Reader Photos - Page 3
The quantity and variety of sailboat and sailing photos we receive shows the wide range of good old boats that have been built. You send us your photos and we post them here. Every two months we look at the most recent photos and select a favorite for what we call our Editor's Choice Award. That photo is printed in our magazine Mail Buoy pages and we send the photographer a big thanks in the form of a T-shirt or a ball cap.
This is our Tanzer 26 (1976), Tangent at an August sunrise, Biscuit Harbor, Lake Winnipeg, MB, Canada. My wife and I, and our rambunctious golden retriever, have sailed on Lake Winnipeg for several years, and have just bought a 1976 Ontario 32. So the articles in Good Old Boat will certainly come in handy as we repair, modify, and upgrade the various systems on board. -- David A Strong, P. Eng. CD
Our Niagara 31, Overkill, on a beautiful fall day at Killbear Park, Parry Sound, ON. -- Dan & Sheree Stewart
On a recent trip from Maine to our old cruising grounds in Sarasota, my husband and I chartered a sailboat for the day. What should we see out on the bay? Our old Pearson 28, Ohana, out for a daysail with her new owners. We sailed over and I yelled "Hey Ohana! That's my boat!" It was great to see her "new" owners had been taking great care of her and were enjoying her as much as we did. Thank god for Good Old Boats! -- Janet Gannon, Topsham, ME
Ahhh. Anchorage for the night. I took this picture last August while touring Kootenay Lake, B. C. Pictured is my Catalina 27 in sawmill cove.
Ps: I love Good Old Boat. -- Tim Vulker
Lopez Island, WA
Since I have been looking at your magazine for a couple of years now, I have always wanted to send you a photo, or two. So, hoping you can use it, please find attached a photo of an early morning scene in Mackaye Harbor, south end of Lopez Island, San Juan's, Washington. -- Scott Erickson
This summer, as usual, my family and I spent part of the summer in British Columbia's Desolation Sound. This is a photo of our Morgan 382, Adavida, at anchor in Prideaux Haven, a very popular anchorage. We had just returned from a trip around the bay in the sailing dinghy when I snapped the picture. It is more landscape than boat, but what a landscape. -- Terry Thatcher
Aid to navigation
This is a shot of the starboard marker at the entrance to False Creek in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the background on the port side is a submarine at the Maritime museum. -- Mark Powers & Nesta Davies, caretakers of good old boat La Reina, Nonsuch 26C 1982. La Reina celebrates her 30th birthday in March.
Irwin Citation 30
A photo of a determined Captain, me, in the midst of a summer squall on Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, Sandusky, Ohio. The Irwin Citation 30 was up to the challenge. Photo by First Mate Mim Levin. -- Dave Levin
Misty is setting on her mooring one foggy morning. She is a steel hulled 35 ft Yawl. Built as a Canadian Northern 35 in 1962. Designed in collaboration with George Cuthbertson and Beister in Germany. There were only 12 made (6 in Germany and 6 in Canada). Misty is hull #10 and was built in Canada.
We sailed her for two years and sold her this summer to a gentlemen who has taken her back to blue water. She now resides in Mobile Bay preparing to head for warmer waters I understand.This one was taken by a fellow boater at Rathbun Lake in Iowa. -- Larry Wilkinson
Finnish wooden sailboat
Upon my last May visit to Finland I ran into a few real OLD wooden sailboats. One of them was the KUIN MERI (QUEEN MARY in Finnish) , an old wooden boat with the most unique rudder holding method. Just take a look, it is amazing. While there I managed to sail the Finish archipelago for a day with my friend's Moody 46, an experience I will never forget. -- Joe Altman
I started sailing in the Med when I was 14. Still exiting, however, Finland is something else. There are 3000 Islands on the North East side of the Baltic. Sailing there is fun but not as simple as other places. The views are out of this world but the complexity and density of Islands is another thing. You have to be alert on the depth meter and tack a few times just to pass between two islands, only to find another one straight ahead of you.
I sailed on a friend's Moody 46 through this maze of Islands for 12 hours (Finland's daytime in mid summer is 20 hours). Life is good. -- Joe Altman
Albin Cumulus 28
I was enjoying the Nov/Dec 2011 issue this morning and admired one of the photos of a good old boat, Trillium, on pg 69. I also noted your email solicitation for photos. Cadence is a 1981 Albin Cumulus (28') that has undergone much rehabilitation since I acquired her in a sorry state in 2005. Yes, there is more work to do, but I think she is now a good "20 foot" boat.
One of my good old sailing buddies took this photo of her at a Brewers Marina in Essex, CT. when we visited there in August 2011. I use it as my screen wallpaper, as it says "summer fun", all winter long. -- Stu Selip
This is a photo taken this fall just after sunrise of our 1987 Catalina 25 – Leprechaun anchored off the Coast of Kelleys Island on Lake Erie. Hope you enjoy this.. -- Alan & Eileen Clark
Attached is a photo of our sailboat, a Hughes Northstar 600, named Twillick. The boat is anchored in Ezekiel's Cove in Conception Bay Newfoundland diuring a weekend outing this past summer. This season concludes our second year owning her and as new sailors, we are getting in lots of sailing. We have logged more than 700 miles sailing along the shores of Newfoundland this summer. -- Derrick and Pam Burry
This was taken in Sequim Bay, on our way to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in September this year. In the background is our Albin Vega, Sin Tacha, and in the foreground is our dinghy (one of four!) which is of Skin-on-Frame construction and only weights 28 lb. It was built from plans drawn by Platt Monfort from http://www.gaboats.com/ and is the model called "Black Fly". -- Peter Jacobs
Thought you might be interested in a good old boat going to weather. The photo is of Del Rose, a Morgan 30-300 at the 2011 Timberline Cruisers Regatta, Lake Dillon, CO. The event is held at Frisco Bay Marina and well attended every year. Del Rose is owned By Tim Bunner, long time good old boater.Del Rose was purchased in poor shape and rebuilt as a inland lake boat in 2010 by me. She draws a lot of attention up here in the mountains, far away from her Florida birthplace. -- Tim Bunner
Not too long ago you ran a small photo of my older boat, my pretty 1961 Seafarer Polaris, Baker's Dozen. Here's my newer boat (hey, it's easier to have two small boats than one big one), a nice 1967 Cal 20, Martha C. Both boats are under their winter covers now. -- Chris Campbell
Our 1976 Balboa 8.2 docked at Point Independence Yacht Club, Onset MA June 2011. Trailered to the east coast from Boulder Colorado. -- Ron Schwiesow
I just checked the newsletter and saw the November issue is on the Luders 36. Below is my MORNING WATCH (hull #2276) dressed for Canada Day and July 4th, and moored in front of our house in Jeddore Harbour, 30 miles E of Halifax. She was built by Cheoy Lee in Hong Kong in 1970 and I've owned her since 1988. She has lots of teak and needs constant varnish but... -- John van-S.
Mojo on Velero
I've noticed the boat photos page seems to be going to the dogs lately so I thought I'd provide a little balance by sending along a photo of MOJO, the ship's cat on Velero. Mojo loves sailing and draws a lot of comments when people see him on board. Love your magazine, keep em coming. -- Don Parsons
While buddy-boating on our return trip from a Pacific Seacraft Owners' Association Spring Rendezvous, Jim Heumann and Karen Sullivan aboard their Dana 24, Sockdologer, took this photo of me aboard my Flicka 20, Windward Pilgrim, off Kala Point in Port Townsend Bay. -- John Hazen, Jr.
Those of us lucky enough to experience the Apostle Islands can sometimes capture magic moments such as these captured by my wife, Linda, from the cockpit of our good old '83 Oday 23, Linda Lark. We were anchored on the North side of Oak Island. Wayne Gjersvig's good old Oday 272, Amber Lee II, on the right and Rick Georgeson's good old Montego 25, Evening Whisper, are silhouetted in the evening light.
Love your magazine and the opportunity to share our experiences. Fair winds to all. -- Curtis Frost
Pacific Seacraft 31
While cruising eastern Lake Ontario this summer we joined my father on his Pacific Seacraft 31, Mariah, in Prinyer's Cove (Prince Edward County, Ontario). I was able to take this photo from my boat early one morning. Later that day we sailed east towards the Thousand Islands. -- Wayne Close
This is our 10 year old chocolate lab, Rio, content to sleep while we sail Lake Pleasant in Peoria, AZ, and pile the mainsheet tailing on him. No bother! -- Mark Hollowell
Kittiwake, an Edey & Duff Stonehorse, owned and sailed by John Wujack. Berthed at Moss Landing, CA. (Photo by Melissa Montgomery.)
I have an interesting shot of our boat, Kairos, a unique Givens 29, and a very good old boat, indeed. Kairos was the first 29 designed and built by Bill Givensin, Bayfield, Ontario. Sadly, it was also his last boat, due to his untimely death.
The shot was taken in the early summer of 2010 by fellow Sarnia Yacht Club members Ken and Carol Dawson, a couple of miles offshore in Lake Huron near Sarnia, Ontario. A careful view will reveal the Coast Guard helicopter, which was conducting recovery drills. A VERY careful examination will further reveal the Coast Guard chase boat supervising the drills. (Hint: look between the mast and the headsail). -- David Wright
1969 Pearson Coaster
Our GOB is a 1969 Pearson Coaster. We found it in a boat yard in our home town Anacortes, Wa eight years ago. It had been on the hard for 14 years. The previous owner had taken great care to weatherize it for the northwest weather. The interior was powder dry, below the waterline it was slick as a babies butt, the hull had a small scratch and it polished up to see your face in. The moss on the deck and cabin required a lot of work to remove and required a coat of Easypoxy for a good look. The Atomic 4 turned over. As a precaution I disassembled it, had the crank ground, and put it back together. What a great engine! It still purrs like a kitten and was the inspiration for my retirement business, Nuclear Engine, which I have since quit. In the meantime we have owned a Catalina 30, a Newport 30 and an Islander 36. We kept the Coaster because we just like it the best. The photo of Toils Token and my special lady Sandy was taken at Matia Island in the San Juan islands of Washington state. -- Will Moffitt
Minutes before setting sail, while packing the cooler we saw that Bean had found a better use for the ice bag! Two choices on our boat: "hot dog or chilli dog!"
We sail a 30ft Newport on Lake St. Clair out of Thames River Yacht Club, Ontario Canada. -- Jen and Dave Smith, and their 3 year old chocolate lab, 'Bean.'
Six AM in the North Anchorage at Kelleys Island this July 24th. I awoke to a beautiful sunrise and the Brig Niagra, from our home port Erie, Pa., anchored off our stern. The smaller boat is the Blue Moon, also out of Erie. Five of us sailed to the West end of the lake for the Weekend Festival. Thanks for a great magazine, we enjoy it cover to cover! -- Gerry Butts
Cape Dory Typhoon
After seeing Joe Fernandez's Typhoon I thought I would send you a pic of mine in Barnegat, New Jersey. Notice the hull numbers assigned by the state include the letters G B. In New Jersey the hull registration numbers stay with the hull from owner to owner. The original owner purchased her in 1972 in New Jersey, and I am the third owner. She's always been a good boat and had the initials to prove it. After a few refit items, stripping and barrier coating the bottom and refinishing the exterior teak she's come of age and is ready for several more years on the water. -- Jeff Lindabury
Attached is a photo of my 1980 Mariner 36, Georgie's Girl, sailing on the San Francisco Bay. It was blowing 25+ Kts. when the picture was taken by Rod Witel. She's a Good Old Boat! We love sailing her on the bay. Hope to get her to Mexico in a few years. -- George Sparr
This was taken of our boat, Trillium, which is an Islander 36, in John Harbor while in the North Channel this month. We very much enjoy your magazine – keep up the good and useful work. -- Jack and Anneke Wolf
Here's a snapshot of my little baby anchored in Harbor Beach, Michigan early in July, 2011. She is a Westsail 32. -- Charles Scott
I've owned my 1986 Hunter 28.5 since 2003 -- when Hurricane Isabel blew through the Chesapeake Bay damaging my marina and many boats there. I lost my previous boat, a Catalina 27 — that I had owned for about 7 weeks — during that storm. I do about half my sailing solo, the other half with a number of other nearby boatowners. I've been sailing for over 35 years and have explored most of the Chespeake Bay during that time.
CrewZen is a name I inherited from the previous owner and have kept it as I think it fits the boat's character and nature. I was just about to change names on the Catalina when she was totaled, and so I am now a believer in the superstition that changing the names of boats is a "bad" thing (smile). -- Warren Milberg
This is our 1973 Tartan 30, Hull Number 154, whose name is Escape. It was taken by my in-laws, Curt and Linda Frost from their good old boat, an O'day 23, the Linda Lark. It was taken on the bay of Green Bay closer to the Michigan side rather than the Wisconsin. I have lots of others from our recent sailing vacation to Door County, Wisconsin. -- Lisa and Kevin Frost
I sail out of Holland Michigan on a 1968, 23 ft. Seasprite named Sundance. I work for West Michigan Youth for Christ and sail with kids out of our detention center. I find the next generation of boys excited about sailing. For most of them it is the first time they have been in a sailboat. They are thrilled with being out on Lake Michigan. Thanks for your great magazine. -- Dr. Marvin J. Vander Vliet
It is cold and snowy here in Michigan, so my mind wanders to sailing. Last year you published a fun picture I took of a Good Old Boat cap draped over a bucket of beer bottles on the beach in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. I got a lot of mileage over that shot with my friends at Northwest Marine in Charlevoix, Michigan.
I'll get to my point. I have a nice photo taken last Summer in the North Channel; a scenic overhead view with 3 Good Old Catalinas rafted off in Croker Bay, near the Benjamin Islands. The boat names from left to right are Sweetwater, Island Time, and our boat, Air Cooled. This one taken by Terry Walkington. -- Mark L. Haveman
C&C, Hull #29
Seeing as Bullett was "mail call bouy of the month" winner some months back I just thought readers might want to see how he has been growing and taking over command of the the good ship Dulcinea at the end of 2010 season. Cheers! -- Dave Hughes
Here's a picture of our 1969 Pearson 35, Blue Moon, at Cabbage Key in April this year. From Saint Petersburg we make annual trips south in the spring, usually going where ever the wind blows us. This year, because of a tighter schedule than usual, we motored most of the way... in both directions! We did have some wonderful "sporty" sails from Tampa Bay and down Charlotte harbor. -- Greg Crowner
Our Ranger 30, Inigo, anchored in Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound, BC. -- Darrel Chard
This is a Stone Horse (circa 1970) "cutter sloop" motoring up the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge, taken by a professional photographer, Tom Sobolik, who does panoramas of the Hudson. He was in his Marshall Sanderling catboat when he took this. Shortly after the photo was taken, the Stone Horse's engine had an impeller problem and had to be towed by the Marshall. But the wind soon picked up and I continued up the Hudson under sail, eventually sailing it into a slip, with the dockmaster running after me on the dock yelling at me about sailing instead of motoring into the marina. -- Ed Burke, Sleepy Hollow, NY.
I saw the section of boat photos on the website and thought I would submit one. This is my Pearson Triton, the Round Tuit, which is listed for sale on your site. She has a bone in her teeth heading towards Pelee Island for the Fall Rendezvous. It's always hard to get a good photo of your own boat and I was fortunate to have a friend who was going my way with a good camera.
I haven't visited the website much until I wanted to run an ad to sell my lovely Triton - one of the original plastic classics. I've put on a few years and am not holding up as well as she is. She's going on fifty years old and is in better shape than when new. Wish I could say the same for my old hull. I've enjoyed her for twenty five years and it's time to let her go and be enjoyed by some younger folks for another twenty five - at least. -- Lewis Williams
Just a brief note to thank you both for coming to Maine. I enjoyed meeting you and hope the boat show was successful for Good Old Boat. (I had the catboat hat on and purchased a subscription because I didn't get a renewal for a Christmas gift.) Attached is a picture of Wingapo, my 1980 Catalina 25 as she rests one early morning in Falmouth Harbor. -- Will Barry
South Shore Yacht Club
This is a photo of my yacht club, the South Shore Yacht Club in the Weymouth Back River in Massachusetts. The photo was taken in early fall of 2010 just as the sumac (in the foreground) was turning to its autumn colors. If the photo is blown-up to a full page, I feel it is quite stunning.
South Shore Yacht Club was founded in 1955 by a group of local boaters, primarily blue collar guys. The club house, walkways, floats, slips, docks and moorings were all built by the members over the years They are repaired, improved and maintained by the members to this day. One might say that we are a group of traditional self-reliant old Yankees...and damn proud of it! -- James R. (Jim) Donovan
Thought that you might enjoy the attached photo of the Niagara 31 sloop Spitfire, by Hinterhoeller Yachts, enjoying an early spring 2010 sail on Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, aproaching the Hole in the Wall. Cheers and happy sailing in the coming season. -- Jim and Wendy Lee
Great article on Troy's Mariner 36. Attached is a picture of my 1980 Mariner 36, Georgie's Girl, on the San Francisco Bay. She's a great boat! We hope to take it to Mexico in two years. Love your magazine, keep up the good work. -- George Sparr
I would like to introduce you to Sequoia, the lady of my life. She has been an absolute joy to rebuild, sail here on lake LBJ, Texas and to cruise in the San Juans. Sequoia was birthed in 1976 and given hull no. 1173. She is a weekender model which has stood up proudly to the rigors of the past 44 years. During her restoration I constructed a wood companion hatch cover out of African mahogany and maple. The Typhoon fanatics will probably notice that the half round aluminum trim at the transom has been replaced with a custom trim which wraps both the top and vertical edge giving a clean more classic look. In my humble opinion Carl Alberg absolutely nailed it when he designed this classic. She is beautifully balanced, tracks to weather like a freight train and is very forgiving. I have owned a goodly no. of boats in my 65 years and I can say without any hesitance that she has given me the most joy of any. -- Capt. Joe Fernandez
I traded my rolex for this boat. Yes, it is a Contessa and my heart and soul have gone into her. Karma had been sitting up on the hard for twelve years and I finally moved it to the marina after three years work. Almost ready for water. I live and work here at Browns Creek Sailing Marina, Lake Guntersville, AL. I have had many boats here since 2004, but this one is the keeper. I have videos on you tube; "bluegoosesafari" is my name on there. -- Jody Haynie
I just received my first subscription issue of Good Old Boat after devouring a number of back issues I got from a friend. I notice that you welcome sailing photos. This was taken at the recent Arizona Yacht Club's Birthday Regatta which was held to benefit the Leukemia Foundation. We were racing in "Maddness", a Ranger 22 (blue-striped spinnaker) which we trailer between Prescott and Lake Pleasant (near Phoenix) to compete in the club's various regattas. Love your mag! -- Pete Begich
We have a page of photos sent to us prior to the above, but had to start a fourth page. You guys are really prolific photographers.