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  1. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    I read the news today about your "win" in the Great Race. Way to go! I figured that your yacht would whip the youngster.

    I was in hopes of your arrival on the Bay by late April. I sent you an e-mail message.
  2. Bow Scroll

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    Not sure if got your email. Please send it again, I will make sure it doesn't get stuck in our spam catcher.
    The race was a blast. She was terrific. What with a new bottom and a new Mahogany Transom. She was pretty too.
    We are shooting in leaving west palm last week in april so won't get up to the Bay that soon.
    Hey give me a tip on posting photos? Nubie.
  3. SeaEric

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    A high-end lifestyle magazine here on the Maryland Shore is looking to do a fashion photo shoot aboard a Trumpy for their June/July "yachting" issue. Time frame is really tight. Shoot needs to happen by late April, first week of May. Could be excellent promo for the charter gig.

    Posting photos is easy. First, make sure the size of the photo is no more than 640 wide. Any photo edit software will accomplish that. Then cursor down the reply page to the "manage attachments" button. Hit browse, find the photo on your computer and hit "upload". I think that's pretty much it. The photo you posted looks like it is maybe a thumbnail size.
  4. cjhume00

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    Trumpy Picture- Bow

    I took this picture,in a boathouse in Crescent Beach, Surrey, BC, Canada near Vancouver. I restored this Trumpy for a Seattle owner.
    Monteverdi (ex Trident) took 2 years and many craftsmen from Crescent Yachts, Westbay, Sovereign, McQueens, Queenship, etc. Mostly in their spare time or during yard slowdowns. Jerry Foster (The Trumpy Historian) came from Palm Beach to see it and stayed at my house.He said it was one of the best restorations he has seen, which is probably all of them. Also met Jim Moore, The Trumpy Guy, and gave him lots of pics. I loved running this yacht! The inevitible crowd at the dock would never believe me when asking about the extremely fair hull, yes it is wood! Those Trumpy scrolls are triple plated 24K gold! The portlight seen has a laser cut 316 SS bezel, highly polished, as do all the others. This Trumpy was sold to a Port Ludlow guy and renamed "Shamrock". Last I saw the boat she was being taken care of as she deserves. Captain Chris
  5. bernd1972

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    Brian, it surprised me that you did not notice it. That yacht was obviously built by Bill Luders in Stamford CT. the S-shaped curve from foredeck to sidedeck is like a painters signature.
    I would assume from the profile of the superstructure that the boat was a pre-1920 commuter, probably designed by John H. Wells, even though most of his commuter designs were built at Consolidated.
    By the way, if your appetite for some time on the baltic sea returns, I have a 65ft. commuter yacht over there. Interested in chartering?;)
  6. SeaEric

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    This is the Dining Saloon aboard "Liberty" a 1954 Trumpy 67' Cruiser. I was aboard her yesterday and shot these and many other photos. I think it is a bit unique for a yacht that is only 67' to have a separate cabin for dining. "Liberty" is an absolutely lovely, very civilized Classic Yacht.

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  7. Chris R

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    Trumpy Yacht "Southern Trail"

    Hi everyone, does anyone remember the Southern Trail which was owned by Theresa and Bernard Castro? My grandfather was the captain during the 1970's-80's. I happened to run across a photo of her online which brought back so many great memories with my family. I started to do do some research on her to see what has become of her since the 80's. The really sad news is that she was left abandoned and after a few months with no electricity to run the pumps she finally sank. I can't really find much information and even fewer pictures of her (interior/exterior). i am hoping i could get some help from what i see as so many people on here know so much about Trumpy Yachts that you could give me some help. :(

    thanks in advance

    Chris Robinson
    chrisr1988iroczcamaro2 at yahoo.com <---if you find anything please send here.

    here is what i have so far on facebook, there are pictures of me when i was a young boy out on a cruise with my family on the Southern Trail.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.172702709451264.49097.100001346092523
  8. vlafrank

    vlafrank Senior Member

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    Another irreplaceable example of worthwhile Maritime

    history is gone forever, and it's a ****able shame. Of course, it's easy for any of us to sit here and presume to spend someone else's money, but I still think it's a tragic loss to the maritime community. We will not see the like of such vessels again in our lifetimes. Mores the pity.
  9. Chris R

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    do you know how i can find Jerry Foster? an email or website he might use?
  10. maldwin

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    Unfortunately, Jerry Foster died last year,
    Sadly,
    Maldwin
  11. Ken Bracewell

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    Chris,
    My father bought that boat in Ft. Lauderdale in the early 90's. At the age of 18 I had one of my life's first/greatest adventures cruising her from Florida to Lake St. Clair. My Dad was in the process of refitting her when vandals broke on and set her on fire in Windsor, Ontario. Before that Dad hauled her out of the water for an extended period of time, and had a team of down-east shipwrights restore the hull (including a particularly impressive repair to the stem which consisted of a large piece of oak, a chainsaw, and an entire bottle of whiskey :D )
    There are many other stories and fond memories that I share with Southern Trail, but that fire was truly a very sad end to a large part of my family's boating history.
    I should be able to get you many photos of Southern Trail from that period. As a matter of fact, some of the photos you have on Facebook were taken by my Dad; he said he gave them to the subsequent owner in Toronto, under whose ownership she eventually sank to the bottom.
  12. SeaEric

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    "Lady Catherine" is a 1947 Trumpy 60' Houseboat. The owners have done wonderful work to bring her to spectacular condition. She is absolutely stunning. I was aboard her this afternoon for a visit at the Hyatt Resort in Cambridge Maryland.

    The owners have done their own work, to include custom remaking of original cabinetry to remedy earlier renovation "mistakes". Their craftsmanship is superb! They have a website to promote their charter activity that is well worth a visit just to see the photos of their work. trumpycharters dot com.

    I have represented the sale of this particular Trumpy twice, most recently in 2004 selling her to the current owners. It does my heart good to visit her and see what excellent stewards these folks are for this lovely Classic Yacht.

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    Great pic and a.......

    great story, sir. Thank you for both. Does my heart good.
  14. Ken Bracewell

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    Here are a couple of photos from the time my Dad owned her. The first is when we lifted her out of the water to repair the hull and the second is Southern Trail sitting during her northbound transit of the Great Dismal Swamp.

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  15. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    I can't access those photos. Is that because I don't belong to facebook?...and have no intentions of joining.

    Maybe you could download the photos to your computer and then add them as an attachment to the forum discussion?
  16. K1W1

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    Hi,

    I think the link is duff as I could see them the other day but it doesn't seem to exist now.
  17. Chris R

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    Sorry guys, have my profile as friends only, so I will upload them to photobucket.com and post a link here, sorry about that
  18. Chris R

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    Thanks a lot Ken, great photos and thanks for the added story,if you added me as a friend on face book, I added another 28 photos that my grandfather had. That poor woodworking was done in the 70's at a ship yard in daytona or miami, instead of doing the wood the right way the cut the pieces to go straight up and down instead of steam bending the planking, my grandfather said he bets if John Trumpy saw this he would turn over in his grave
  19. FutureYachter

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    Grand Lady Foundation

    A non-profit foundation has been set up to restore one of the oldest surviving Trumpys, the 1919 built Grand Lady, built as Riette II. Originally 52', she was shortened to 47.5' to avoid confiscation for use as a patrol boat during WWII. This yacht was owned by someone for 26 years who wanted to save her but lacked the resources to restore her. She was sunk by a hurricane and her caretaker passed away. Now a foundation has been formed to preserve her.

    It is good to see another piece of maritime history being saved.

    Info here: Grand Lady Foundation

    More info here: Moores Marine

    and here: Boneyard Boats
  20. SeaEric

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    I spotted "Washingtonian" yesterday in St. Michaels Harbor. She is looking quite stunning. It's great to see that she once again has proper stewards.

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