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Old Jun 23, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Hi Brad,

Hope you can make it, looking forward to seeing your new boat as well.

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Old Jun 25, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Some of you may have noticed the eye bolts on the boat cradle, I use them to secure the boat from sliding around in the back of my pickup. I installed 4 eye bolts in the pickup bed for the straps. The boat and cradle are held in place off to the right side and leaves me plenty of room to lay the sails on the left. I also have a cover for the bed, held in place with snaps.

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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Ed,

We will see you tomorrow. Kevin and our parents are coming out for the christening of #529. Who's bringing the champagne?

Rich
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 11:43 PM
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Rich,

I can,t find a miniature bottle of champagne. Maybe we can just pour some beer on it.

See you tomorrow,
Ed
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 07:14 PM
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First launch and sail of #529

Ed Crowell launched and sailed his beautifully finished Canterbury J today at Lake Evans in Fairmount Park. This boat is stunning and sailed very well. You should be very proud of her, Ed. Congratulations.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Today was the maiden voyage for Canterbury J #529, I must say it sailed great. All I had to do was adjust the bend in the mast for less bend and it sailed like a dream. The boat sails very good in light wind and turns on a dime even in light wind. The winds in the afternoon got up to 8 mph and the boat handled very good. I would highly recommend this boat. Here are a few pictures and a You Tube video, the video was shot in light winds. Thanks for all the help from the members of the club who sailed the boat so I could take pictures, and get the boat in and out of the lake; Rich, Kevin, Frank and Glen.
It was a great day, blue sky, blue water, good friends and a nice wind.

Canterbury J #529.MPG (1 min 11 sec)


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Old Jun 26, 2011, 07:32 PM
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Looks fantastic, Ed. Wish I could have made it, but it is Paige's birthday weekend and we got busy with friends.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 09:38 PM
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Brad,

I will be out there again soon, and you can take your turn sailing it.

Rich,

Thanks for your help and posting the extra pictures.

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Old Jun 26, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Wow Ed,

that looks so graceful! It looks like it turns on a dime and gives you some change! It seems to move on a puff of air. I hope it handles the stout winds as well. I am excited for you. It now provides some impetus for me to get my boat out of Hans' hands! Is it done yet, Hans?

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Old Jun 26, 2011, 10:23 PM
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just superb, looks very agile and sweet.
You are going to have just to much fun with this Lady.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 10:37 PM
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She looks beautiful on the water Ed.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 12:38 AM
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Not sure what to add as everyone has pretty much summed up how nice your new boat is Ed, but it's a testament to your building skills that she sailed so well right "out of the box". Thanks for giving me a turn at the helm, she is so much more responsive than I expected, even in light air.

All in all a great day (well except for a few overgrown "children" and their high-powered "water-missles" that almost sank my footy). Maybe someday they will learn that the rules of the road apply to model boats as well...

Got one pretty good close up shot of the new Queen of the Inland Nautical Society fleet. She's a beaut.....pictures do not do her justice.

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Old Jun 27, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Is the big 12 sail number 716 a Newport 12 with scale details? I really like the Herreshoff style deckhouse with the square ports.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 09:53 AM
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Randy,

The winds yesterday were around 8 with some puffs and the boat sailed good with the "A" suit of sails. I think with a "B" and "C" set it will handle the heavy winds. I am not going to buy the other sets, but may get a smaller jib for the stronger winds.

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Old Jun 27, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Is the big 12 sail number 716 a Newport 12 with scale details? I really like the Herreshoff style deckhouse with the square ports.
seefest,

Yes the 716 is a Newport 12 that belongs to George, a member of the club. I believe it weights around 45 lbs and sails great in the stronger winds.

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