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    Piper One Design 24, "Alpha" - Hull #35

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    Last edited by AlanH; 03-01-2022 at 08:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Just put up some rudder updates
    Et tu, Alan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Me? I'm fine...walking and talking but dealing with some lower back stenosis, which hurts a lot between 4:00 and 6:00 in the morning, but otherwise is pretty manageable.
    Ow, back trouble sucks. I wrenched mine in my 20s and it is a constant PITB. Actually, I meant "you too" about the rudder. Seems there's a lot of rudder issues going around as well. Good luck deciding on the Piper Championships! That sounds like fun. Fun -- and especially having fun sailing -- is way more important than money IMO (which might explain why I have so little of the latter these days...)

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    Pardon the high jack of your thread for a moment, but came across a prior boat you curated and had to share: Ankle Biter, as seen last Friday evening, just back to the slip at Waikiki Yacht Club after a beer can race. Pete, the guy you sold to, still owns the boat, has "sailed the hell out of it", races regularly, and has cruised it to all of the Hawaiian Islands. He says when he bought Ankle Biter from you he thought he would own the boat for a few years and then move up to something bigger, but 14 years later he is still loving the ride and has no plans to sell. He also remembered your name without prompting and enjoyed recalling and retelling of meeting you in Hanalei to complete the purchase.

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    All of which speaks well of the job you did prepping AB for the 2008 SHTP, and to the quality of the SC 27 generally. Well done, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Sailor View Post
    Pardon the high jack of your thread for a moment, but came across a prior boat you curated and had to share: Ankle Biter, as seen last Friday evening, just back to the slip at Waikiki Yacht Club after a beer can race. Pete, the guy you sold to, still owns the boat, has "sailed the hell out of it", races regularly, and has cruised it to all of the Hawaiian Islands. He says when he bought Ankle Biter from you he thought he would own the boat for a few years and then move up to something bigger, but 14 years later he is still loving the ride and has no plans to sell. He also remembered your name without prompting and enjoyed recalling and retelling of meeting you in Hanalei to complete the purchase.


    All of which speaks well of the job you did prepping AB for the 2008 SHTP, and to the quality of the SC 27 generally. Well done, sir.
    Hey! Thanks for this. Oh, it's good to see her in good hands, still, and going strong..
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Sorry to read about the continuing bad news for masts this year. Here’s hoping the rest of the decade is clear of problems.

    Does the piper have a roadworthy trailer that can get you to places like Santa Cruz, Morro Bay, the Delta, Huntington Lake among others?

    Cheers,
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    Ants, the Piper does indeed have a good trailer.

    I'm on the waiting list at the Treasure Island Sailing Center.
    Last edited by AlanH; 03-01-2022 at 08:33 PM.
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    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Pretty half-hull model owned by a Scottish member of the class....

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    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Pretty half-hull model owned by a Scottish member of the class....

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    So sexy…..
    As all half hulls deserve to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    So sexy…..
    As all half hulls deserve to be.
    Absolutely.
    Last edited by AlanH; 03-01-2022 at 08:32 PM.
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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