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Thread: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

  1. #1051
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    Hello Brian What a considence that your mother was here. What year ?


    I thought it might be interesting to Forumites about the near disaster we almost had way back in August last year.


    Without any warning a chandelior fell from the ceiling in the dining room, fortunately no body was dining at the time but it could have been prevented by assesing the chains capacity to carry the load in the first place. Totality in adquate even to this untrained eye as these photos show. Fortunately corrective measures to all other hanging light fixtures were installed to fix the situation by attachig a stainless steel wire to carry the load.. in close examination of the fix it image, one can see open chain links.

    JD

    Dining room at the village.jpgIMG_6001.jpgIMG_6004.jpgIMG_6009.jpgIMG_6012.jpg
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    Yikes! That could've really hurt someone. When I replaced a 20 lb. or so brass chandelier in our house, I discovered it was only held up by the wire nuts - no mechanical support at all!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Hi Jack,

    She lived there from March 2015 to July 2020.

    (I am afraid to report that she had some of the same problems with the HVAC you are having.)

    Brian

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    Living in a assisted living facility "The Village at Mariners Point" is a unique experience, sad events happen every day. Ambulances arrive almost daily to take some one away, maybe for good. Residents ponder Who ? .The Hippa law prevents disclosure, but the grape vine gives answers as well as the local Obit page. Personally, people I have come to respect and love are gone. In the outside world this also happens but here at bench mark an almost daily occurrence.

    In view of the above I decided to post at least one image of the extensive art work here at the village. To kind of balance the post on a upbeat . Can any one identify the location ?

    IMG_7031 (2).jpg

    JD

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    St Michaels, Md...

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    Bumping this thread. Word has it that Jack is not doing so well. I hope that isn't the case, but I'll be praying for him. Please join me in whatever way you feel appropriate.
    You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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    Jack, we’d really like to hear from you. Sending prayers and smoke, love and hugs.
    Choose wisely -Treat kindly...

    A secret to a good marriage is to have a quick mind and a slow mouth...



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    I heard that Jack is not doing well now and hope that he can get better. Us old farts need sympathy sometimes but an independent guy like Jack is a hard fighter.

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    John F. Dillon

    November 5, 1929 - June 4, 2022


    https://www.siskbrothers.com/obituaries/John-Dillon-20/


    news from:
    Austin Becker (my mother, Johanna Becker, was Jack's partner for 30 years)

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    John's story as it emerged here is quite wonderful. He had a great and lasting impact on our community.

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    ^ Indeed, he did . . . .




    Rick
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    Thank you for letting us know Scot. Mr. Dillon was a wonderful contributor here & obviously a damn fine man.

    RIP.
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    So sorry to hear this. Jack was definitely “one of a kind”. I will always remember the nice time we shared at Lefty’s and Carter’s.

    Fare thee well my friend, may you always have fair winds and following seas and long may your big jib draw.

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    Beautiful text and photo, Spin, thank you

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    Choose wisely -Treat kindly...

    A secret to a good marriage is to have a quick mind and a slow mouth...



    S/V ORCA 38' Herreshoff Ketch

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    RIP Jack

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    RIP.

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    Fair winds, Jack. What an inspiration.

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    His last boating adventure was the rescue and restoration of an old fiberglas MIT Tech Dinghy. There's a thread here that documents the work. I don't know if he ever named the boat, and sometime after he had it up on Craigslist. Ye auld salt indeed, he will be missed.

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    Fair winds and following seas Jack. He will be missed.
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    Rest easy, Sailor Jack!

    Peace to the family, Scot.

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    I'm very sorry to hear this.
    Rest in peace Jack, and my sincere condolences to family.
    What a nice man.

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    One of the true gentlemen on the forum,every time he posted something it was worth reading.RIP.

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    Fare thee well Jack.
    RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    One of the true gentlemen on the forum,every time he posted something it was worth reading.RIP.
    Indeed. Fair winds my friend.
    You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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    Trying to think of how long ago Jack and I met at Lefty's riveting party. (catspaw dinghy? Herreshoff columbia?)

    Gotta be close to 20 years ago now. In a handful of meet-ups over the years he was always the genuine clever gentleman we knew via his forum posts.

    I shall miss him.
    What color are their hands now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkdrolt View Post
    His last boating adventure was the rescue and restoration of an old fiberglas MIT Tech Dinghy. There's a thread here that documents the work. I don't know if he ever named the boat, and sometime after he had it up on Craigslist. Ye auld salt indeed, he will be missed.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...ht=tech+dinghy

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    thank you scot
    peace to you jack
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    90+ years and some good sailing adventures.. it was a good run.

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    A life well lived.

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    My condolences…

    We met and talked at the fist EBS organized by Ed Harrow at Mystic Seaport. It was a cold February day, but all the conversation was warm and friendly.
    The list of us gone is getting too long.
    farewell Jack.

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    One of the really good ones. This Forum will be less without him.
    Fair winds, Jack.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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