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Great White

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  1. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    This is all I know.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Last I heard a few weeks ago, he was still in Vietnam with an expired passport and no money.
  3. Radio controlled sailing

    Good find! About a year ago, a local guy gave me a EC12 kit. It is an older Dumas, but it had been assigned a number (1488) to the previous owner so I registered it in my name with the class. I have not done much work on it, just started procuring parts. Most of the parts that came with it are not what I want to use including the pristine cotton sails and the old style motor. We have several EC12's in the PNW, but don't know if anyone is racing them. I also have three Victoria's and a Northwind 36-600 that I completed last year.
  4. Race to the Straits 2018

    I have done every RTTS since it started in 2002 except 2007 and 2014. Always singlehanded. Probably could have done 2007, my shoulder surgery had healed well. But 2014 I was on crutches from breaking my hip. I would have needed a singleleg class. You have done most of them too? Both single and double handed. Remember the first one when you singlehanded Hook? What a wild ride home!
  5. Race to the Straits 2018

    You beat me there last year! I need to check with Medicare and confirm that I am covered before i can enter this year.
  6. Race to the Straits 2018

    You must have had a change in your rating. I thought you normally started Friday morning.
  7. 2019 Ford Mustang Bullit

    The Fox body Mustang existed from 1979-1993. As said elsewhere, the Fox platform was used on the Fairmont/Zepher and Mustang as well as a few other models (Tbird?). I have a 1990 Mustang GT. It is suppose to weigh about 3200 lbs. The fuel injected 302 V8 is rated at about 225 hp, but with some power adders I installed, I am hoping for a bit more. Someone changed the rear gears to 4:10 and with the five speed, it will accelerate well and roast the tires. Lots of fun to drive. The Fox Mustang is not liked by everyone. Ford had been planning on using the front wheel drive Probe as the follow on to the Fox. The popularity, performance and good handling of the Fox kept the Mustang alive for a few more years untill the new SN95 design arrived. There is still a big following for the Fox body Mustang and the values are increasing.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    On FB, you can say that you are anywhere you want.
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Here is some interesting comments on Facebook. Sounds like he might be countryless now.
  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Per your request. Enjoy!
  11. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Meanwhile on Facebook
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Blakely Rock Race 2018, Seattle

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

    Yep, me too.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    There were a lot of Rawson 30's built. They were a pretty popular boat in the PNW. At one time there was three in my little marina, a couple more in a neighboring yacht club and my 7th grade math teacher had one in the mid 1960's. Most were owner finished. A newer pilothouse model races in our races in the cruiser division. The 26 was interesting. It was designed by Ben Seaborn who also designed the Thunderbird. The Rawson 26 was a lot like a masthead, round bottom Thunderbird. It was always speculated what came first, the Tbird or the Rawson 26. The Rawson 32 fishing boat was a very popular Bristol Bay gill netter. But even though limited in length to 32 ft, Bristol Bay gillnetters started getting wider and boats like the Rawson 32 Could not carry as much catch. Ron Rawson built some of the 32's as cruisers. My parents had one they bought in about 1976. They took it to Alaska a couple times. Ron Rawson also built some 38ft powerboats that were predominatly built as cruisers. And suprisingly in the late 90's he was building classic looking open launches in the 20 ft range there outfitted as steam boats! His boats were designed by established designers: Monk, Garden and Seaborn.