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  1. R2AK 2016

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  2. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, You deserve great thanks for your volunteer board work with the School; not everyone has the patience and vision to take on that kind of responsibility.
  3. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    KIm, She is really looking great! Thanks for all the work you do with the School, and for this Forum. On the Nautilus, I made a removable custom block that attached to the seat for the tillerpilot and raised and offset the pin point to the correct location. Also put the instruments on a hinged panel that swung out into the companionway opening (4" wide with stacked readouts) for sailing and swung back for storage and reading down below. Kind of fussy, but it kept them more or less hidden until needed, and could be used for navigation and monitoring guest helmspersons from the cabin. I'd probably go wireless if I were doing it today.
  4. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    +2 Miss the discussions
  5. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I think the main winch will look much better placed up against to this smaller radius. A nice formal platform for the most important winch of them all. Will it work better being a little closer to the sheet handler? Maybe it helps with the underdeck main winch support as well.
  6. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yes, Nor'easter V is on Flathead lake with Questa. Woodenboat magazine had an article about the boats a few years ago. I believe these are the only two Q boats LFH designed. When I first saw Nor'easter she was in Poulsbo and named 'Angel Wings'. The owner claimed she was a Herreshoff design and I said 'right'. Boy was I mistaken. In the process of researching her I contacted the owner of Questa in Flathead lake. (He told me a great story about the Chicago owner that came west for a hunting trip and during a long turn at the bar told the present owner he would give him the boat. The present owner thought it was fiction and forgot about it until he got a phone call some days hence announcing that the boat was in transit and where did he want it delivered!). I let Questa's owner know when I decided not to purse Nor'easter and figured that was that. About a year later I heard from him that he was buying her. That owner also had a bunch of six meter boats for awhile IIRC, but I haven't heard anything about them for many years.
  7. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Now that you reminded me, I do remember that sail and it certainly was when I became taken with the Yankee One-Design. Maybe some of the SA folks in SF know about her. CWB donated her to the Stone yard, and then the Stone yard closed. Kim, sorry for the thread drift.........
  8. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yes, that's a Q class boat. Cotton Blossom, Dennis Connors' boat, is also a Q boat.
  9. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    See you there! It will be fun to see how many of us Syndicate members show up; there's a few I haven't seen for awhile.
  10. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, I think she's somewhere on Bainbridge, hauled out, according to Scott R. of Pirate fame. Are you going to the Pirate event in June at SYC?
  11. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yes, the Yankee that was 'rebuilt' at the School was Venture and one of two that I brought up to Seattle from SF. The other, Yankee Doodle, is now on the Chesapeake I believe. I've thought about tracking her down once I sell the Nautilus. Yankee Clipper, that went from SF to Seattle to SF is now the most original of the SF Yankees if it's still anything like it was when it left here. Wonder where it is now? Of course Twinkle would be the ultimate 30 footer for me. It would be fun to go see the two Q's on Flathead Lake. The construction of Nor'easter was similar to Live Yankee. Big wide ring frames and longitudinal stringers. It was so narrow and long that the forepeak berth had a forepeak berth! I couldn't tell from the photos; is the deck/cabin assembly on Sliver being built right side up, or upside down? I'd assumed upside down. Thanks for the invite; I'll PM you soon.
  12. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Hi Kim Frank S. told me about your project today and sent me here. WOW! First class top to bottom. It reminds me a little of Nor'easter, the Q boat that Stu McDougal surveyed for me many years ago. Thank goodness I listened to him and moved on. And great work with the NW School. It sounds like you are there on Mondays; maybe I can stop by and take a peek. Bill Van Vlack