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Alaris

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Figured I’d add these from the main forum. 1958 Vitesse 40 (Block Island 40) (modified)
 
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Alaris

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Good boats. I was aboard a couple of the early ones and then one of the last, built by Mercator, I think. The gent who had Bolero built and whose home is now the NYYC in Newport had one.
It was American Boatbuilding/Beetle Boat Co, then Metalmast, then Migrator. Big differences between each generation.
 

Cruisin Loser

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OK, Migrator, guy named Eric? Nice guy, we spent a lot of time checking out details on each other's boats in Bermuda, about 10 years ago.

My first sailboat was a Beetle cat. Turns out that, after girls, sailing school was the most expensive experience of my life.
 

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Good boats. I was aboard a couple of the early ones and then one of the last, built by Mercator, I think. The gent who had Bolero built and whose home is now the NYYC in Newport had one.
One of the American Boatbuilding BI-40s, built in 1958, was owned by a CCA past commodore for more than 30 years (as long as I knew him). He died earlier this year, and his boat has been on the market. Not sure if it ended up sold or donated. I believe the boat went Transatlantic several times.

Not fancy, but solid.
 

Alaris

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OK, Migrator, guy named Eric? Nice guy, we spent a lot of time checking out details on each other's boats in Bermuda, about 10 years ago.

My first sailboat was a Beetle cat. Turns out that, after girls, sailing school was the most expensive experience of my life.
Yeah Eric Woods.

One of the American Boatbuilding BI-40s, built in 1958, was owned by a CCA past commodore for more than 30 years (as long as I knew him). He died earlier this year, and his boat has been on the market. Not sure if it ended up sold or donated. I believe the boat went Transatlantic several times.

Not fancy, but solid.
Was it Seal? She’s for sale.


A brief history of the BI40 I put together based on a lot of contemporary reviews and advertisements: https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/threads/a-history-of-the-block-island-40.239588/
 

Alaris

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Saw you guys out yesterday, you were sailing upwind out of the Severn SE of Greenbury Pt. You guys were overpowered and had a good chunk of the main backwinded. Do you guys reef the main?
That wasn’t me; I was with my dad on his J/28. That was the actual owner of the boat out short handed.
 

Kris Cringle

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This thread should stay on the main page. Here's a repeat.

This is not my boat but is a sister ship built in 1960. I watched it sail into my anchorage a few years back. Then it delighted me by sailing into a small cove off the anchorage.

For the rare boats sailing into Pulpit Harbor, there is a bar dead ahead forcing a quick tack.

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Owned continually by the same family, ECHO has been moored in a little cove off Pulpit Harbor since 1960.

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I've only seen one other boat sail into Cabot Cove (that was me).

ECHO quietly sliced the narrow channel in half and disappeared inside.

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eliboat

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This thread should stay on the main page. Here's a repeat.

This is not my boat but is a sister ship built in 1960. I watched it sail into my anchorage a few years back. Then it delighted me by sailing into a small cove off the anchorage.

For the rare boats sailing into Pulpit Harbor, there is a bar dead ahead forcing a quick tack.

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Owned continually by the same family, ECHO has been moored in a little cove off Pulpit Harbor since 1960.

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I've only seen one other boat sail into Cabot Cove (that was me).

ECHO quietly sliced the narrow channel in half and disappeared inside.

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I’ve sailed into Cabot cove at sunset while a packed pulpit harbor watched. That was on my friend’s little Cape Dory 28.
 




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