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Alan Crawford

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About Alan Crawford

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  • Birthday 04/22/1964

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    Bozeman, Montana
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    Sailing small boats & backcountry skiing

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  1. Here's some background for prep! There was great ice out here last season thanks to cold and not much snow (bad if you're a skier). People were skating on "wild ice" in places that hadn't been skated on in a generation. http://www.greenbird.co.uk/ice-record And a different record attempt also on Canyon Ferry: https://helenair.com/news/built-for-speed/article_38ba5f79-7b35-569d-b942-8f466a63c068.html Thread drift over....
  2. Back in the day, the stern steerers would race passenger trains running up and down the lower Hudson River. I think I read that top speed was around 100 mph. Stern steerers are still actively sailed on the lower Hudson provided there's ice.
  3. Harbor Island YC, also in Nashville on Old Hickory Lake (spitting distance of Percy Priest lake / Percy Priest YC) had (still does?) an active Laser fleet. HIYC also had a very active Frostbite schedule for a good part of the winter months - racing on the harbor. There are (were) also sailing clubs in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis areas. I am not sure about specific youth racing now but when I was living / going to school (university) in that area (too many years ago ) there was always a wide range of ages sailing in all Laser regattas. At the time there were some really good s
  4. @Coutaof course you need the AOR boom! Life’s too short; it’s only money! Will be waiting for a new pic with the new boom.
  5. @PB2207while taking a look at Craigslist postings around the upper midwest yesterday, I came across several MC's ranging in price from $750 to $14,000+. Take a look - you may find the right MC.
  6. That one looks to be in decent shape. Good luck!
  7. Vanguard Finn for $1800 in Milwaukee, WI https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/d/lakeland-sailboat/7365450427.html
  8. A good looking (restoration candidate) wooden C Scow in Fargo, ND for $1000 https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/boa/d/fargo-20-ft-1963-johnson-boat-works/7378330987.html
  9. Early 1900's stern steer iceboat in Minneapolis, MN area for $5500 https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/boa/d/reads-landing-iceboat/7388746038.html
  10. Enterprise in St. Louis for $1700 https://stlouis.craigslist.org/boa/d/saint-louis-enterprise-sailboat-ready/7376888068.html
  11. Speaking of FD's, I wonder what became of this project? The web site link now goes to something Chinese..
  12. right!?? People come up with some strange things..... I am not sure if the fact this is a Finn is registering.
  13. I posted this on Craigslist finds but wanted to also post here. Wooden Finn in Punta Gorda, Florida. Not much info other than built in the Netherlands by C. Vial. This boat has been posted on the wooden Finn FB page. Owner knows nothing about the boat - she inherited it and needs to find a new home ASAP. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/911921952692725/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=undefined
  14. A wooden Finn (built in Netherlands by C. Vial) in Punta Gorda, Florida on FB marketplace. I contacted the seller and she inherited the boat and needs to find a new home ASAP. Wooden mast is broken. No sail. I would really like to take this on but presently no room at the Inn for another wooden boat. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/911921952692725/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=undefined
  15. Just in case someone doesn't "do" FB - at $700 that could be quite a deal
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