|From: Guy Harper |
To: Jim Buckley
Subject: Old Pocock Wherry
Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2010
While not a real racing shell, this Pocock single I bought from George and Stan in 1954. It was built by George and his brother, Dick, much earlier obviously--maybe Stan would know.
I restored it completely - even to buffing every rivet in this lap strake designed shell and rowed it for several years at my home on Three Tree Point. Then one day, a fellow rower, Bill Gross, asked to borrow it - to which I agreed. Bill was storing in on a lawn on Lake Washington by a tree which unfortunately blew down in a wind storm and the boat was a complete loss. Really too bad as I was going to donate it to MOHAI as it was in perfect original condition complete with seat and riggers.....
|This will show the condition of the boat and of me when I was in good rowing shape...........as compared to now..........|
Again, very nice job with the various oriented Pocock web sites and pictures.
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