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Re: 1941 31' Atkins Gaff Rigged Cutter - PACIFIC INTEGRITY

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  • Jon & Wanda(Tink)
    Nice looking boat in a nice part of the world despite present weather. Jon ... Topsy. ... He
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      Nice looking boat in a nice part of the world despite present weather.

      Jon

      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "pacificintegrity"
      <pacificintegrity@...> wrote:
      >
      > Good day,
      >
      > My name is Blaine Bey (living in Victoria, BC). I am the
      > current 'trustee' of the 1941 31' Atkin gaff rigged cutter PACIFIC
      > INTEGRITY.
      >
      > PACIFIC INTEGRITY Background:
      > - Design appears to be a modified version of the William Atkins
      Topsy.
      > - Built in Gig Harbour, WA by a father and son (apparently assisted
      > by a professional shipwright).
      > - Launched: 1941.
      > - 2nd Owner: in 1998 purchased by a teacher in Mount Vernon, WA.
      He
      > donated the boat to the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in Aug/05.
      > - 3rd owner: I acquired the boat from CWB in Feb/06.
      > - Hull: planking is approx. 1 1/8" red cedar (has good integrity).
      > - Frames: oak (one in engine compartment is cracked).
      > - Keel: fir.
      > - Ballast: internal (concrete).
      > - Engine: 2 cyl 1994 Universal M2-12A (11 HP).
      > - Mast: 30' laminated spruce (of which 26' is above the deck).
      > - Standing Rigging: approx. 5/16" stainless steel.
      > - Running Rigging: 3/8" polyester (3-strand).
      >
      > (Note: refer to the Photos section for some pictures of PACIFIC
      > INTEGRITY I have uploaded for viewing).
      >
      > How I Acquired PACIFIC INTEGRITY:
      > I purchased the plans to build a 22' Paul Gardside cutter and was
      > looking for an inboard engine in 2005 when I came across PACIFIC
      > INTEGRITY (named TURLOUGH O'CAROLAN at that time) at the Center for
      > Wooden Boats (Seattle, WA). Purchased her in Feb/06 and with the
      > able assistance of Jamie Orr motored her back to Victoria (as
      > reported in this message forum back in 2006).
      >
      > My Background:
      > - Farming background (farm in Sakatchewan, Canada).
      > - Self-taught and some mentoring in woodworking.
      > - Sailing Mentors: Jamie Orr (owner/skipper: WAYWARD LASS), Chris
      > Bennett (owner/skipper: LADYBUG).
      > - First time sailing: 2000.
      > - Prior building experience: 18' Guillemot Great Awk kayak (cedar
      > strip).
      >
      > Maritime volunteer activities:
      > - IT Chair, 2005 Victoria Tall Ships festival.
      > - Board of trustees (2006-2008), Maritime Museum of BC.
      > - Member, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre.
      >
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