You have given
us a great deal of pleasure! I enclose the pictures of our Classic
10 from molds to launching! I also enclose some notes I made during
construction should you be interested in an amateur’s reflections,
while putting one of your creations together. The photos show
construction of a strong back described in Photo 1 as well as
molds. In the Photo 8,"from the bottom" means through
keelson, floorboards, etc., from inside.
I also enclose
my son Alex’s letter (note) after his first use of the '10
as a dinghy to his Lyman power boat (travelling from) Georgetown
to Harpswell to Cliff Island and back over an August weekend -
small craft warnings and all. He gave me an estatic run-down of
how it behaved - took half hour - and ended with "Why doesn’t
everyone have one? He still can’t believe how it tracks,
ease of movement against wind and current, ease of carrying on
land, sea, car, aboard the Lyman... getting in and out, etc, etc.
for your letter to Bob Hicks! (editor of Messing About In Boats)
Alex thinks the Ten much more useful and a better all around craft
than the fourteen...I’m not sure - the 14 sails so well!!
I would like
to repeat: You have made a great difference in our lives.
All the Best,
is a quote from my son:" Pop, That’s the best boat
we have ever had! Absolutely Flawless!"