USA
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    Racing, cruising, bicycle riding and touring, hiking, xcountry skiing.

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  1. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I am skeptical too. But he did post last week that he was going to fly to Hawaii someday next month. March? April? He was living with someone on the island, but the location was a ways from Hilo. Some of his older posts and pics were from the Kona side.
  2. Kirby

    That picture was taken North of Bremerton, Washington near Illahee State Park. Following a race at Port Orchard the crew of Blackout was sailing home and I passed them motoring. Shot with a Nikon digital P and S. I think the owner used this pic on his ads. I thought it was a good boat, but never reached its full potential. Funny, I actually looked at this boat when it was for sale in 1986. It had a different name and was not painted like it is now.
  3. Kirby

    Hey, I took that picture! I don't think the new owners were racers at all. I have not seen it on the water since it was sold.
  4. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Its like he doesnt recognize the loss of his boat. On FB he just regurgitates old posts, praises how wonderful Vietnam is and talks about continuing his (nonstop) sail around the world. Doesn't seem to be the least bit concerned about how to get another boat. Suppose he thinks Jean will just find him another freebie. Will be interesting.Or maybe he will just fade away living somewhere on shore.
  5. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I don't comment on or like many of his posts. I just lurk and read. Lately so much is redundant and replayed. When he was rescued this time, I got Jean a bit worked up about getting another boat for Rimas.
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    On FB, you can put a friend on "Restricted Status". They can view your public posts, but not what you post to friends. It is also referred to as "Boss Mode". I can view and post on Rimas"s page, but he cannot view what I post as "friends". I got tired of him liking everthing I posted.
  7. Blakely Rock Race 2018, Seattle

    Good thing he was not out for the Toliva Shoal Race.
  8. Pilothouse for the blind

    Yep, me too.
  9. Pilothouse for the blind

    San Juan 24 at Edmonds. I have noticed it moored there with someone in a lawn chair reclining in the sun. Could never get a good picture.
  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I suspect this picture and other ones in its album are from earlier legs like the San Francisco to Monterey adventure. He is posting lots of older pictures of presents and Starbucks. I guess trying to keep visible to his huge following.
  11. J35 Anarchist

    Just to let you know, even though it is Still winter, we are still racing in the PNW. Feb 17, Toliva Shoal Race. We experienced winds as high as the low 40's.
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Me too. A friend has a glass T bird, I did a few regattas with him. A guy in my club had a home finished Rawson 30 and raced on it some. Pretty sure I daysailer once on a friends SJ24. I have tried to make a list of all the boats I have sailed on. I think I have only reached 50 separate designs but I suspect I have forgotten some.
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I forgot about the Sierra. I believe it was a round bottom boat. The tbird was designed for the Douglas Fir Plywood Association. There were a lot of sail and powerboat designs done for DFPA. You could buy the plans in the lumber yards for 25 cents. Off course, All the designs were meant to be built of plywood. My father and I built a 15 ft daysailer. I bought the tbird plans, but never built one. I donated the plans to the Gig Harbor museum. They maintain the tbird history as that was where hull No.1 was built as Boomer said. The original boat shed and ways have been restored and boat restoration is being done there. I wonder if the Sierra 26 was a basis for the Rawson 26? I will have to reasearch some.
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Seaborn was pretty cutting edge with his designs and experimented with light displacement and fin keels in the 30's, 40's and 50's. Probably more of his boats in PNW than anywhere else. His tbird design was expanded into larger boats, some were quite sucessful. But he was gone too soon. Would have been interesting to see what he could have done.
  15. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The tbird sailors always told me that the Rawson 26 was not a round bilge tbird and some tried to tell me that Rawson was first. But like you said the dates show the tbird first. When did Seaborn die? Hmm! We had a couple Rawson 26's in the area and they were pretty fast. There was one from the University of Washington yacht club named Skinny Dipper that we raced against in the sound a lot.