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Bob Perry

Member Since 18 Aug 2004
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My teenage design efforts

07 September 2014 - 06:00 PM

I blogged some of the earliest drawings I have of my work. I was between 17 and 20 when I did these drawings. I ran across the original while digging in the archives last week. I had not seen these drawings in many, many years. I had a good chuckle.

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Nice surprise gift

03 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

I got a package from the Netherlands in the mail yesterday.

It was a book, RONDE EN PLATBODEM JACHTEN by Dr. T Huitema.

It's from 1965 and in pretty good condition. It's in Dutch so I struggle with the text but the illustrations and photos are truly amazing. I have never seen a better book on the history of the Dutch types.

 

I now have a lot of ammunition for my SAILING reviews. Look for references to: Botterfokblok, Jufferblok, Kattekp and Weenschijfsblok met hindsvot en haaks. I can't wait.

 

Inside the book was a letter from "Royal Flush" his SA name. He knew I had an interest in Dutch yachts and he picked this book up at a flea market and thought I might like it. I love it.

 

I won't use his real name here seeing all the fuss on SA about "outing" people. But thanks one hell of a lot Royal Flush. I don't keep many books. I give my books to people like Kim who have huge collections of nautical books. That way I always know where the book is. I keep books on composers. But I'm going to keep this book and do my best to digest it.

 

Thanks Royal Flush for this thoughtful gift.

I wish you had included your return address.

 

I PM'ed you but no reply. Maybe you'll see this post.


My new website is up

20 August 2014 - 01:24 PM

Check out:

perryboat.com 

 

The site is still under construction so we still have some texts to fill in and details to attend to. But after five days of it being down I said "fuck it" and put the "work in progress" site up.

 

Many thanks to my CA good buddy Tom Larsen in Denmark for building the new site.

Comments on the site are appreciated. We want to make this a good site.


My new perryboat.com website is up!

20 August 2014 - 08:16 AM

Please check out my new website the work of TomL from CA. I think Tom did a marvelous job with the site. It still has work to be done, details and fine tuning,  but finally it is up.

Thanks Tom.

 

www.perryboat.com


Looking for self contained battery powered LED interior lights

06 August 2014 - 10:49 PM

I am looking for some reasonable decent looking interior lights for the overhead that are self contained battery powered. I have not found anything suitable by Goggling.

Anyone have any ideas?