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Old 02-13-2020, 03:59 PM   #1
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RIP Warren Timm

Thought I'd post here that Warren Timm passed on last month. He was 87.
Any of the old time Mainshippers will recognize the name. Warren started the original Mainship owner's group of New Jersey in the very early 1980s.
That was for the original Nantucket series trawlers. That group wrote a monthy newsletter and it included lots of data, specs, and upgrade details that were important back then on those old boats.
He was a great person, loved people, and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
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Thought I'd post here that Warren Timm passed on last month. He was 87.
Any of the old time Mainshippers will recognize the name. Warren started the original Mainship owner's group of New Jersey in the very early 1980s.
That was for the original Nantucket series trawlers. That group wrote a monthy newsletter and it included lots of data, specs, and upgrade details that were important back then on those old boats.
He was a great person, loved people, and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
Cheers
Thanks Jay for letting us know.

Warren Timm was a great guy. He was very helpful when I was shopping for a Mainship in the 80's. His newsletters, before the creation of the Mainship Forum, was an invaluable source of anything Mainship. He was the go to guy for Mainships.

Do you know when he stopped boating? Sold the Mainship?
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His son Andy owns the boat now. I think Warren stopped boating 10 -15 years ago
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Jay Leonard,

Now I recognize your name. You and I were moderators on the Mainship Forum in the 90's. I was the PNW moderator having helped start the PNW Mainship Owners Group with two Canadians.

Didn't you start a "Mainship Rules" web site?
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I remember Warren from when we had our 1981 34’ Mainship which we kept in Des Moines, WA. In the mid 80s we had a Mainship rendezvous in Oak Harbor and there had to be 30 plus 34’s. We all brought out and exchanged specs/data/paper and lot of it came from Warren. RIP.
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I remember Warren from when we had our 1981 34í Mainship which we kept in Des Moines, WA. In the mid 80s we had a Mainship rendezvous in Oak Harbor and there had to be 30 plus 34ís. We all brought out and exchanged specs/data/paper and lot of it came from Warren. RIP.
Yes Warren provided the PNW group with lots of informative information. There weren't very many seasoned Mainships owners in the NW at the time and Warren was our goto guy.

We attended every Mainship rendezvous at Oak Harbor plus a few in Sidney BC. until about 2004. We continued attending after getting Sandpiper in 2000. I stuck Mainship decals on Sandpiper to fool the crowd.

What was your Mainships name? Ours was Trombo.

I'm sure we would recognize each other....... or not. It's been over 30 years!
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...We attended every Mainship rendezvous at Oak Harbor plus a few in Sidney BC. until about 2004. We continued attending after getting Sandpiper in 2000. I stuck Mainship decals on Sandpiper to fool the crowd.

What was your Mainships name? Ours was Trombo.

I'm sure we would recognize each other....... or not. It's been over 30 years!
The boat name was “Sponge”. It sucked up your time (and money). We loved that boat. Try today of buying a 34’ boat that was only 5 years old for less than 50k?

Simon I know you. I have a memory like an elephant. I never forget.
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The boat name was ďSpongeĒ. It sucked up your time (and money). We loved that boat. Try today of buying a 34í boat that was only 5 years old for less than 50k?

Simon I know you. I have a memory like an elephant. I never forget.
Ahh Sponge, I tend to remember boats better than people.

I agree, we paid something around $45K. Ours was an 1981 too.

We loved the Mainship too. It was our "forever" boat......... Until we started boating for two months and going further north to areas with limited supplies and brown drinking water.
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Yes I was a moderator. Yes we started a mainships rule web site. Those were fun times.
I started a North East mainship group and we had monthly meetings during the winter and several raft ups in the summer.
I believe we hold the record as we had 29 mainships rafted up in Sag Harbor one year.
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I don't go back quite as far as some of you, but I was a member of the Mainship group before it moved to yahoo, I believe geo cities?

RIP Mr. Timm, it was an honor



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I fondly remember when Rowan Atkinson interviewed "Warren Timm"
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What... no one knows what Iím referring to???
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What... no one knows what Iím referring to???
Enlighten us.
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I fondly remember when Rowan Atkinson interviewed "Warren Timm"
OK now I get it!! LOL

Never saw that video before.
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Was very popular with the Brits when I was in the Middle East and it became like the inside joke.

BTW, great comedian that guy is!
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Oh, and I didnít mean to be insensitive or disrespectful to the memory of Timm (who I donít know), but I really hope that when I pass on, that the people around me laugh and smile instead of the opposite.
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Oh, and I didnít mean to be insensitive or disrespectful to the memory of Timm (who I donít know), but I really hope that when I pass on, that the people around me laugh and smile instead of the opposite.
No problem. It worked.
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