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    I found some pictures of Peregrine. She's not looking great, but she could be gorgeous again.














    If anyone wants to follow up on this fantastic boat that needs some tender loving care contact Tom Beaton at tel732)477-0259


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    OK, not an Ostkust, but another lovely Al Mason design, spotted at the Victoria Classic Boat Fesival:



    That's Kintore, a Bill Garden design, behind her

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    The morning of the Eggemoggan Reach Regatta last summer I woke up early. Just couldn't sleep. It was still dark out but I decided to wander down to the dock to watch the sunrise with all the amazing boats anchored in the cove. There was another guy out on the dock with a fancy camera rig on a tripod. We talked, quietly, and watched he boats while the day began. Turns out it was Billy Black, a well know yacht photographer. I just looked at his website and he has a gallery of his photos from the race. He got shots of both of the Ostkusts that were racing.

    http://www.billyblack.com/gallery_ar...e1462222745361

    http://www.billyblack.com/gallery_ar...e1462222745361


    Here's his shot from while we were talking:
    http://www.billyblack.com/gallery_ar...e1462223609728

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    Some of you may have recognized the boat on the cover of Maine Boats, Homes And Harbors this month.



    Art Paine has a nice little piece on how much he likes the design.




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    Fame at last.

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    I need to go sailing on an Ostkust.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    There is one in the PNW. I exchanged emails some years ago with a woman who sails one. I can't remember where but I'll try to dig up some more info.


    Steven

    Her name is Crissy Marshall but that's all the info I have, no contact info at all.
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    Al worked for all the best and much of his work was never credited, stolen even, and his drafting skills with pen and ink were unbelievable.
    He generously helped me on two different designs, and was a such sweetheart. My days spent with him are treasured memories. If only you could have seen his studio and listened to the yarns. The walls were covered with half models, nautical bits and pieces, photos of famous yachts and notes and letters from designers he had worked with. For me it was like stepping back into time, with a direct link to some designers that I regard with reverence. In a place of prominence he had a teak and bronze plaque denoting him as a charter member of the "Order of the Bloody Knuckle". Autographed by the lot of them, Rhodes, Bor Tam, Stephens bros., John Alden, etc. Likely something they put together in jest, I really liked that plaque, it was something you wanted to kneel down in front of. I suspect it just went into the trash can.
    If you get a chance to sail one of his boats, take it.

    # John G. Alden—Boat Hull Designer & Marine Draftsman
    # Tams, Inc.—Marine Draftsman
    # Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.—Principal Project Designer
    # Steelcraft Boats, Inc.—Chief Naval Architect
    # Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.—Naval Architect
    # U.S. Naval Academy—Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Engineering
    # Feadship, Inc.—Naval Architect
    # Philip L. Rhodes—Project Designer (Naval Architect)
    # Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.—Naval Architect
    # U.S. Navy—Naval Architect (Small Craft & Boats)
    # California Maritime Academy—Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture
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    Geee, pretty. Really pretty. Maybe I shoulda bought that Ostkust in Tomales Bay. Hmmm... Leslie scott.com, hmmm.
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    I stumbled across this Ostkust on Twitter of all places. And in NZ. Built by a couple of teenagers.



    https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/09/...ailing-sunday/

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    Is thread still sailing? I am about to become the proud owner of an Ostkust and I am very excited about it.

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    The wind has started blowing again, tell us more! Pictures!

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    My mate and I wanted a boat that we could daysail in comfort and style around the Penobscot bay, doing the occasional classics race or staying the night. He found another very fine Ostkust for sale but it was a bit more than we wanted to pay. After doing some research I found "Boreas" in NY. Hoping to go get her in the next week or so. She needs a little love but I think she is worth it.

    I haven't worked out how to post photos yet but I will upload some asap.

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    Very pretty!

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    Thank you. Wondering whether to varnish the coach roof sides but we all know the problems that can start once you go down that road!

    I have managed to get the sail plan from http://shellbackslibrary.dngoodchild...product_id=284

    Does anyone have the plans from the rudder mag in pdf or know where to find them? It appears that Ms Mason donated all of her fathers plans to the San Francisco Maritime Museum and it is not looking so easy to retrieve a copy from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischief 1945 View Post
    Thank you. Wondering whether to varnish the coach roof sides but we all know the problems that can start once you go down that road!

    I have managed to get the sail plan from http://shellbackslibrary.dngoodchild...product_id=284

    Does anyone have the plans from the rudder mag in pdf or know where to find them? It appears that Ms Mason donated all of her fathers plans to the San Francisco Maritime Museum and it is not looking so easy to retrieve a copy from them.
    I have a pdf of the rudderarticle, pm me

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    They sent me a receipt!! I will give them a call monday. Thanks for the heads up. Fortunately it was only $8.95 so I don't have to inform the Mrs of our destitution just yet!

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    Fantastic news, Mischief! What does she have for a motor? Sails and rigging? Where in Penobscot Bay?

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    I was able to get a quick peek through the Al Mason Collection as it was transferred to the museum and those plans are either way out of filing order or missing.
    (I did see Suskust's plans, right next to an empty and likely pew for Ostkust. Al's plans are beautifully drafted, ink on Vellum, hopefully they turn up when the collection is finally sorted and archived. They have been in quarantine due to rodent contamination when they were received. I was thinking of volunteering to assist or even take on the task but now, I am in quarantine!)

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    Oh my!
    She is pretty.

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    The Oskust in Olympia WA came up on Craigslist, again. $12K if I remember rightly. I drooled.

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    Al Mason suggested to me that his Suskust was faster but the Ostkust more capable. When I last saw him we had the Suskust plans out on his drawing board. He died not long after that. That may be the last time they were looked at, they obviously were put back in the (huge) metal file cabinet. Ostkust maybe not...

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    Spotted around Penobscot Bay:
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    We managed to launch ours just over a week ago. Even after 10 years out of the water and a 600 mile road journey back to Maine, she has pretty much taken up.

    The photo doesn't do her justice, I also don't know why it is 90 deg off.

    Steven; you must be close by as I saw that same ad in Hamilton Marine. Including our one, that is the 3rd I know of in the mid coast. We should see if we can get the Maine owners to all attend the Camden Classics this year (fingers crossed everyone is healthy and it runs). Do you know how many more are around here?
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