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.
A photo of my 1978 Morgan 382. When I purchased the boat, it was a mess. It had lots of interior wood to replace including the cabin sole and the headliner. It looks great now doesn’t it? I’m very proud of the way it came out but it still needs some finishing touches. -- Thomas McNulty
Sunset on Martha's Vineyard, Labor day 2010. -- Rob Doyle
A nice photo taken last summer in the North Channel of Lake Huron; a scenic overhead view with three 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. -- Mark Haveman
Guy Roach aboard his beloved Halman 20, Ebony, hull no. 386, cutting in front of the Rocher Percé, province of Québec, Canada.
This is a picture of a 1983 Hunter 20 we purchased 2 years ago. Since then we have recovered all of the cushions, purchased new sails and a roller furler, added a new tiller and a new 5 HP engine. This is our first sailboat after being “power only” for the last 10 years. This picture is our view across the bow of the boat and looking out across the Barnegat Bay in NJ. The trick to this picture is that we have an 8 X 10 copy framed and sitting at the base of our fireplace. When you sit on the couch in the family room and look toward the picture, you can almost feel yourself back on the boat trying to catch up with the bigger boat in front of us. It makes the winter months that much more tolerable. -- Peggy and John Frayne
Tim & Tina Duffin - wedding day Aug 2010, BYC, Bay of Quinte, Ontario. Tim was planning a Caribbean cruise honeymoon but when he weighed the costs he realized that for about the same price he could buy a sail boat! Tina agreed and they bought this beautiful good old boat, a 1976, 30ft Tartan number 323. First time boat owners. First time sailors. They honeymoon sailed the Thousand Islands. Tim said he was very grateful to so many good old sailors who provided tips about his boat, and told him about private moorings, beautiful hide-away bays and shallow shoals to avoid.
San Juan 24
Your cover for January/February 2011 inspired me to send this photo of "Flasher", one of two actively raced San Juan 24s on Flathead Lake, MT. Flasher finished 2nd overall in the South Flathead Sailing Association series out of Dayton, MT this summer. Thanks for a great magazine. -- Steve Connell
Attached is a picture of my boat, Georgie's Girl, a 1980 Mariner 36, taken on the San Francisco Bay in front of the Transamerica Building. She's a Good Old Boat! We love sailing her on the bay in 15+ Kts. winds. Love your magazine, keep up the good work. -- George Sparr
The photo, Gypsy Spirit, Coronado 35, was taken mid September of 2006. The occasion was my churches annual 3 day men's sailing outing in Lake Superior's Apostle Islands. (CV Sail '06) In 2006 we had 13 guys on two boats. There were 8 sailing on the Gypsy Spirit. I was sailing on the other boat that day and had an excellent opportunity to get some really cool pix of my boat. The Gypsy Spirit is located in Bayfield, Wisconsin, Roy's Point Marina. -- Mike Montesinos
Our Caprice, a 1962 Alberg 35, Hull #45 tagging along with the Chicago-Waukegan Regatta 2009.
I'm happy to be a new subscriber to your magazine. I had looked at copies of friends for years, but finally my GF decided I ought to have my own copies. I love her… -- Greetings from Chicago, Stephan
Here is a photo from the spring of 2010 in Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior. This was the first time flying a spinnaker on my good ol' boat, Voyaguer, a Seaforth 24'. -- Marlin Ledin
This photo was taken with my cell phone on the Peconic Bay, Aquebogue, New York . Sailing with my instructor, Charles. I have a good old boat, Taina, a 1981 Catalina 27. I'm just retired and moving to Puerto Rico where I will continue my sailing classes. -- Walter Bosque
Schooner, Rose of Sharon
Built in 1930 at the Eastern Shipyards in Nova Scotia for an eastern seaboard owner, she was in Escanaba, Michigan from 1940 to 1970 and in Newport Beach, California since 1970. Originally painted white, she is now a shimmering black and in immaculate condition, winning silver on every trip and still holds a record from California to Hawaii. I sailed on her as a young cabin boy in 1950-53 and have made 3 recent trips to California to participate in recent racing events – yes – 60 years later. Owned by Byron Chamberlain. -- David Gruber, Green Bay, WI
Angelina, a 2000 Doughdish (built by Wm. Harding and Edey & Duff in Marion Massachusetts) fiberglass reproduction of a Herreshoff 12 1/2 on a broad reach on Redfish Lake, Sawtooth Mountains, central Idaho.
The problem with your magazine is it takes me twice as long to read it … once I’m done reading every article and many advertisements, I need to get to the copy center to copy the many ear-marked pages from every issue for future reference. -- John Marsh (owner, skipper)
These were taken on Columbus Day 2010 on Biscayne Bay just south of Miami. We're onboard our 1983 Alberg 30, Rebell Yell. Photos by Jonathon Brooks. -- M.W. Ferguson
This is a photo of my 1977 Hunter 25, Velero, bounding along in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. The picture was taken by a fellow member of the Terra Nova Yacht Club in Holyrood as we headed home following a day trip around Kelly's Island. Thanks to all the crew at Good Old Boat for a great magazine and website. -- Don Parsons
My 1985 Bayfield 29C, Fula Beans, dressed for July 4th, 2010. -- Bob Brodsky
Thought you might enjoy the attached photo of Grandson "Grayden" Underwood. Proof that it's never too early or late to start sailing. Granddad "Michael" started sailing at age 58 and Grandson "Grayden" started at age 8 months. Both currently sail in Melbourne, Fl on Granddad's 1984 Hunter 30. -- Michael Gamso
A picture your way of our 1966 Cal 28 that has been in the family since 1969. Sailed the waters of So. California for about 30 years and now in the Puget Sound area for the last 11. My dad George on my left and my son on my right. Hope your summer sailing journey was fabulous. -- Chris Ackerman
We have owned XTASEA TU, our Nonsuch 26, for the last five years. I feel that this boat has extended our sailing life by about 10 years. We call her our "stick trawler." When the wind goes light or starts to pipe up to the point that makes it uncomfortable, we simply let go the halyard, down comes the main into the "cats cradle," on goes the iron topsail, and we motor along nice and comfortable. -- Chuck Jones
Our 1974 Bayfield 25 is called Rozanati, after Don Quixote's mule in Man of La Mancha. We did not name the boat, but our last name is Rozema so of course we had to buy it. We sail out of Lagoon city yacht club on Lake Simcoe <http://www.lcyc.com>. Lake Simcoe is a large lake north of Toronto on the Trent Severn Waterway. We have only been sailing a few years , I have a website going for information on Lake Simcoe sailing. Check it out at <http://sailonsimcoe.ca> -- John Rozema
This is my Crown 28 “Gwyneth” at anchor in Galley Bay, Desolation Sound, BC, Canada. -- Andy Vine
This is our 1982 Catalina C-38 named Kipper, and she is a dream to sail and is moored in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. -- Peter and Victoria Wyatt/Cerinich
Sailing in Spinnaker
Cinnamon Girl ~ Puget Sound, Summer 2010. When it goes right, sailing the spinnaker in light air is pretty good. When it goes wrong, it gets hairy fast, but not on this sail…YET. Credit for the photo goes to our daughter Katherine Ohlson. She's an aspiring and very talented photographer. -- Bob Ohlson
2010 Stone Horse Builder's Cup
August 15, 2010, Padanaram, MA. Sunny skies and a brisk 12-14 knot Southeast wind made for spectacular sailing at the 2010 Stone Horse Builder's cup. The Race Committee did a fine job, setting the line, communicating with competitors and choosing the course. The four leg course was a three mile triangle with the first leg repeated for a windward finish. The photo is Butterfly on starbard tack, Windfall on port tack. Five Stone Horses competed, manned by 14 hardy men and woman. Thirty-five participants and guests attended the post race, rendezvous festivities, including 11 Stone Horse owners. -- Tom Kenney
Nonsuch Rendezvous 2010
Barbara and I have just returned from the biennial Nonsuch Rendezvous which was held in Kingston, Ontario this year. This was our second time for this event; we also attended in 2002, also in Kingston. It was a pleasant surprise when, upon opening the packet given us at registration, there was a complimentary copy of GOB!
On Monday and Tuesday there was "around the bouys racing" for the racers and sails to nearby ports for lunch for the cruisers. Wednesday was seminar day with presentations by experts on the care and feeding of our good old Nonsuches. Especially memorable was a display of and presentation by this fellow of the model he had built of his Nonsuch 260. Thursday we all raced from Kingston to Ganenoque (about 14 miles) where we had a banquet. On Friday we raced back to Kingston. That evening we had another banquet after which various awards and trophys were presented.
During the week, I regularly wore my GOB cap and handed out my GOB business cards to all I met. The model presentation gave me a little notoriety after Wednesday which facilitated meeting and greeting. -- Paul
Windjammers Sailing Club
The photo is a group of Good Old Boats that sail out of Cedar Creek on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. We are all members of the Windjammers Sailing Club and decided to raft up on a hot July night. Pictured are (L to R): a 24’ 1971 Yankee Dolphin, a 1967 Greenwich 24, a 1971 Irwin 32, a 1968 Pearson 35, a 1970 Bristol 35, and a 1970 Morgan 30. A 1970 Bristol 32 had slipped off moments earlier. There are many more Good Old Boats on Cedar Creek and we’ll try to get them all together for a group photo. Thank you very much for your consideration. We love our boats and your magazine. Be Well. -- Richard D. Barker
On July 03/04, 2010 I had the opportunity to sail from Bayfield to Grand Bend. Sailing on the water at night has been one of my goals since buying Dulcinea (a 1967 C&C Corvette Hull #29) 3 years ago. Having just rigged and wired my new (read that old) period C&C & Wilxcox Crittendon navigation lights I decided to have a go on your Independence Day eve.
On a crystal clear night with a steady S/W wind on a 240 degree port tack and a 150 degree S/B tack I made my way south at 4 - 5 knots towards Grand Bend. From my vantage polint about 5 nautical miles out on Lake Huron I could see fireworks going off along the American and Canadian shorelines - what a sight!
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" (Riddick, Chronicles of.)
"Second star to the right, and straight on till morning." (Peter Pan)
Cheers! -- Dave Hughes
Nice photo of the 1929 Schooner Shearwater, NY, that I took from the Stature of Liberty ferry. -- Ron Squillacioti
This is our 1969 Morgan 30, hull #23. We have been restoring her for the last two years. She went from sitting in a barn for years with raccoons living on her, to taking 2nd-(nonspinnaker) in the Copper Cup Regatta in Oconto Wisconsin (the bay of Green Bay). We are so proud to bring her back to life and she shows off every chance she gets! -- Rob and Cindy Straebel, Green Bay, WI
Here’s a picture of us on Melita, our Nonsuch 36, sailing past Owl’s Head light house on Penobscot Bay in Maine. -- Richard Fried
Here is a picture of our Nonsuch 26 taken by Ann Harris from their Aloha 28 of Xtasea sailing just off Kingston Ontario. Note: I am taking a picture of her taking a picture of me!!! -- Chuck Jones
On the way to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu
In response to our blog about the Editors' Great Grand Adventure, we received this message and photo. "Grand adventures are important. We made a run from San Diego to Hawaii arriving last month. Thought you might like this shot of our good old boat! -- Stephen Cavanagh PE
A friend snapped this picture of our 1974 Ranger 29. These were taken in Broughton Strait between Northern Vancouver Island and Malcolm Island with Port McNeill, BC in the background - the best sailing grounds on the West Coast! I enjoy Good Old Boat, now my wife has ordered me a year's subscription. The magazine deals with the kind of boats that are similar to ours in age and technology. -- Allan Farrant
Morgan 24 & Alberg 35
This was about 4 years ago. It was a great sail for me coming from Block Island, RI to West Harbor at Fishers Island, NY. In the morning I went out in my dinghy and took pictures of my Morgan 24 and the Alberg 35 in a light fog. I'm a teacher as was the couple who owned the Alberg and this was the last week of our "summer". -- Scott McMahon
Dulcinea is a 1967 C&C Corvette. I have been refitting her, but I am not finished yet - and I am sure the owner of every "good old boat" will understand!
Our 1st mate's name is Able Seaman "Bullett". He is a 5 month old Cane Corso (Italian mastiff) and weighs 65 pounds - he should top out around 120lbs when he is done growing. He is friendly but always "woofs" a warning whenever anyone (or boat) comes near. "Bullett" is still new to the game of sailing - he wears a harness in case he goes overboard. The lifejacket is mine - cheers! -- David Hughes
This is our Bristol 34, Peregrine. We fell in love with a larger boat than we were looking for that had apparently received little or no maintenance for the previous ten years. Knowledgeable friends told us to run—not walk— away. But we bought her anyway and we've never regretted it; she's the perfect boat for us. We did a major overhaul during the first two years we owned her, and have continued the upgrade process since then. -- Jim Fulton.
1979 Seawind 31
Dan Lehfeldt sent us this picture of his 1979 Seawind 31, MoonLight, sailing past Lummi Island in the San Juan Islands. "Shortly after this picture was taken, we were joined by a pod of seven Orca whales. Great day of sailing. That's me at the helm beating into about 15kts of wind."
Allied Seabreeze 35
This is a good picture of a good old boat, a 1966 Allied Seabreeze 35, Shenandoah, sailing near Beaufort Inlet, NC. -- Don Hesselman
This is a recent photo of my 1990 Tartan 31, White Hawk, passing in front of the lighthouse guarding the entrance to Rockland Harbor on the west shore of Penobscot Bay in Maine. The burgee the boat is flying is that of the Rockland Yacht Club. This photo was taken by my friend Bruce Sinclair, sailing nearby on his Bristol 35.5, Chickory. -- Lenny Reich
This is a picture of my 1983 25ft. O'Day sailboat , The picture was taken October of 2008. I call it "October Solo Sail". As you can see there was a steady blow, and that is me at the helm. The boat is moored and sailed at Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park in southwest PA. Lake Arthur is a home to many Good Old Boats. Many people learned how to sail on this lake and ventured off to sailing the Chesapeake Bay and Lake Erie. Fair winds. -- Mike O'Shurak
This is a shot of our 1971 Pearson 39. It’s hull #19. We purchased it last year and have been sailing all winter out of Sointula BC. Sointula is at the west end of Johnstone Straight between Vancouver Island and mainland BC.
We have had some exceptional sailing days all winter long. The winds are 5 to 25 kts and the cooler air is heavy. These particular shots were taken March 12, 2010. -- Jim MacDougall, Sointula BC, Canada.
US Yacht 25
This is a photo of me towing a power boat I found disabled with a seasick skipper 2 miles offshore while sailing our 1982 US Yacht 25 from Niantic, CT to New London in a very stiff breeze and 4 foot seas. Since he was trying to get to New London also, I threw him a line and towed him to New London harbor and up the Thames River under main sail alone. It drew a lot of attention from curious onlookers! -- George Berntsen
Robert and Elyse Brown have returned from a circumnavigation aboard Iron Mistress, a modified Brewer 41 cutter with radius chine hull. They completed a double-handed circumnavigation between 2003 and 2008: 38,000 nautical miles with no major breakdowns. They recently wrote to designer Ted Brewer: "Your modified Corten design has sailed around the world successfully -- built by Mooney Marine. Here's a photo taken at Great Barrier Island, New Zealand." See more at their website <http://www.ironmistress.com>.
Brian Cleverly sends this photo of the boat he owned in New Zealand. Velero is a 1973 New Zealand designed and built Easterly 30. He captured this sunset scene in 2003 in New Zealand's Pelorus Sound (part of the Marlborough Sounds).
Flicka & Trinka
Peter Poanessa on "Alsek" took this photo of Mark Firestone's PSC Flicka "Chloe" and his Trinka 8 "Sweet P" as the sunset in Block Island, R.I. last summer. -- Mark Firestone
A recent photo my two girls, Emily (7) and Lily (6), obviously enjoying themselves crewing on Daddy's almost-good old boat (Laser 2000 Yves Klein Blue) at the Middle Nene Sailing Club, October 2009. -- Court Rawson, Northamptonshire, England
Allied Seawind 30.5
This is a photo of my 1962 Allied Seawind 30.5 ketch, hull # 7. The boat is in excellent condition. The picture was taken at Medio Mundo Passage off the coast of Ceiba, PR. It's a very good anchorage on the lee of the island. -- Robert Rodriguez
Sandy Point Lighthouse
The picture of Sandy Point Lighthouse was taken while we were sailing north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after competing in the 2009 Hospice Cup in Annapolis, MD. We are sailing a 1974 Dufour 27, the winds on that rainy day varied from the East, South and West at 3 to 25 Knots.
During the race, we had to reef the Main before the start, unreef the Main and roll in the the Genoa on the next leg and then we rolled out the Genoa for the down wind leg. Oh, what fun my husband and his friend Alberto had. -- Donna Paden
How we spend out winter: Fula Beans, a Bayfield 29, and her tender Ham (a 1983 Uffa Fox-designed O'Day Javelin)
I could do a piece for you on the pairing of the 14 footer with a 29 footer in Northeast coastal waters. It would be a romp. -- Bob Brodsky
Copper Harbor's Bell
I took this photo of Copper Harbor's bell, near the South Shore, at sunset in Aug. 2009. -- Kim Erickson, Washburn, WI
Countess 44 ketch
Here is one of my favorite sailing photos, taken on a windy day on Lake Charlevoix, board Algonquin, my Countess 44 ketch. Pictured are my wife Darcie Witherspoon and her mother Dotty Mudd. -- Jim Witherspoon
I'm always thankful for the Good Old Boat review of the Rhodes 22 (back in 2004, I think) which clinched my search for a small keelboat. I ordered Lady Grace (right) shortly after reading your glowing review....what a wonderful boat she's turned out to be! She's kept on a mooring in front of my house here on Pleasant Lake in New London, NH. Always sad to put her away for the long winter....the picture shows her last sail amidst our beautiful fall colors here in New England.
As your review pointed out, her in mast furling...unique for a 22 footer....perfectly compliments me as a single handed sailor. Our mountain lake is subject to highly variable and sometimes quite severe winds. Her sail plan gives me an infinite range of choices to perfectly match our ever changing sailing conditions. Thank you for introducing me to the Rhodes 22 and keep up the wonderful work you do with Good Old Boat. -- Dan Snyder, New London, NH
Bear watches departure. Taken by my wife as I sailed away from dock and dog at Longbranch, WA in my Searunner 25, Halloween 2006. It was blowing about 30 knots outside the bay, and I needed that double reef and the #1 jib. I learned a lot about prudence that day, and was thankful to have had no passengers as I beat to windward with the incoming tide; three hulls are better than one, but not in a steep chop on a tough beat. -- Will Saunders, Olympia, WA
Kayaking to the fog
On my way down to my boat one morning I looked out at a fog bank just lifting from around Squaxin Island, in south Puget Sound. I kept looking and saw a tiny kayak crossing the inlet from Boston Harbor Marina. -- Will Saunders, Olympia, WA
Taken in August at Stockton Lake aboard Haiku. The grandchildren of Rick and Denise Cantrell have a good time without wind. -- Rick Cantrell
After living in Rochester, NY for over 20 years, I finally got out on Lake Ontario after my father-in-law realized his dream of having a boat by purchasing a '77 O'Day 25 that needed a little TLC after being abandoned in a local yard. I realized a dream I hadn't known I'd had of having unlimited access to a sailboat for myself and my family.
These pictures are of the first family sail with my wife and 4 kids after the boat, Day Dreamer, was finally in the water late in the season. We went out on a Sunday morning, and had a great time as a family enjoying the boat on the water. If you look closely, I couldn't even get the main all the way up, as we had a couple jammed sheaves, but we weren't going to let that stop us. We dropped the mast the next week, cleaned up the sheaves and got everything working better than ever. -- Wes Nance, Rochester, NY
One more of my wife Shannon on a different Sunday, her very first time at the tiller, looking up at the windex trying to learn her points of sail. This was a particularly beautiful day on Lake Ontario and we had a great sail, also on the O'day 25. We are really enjoying learning to sail! -- Wes Nance, Rochester, NY
Stick in the Mud
Doug Sherr sends this photo of his boat stuck in the mud at Matanzas Pass at Ft. Myers Beach. He says he's thinking of making a poster of it, since it brings a smile to the faces of all who see it. We suspect that he may not have been smiling the day he took this photo, however.
Weekend Pass is a 1982 Morgan 321. I have owned her for five years now having purchased her in Florida in 2004. She is a nice basic coastal cruiser with a new Yanmar 3GM and new suit of sails. Weekend Pass is easily driven to hull speed with a 135 genoa and standard main. I added a bit of new teak trim to the companionway hatch and sea hood but otherwise all of the wood is original with a good bit of TLC and some Cetol Light added. I have applied Brightside polyurethane paint to the non-skid areas. All of the gelcote is original. It is amazing what a 2000 grit wet sanding, polishing and waxing will do to bring the best out of a 27 year old hull.
I spend as much time as I can get away with my wife Karen and my two daughters Kathleen and Emma sailing her on the Magothy River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Wye River. I had always wanted to get pictures of Weekend Pass underway and my wife obliged this obsession and took this shot on a really nice late morning on the Magothy River this past September. My wife Karen was located in a chase boat owned by my older brother Michael. She took nearly 400 pictures that morning with a Nikon D50 digital SLR camera.
Thanks for such a nice magazine. It keeps me sane through the winter!
Newport 27-S MKII
Thanks to your including it in Mailbuoy, I’ve discovered an amazing new avenue for my techy interests -- Kite Aerial Photography ! -- and can’t wait to get my own kite and (waterproof) camera and try snapping my own shots of our newly refurbished ’83 Newport 27-S MKII I call Listen, with our new Epifanes Bold Yellow top-sides … (rolled with a “mohair” roller … did NO tipping, with gorgeous results!)
Here’s a shot we took last month from our dingy, nestled into Worton Creek at dusk, on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake, across from Baltimore and Middle River. I can’t wait to see what shots I get from the kite flying in a stiff wind off our lee! Thanks again for a great treat of a magazine. -- Jeff Stennett, Magothy River, MD.
From the deck of Lagom, a 1974 Hallberg-Rassy Monsun in Chicago's Monroe Harbor. Jane Ducham captured this spectacular view. Meanwhile husband Paul hung inverted from the stern, fighting to free the harness from the mooring buoy before putting Lagom up for the winter. -- Jane & Paul Ducham
San Juan 21
I bought the boat from the original owner last fall, knowing very little about sailing except that it sounded like something fun that I wanted to try. We towed it 1,200 miles down to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico at the end of February and took a sailing lesson, then spent most of March sailing daily and practicing the basics. When we returned home to Colorado we put the boat in at the reservoir closest to our house, Chatfield, just to be able to go out in the evening after work and get some experience. This photo was taken on such an evening in May. We set the sails for a nice downwind run using the whisker pole (wing and wing, main sail out on one side and the jib out to the other) very pleasant downwind sailing in a light breeze. In 2 months we sailed over a hundred nautical miles on a reservoir only 1500 acres in size, so you know we did lots of tacking and jibing. Today we had snow here and the boat's back in the garage, where it will get some more upgrades, like interior cushions and paint, before going back to Mexico in February. The boat is a 1976 San Juan 21 named Emma Joy, after our dog. -- Dave Homerding, Idledale, CO.
On Lake George, NY
Attached is a photo that I took last fall of a good old boat under sail in Lake George, NY. I cannot identify the boat make/model or crew. Use it if you like. The photo is really just an excuse to thank you and Jerry for publishing Good Old Boat. Your magazine is the best! Safe sailing to you both. -- David Markowitz, Oday 272, Lake George
Umiak is a Catalina 30 that belongs to Carole D'Aoust-Martin of our club. Ladies Sailing Night is a regular event at our club. The women say they like going out and just having fun on the water without men yelling at them and getting hyper when the spill a bit of wind. The photographer, Shirley Macdonald, has taken a lot of shots for us over the years. We include them in our newsletters, on our website photo journals and have albums available in our club house. -- Don Davies
I took this picture of my boat yesterday, and liked the way it came out. I perhaps you could use it. The boat is a 1973 Coastal Recreation Aquarius 23, named Meraj. (The green stringy thing in the front is my hammock.) -- Michael Tackie
Another pic of Dulcinea under a beautiful Lake Huron sky off Bayfield, ON just a few days ago. "Sunny - sunny - sunny days!" No filter, just good old mother nature and my camera conspiring to give me a good pic in spite of my efforts to do otherwise! I was sailing alone and had to dash forward, step over the genoa sheets (it was the only sail running at the time), fire off a few quick pics and then dash back to the cockpit to grab the tiller before we fell off the wind and I found myself in irons. This sailing thing is fun! -- Dave Hughes, London, ON .
This is an aerial photo taken from a kite camera as we were sailing back from Block Island last weekend. Credit for the photo goes to Bruce Perry who flew the kite from the cockpit. The boat belongs to us: Bill Litke and Joanne Zanella – Litke. She is a 1970 Ericson 30 – 1 which has had many upgrades over the 11 years we have owned her. One of the workers signed underneath a hatchboard the date 8-7-69 so we have used this date to celebrate the 40th birthday of TUMULT 2. Hope you like the photo as much as we do. -- Bill Litke, Shennecossett Yacht Club, Groton CT.
I wanted to pass along the attached photo. It was taken at sunset this past month of a portion of the New Castle Sailing Club fleet on the Delaware River off New Castle, DE. The boats are Thistles and Flying Scots. The entire fleet of 12 boats are mutually owned by the clubs members who pay a $300 per year fee and have full access to the boats (once certified), weekly instruction, and Saturday races. It's a wonderful scenario. Very affordable and almost eliminates the need and expense of buying your own boat. Our club and others like it may be a good ol story for the magazine. Let me know if you're intersted and I'll put you in touch with our Commodore. -- David Crossan, Wilmington, DE
Allied Ludders 33
This is a picture of our Allied Luders 33. The picture was taken in June at Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior.The boat is/was a 1969 Annapolis Boat Show boat and has been in our family since 1975. This boat has sailed from Lake Superior to the Bahamas and back three times and still shows and sails like new! -- Luanne Fogelson
Catboat at mooring near Brooklin, Maine. While attending seamanship courses at the Wooden Boat School during the worst stretch of rainy/foggy weather in WBS history (6/28-7/4/09), we encountered this quiet scene during rowing practice. -- Larry Arvidson
I have attached a photo that I took one cloudy morning sailing with my two youngest daughters, Erica and Jessica. I think it captures the beauty, excitement, and intrigue that being on the water and moving under the power of the wind can bring. -- Eric Taylor
A nice sunset pic of a recent row back from our ‘91 Beneteau F235 Peregrine, which we keep moored in a sailboat-only cove on 5,000 acre Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park, just east of Kansas City. Peregrine is in the rear on the left, on the outside. I’m working the dink with girlfriend Diann (stern) and friend Karen (bow) aboard. A perfect June evening, 75 degrees and a five knot breeze – enough to keep the sleepers all pointed in one direction – up the cove. Photo credit goes to Jim Plante, taken from an iPhone (believe it or not).-- Mike Joseph
I just received the latest edition and saw the Tartan 30 photo on page 6. This is our Tartan 30C we purchased in 2007 and have been working to restore. Last year the topsides were sanded, primed and awlgripped. Following was re-setting the portlites to stop leaks and replacing surrounding wood. Now it is engine work and exhaust system. It will be many years before we have it where we want it to be but what a great project to have. June 6 was a beautiful day in Pensacola FL. After the start of a local race we crossed the line in front of the committee boat and got this photo. She is Tartan 200 and we named her Ruach. It is a hebrew word which means Holy Wind- Rush of Wind -Spirit Wind- the part of the soul that returns to God. All meanings fit for me when we are sailing! -- Scott Wilson\Pace, Florida (Pensacola)
Rubaiyat is a Stone Horse pocketcruiser, aka knockabout, built by Edey & Duff in Mattapoisett, Mass. My wife and I had just trimmed her close after leaving the Rondout Creek for a wonderful Memorial Day sail. She had just been commissioned a few days earlier and this day-sail proved to be a wonderful shake-down cruise. We had unusually steady 12 knot winds out of the North for about 4 hours. The view includes the base of the sitka spruce mast, the underside of the main boom, the trim of the staysail, the port & starboard dorade boxes, various rigging and the east shore of the Hudson about a half-mile North of the Rhinecliff RR station. -- Larry Arvidson
I am learning about boating photography by volunteering my time for our local sailing community. I have a photo that I called "On the Edge" from last week's Sealake Yacht Sales & Lakewood Yacht Club's Shoe Regatta on Galveston Bay. It's a 25-30 + year old Ensign that broached, recovered and won the race. In fact, I have some nice shots all of the 5 Ensigns. There are about 15 of these beautiful boats left after Ike, mainly from the Houston Yacht Club, and I think it would make a great story called "Still Crazy After All These Years!" Maybe I can try my hand at writing and interview old friends from HYCL that have many stories about the "Gentlemen Racers". -- Jimmy Rogers
Kenner Privateer Ketch
We love Good Old Boat magazine, have been subscribers since 2003 before we bought our cruising sailboat, a Kenner Privateer Ketch, Stardust. I took this picture from up on the mainmast in 2005. We had planned to send it for a while, but it is not particularly showing off the boat, or of a navaid. -- Jack Doskow
This pic was taken from the cockpit of Dulcinea, our 1967 C&C "Corvette" (Hull #29) last September on a beautiful fall evening at Bayfield, ON.
Dulcinea, showing her age and patina from many years of wandering the Great Lakes, was purchased in July 2008 from her 2nd owner Erwin Embacher of Thornbury, On. She is my first "good old boat" and I intend to restore her fully to her former glory with modern conveniences as time and money permit. Harbour Lights Marina in Bayfield, ON is her new home now. --Dave Hughes, London, ON
Steve, my boat partner and I were invited to Lakewood Yacht Club's 14th Annual "Keels&Wheels Concours d'Elegance." Maloha, our good old Bristol 29 took 'Best in Class.' After 4 yrs. of work, this show was really a high. Now it's time to catch up on our sailing. And if anyone asks how you bring an old derelict back to this stage; you have to find two ladies like Pam and BJ who will let you go to the boat every weekend and support the effort. --Niels Daugbjerg
Aloha, I live just south of Hilo hawaii along the coast and there was a gorgeous boat sailing by today. I took a photo and here it is. Looked like a great old boat!!! -- Keith Hollenback
Gaff-rigged sloop 21
Ahoy! Attached is a pic of Flying Hambone, a Gaff-rigged sloop I bought in New Orleans while in college...I trucked her to California after graduation and spent a lot of time on Whiskeytown Lake, near Redding, California, where the picture was shot...she was built in Michigan and sailed down the Mississippi to The Big Easy where, I was told, her builder lived aboard her for a few years, she is only 21' LOA. LOVE Good Old Boat! Keep up the good work! -- Henry Challe
San Juan 21
Here's my wife, Barb Homerding, at the tiller on our 1976 San Juan 21, Emma Joy (after our dog), which I bought from the original owner here in Colorado. Last fall I did a few upgrades (new electrical) and maintenance (new trailer bearings) over the winter in my garage, and trailered to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico (about 1,200 miles each way) for 17 days of sailing in the Sea of Cortez in early March. Being newbie sailors we took a lesson from Vince Radice the first day and spent the rest of the time practicing the basics and having a great time...this weekend we put it in our local lake, and plan on getting a lot more experience. -- Dave Homerding, Idledale, Colorado
Here is a favorite shot of my 1975 Aquarius 23 which I have sailed from Gig Harbour Washington to Princess Louisa BC on several occasions. I hope you might post it in the Gallery. -- Laurence Boag of Chico CA, a loyal subscriber who flies his Good Old Boat Burgee religiously!
Here's a shot of my 1987 Dana 24, Graceful Exit taken out on the San Francisco Bay in the summer of 2005. -- Laurence Boag, who flies his Good Old Boat Burgee religiously!
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.