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Eight Bells *~* Harold Sommer, 10/31/1925 – 12/21/2010






Harold Robert Sommer, 85, of Sausalito, California, died Tuesday December 21, 2010 following a short illness with his family by his side. 

Harold was born in San Francisco on October 31, 1925 to Carl and Loretta Sommer and grew up in Alameda, CA.  After graduation from Alameda High School he joined the Navy and served as a guard in WWII. Harold served a long and distinguished career with Crowley Maritime where he worked for over 49 years as a tugboat pilot.  He was captain of the last wooden tugboat to work the San Francisco Bay, and he was one of the last skippers to be licensed to pilot the great steam tugs such as the "Hercules"

Harold married his first wife Dolores Diehl in 1950 with whom he had three sons; and in 1969 he married his current wife of 41 years Anneliese Rother.  

A Sausalito resident for four decades, Harold was well known for his classic yacht restorations, including the vessels the "Freda", the "Restless", the tugboat "Alert", and most famously, the 83 foot 1883 German pilot schooner the "Wanderbird."  In the 1990's the "Wanderbird" was deemed by the Smithsonian Museum to be the most significant vessel restoration done by a private individual in the United States.  The "Wanderbird" is currently a floating museum in the city of Hamburg, Germany.  In his retirement Harold enjoyed maritime painting and building ship models.  

Harold is survived by his wife Anneliese Sommer, and his sons Ross and wife Sue, of San Anselmo, CA; Roy and his wife Melissa, of Shrewsbury, MA; and Webb and his wife Mary, of Olalla, WA.  Harold is also survived by six grandsons: Calvin, Andrew, Marley, Castan, Justin, and Tyler, and one granddaughter: Kira. 

Persons wishing to make donations in Harold's memory are asked to do so the Restoring Freda Project at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, click under store/donations.php or contact Andrea Rey at

Services for Harold will be held on Wednesday December 29th, 2010 from 11am to noon at the Sausalito Women's Center, 120 Central Avenue, Sausalito, CA followed by a Harold remembrance gathering at Spaulding Center starting 12:30 pm.

Due to the limited parking, please park at Herb Madden's south parking lot where a shuttle will be provided to the Sausalito Women’s Club.  Take Bridgeway to Anchor Street east and then turn left onto Humboldt Street behind the Bank of America building.  Make a right just past the bank at Bay Street into the Sausalito Yacht Harbor's parking. The shuttle should start between 10:30 and 10:45 am.  For those of you bringing multiple people you may want to drop off your passengers at the Women's Club and have the driver return to the lot to expedite everyone arriving on time.

Harold's funeral is to be held at the Sausalito Women's Club on Dec. 29th between 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Participants will be re-shuttled back to the lot.  The celebration following the funeral will be at Spaulding Boatworks.

The funeral STARTS at 11 am.  We strongly recommend people plan time for rough weather and for the transport to the Club.  Please arrive early, as we anticipate the last shuttle will run just before 11 am.





















* Dinner is optional for those who would like to join us after the presentation. The San Francisco Yacht Club accepts cash or checks only, no credit cards. If you can’t make the presentation at 6:00 p.m. (in the Cove House), by all means please join us for dinner anyway (in the main Club dining room). Dinner time is approximately 7:15 P.M.  RSVP: SFYC (415) 435-9133       (Posted:  6-10-09)


Cuauhtémoc – Sail Training Tall Ship of the Mexican Navy:  July 13-18, 2009
This beautiful ship will be coming to San Francisco on July 13th on its way back from Japan and other ports.  
Please check the Golden Gate Tall Ships Society’s website for more information:  (Posted:  5-30-09)

SPARS FOR SALE:  We have two box section spruce masts with the following dimensions:
Main Mast 5 ½  x 8 ¼  x 51’ 2”
Mizzen Mast is 3 ¾  x 5 ¼ x 32’
Excellent, like new condition with spreaders and some hardware.  Accepting any reasonable offer.  
Contact:  Sean Svendsen, sean (at), (510) 864-8403   (Posted:  5-30-09)

FOR SALE:  Plym, new Prothero Cutter, 32’LOA Hull 26’x 9’ x 5’
This is a heavily built, fine handling and very attractive small cutter.  It was launched in 2007 and spars and rigging were completed in fall 2008.  
Information on designer-builder Frank Prothero can be found in Wooden Boat Magazine Issue 48, Sept/Oct 1982.  
Red cedar on sawn fir frames; Sitka spruce mast, Douglas fir boom; 30HP Yanmar diesel 3QM30; 
new 8’ Nutshell pram; 30 gallon diesel tank; 30 gallon water tank.  $68,000.  
Plym is moored in Anacortes WA.  For photos and more information, contact:  Joe Bucek at 360-707-0588 or seabird (at)
(Posted:  5-30-09)


I can be available to crew for MM Regatta 2009 May23.  Prefer to crew on a Farallone Clipper or comparable boat. 

SAILING EXPERIENCE:   I am a member of the American Yacht Club in Newburyport, MA since 2000.  I have sailed for 20 years, not always knowing what I was doing but getting it done as I went along.  Over the past 10 years, I sailed a 27 foot Catalina every Saturday during the June-Sept season, with my father.  Own and rebuilt a Florida Bay MudHen 17’4” gaff rigged catboat with 4-sided sail, and sail it on the Meriamc River.   I now understand the relationship between current and wind; how to watch the water to see the wind (as it touches the water); eddies, and how they reverse the direction of the flow; and flaws in the wind, as the wind flows along or over the water, especially a river.  But, I am new to sailing on SF Bay and need to get some experience.

Tom Abbott, (at)   Cell:  978-609-4252,  Office: 408-567-6030    (Posted 5-20-09)


Boat Building Contest at 9th Annual Summer Sailstice, Sat. June 20, 2009

We will be having a one day boat building contest again this year on Treasure Island as part of the Summer Sailstice event.  The event is free, there will be free sailboat rides all day, four bands starting at 1:00 pm in to the evening, new boats on display, sailboat and windsurfing races, various sponsor booths – and a fun contest going on all day.  We are looking for four or five three person teams to build a boat, and then race it briefly at the end of the day.  It can be rowed or sailed.  A rig can be brought that is already made.  Two of the team members have to be in the boat during the race.  The crowd loved this contest last year and lined the shore to watch the race.  If you are a shipwright or handy with wood and working on boats, please contact me for more information as soon as possible:  Ariane Paul, arianepaul (at)    (Posted 5-18-09) 


Need Crew for Master Mariners Regatta?

A soon to be new Friend member is looking for a vessel to crew on during the regatta May 23rd – Please contact him if you have an opening (he’s located in East bay):      Douglas Pelton, cell (415) 377-3160, office  (415) 243-5573, or peltond (at)      (Posted 5-17-09)


Searching for Mini Bear boat

I'm in search of a half-sized replica of a Bear Boat which was sold to a Joe Chadwick by the Nune Brothers.  Joe is a retired Naval engineer and he sold the boat years ago, but wondering if anyone has heard about this 'Mini Bear'.  Would be quite the find, yes?  Last spotted in Alameda, Ca about 6  years ago. Contact Victoria at 415.332.6608 or victoria (at)       (Posted 5-6-09


Spaulding Center Launches Online Store

The Spaulding Center now has an online store. The store is located at  or you can find a link to the store from our main Web site or from this blog.  The first offerings in our store are logoed t-shirts $25,  caps $20 and a package of 5 note cards with photos of Freda, the 1885 classic gaff sloop currently being restored at the Spaulding Center.  The store uses PayPal checkout, which takes payment in major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), bank transfers and PayPal balance. If you prefer, you can mail a check to us or call us and pay by credit card over the phone.  We do shipping.  You also can stop by and visit us in Sausalito during regular business hours and shop our store in person.  (Posted 4-2-09) 


2009 Spaulding Youth Boatbuilding & Sailing Program Open House - Saturday, March 14th - 1 to 3 PM at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center A program for young people ages 12–18. Parents & guardians welcome. Classes begin March 21st. Discover the joy of being part of a team that will turn a stack of lumber into a beautiful sailing vessel and then sail her on the bay. For detailed information call Andrea at (415) 332-3179, SWBC, Foot of Gate Five Road, Sausalito CA 94965 (Posted 2-27-09)


FOR SALE: Solid spruce spars for sale trade, or donation for 42 foot schooner. The hull was cut up, but I saved the spars and sails (gaff rig sails in fair condition). I just need this stuff to go away. Someone can make better use than a flag pole. Keel stepped in good condition. Jack Hanna, (925) 684-9814, pavestone (at)  (Posted 2-24-09)


LYNX to sail the 2009 Transpacific Yacht Race.  Sleek, weatherly & powerful, this 122’ square-topsail schooner will bring an exciting new dimension to racing across the broad Pacific to Diamond Head Light. Relive the pride of America’s sailing heritage as you pit the traditional strength of Lynx against the technology and speed of 21st Century sail. Come! Sign aboard to experience the seaman’s world of the 19th Century and the power and grace of the clipper-schooner Lynx. Honoring Lurline, the winner of the first Transpacific Yacht Race in 1906. Five berths available. (866) 446-5969,,  LYNX EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, 1812 PRIVATEER LYNX (Posted 2-23-09)

“Hidden Causes of Rig Failure”




Brion Toss, master yacht rigger, popular speaker and author of The Rigger’s Apprentice and Chapman’s Guide to Knots, will present a seminar on “Hidden Causes of Rig Failure” at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center on Thursday, February 19th. Brion, of Port Townsend, Washington, has been a professional rigger for more than 30 years.

In addition to his books and “how to” rigging videos, Brion has written numerous articles for Sail Magazine, Cruising World and Ocean Navigator. He specializes in blending the ageless wisdom of traditional rigging with the materials and applications of modern day. Brion is also known worldwide for work of the highest standard in preparing vessels and their owners for extended cruising and offshore voyages.

This seminar is jointly sponsored by the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center and Guy Stevens’ Real World Cruising.


FOR SALE:  DEBIT, 1951 38' Farralon Clipper

One of the most renowned San Francisco Bay Yachts is for sale for the third time in its history. Built by The Stephens Brothers, Debit was Theo Stephens' personal boat. The provenance on Debit is as classic as the craft itself and the stories, both factual and Bay lore are included in the purcase price along with a substantial amount of equipment.

Asking Price: $25,000.00  For more information contact John Foley, campipo (at) , 415-518-6008 (posted 10-12-08).


Bird Boat Sunday  October 26, 2008  

San Francisco Yacht Club from Noon to 400PM.  Open to all who wish to sail on a bird boat.  Available to sail: MAVIS, ORIOLE, ROBIN, CURLEW, SKYLARK,  and WIDGEON.  Refreshments on the deck afterwards.


FOR SALE:  DUCHESS, 26’ LOD, 33’ LOA Sea Bird yawl
Seeking qualified buyer to assume care of classic Sea Bird yawl, Duchess, a member of MMBA for many years and previously owned by John and Anne Tucker.  26 ft on deck and 33 ft overall, full keel, Marconi rig, inboard diesel auxiliary.  Circa 1939 by Bowles at San Pedro Boat Works.  Mahogany on fir with ply decks, wood spars.  Recent Yanmar installation by List.  Hauled out at Spaulding in July for bottom paint.  Brightwork refurbished this month by Hutchinson.  In the water, fully operational, at Point Richmond.  Asking $6,000.  Contact John Coulson at 415-699-0837.


San Francisco Yacht Club, Belvedere, CA

Press Release:



For more information contact:

Danielle Ames Lawson – SFIOD Fleet Treasurer & World's Co-Chair 415.302.0285,

Rich Pearce – SFIOD Fleet Champion & World's Co-Chair 415.435.0332,


FOR SALE:  HOLGANZA, built in Oakland in 1941,  22 years in MMBA Regatta,  Trans Pac in 1953.  36 ft. on deck, 44  ft. LOA yawl.  She is in good condition and has for many years been surveyed by Jack Mckinnon, last in spring 2007.  She has always had a full boat cover and the current one is in very good condition.  My partners are moving away and I live too far away.  Asking $15,000.  Contact Pat Dyer .(530) 277-8253 or utopianstone (at)   See picture at MMBA  website. (notice posted 7-6-08)


FOR SALE:  SOLD "TALOFA", Atkins, 34' LOD, 40' LOA, relatively new Yanmar engine, located at  Oyster Point.  Price reduced to $7,900.  Must sell due to serious health problems.  Please contact Brian Silver (notice posted 6-7-08).


SWBC News:  The Spaulding Wooden Boat Center has launched the Wooden Boat Finder, a matchmaking Web site for buyers and sellers of wooden boats.  Wooden Boat Finder is a place where fans of wooden boats can find a boat or a good home for a wooden boat. All boats with wooden hulls are welcome.  The Wooden Boat Finder is sponsored by the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, a nonprofit living history museum, working boatyard and education institution in Sausalito.  There's no charge. The Spaulding Wooden Boat Center simply wants boats made out of wood to have good homes and loving owners. 

Visit the Wooden Boat Finder at (notice posted 6-2-08).

Eight Bells:  Bob Griffiths, Memorial Service - Friday, April 25, 2008

As many of you know, Bob Griffiths had been battling cancer for over a year.  Bob passed away on Thursday at his home in Orinda.  He was a well liked and known Master Mariner and friend that will sorely be missed.  Bob sailed his vessel Eventide many times to the Channel Islands, so he was well known in Southern California as well.  He has donated Eventide, a well looked after vessel, to the Spaulding Center for Wooden Boats, both to support the center and to place the boat in knowledgeable hands.

Bob was a graduate of the California Maritime Academy as an engineer, and a licensed Captain when he was still a youngster working on fish boats.  One had to pry the licensed Captain part from Bob, he never told anyone about it unless pushed. He is survived by his daughters Kathy and Beverly, and their families. He was on hospice care for a short time and went out in full command of his faculties, probably even picking the day after tax day.

Details from his two daughters on the memorial service are listed below.

Dick Wrenn


Dearest Family and Friends,

As you may know, our father, Bob Griffiths, has been battling a very rare but aggressive form of lung cancer. For over a year we have tried the most current protocol for mesothelioma including surgery, three rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.  Last month we resigned ourselves to the fact that we would not be able to get ahead of the cancer and we brought him home and enlisted the help of hospice.  We regret to inform you that his battle was lost on Thursday, April 17, in the early afternoon.  Thankfully, he was in his own home with Kathy and me holding his hands as he made the journey to his next life, free of pain and greeted by the loved ones that have crossed over before him.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, April 25, 10:00 AM, at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Moraga, located at 1001 Camino Pablo Road, Moraga.  There will be a reception following the service at Beverly and Tim's home at 19 Hartwood Court, Lafayette.


Beverly Maechling & Kathy Hopple

Link for Directions to St Monicas:


The Board of Directors of the


invite you to an exciting

open house and


Saturday, February 16 from 2 to 5: 00pm



Jack Sutphen, 90, America's Cup

Hall of Fame legend and trial-horse

skipper for seven of Dennis

Conner's America's Cup bids,

will be signing his new book

"Messing About in Boats for

80 years with Jack Sutphen."


Spaulding Wooden Boat Center

Foot of Gate 5 Road

Sausalito, CA 94965


Thanks goes to Mr. Steve Barber for making the arrangements for this event. Mr. Barber is a Regular Member of MMBA and a Sponsor of the MM Regatta each year.




Date 14 January 2008

FOR SALE - large bronze winches:

Two Bronze Barient 28 2-speed winches are for sale to the MMBA membership, all profit will go to the Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation.  These are big winches for a vessel over 40’.   

Price $500.00.  (Please note, these have been SOLD.)




Date 29 December 2007

WANTED - Angleman Sea Spirit / Sea Sprite: (UPDATE - Ingrid has now found an Angleman.)

WANTED - Angelman Sea Spirit / Sea Sprite, or similar boat. Must be structurally sound. 

Thanks and Happy New Year!




Date 22 July 2007

Folkboat needs a home

I have a friend who wants to find a good home for a Brandt-Moller Folkboat, the same builder as the one that raced with you.  This is Drabaten, US59, she has had extensive work done by an amateur but needs someone with more experience.  She is on the hard at Svendsen's yard in Alameda if you know anyone who wishes to view her. 

Here are some more details.
US 59 "Drabaten" is available FREE to a good home. The boat recently underwent a partial restoration. The owner cannot continue with the effort and wishes to pass the boat along to anyone willing to take up the challenge. Although the boat has pedigree (Brandt-Moeller), additional effort will be necessary to bring it back. The boat is an ideal candidate for someone who has some boatbuilding skills and the space to store the boat for a period of time while undertaking the restoration effort. Anyone interested can view the boat at Svendsen's Marine in Alameda where it is currently on the hard. A complete survey was recently completed and may prove helpful to anyone contemplating finishing the restoration. The survey can be viewed at (posted on the Folkboat web site, or just attached to this e-mail.) 

Serious inquiries only: Mark Slichter, (650) 340 -1390. Leave a message. 

If no one takes the boat it will be destroyed. The owner wishes to: (1.) avoid paying demolition costs and (2.) give someone else the opportunity to bring the boat back before another Folkboat is lost forever to the fleet.



Date 22 July 2007


Kettenburg K38 For Sale:  Update, FLARE has been sold.


Date 22 July 2007


Ahoy there!  Info Needed:

I have a 1957 Barney Nichols 28, Hull #8. She is currently in hard haul out. I am interested in bring her 
around to her original colors... so photographs, names and/or sail numbers would be great for her
complete restoration.

We'd love to hear from you soon! 

Ted, KC and Jack Hoppe



     Date 29 June 2007


    30th Annual McNish Classic Yacht on Saturday August 4th.  Sponsored by the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club,  the      event attracts dozens of classic yachts all along the Western Seaboard.  Sailed in the waters outside Channel Islands Harbor it is a visually stunning regatta that can be enjoyed from shore as well as watercraft.  For more info:




Date: 20 April 2007

I have four pcs. vert grain Sitka spruce surfaced on two sides, left over from a wooden boat project in 1957.

two pcs 1" X 8" X 24 feet

two pcs 1" X 8" X 12 feet 

moving and need to get them out of my shop.

charlie - Napa,Ca.
eMail :   

Date: 1 April 2007


History wanted -


We have recently purchased s/v FANDANGO which used to belong to SCOTT KRANZLER.   
We're very interested in her history so if anyone has any tidbits and/or know how 
to contact Scott, we'd love to hear from you.  Thanks,
Mary and Doug Solomon,



Date:  02 September 2006


Eight Bells for Member Herb Recktenwald       


We were saddened to learn of the passing of MMBA member, Herb Recktenwald.  His beautifully cared-for vessel is for sale.  Herb was able to get a complete new varnish job on Tivoli about three weeks before he died, so she is looking especially beautiful right now.  The boat is docked at Paradise Cay and could be kept there until at least Spring, with no charge. Tivoli is a Debutante-Folk Boat, built in 1962. She is LOA 25.3', Beam 7.7"


Asking price is $15,000, but the most important thing to me is getting Tivoli into the hands of someone who appreciates a pretty wooden boat.


Contact Suzanne Jolma:  415-307-1655 or




Date:  26 August 2006




33' O.D. 40' O.L. Edson Schock Pilot Cutter.  Beautiful Boat.  Thirteen years Master Mariner's races.  Now hauled at Napa and found to need 3 topside planks replaced.  Slow work due to injury of first mate.  Would sell for $10,000 as she sits or $20,000 if  repaired obo.

Tom Marcin
(925) 254-7734

Date:  18 August 2006

Restoring "Monsoon"

If any one is interested in helping restore a beautiful wooden schooner please contact John Fowler at 510-706-8996. The name of the vessel is Monsoon, an Edson B. Shock design.  We need clear grain vertical Douglas Fir long lengths for planking and bending,  white oak for frames.  She was built in 1926 and has a true pedigree.  She won the Transpac in 1934 and many other races. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ship wrights, silicon bronze fasteners, wood, labor -  any way you are able to lend a hand. Thank you.  John Fowler

Date:  10 August 2006

36' Danish Double Ender "Tehani" For Sale

1926 Danish Double Ender for sale.  Tehani has sailed all over the world and has a real colorful history.  She is planked with Larch with hardwood frames.  Hull is in perfect condition with no worms or rot.  New Yanmar 29hp with only 100 hrs.  Boat has been completely painted top to bottom along with varnish being in great shape.  Boat participated in this years Master Mariners Regatta and Boat Show.  I also have a full boat cover for her.  Pictures are available online at the following link

She weighs 9 tons and is a full keel, so she is ready to cruise anywhere you want to go.  Call or email Paul for more details and showings.

Asking $45,000

Date:  17 July  2006

Sadie is for sale


36' on deck, 45' overall gaff schooner Sadie, built in 1959 is for sale.  I have begun a restoration, but have a job offer in Mystic that I cannot  pass up.  Therefore, I must put Sadie up for sale and hope that I find her the right owner.  She has needs, and I'm willing to talk to anyone interested about those needs via email.


I'm asking $1500.  I may or may not include a Volvo md3b, zero hours, for an additional $3500.


Some Master Mariner members may remember Sadie, if you do, you know what a beautiful boat she is!


Jeff Morris

Shipwright, C.A. Thayer Restoration

Date:  08 July  2006

INGWE  For Sale:

South African Beauty "Ingwe", 38' Atkins Ingrid Ketch. Capetown to Rio, Lourenco Marques and Master Mariner Race Veteran. Bonafide world cruiser, good sailor and great live-aboard.  Please call with questions, we are MMBA members, Hans Korfin/Jay Gardner.  $17k OBO 707-258-2903 days 226-6839 nites

Date:  02 June 2006

Alfred Silva built an Atkin's Ingrid in 1945 in the San Francisco area. Her name is Freyja, and she is spending some time with us in Newcastle Australia. I have been able to uncover some of her history, but would love to hear from anyone that could add to the tales we tell about this lovely vessel. Does anybody know of Alfred Silva. He built Freyja for a man named Swendig who owned an electronics company. 

Any information or anecdote would be very much appreciated.


Andrew Carr

Date:  15 May 2006


We would like to give our Bear boat away to a good home. Ideally to a person that would like to sail and 
give her some TLC.  She is docked at the Corinthian Yacht Club. Do you know anyone that might be interested?

Cindi Marques
415 381-4646 office
415 435-8160 home 

Date:  01 May 2006


I would like to thank you for putting in the obituary for my husband Lance Schoenberger.  
He loved the Master Mariner's and his gaffer "ORN". It was the best part of our lives together. 
There was one mistake in the writeup. My email address was incorrect and would like to correct 
it since I'd would love to hear from anyone.  The correct address is  Mahalo! Mary

Date: 11 Nov 2005

Diddikai is reluctantly for sale 

I never thought I'd do this, but:
"The original L. F. Herreshoff ketch "Diddikai" is reluctantly for sale.  Built in 1956 by Wilf Wild in Capetown, S. Africa, and featured in Herreshoff's "Sensible Cruising Designs" (Design No 70), Herreshoff called this his best cruising design.  (I have the letter, somewhere!)  36'6" on deck, 41' overall, strip planked Jarrah and yellow cedar on a combination of oak and laminated frames, bright finished teak doghouse.  Diddikai has been my family's summer haunt for 17 years.  Canadian registry, located Half Moon Bay.  Relocation forces sale.  Diddikai is in great shape, with a few hundred hours on a Yanmar 30 hp diesel, radar, new fancy VHF with remote, gps, autopilot, wind, depth, etc.  Most of the interior has been refurbished, new bulwarks & foredeck rebuilt ~1993.  Priced at $40,000 in the spring after a fresh coat of paint & new sailcovers, or $35,000 now.  Call Peter Carrie 408-761-2925 or 519-848-2400 (eastern time), ."


Date: 04 Oct 2005

ROBIN is for Sale
1928 Frank Paine designed Q class sloop.
50' LOA
31' LWL
9'6" Beam
7'6" Draft
Her interior has been removed to facilitate new bronze floors, installed by Jeff Rutherford in 2004. New sails by Sutter in 2003, Main and two jobs 105 and 135.  Backup main and many jibs, two spinnakers.
Yanmar 3JH installed in 1999. Bright spruce mast/boom/spinnaker pole.

She's a fun boat, but my time for maintenance is being spent with my family lately.
I'd love her to go to someone who can keep her up to the standards she deserves.
Asking $75,000

Contact: Paul Heath at:
phone is 925-461-7478

Date:  29 Sept 2005

May Yan For Sale (formerly Bruno Heidrich's boat) The bottom was recently done, every silicone bronze fastener is perfect. There is no rot. This should be expected since the  teak hull has been carefully maintained her entire life. She is a 1958 Pacific  Clipper by Cheoy Lee with a Ferryman Diesel inboard. The zincs are all new. The  canvas  decks are in fine condition. She has a new set of North Sails and several  sets of older sails. Ground tackle is a CQR with chain and line rode with plenty  of scope. The bright work is in good condition. Down below needs to be cleaned   and oiled, I hope to do this during my week there.  I can be contacted at 603-284-6628 or 603-986-4190. I am asking $8,000 or best  offer.
Thank you, Carl Pearson

Date: 09 Sept 2005

I'm trying to reach the owner of BOLERO, a Fellows & Stewart Island Clipper. Why? I own one of these boats, PACIFICA, which was in San Diego for many years, but which is now in Marina del Rey. I'm considering changing the sail plan and would like to speak with another owner. My boat has been re-rigged once with a bow pulpit and masthead genoa/spinnaker which I find overpowers the boat. Mark --

Date: 02 Sept 2005

Hi. I live in Vancouver B.C., and am considering purchasing a 1964 L-36. I wonder if any of your L-36 owners would mind sharing any thoughts about their L-36's that might help me in my decision to purchase. Thanks, Larry Hansen

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