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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yup, it is.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Visit from Steele and Mrs. Steele today. Lovely weather in the PNW right now.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    16.2 tomorrow!!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    We had a negative tide today at noon. -3.5 (maybe a bit lower.) I can hardly believe FRANCIS LEE was afloat. Every time we have lower than -3.0 I go down and check that she is afloat. I still can’t believe our beach is that steep, but apparently it is. (Second sounding is from the Shamrock on the shore side of the slip.) FRANCIS’ depth sounder is about 2’ below her waterline.
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    R2AK 2018

    And Sail like a Girl looks good too.
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    R2AK 2018

    We were out spectating at about the 28 mile mark and those two guys (Greg Barton and Kevin Olney) screamed by us like they were a freight train. We were cheering them on but they barely even looked up, totally committed. (Greg Barton, 4 WC and 2 Olympic Goal medals in kayak. Even in his late 50’s he still has it!) But my hero is Inger Rankins who rowed Russell’s nesting PT-11 non-stop thought the night to finish a very respectable 41st in an all around dinghy, hardly an elite racing craft, but maybe the coolest multi use small boat around. I love mine! (But I am not going to row her 70 miles!)
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    Sterling Hayden

    It did look like one of those shirts the BB's used to wear in concert.....
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Mother’s Day on Fast Frankie. It just does not get better than this. Thanks Bob!
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    Swede 55

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    Coolboats to admire

    That is what Bob thinks too. So far the opportunity has not presented itself.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I love Billy Connolly.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Peak so far 14.7 with main and jib. Sustained 13ish +/-. But we have never pushed her very hard, she is just a daysailer.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Atalanta (Ondine II or III I forget which) was 102,000 pounds, I was driving her once when we hit 20 knots, and there was no way she planned. We averaged 16 knots for four hours on that run. Of course it was blowing 50 gusting 70 (assuming the B&G instruments were accurate.)
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    Coolboats to admire

    How is it then that FRANCIS LEE with a LWL of 55’ easily exceeds 12.5 knots and does it often? And this in Puget Sound where there are no real waves to Surf, often under just main and jib and under 20AWS. I bet she would really scoot in the tradewinds. (I guess Bob deserves his Maestro title, he sure got this design right.)
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    It is quite possible it will never happen.