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Everything posted by doghouse

  1. We used to have the best nickname for As Larks, but I'm pretty sure it's way too un PC to mention in this day and age.
  2. One of the best yachting books ever written. Have it on my coffee table most times.
  3. Wise. I grew up going out of here, and I would be very nervous after all the winter gales. But we are here if needed.
  4. I guess he has no auxiliary power? Slogging up the beach against the ride and no wind is going to be a bitch. If anyone does communicate with him I'd strongly suggest not trying to come in Rudee without someone local who knows the inlet. It shoals badly this time of year.
  5. Alabama is good and the rest of you motherfuckers suck.
  6. I was shocked to hear yesterday. Still am tbh. Sailed many years on many different boats with Geoff, I'll miss him terribly.
  7. No, not really. Just felt like stating the obvious.
  8. Ron is retired. Bay Harbor has been sold and is under new ownership. He is still doing a little though to help out. Lloyd would definitely be the surveyor to use.
  9. It's not a question of work, it's a question of money.
  10. Promises was built slightly higher grade than As Larks aka Fitikoko. I don't think Fiti had the carbon in her for one thing. But overall very similar boats. Yeah, we built a Carkeek 40 last year, just finished the Miami - Eleuthera race last week with it. Fantastic race, hope more people take a crack at it next year. Dunno. I'm sure Leroi can chime in though.
  11. It was completely refurbished by Larry Kumins, who bought it from SMSA. @voodoochile is the current owner.
  12. It's just the nature of the beast. There's no money to maintain these kinds of boats in a college program. When St Mary's got done with Prelude, one of our previous donations, it was basically uninhabitable. Promises, the Tripp 38, too. You just have to be ok with the college kids getting some joy and experience out of it.
  13. Good to hear. It was basically all gone, and the bottom had some gnarly ass brushed on power boat anti fouling on the bottom. She is a very unique and cool boat, happy it's been brought back up to standard.
  14. Did you guys re clear coat the mast?
  15. Long time no see man. As noted she went off to the PNW. I saw it at Jabin's just before it left, needed substantial work.
  16. OD is absolutely right call.
  17. Dirt contractor. Sailed the Shack boat for 3 years, once with Hobie Jr, and I think Bill Newton did a couple with him. '79, '80 and '81 I think. Precisely.
  18. Chris Worrell was my next door neighbor, my step father did three in a row. I've seen it first hand. I'm not bagging on it at all, so don't misunderstand, wish everyone the best and will be cheering them on. Just pining for the old days. And I would probably get off the couch if they went straight through again, even though I'm way too old to even contemplate.
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