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Old 08-01-2009, 14:05   #1
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Happy New Year All. I have been enjoying the posts and pics on this site so recently became a password entering member. My husband and I have enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay for about 25 years progressing from a day sailing International Enterprise to a 26 ft Grampian, 31 ft. Allmand and now with our Cabo Rico 34. We keep our boat at Kent Narrows and will enjoy hearing from other Chesapeake Bay boaters who may be traveling through or might like to raft up come warm weather. Take heart...the days are getting longer.

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Old 08-01-2009, 14:15   #2
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Greetings, and welcome aboard, Leslie.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:51   #3
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Welcome to the forum...I'm a bit of a picture freak...got any of the boat?
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Old 10-01-2009, 19:47   #4
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Hello, James. You know I put a couple of pics in the monohull picture section. Just pictures at anchor and me sailing the Whittholz Gaff Rigged Catboat. I do have some detail pics of the gallows. but that waws probably of more interest to the Cabo site I visit. Course I guess if anyone was interested in building one for their own boat, our's is pretty simple and effective.

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Old 11-01-2009, 00:57   #5
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Thanks Leslie....I found them...your boat is handsome...but that dingy....wow what a lovely little piece of work that is.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:16   #6
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Welcome aboard, Leslie! I've always admired the Cabo Rico's lines, and your sailing dinghy is a beaut, too! That looks like the Inn at Perry Cabin behind you, in St. Michaels, MD. Nice destination!

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Aloha Leslie,
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Old 11-01-2009, 14:55   #8
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Welcome aboard, what kind of dinghy is this? beautiful
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It's a Whittholz Gaff Rigged Catboat!
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Thanks all for the compliments. We do spend more time on the cutter but the little boat is fun to sail lakes or rivers. This little dink was built in Gloucster, MA for a lawyer in Memphis in the 80's. He eventually sold it to a doctor who then donated it to the Muscle Shoals Sailing Club in Alabama. They found it not what they wanted to teach kids how to sail so they put it on eBay. I was the lucky bidder for the Whittholz Dinghy. I drove down to pick her up from Pennsylvania. Yes, I must be nuts. The deck was delaminated, the transom was toast. Yikes, what have I bought??? That is the problem with buying something unseen. I am a person who would never buy a larger vessel without a survey and this boat proves this is always good advice. I had a good finish carpenter who had done some work for me in the past on bigger vessels and he worked on the deck and transom over a winter in his shed. When I picked it up in March, it was my task to remove the paint and handle the rot that was throughout the hull and oh yes, I found she was holedand had been repaired poorly. With dremel tool in hand and a couple of containers of Git Rot, I was on my way. Did I say that I am not a wood worker? After the Git Rot cancer treatment, then it was West System. I fixed the hole with fiberglass cloth cut in diminishing sizes and epoxy and then micro balloons. A bit of fairing and then a couple of coats of paint and you can see the final result. She does turn heads. She won the Restoration award at the Small Craft Festival in St. Michaels, MD and yes, that is the Inn at Perry Cabin. This year the original builder who now lives in DC traveled out to see the little dinghy. He and his wife got to take her for a sail. Things do come full circle.
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Full circle! That's a great story, Leslie!
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Les;ie,

Thanks for the info. My wife and I rented a houseboat boatk in the 1970's . We loved St. Michael's. Thanks for the memories.

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Wonderful Story!! I'll look for you on the Chesapeake

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Old 11-01-2009, 17:01   #15
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John, you would find St. Michael's has grown in many ways. The Inn at Perry Cabin has added on and on. It is very expensive and always busy. Every weekend we are anchored out in the harbor there, we always see weddings on the lawn. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has grown as well. We are members and always enjoy their educational activities. Clayton and I got to sail on a log canoe ...go out on a Skipjack. Always a good time. If you find yourself up in Maryland, its worth a stop in. The eateries are expanded and the shops are so elegant, the only thing I do is look. The CBMM store is a wonderful place to shop. Lots of great books and unique gifts. The location is a big day tripper spot. I also heard that Rumsfeld and Chaney have homes there. The locals talk about the secret service walking the streets. HA!

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