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Re: [bolger] Launched

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  • Mark Albanese
    David, The thing that shines in all your writing here is your enthusiasm for building boats. To be in it floating must have been very sweet. Good work. Mark
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 2, 2000
      David,

      The thing that shines in all your writing here is your enthusiasm for
      building boats.
      To be in it floating must have been very sweet. Good work.

      Mark

      David Ryan wrote:
      >
      > FBBB --
      >
      > The light scooner Margaret Ellen has been launched. Sails
      > beautifully. Wife likes it, baby Margaret Ellen likes it, the dog
      > curled up in the forward cockpit and snoozed.
      >
      > She's my first gaff rigged boat, and after all I have been
      > hearing/reading about gaff-rigged performance, I expected to sail
      > down the lake and then walk back (no choice but to start at the
      > windward end.
      >
      > Now, having run down the lake and beat back (against the tide, I
      > might add,) I just have to assume that modern, high-aspect ratio rigs
      > can sail straight into the wind.
      >
      > I do seem to have a small leak in the daggerboard truck. Nothing
      > dire, but she's definitely taking water. Something to chase down
      > before she goes back into the water next Spring.
      >
      > YIBB,
      >
      > David
      >
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      >
      >
      > Bolger rules!!!
      > - no cursing
      > - stay on topic
      > - use punctuation
      > - add your comments at the TOP and SIGN your posts
      > - add some content: send "thanks!" and "ditto!" posts off-list.
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