pete and the bar-ba-loot go for a sail

October 19, 2007

Maiden Voyage on Sept 13, 2007

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We finally finished assembling and installing our new rudder, figured out how to get everything rigged…and finished sailing moore 24s, Express 27s, Santana 22s, Wylie Wabbits, and Vanguard 15s. We launched the 505 and sailed out to the middle of the bay where many of our friends were busy racing big boats. It was blowing just hard enough to get Pete out on the wire but not hard enough to create any disasters. It was a perfect day.    -SD

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brown bar-ba-loots eating truffula fruits

October 19, 2007

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In case you were wondering why we called our boat The Bar-ba-loot, this is a page from The Lorax, by the great Dr. Suess. Bar-ba-loots are not very sophisticated and probably not super smart…but they enjoy themselves and keep their tummies full of tasty truffula fruit. Unfortunately The Once-ler (who’s famous green arms are seen in the background driving the covered wagon) is coming into town.    -SD