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    Well he came, we had enough water and the riggers have stepped the mast already. I'm home to greb the dinghy and now it's off to the mooring. Pics tonight.


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    Cool! Have a safe and fun season Steven!!


    Cheers!


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    Deep fog here now.
    Find that mooring.
    Spend the night aboard.
    Call Mary and tell her you've left for parts unknown but not to worry.
    The Vire will see you safely home someday.
    You'll have vasty adventures to woo the wench with all over again.
    Make up some outrageously heroic BS to tell her when you get home.

    She'll adore it.
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

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    The launchday thread is here: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?117588


    But I thought this pic of Talisman on her mooring after tonight's sail would fit right in here:



    Steven

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    I thought I'd add a few pics of our recent cruise up the coast. There is a thread in P&P with the whole story.










    Let's hear from some of you other Ostkust owners. I know you are out there.


    Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I thought I'd add a few pics of our recent cruise up the coast.
    I wish I'd had a camera when we passed you on your way out. She looked sooo good. I rank this design above anything that L.F.H. did.
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    Hi Steven,

    We finally made it in the water, and the Yankee Lady floats nicely. Still dealing with engine issues - our Palmer one stroke is a piece of work. But we hope to see the air show today from Great Bay. Wish us luck!

    Brigid & Chuck Meade
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    Great news, Brigid and Chuck! I was just talking to Joel Johnson's great grand daughter the other day. They may chime in here soon.

    We'd love to see pictures of your boat. She must be a very close sister to our #75 also built in 1959. Do you think the Palmer is original? My Vire 12 was installed in 1993.

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    Hi Lance,

    My husband and I now own the Arsenaults' old Ostkust, the Yankee Lady, and she's in the water at Great Cove Boat Club in Eliot, Maine. Right now she's the only wooden stick over there, but we're hoping to set a trend. We think we did a pretty good job of semi-restoring her, but we'd love another opinion.

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    Hey Steven,

    At this point, I'm sure the Palmer was an original item. Too nice to be sitting here - time to go sailing!

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    I think the pram behind Talsiman is what makes the whole deal GREAT!
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    Welcome aboard Brigid and Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary View Post
    Hi Lance,

    My husband and I now own the Arsenaults' old Ostkust, the Yankee Lady, and she's in the water at Great Cove Boat Club in Eliot, Maine. Right now she's the only wooden stick over there, but we're hoping to set a trend. We think we did a pretty good job of semi-restoring her, but we'd love another opinion.
    That's wonderful news indeed. I inspected her back around 1980 and made an offer but it was refused, which I'm now very glad of because it was way too high! She was in very bad shape then and needed a major restoration. I'm glad she finally got one. I bet you'll love the boat. She is beautiful and sails like a dream. You could probably get by without an engine if you moored her in Pepperrell Cove. Maybe they'll give you a tax break for enhancing the beauty of the town. Meanwhile, let me know if you ever need crew.

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    I was looking for the shot of Talisman I took from the roof of the house when I was working on the chimney
    I like this image. I can just imagine you up there supposedly working on the chimney but really just admiring your boat. True love! Rick

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    Clinton B. Chase
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    This is the same as the reprint booklet I got from DN Goodchild. It's nice to have an online version. too.


    Steven

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    I just stumbled across this pic and thought I'd throw it up here:

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    Very nice Steven! Coming soon to a town near you? Maybe not soon enough but feeling more likely!

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    Wow, what a beautiful shot!

    I can almost hear the gear crashing onto the cabin sole! Every time my rail starts getting that close to the water I can physically feel my wife tensing up. Mary must be braver.

    Looks like you could bring the jibsheet fairlead inboard of the shrouds there for a tighter sheeting angle if you were so inclined.
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    And tighten the jib halyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance F. Gunderson View Post
    And tighten the jib halyard.
    Sometimes that's easier said than done, and you can lose everything.

    (but the outhaul could stand a little tweak too)

    I'm ready to go sailing now...
    Thanks for that Steven

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    You guys know that our sails are older than some of you, right?


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    I reckon you should give the gooses bridle a tweak too.

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    And that line on the cabin top could go over the side any second now... jeeze, put down that beer and get the boat in shape!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I reckon you should give the gooses bridle a tweak too.
    If I only knew what the gooses bridle was I'd be happy to tweak it for you, John.

    And that halyard on the cabin top is neatly coiled and securly tucked under itself.

    But, please, keep the helpful comments coming.


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    Yer compass is leaning funny.

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    Port tack....headed right for East End...can see the sewage treatment just to right of shrouds. Looks lie an early afternoon seabreeze based on shadow or a southwestery now that I look more...
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    Sweet!!!

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    A few weeks ago Mary and I had the privilege of taking the two daughters of Talisman's second owner out for a sail. One of them had seen us sailing in Harpswell back in August while we were on the Welfare Fleet Cruise. She recognized the boat even though her father had sold her in the early seventies. They had bought her in 1965. They took a picture of us sailing and were able to blow it up on their computer and make out the name on the transom. So they googled Ostkust and Talisman and found my posts here. Our first sailing date was cancelled due to hurricane Irene but we managed to just squeeze in a trip before the season ended. We learned so much about the history of the boat. They couldn't wait to tell their mom that the curtains that she sewed back in the sixties were still in use.
    I received some slides in the mail from them the other day and tonight broke out my dad's old slide projector to check them out. I'll have some better copies made but for now I thought I'd share these phone pics of the slides.


















    Among the things we learned were some of the names our boat has had over the years. When we bought her she was Dancing Feather. But the previous owner told us she was Talisman when he got her. Her original name was Enterprise then she was Seguin, when this family owned her, then she was sold to another family in Marblehead that named her Aquarius.
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    Very cool! I never realized what a tall rig she has. What a pretty boat!
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    Here are the daughters back then:





    And here they are now:




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    Did they talk about the sails, are they the same ones, especially the spinnaker. Was the engine cover the same. Where are the pictures taken?

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    Steven, this is really rad.

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    It is a lovely design, but I would like to see photos or plans below deck.

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