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EBarnacle1 BS: Boat Builders Texas Dory Plans (89* d) RE: BS: Boat Builders Texas Dory Plans 24 Jul 03

The S hull schooner was a wonderful boat. The first time I came aboard her, there was a little chop and about a 5 knot breeze. She was at a mooring off City Island and, as we boarded, she spoke to us, saying "Well, it took you long enough, let's raise sail and go." Someone else got her that round but contacted me a year later and sold her to me. Even though she needed a lot of work, partly as a result of my ignorance, she was a true thoroughbred. On the sail from Atlantic City channel to Scotland light, she sailed herself with no one at the helm and made the trip in 9 hours. Every time she went out she handled whatever I threw at her and outsailed larger vessels. If she had been fastened with anything but galvanized steel, I suspect I would still be with her. As it is, certain parts are being incorporated into the new boat. Someone once said that I didn't sail her much because of the amount of work. Even so, I do not regret one minute of the 8 years I lived with the schooner Nettie K.

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