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SERIANNA – 38′ Troller-Inspired Power Cruiser (2013)

Good photo of "Vern's stern"!
David Tew
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EASTWARD – 33′ Cruiser (2018)

How gracious of you! We'll make a point of looking you up when down your way next.
David Tew
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LA VIE EN ROSE – 41′ Gartside Custom Yawl (2012)

Re SF Bay as a cruising ground: I've sailed there a few times racing small boats and aboard a 50' Rhodes yawl and understand what you mean.
David Tew
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LA VIE EN ROSE – 41′ Gartside Custom Yawl (2012)

I remember seeing the half model of yours on Paul's boatshop wall when I went to Nova Scotia to get Diana IV!
David Tew
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JOLIE BRISE – 56′ Pilot Cutter (1913)

I have a photo of her (somewhere) leaning against a wharf, dried out in SE England. My wife and I were driving clockwise around the coasts of England, Walwes and Scotland. It was a thrill to see the famous yacht and it's great to see she's in good hands.
David Tew
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DOLPHIN – 37′ Newport 29 Class Sloop (1914)

An early assessment of the Newport 29 class as recorded on the 'Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonne' website: : "The two new Herreshoff boats of the Newport special cruising class arrived this morning from Bristol. They had a fair wind down and were reported to have shown up well, but when they reached here every one agreed they were the homeliest things that ever came out of Herreshoff's yard. Still, they are built for comfortable cruisers and 'handsome is that handsome does.' Anchored close by yawl Gannet [#409s], 24 years old, they do not look as trim as she does. They have...
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MOLLY – 28′ Sloop-Rigged New Bedford Whaleboat Replica (2003)

Not many of those whaleboat hulls we’re built by Edey and Duff. It’s interesting that one ended up across the Atlantic.
David Tew
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MAKO – 32′ HAJ Class Sloop (1935)

I was a sailing instructor at the Camden YC in the 1970s. The Haj class was active at the time, although we called them 'Finn boats'. The original boats in the fleet were shipped to Camden with the 'winter rigs', i.e., the small jibs. The junior sailors cruised Penobscot Bay extensively each summer shepherded by the senior members in their larger cruising boats during the club's annual summer cruise. They learned a lot about navigation, anchoring, cooking aboard, etc.
David Tew