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Old 19-12-2008, 14:13   #1
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Yacht Designer Ted Carpentier, NA...

Hi All! I know some of you are absolute whizzes at web searching, and might also have large sailing librarys. I am trying to find any and all info on Ted Carpentier, NA. He was the designer of the Victory 21, the Acapulco 40, and the Anacapa 42. I believe he lives/lived in CA, and I believe he worked for Hughes Aircraft. Thats about all I know. If you have any info on Ted, could you post it or email me at: Thanks so much, Chris


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Old 19-12-2008, 14:15   #2
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Just Google him. There are lots of entries, including this one:

Sailboat Designs of Ted*Carpentier

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Old 01-11-2009, 17:55   #3
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Just Google him. There are lots of entries, including this one:

Sailboat Designs of Ted*Carpentier
I too would like to know more about this guy.
Unfortunately what I have is quite limited.

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Re: Yacht Designer Ted Carpentier, NA...

I spoke with Pat Crabtree, the original owner of the "Foot Loose" yesterday afternoon to tell her about all these Acapulco 40's I've recently learned about on these forums. Her and I are the only two owners alive today of the original hull built by John Leeper and overseen by Ted Carpentier. She told me a story of when she was aboard with Ted in 1968 asking about cutting a hole in the galley bulkhead under the vertical hand post. He said "no, that is structural!" She also mentioned that he said he built this boat to reach. Hence the heavy helm. Ted was involved in the first rudder/keel modification to Foot Loose. I just finished re-glassing the two piece mahogany rudder that they put on her in 1968 after she was launched and sea-trialed.

I have all of a sudden within the last two days realized how much of a legacy this boat has left in her wake, and I feel privelaged to be still closely connected to her origins through Pat. She just had her 84th birthday and Bob passed away a few years ago. Foot Loose is up on the ways on Quadra Island today and I have just finished restoring the hull. This summer I repainted her cabin, and I plan to resurface the non-skid deck in summer 2012. She still maintains her original beauty today.

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