Defender’s Resurrection

By Todd Nouse (Waterford, MI) It’s a Long Tale. Hang in There In the early ‘60s, the Detroit River Yachting Association, now the Detroit Regional Yachting Association was, and is the parent organization for Detroit area yacht clubs that wish to hold sail racing events. Each club (9 if I remember correctly) was invited to…

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The History of Aramis

By Jim Schmidt The cutter rig sloop Aramis (original name Dorjack) was designed by Henry J. Gielow and built in 1935 by the Burbach Yacht Company in Fruitport, Michigan (near Muskegon). She is 38-feet long, 9 1/2’ wide and is constructed of one inch carvel planked mahogany over oak frames. Her 55-foot mast is made…

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Her Name is Last Cast

By Ed Bowles Her name is Last Cast and she’s a 22-foot wooden flat-bottomed dory built for beach launching and landing in the surf at Pacific City, Oregon. The dory fleet launches off the beach in the lee of Cape Kiwanda by backing into the surf with tilt trailers. It can be quite a bucking…

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Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 5.18.21

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1941 Chris-Craft 19-foot Custom Barrelback, The boat is owned by Rob Wilkinson, Pacific Northwest Chapter. Rob restored the boat is his carport over the past twenty-two years with a new bottom and a few planks here and there plus a thousand other projects, wiring,…

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Candyman

by Dale Brevik, Big Sky chapter Candyman is my 26-foot triple cockpit barrel back that I built in the style of the 1940 Chris Craft. It took me three years to build and was launched on July 4th of 2012. I purchased the plans for the Glen-L Monte Carlo years ago and had been collecting…

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