In September 1962 I bought a single from George Pocock while I was in Seattle at a Star regatta. George had a one-off built for a heavy person who in the end didn't want the boat after trying it out. I paid the steep price of $500, which actually in those days was a lot.
At the time I lived in San Francisco and I rowed out of the Dolphin Club facility on Lake Merced. However, whenever I went to someplace which had water I would take the boat with me, as for example to Marin County to row on the Corte Madera Creek and to Lake Tahoe. The boat went with me pretty much wherever I went: to college in VT, then to MA where I had my first home, to NH and finally to Milford CT.
By that time the boat was getting rather tired and so was I so it hung up in the garage for a few years. But two years ago I met a really good woodworker who does wonders with wooden boats, Brian Domboski of Killingworth, CT. He did a marvelous job in reconditioning the boat. See the attached photos. The boat is now with my son who along with his daughters row it on a lake in Atlanta.
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