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    family and friends, sailing, surfing, classic boats.

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  1. fromtas

    Carbon cutter No. 2

    Easy does it,,,,,, next you'll be complaining about sailing with the Lazy Jacks tensioned.
  2. fromtas

    Transpac 2019

    Might be you've got your boats and years mixed up.
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    Bruce, a great project and commendable that you're doing the upgrades. Any thought to laminating lightweight spruce stiffeners to the braces you've created between the cutouts on the bulkhead/frames? Looking forward to seeing the amazing Improbable on the water again with renewed performance. Mentioned you to Ron Holland last week and he's excited to hear more.
  4. In case anybody asks,,,,, Iluka Queen.pdf
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    Raida anchored at Vanua Levu September 2017. A fine looking yacht Raida anchored Vanua Levu n2017.pdf
  6. fromtas

    Older well known IOR Boats

    Tenacious was same length and was fuller aft and taller rig
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    great yarns Skip, them's was the days of wooden yachts and happy maidens,,,,,,
  8. Well, at least this one made it out of the shed before the owner lost interest,,,
  9. fromtas

    My newest project

    In some weird turn of events she was told that she would be the winner. The interesting thing is that a great deal of the correspondence concerning this contest has been collected and preserved. I looked at the file. I read letters from the committee members. One letter says something like, "We can't let this get out" meaning her guarantee as the winner. Sounds like present day, doesn't it Longy
  10. fromtas

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    The Kardashian sisters?
  11. fromtas

    Paris (Kiwi Spirit) calls it quits

    About 8 yards of concrete in the bilge would fix it
  12. fromtas

    Coolboats to admire

    Bob, Rowena was Barry Stephen's yacht and before that she belonged to Dennis Reigler whom you knew at Sparcraft.
  13. fromtas

    My newest project

    K1Wi's have Kauri, Tasmanians have Huon
  14. fromtas

    Coolboats to admire

    Ol Fart, she's called KITE. Built by Hugh in a sandstone building down the street from the Empire Hotel. Hugh used to have his shop there. He often has coffee at Jackman and McRoss on Hampden Road with Lee Stevens, so one of the waitresses might know his whereabouts. Also a member of the RYCT so could be traced at the front desk. Rob
  15. fromtas

    Coolboats to admire

    AFAIK there are three of those 41' BK ketches. All are cold-molded. The first was Bruce's boat Unicorn launched in 1976, built by Gil Iwamoto and finished out by Driscoll. The second is called Mentor, launched in 1981 and built by Jim McClelland in Kenora, Ontario. She's been trucked out to BC and back to Kenora a couple of times. The third one was launched in 1991, originally called Daybreak, re-named Warm Rain II by the Mate's in 2000. Her hull was built in California and then trucked north for completion by Jim McClelland after he moved shop to Duncan. Thanks Tad, a fifth one was built in Hobart by Andrew Wardrop, not sure where she is now. The pictured ketch is Unicorn, currently named Maggie Wadsley (or similar) but current owner indicated a rename back to Unicorn was pending. She's looking pretty good, some cosmetics need attention but overall in fine condition. The 46' done for Hugh Wardrop certainly draws inspiration from Unicorn, but is a completely separate and all new design. I made all the drawings for her in 1988. Wardrop46.jpg Nice work Tad