Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Another Pic of "Obsession"

Mike Scott sends along a sailing pic of his recently launched Classic International 14 Ames 2 design which he has named "Obsession". Photo taken at the Lone Lake Regatta in the Pacific NorthWest. Beautiful!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

YouTube Head Scratcher Sailing Again!

I mentioned that Mike Scott from the Pacific Northwest had been on a roll recently in acquiring Classic International 14's - see the previous post on the Souter Casson Mk 1. He also bought the YouTube Head Scratcher, the 1980's Ames 2 wood hull that was finished off with a 1960's interior by my good buddy, Bill Moss. The Ames 2 had remained a kit boat for many years, the hull was all in one piece but the rest was a bunch of pieces, mast, boom, sails, fittings, daggerboard, rudder. Mike had the kit and caboodle shipped out west from Vermont , received the lot in June and by the end of July had this unusual bit of 14 history in the water and sailing. Truly a beautiful one-of-a-kind. I've taken the photo from Mike's Facebook page.

Mike has been doing a yeoman's job in finding Classic 14's scattered about the Pacific Northwest. I'll have to put up a post about some of the 14's he has located.