Monday, May 30, 2011

Who Built This Boat?

US 45 is the boat in question. Richard Worsham in the Great Lakes area sent me these pictures with the hopes of finding out who built her. This boat has a deck step mast and once had an inboard motor. Richard is the third owner from his region, but that doesn't mean too much. The boat could have been in the Bay Area then shipped... weirder things have happened with these boats.
Does anyone recognize this boat? Bonus points to anyone with information about this boat's story.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Emergency Rudder Repair

It's not fun having your rudder taken off. It's no fun here on the west coast of California when your options are a very costly repair bill or order a new one from Denmark. Us smart Folkboaters at least have the option to order one, but that takes time. Billy D. has a race tomorrow and needs a quick fix. So, a few pieced of plywood, an angled edge to prevent rubbing, a few bolts and nuts... Let's go racing. The good news is that from the cockpit you don't have to look at it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

They Named a Street After My Boat?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Crazy Creative & inspirational Mr Jeal

Not even a tendon tearing skiing accident can stop Peter from competing in the sport he loves. Since he can use his hand he "robocopped" his hand by attaching a cleat to his cast. I don't think it's slowed him down one bit. He's been just as competitive as ever winning race two in super heavy conditions last Saturday.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Wednesday Before the Season Opener

And Richard was working on his rails... they look good. And yes, he put his boat back together in time to be put back in, brought back to SF and make the first race on time, well done and looking good.