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Old 04-14-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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A photo of my former days as a ragbagger

Was perusing old WoodenBoat magazines and found this in a 1987 article. It looks as if I still had hair then. Trawlers are more comfy.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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RE: A photo of my former days as a ragbagger

That is a great shot! It brings back memories. It also illustrates one of the frequent problems with racing sailboats, as the lightest person on board is trying to be "rail meat" and luckily for her and for the guy that brought her along, she never will be heavy enough for that task. The second boat has come to grips with that sad fact and she isn't even trying.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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I agree, that photo is composed exactly right & the contrasting colors are terrific!

Hard to believe that the skipper of #13 is now a "stink potter."
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I agree, that photo is composed exactly right & the contrasting colors are terrific!

Hard to believe that the skipper of #13 is now a "stink potter."
The photographer is pretty well known. Benjamin Mendlowitz. I'd order a nice print of this from him but it would cost me an arm and a leg.

The skipper of #13 still goes blowboating from time to time, although I enjoy the stinkpotting more.

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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Beaufiful, David.* It would probably be worth the cost to hang that on the wall.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #6
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RE: A photo of my former days as a ragbagger

Looks like sail boats work a bit like modern anchors.........laying on their side.
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David,* Great shot-* Sailboats are Cool!** JohnP
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Here's one from Pittsburgh, PA.
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RE: A photo of my former days as a ragbagger

*David & Emily

*L 16 a beginners dream.

*Who said sailing was lots of fun 50 years ago ? *We did !

**When Mavis and i were first married, *i used to race on an international one design i used to set and jibe the spinnaker , that is, i was the fore deck monkey .

Mavis *the " bilge girl" stuffed the spinnaker and trimmed *the main sail.*

*Once is was on the fore deck and i had hold of the spinnaker pole on a jibe the boat rolled and i went out over the water *and i am not letting go of that pole , the pole came in *and i finished the jibe.

*A few years later *we used to sit on the dock eating our lunch *looking at boats ,*we dreamed of the day when we could get a sail boat*, then*i bought our first sailboat , you guessed it. ,

*"Sweet Sixteen"*it was an L 16,*we used to race it.

Since then we have had many sailboats, *they all got bigger and bigger and then we started crossing oceans.

**Our eyes are dim and our hair is white *and there is no more sailing.

We still do all our boating together now on a trawler, like you all have.

Donald & Mavis.

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