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06-24-2003, 05:12 PM
Snapped these pic's of 'Olad' in Camden's inner harbor this past weekend. Interesting design. Tell ya this much...she's well loved. She's in pristine condition. Anyway, thought I'd share.
06-24-2003, 07:45 PM
She used to sail out of Provincetown. I think she had a total refit about five years ago. Real pretty!
06-24-2003, 11:58 PM
Wow... Thanks, Doug! I've probably sailed past OLAD hundreds of times when I used to run her "competition" in P-town, HINDU. Nice to see her looking so great! smile.gif
06-25-2003, 12:22 AM
any info? she sort of has a 390 look but......
06-25-2003, 04:55 AM
:D :D :D and the Dingo will love her too!
06-25-2003, 11:10 AM
Olad was the only boat in Camden harbor that would allow my brother's golden retriever to ride along. He is a canoe doggie and likes boat rides too.
06-25-2003, 11:23 AM
John, from what I remember, off the top of my head, from her old brochure... OLAD: Nordic sea god. Built 1930 something by Crosby's Boatyard, Oysterville, Mass. (Cape Cod) About 55 feet sparred length?
She used to have aluminum spars when I knew her, ( :eek: ) after losing her originals during a gale on her mooring. (Bowsprit had been damaged earlier) And she was never the fastest thing to ever grace the water. But VERY comfortable and able. Love to see some shots of her interior now... (I have some pretty "fond" memories of time spent visiting her crew after hours! ;) )
06-25-2003, 05:27 PM
Yup, not a bad looking boat, but not an Alden. I currently work for the guy who did the restoration, and that project has made for some good coffee break stories. For example, the port side is only a vague resemblance of the starboard side, and the transom is a good 3" out of true. Take a close look the next time you see her stern-on. Oh, the joys of old boats... smile.gif
Art: The interior is very minimalist now... A head and a couple settees, and that's about it. Interestingly, the story they tell now about the origins of the name is that it's from a line of Tennyson: "O lad of the sea..." etc. I've never found that poem, so they may be pulling legs ;)
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