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Paul Pless
11-15-2015, 07:55 AM
maybe my favourite pic of her

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0347.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
11-15-2015, 08:07 AM
I have a million favorite photos of her :(


Due to life's complications and not being able to tend to Tidbits needs. Keeping in mind my primarily mission to Tidbit was only a steward for her survival for the last 10 years. Whith her welfair in mind Tidbit is being donated to Hudson River Maritime Museum. http://www.hrmm.org/ Where she will be lovingly attended to and Museum quality restoration. The Museum is thrilled to be the designated new caretaker of the Tidbit

My only request is to have an occasional sail on her.

John of Phoenix
11-15-2015, 08:25 AM
All boats should enjoy such a fine fate.

john l
11-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Glad to hear this. Russ and Alynn, the directors, must be very happy. They kept their boat at the same marina that I kept tidbit and have admired her from the moment they laid eyes on her. They also now have a full time boatbuilder employed.
Good deed Joe!

Paul Pless
11-15-2015, 08:36 AM
Good deed Joe!+1!

Hwyl
11-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Not to mention Phil.

Joe (SoCal)
11-15-2015, 09:05 AM
Not to mention Phil.

He's been an impetus in this as well for sure.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
11-15-2015, 09:16 AM
Good on ya Joe.

C. Ross
11-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Wow. Very nicely done Mr. Foster.

skuthorp
11-15-2015, 03:00 PM
Way to go Joe, way to go.

Joe (SoCal)
11-15-2015, 05:29 PM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/L1060638.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/L1060638.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/is_00137.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/is_00137.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/is_00082.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/is_00082.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/IMG_0791.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/IMG_0791.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/P1010199.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/P1010199.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/IMG_5767.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/IMG_5767.jpg.html)

Duncan Gibbs
11-15-2015, 05:36 PM
Y'know I reckon Joe invented the selfie stick and pioneered it's use with the iPhone and he has a bunch of really cool sailing videos he made with it that he's holding out on us! ;) :) (Pretty please Joe!)

wardd
11-15-2015, 05:38 PM
is that a doggie treat?

StevenBauer
11-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Great news! It's hard to believe this was almost 10 years ago:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/31613e9529cf020473e054e98ab81077_zpshvx64p8d.jpg


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/4aeb5a621bc5a7f1a709f06ef1497998_zpsfmmwz2q8.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
11-15-2015, 05:50 PM
Y'know I reckon Joe invented the selfie stick and pioneered it's use with the iPhone and he has a bunch of really cool sailing videos he made with it that he's holding out on us! ;) :) (Pretty please Joe!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajZJdcg6JMA

Joe (SoCal)
11-15-2015, 05:52 PM
is that a doggie treat?


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/IMG_0801.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/IMG_0801.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Tidbit/IMG_0807.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Tidbit/IMG_0807.jpg.html)

Duncan Gibbs
11-15-2015, 06:01 PM
Thanks Joe! :)

bob winter
11-15-2015, 06:22 PM
So what is going on with Tidbit?

Paul Pless
11-15-2015, 06:30 PM
So what is going on with Tidbit?see post 2

elf
11-15-2015, 06:30 PM
So what is going on with Tidbit?
REad the thread before posting.

bob winter
11-15-2015, 06:47 PM
Missed that part, sorry. I hope she has a good future. I should read more closely. She is a beautiful little boat.

Joe (SoCal)
11-29-2015, 08:04 PM
T'was a bit of a sad day with Phill's help we filled out all the donation paperwork and went up and bid farewell.

S.V. Airlie
11-29-2015, 08:06 PM
Glad she is in good hands.

Robbie 2
11-30-2015, 04:21 AM
Great news Joe....best wishes

Phil Y
11-30-2015, 04:41 AM
What, you got a museum looking after her, and you get to take her out for a sail a few times a year? Now that's a deal!

Gerarddm
11-30-2015, 09:17 AM
Well done, Joe, and that is a particularly evocative first photo.

TomF
11-30-2015, 10:46 AM
Well done, brother. But cripes, must have also been hard.

The pics with Lucky just about made me break down; you too, I imagine. The older I get the more I can recognize and value golden bits of time. Whether past ones, or increasingly, as they're being lived out.

Joe (SoCal)
11-30-2015, 10:57 AM
Well done, brother. But cripes, must have also been hard.

The pics with Lucky just about made me break down; you too, I imagine. The older I get the more I can recognize and value golden bits of time. Whether past ones, or increasingly, as they're being lived out.

Ya wanna breakdown take a look at these

The first photo in this thread that Paul posted was from a camp sailing summer night spent with Tess and her little friend

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0347.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0347.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0332.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0332.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0344.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0344.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0283.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0283.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0271.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0271.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0351.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0351.jpg.html)

Joe (SoCal)
11-30-2015, 10:59 AM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0285.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0285.jpg.html)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0298.jpg (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/fosterhere/media/Camp%20Sailing/DSCF0298.jpg.html)

TomF
11-30-2015, 11:02 AM
For all the crap you've also experienced, parts have been a blessed life. True for most, but we may not have the pics to remind us.

Joe (SoCal)
08-16-2016, 11:01 AM
So Phil went up to the Hudson River Maritime Museum. http://www.hrmm.org/ to check on Tidbit. She is undergoing a complete restoration. He got the grand tour and was told Tidbit is the most popular attraction at the museum.

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14064306_10157356601295714_1203153895392871467_n.j pg?oh=680ffa8c319bec32c90275eaab7fba56&oe=585E7729

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14045888_10157356601320714_1883378971790626073_n.j pg?oh=bba09c978bbeedc7d5e6fd98204c29de&oe=581A994F

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13902684_10157356601370714_3741033052996597875_n.j pg?oh=47dd8c2205394b60c1ad69875f4dedf4&oe=5857378A

Canoez
08-16-2016, 11:04 AM
How is Tess doing, Joe? With my daughter turning 17 this year and starting to drive (:eek:), I was thinking about her.

paulf
08-16-2016, 11:09 AM
They say the two best days in a boat owners life is when they get the boat, and when they get rid of the boat, I'll bet that was not the case here.

Joe (SoCal)
08-16-2016, 11:22 AM
They say the two best days in a boat owners life is when they get the boat, and when they get rid of the boat, I'll bet that was not the case here.

I still have strong feeling. Part of the conditions of the donation is Phil and I have the option to sail her anytime. That's going to be a lot easier for Phil than me :(
I look at the photos and my heart aches to see the interior coming primer painted, and I think about all the years of sanding and varnishing to keep it bright. I understand the working catboat esthetic and the choice to paint the cockpit, but Tidbit is not a "Traditional" catboat. she was built for a wealthy yachtsman. She was the yachtiest little catboat, with lots of attention to the finer details. I hope they bring that into its ongoing restoration. I also prefer the copper green bottom paint but I can live with the blue ;)

In the meantime I'm looking into what small boat would be ideal here. I'm thinking a Hobie Cat - it was developed just down the road from me at Dana Point. A frozen snot Catalina could be cheap and fun. Most of all I won't be able to invest my heart and soul like I did with Tidbit. I think I only have one Tidbit, Tess, and Lucky thar Dog love in me.

SchoonerRat
08-16-2016, 11:33 AM
In the meantime I'm looking into what small boat would be ideal here. I'm thinking a Hobie Cat - it was developed just down the road from me at Dana Point. A frozen snot Catalina could be cheap and fun. Most of all I won't be able to invest my heart and soul like I did with Tidbit. I think I only have one Tidbit, Tess, and Lucky thar Dog love in me.

The Hobie would be a great choice...but a Catalina. There's a reason they're cheap.

peb
08-16-2016, 11:46 AM
I still have strong feeling. Part of the conditions of the donation is Phil and I have the option to sail her anytime. That's going to be a lot easier for Phil than me :(
I look at the photos and my heart aches to see the interior coming primer painted, and I think about all the years of sanding and varnishing to keep it bright. I understand the working catboat esthetic and the choice to paint the cockpit, but Tidbit is not a "Traditional" catboat. she was built for a wealthy yachtsman. She was the yachtiest little catboat, with lots of attention to the finer details. I hope they bring that into its ongoing restoration. I also prefer the copper green bottom paint but I can live with the blue ;)

In the meantime I'm looking into what small boat would be ideal here. I'm thinking a Hobie Cat - it was developed just down the road from me at Dana Point. A frozen snot Catalina could be cheap and fun. Most of all I won't be able to invest my heart and soul like I did with Tidbit. I think I only have one Tidbit, Tess, and Lucky thar Dog love in me.

Joe, check out the Hobie Tandem Mirage Tandem Island. It is on the list of boats I want to own someday. I looked at one in quite detail at a local hobie dealer here. Very impressive design, well thought out from top to bottom.

TomF
08-16-2016, 12:41 PM
... Most of all I won't be able to invest my heart and soul like I did with Tidbit. I think I only have one Tidbit, Tess, and Lucky thar Dog love in me.Thankfully, you had one.

Suddenly somehow, my daughter and the two lads have mostly grown up. These years have simply been gold, and it is only by the greatest of chances that I've even got this one last summer where they're all still mostly around. In fact, in just a couple of years the daughter will be the age I was when I met her mother; any day now, it's their turn. For some things, anyway.

I think the seasons of our lives are like vintages; your Tess/Tidbit/Lucky vintage was amazing, rich, and is only getting better as you revisit it. In some ways, it captured a season of our lives here in the forum too - I like who the TomF was who read those posts the first time, smiled at the dog with a snout on the coaming. It's a gift that you've brought that time, and those people, back to a brief life again.

Invest in the next one too. You're not an old man yet.

Ted Hoppe
08-16-2016, 01:29 PM
A wood Finn? I am on the hunt for one.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Contender_sailing_dinghy.jpg

Paul Pless
08-16-2016, 01:32 PM
that might be a contender for you ;)
but its not a finn, wood or otherwise


A wood Finn? I am on the hunt for one.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Contender_sailing_dinghy.jpg

Ted Hoppe
08-16-2016, 01:53 PM
that might be a contender for you ;)
but its not a finn, wood or otherwise


Opps. Ok a Contender works too.

Joe is in great shape and could make a go of it on a Finn. The size makes it right to stow, tow and launch anywhere.

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photos/finn/yandy110143.jpg