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  1. Port Townsend Dash

    Nah, mishaps are part of racing. And the positive outcome was I opted for the top down furler (after I managed to drop the 1.5 ounce into the Sound to never be seen again). I also got to learn a bunch about carbon fiber repairs, good stuff. We have done a couple beer can races recently with great results. Pretty casual affairs, but great fun. Bought a bargain basement drifter from second wind sails which was a great success a couple weeks ago, only boat to sail to the finish in very light and shifty conditions. FRANCIS needed a bit more HP in the light stuff and this drifter proved to be a success. I have been consumed with trying to figure out the best way to add removable lifelines so we can consider taking FRANCIS to some of the races with more demanding regulations. In fact I spent most of yesterday with Bob looking at the cutter lifeline arrangement drawings and figuring out options. Making good progress. Worked on some other stuff with Bob too while I was there. Very productive day.
  2. Port Townsend Dash

    Let’s see, we could get an all SA crew and give it a go. I might want to get that A3 I have been discussing with Alex at Ballard Sails first. (Might be a good idea to bring Alex too along with the sail.) Don't need the hurricane, S 20 should do it OK along with a big ebb.
  3. Port Townsend Dash

    Would have to be with the “A” Team........I am getting kind of old to do foredeck. Especially in those conditions.
  4. Coolboats to admire

    I will look for a dink picture. I do not believe TUMBLEHOME is particularly fast. Scott however has sailed with us on FRANCIS and he is a good sailor and great shipmate.
  5. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yes, nester. PT-11. I bought her from my pal Carl Sutter (Fisheries Supply), took me two years of bugging him to get him to sell her to me. Sailing rig, beautiful spruce oars, beach Dollie. I think Carl used her twice. She was basically brand new. I think I have used her more than Carl ever did. Rows great, sails great, easy to nest and un-nest. Rolls into the garage or down to the water easily on the Dollie. I love her. (That’s Anarchist Anomaly hanging onto the sail.)
  6. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I just realized that I never got around to showing off the tender we acquired for FRANCIS a while back. A classy Perry design deserves a classy tender. I took delivery at Elliott Bay Marina and towed her home with the Hadlock Skiff. Yet another wooden vessel for the Fleet!
  7. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Pretty picture of wooden Perry boat is not thread drift. This thread is about pretty wooden Perry boats.
  8. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I am pretty sure Eclipse is glass not wood....... Trickypig, where are you when we need your input?
  9. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    If I had access to a boathouse I might acquire her. I like speed.....and Perry designs.
  10. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    The all time great NIGHT RUNNER........
  11. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Bring her to the show next year. We should round up as many wooden Perry boats as possible and have a special Perry Wooden Boat section at the show.
  12. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Best we let him continue to design, he seems to get even better as he keeps designing.
  13. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Yup, so true. but get a really good survey.
  14. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Just found out that Bob Perry will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sept 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show FRANCIS will certainly attend that event! A very richly deserved award for the Maestro.
  15. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    He had a huge small on his face just before I snapped that shot. Just missed it by a second or so......