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Old 29-09-2016, 13:50   #16
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Re: Frers F&C 44--a religious experience

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Years ago I had the rare privilege of crewing on a late October delivery on Lake Michigan of the Yacht Bacchant from Milwaukee to Boyne City.

My religious experience occurred when I had the boat to myself for two hours beam reaching with the kite up through the Manitou Passage while the other crew were off watch.

The experience of driving a sixty five foot Mahogany splinter through the water with the beautifully carved and varnished tiller against the backdrop of blazing fall foliage crowning Sleeping Bear Dune was one I will never forget.

To call that boat a beautiful work of art is an understatement.

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Re: Frers F&C 44--a religious experience

Real beauties, fellas.

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