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Old 02-27-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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George Buehler, RIP

Hello fellow TF members. I just wanted to share some news I received today about George Buehler.

Please find below a post made today on the DuckTalk.net forum:

"From George's assistant:

I am sorry to inform you that George was admitted to the cardiac ICU over the weekend, he will be out of office for possibly at least 6 weeks recovering from a double bi pass after having an aorta aneurysm and was airlifted.

Bill and Stella Kimley
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:57 PM   #2
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Thoughts and prayers for George and his family. Stay strong George. One of my favorite books.
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One of the best designs..
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Sad news but hopefully a complete recovery will be in order. Cool designs from a rebel .
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:31 AM   #5
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Great designer, best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:42 AM   #6
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Mr. Buelher is the reason we are all here!!!! Recover well sir!!!
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:23 AM   #7
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Sad news but hopefully a complete recovery will be in order...
He might be very fortunate the aneurysm was picked up before it burst.
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Hes one of the main reasons we have Hobo. A legend.
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Hopefully all will go smoothly with recovery. He is a legend.
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Sad to hear - an inspirational designer! We wish him all the best.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:34 AM   #11
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Hes one of the main reasons we have Hobo. A legend.


Get well soon Mr Buehler.

Larry, how did Mr Buehler influence your decision to get Hobo?
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...Larry, how did Mr Buehler influence your decision to get Hobo?
After cruising off shore for 8 years on a sailboat, we said were done crossing oceans but still wanted to travel some distances in something other than a coastal cruiser or a sailboat. We liked full displacement boats. Between Buehler and Bebe and their books, they helped Lena and I make the right decision and steered us toward Hobo.
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George Buehler

Ahh I understand. Thinking about it now, it does seem like Hobo is kind of a fiberglass version of the Diesel Duck with the efficient, full displacement hull and paravanres, but with a better living setup not as much in the hull. Would a smallish sail rig on Hobo similar to the Ducks have the same effect ya think? Has anyone tried that on a KK42?

I also have both of those books and go back and read them often.
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We were lucky enough to spend some time with George a few years ago. He talks just the way his books read.

Hope he gets well soon!

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We will include him in our prayers for a swift recovery and I hope we can get updates on his progress.

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For anyone who hasn't read it there is a 36 page PDF taster on this site that I just had a read of.

THE TROLLER YACHT BOOK: How To Cross Oceans Without Getting Wet Or Going Broke - 2ND EDITION by George Buehler
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RIP George Buehler

I received the following notification today...

To all concerned…

It saddens me to announce the sudden death of George Buehler. George died February 28, 2018 at age 69 of complications following an aortic aneurysm and emergency surgery.

George would be honored that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to WAIF at https://waifanimals.org

Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1990 in an effort to help Whidbey Island's homeless companion animals.

Another important organization is Old Dog Haven at https://olddoghaven.org/

Old Dog Haven • Helping old dogs in their golden years...........(truncated message)

His business George Buehler Yacht Designs at this time will be closed. Any future information of his memorial service or future business details will be provided at a later date.

George is survived by his wife Gail Buehler.

Sincerely,
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RIP George!

A great deal of what you wrote influenced my choice in cruising boats.

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What a shame, he had many good years in him yet, keeping us all thinking about trawlers and better ways to do things. RIP George.
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Jaysus, only 9 years older than me!

A youngster.

RIP George. I nearly bought one of your boats but it failed the sea trial!
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