|On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM, |
HI JIM INTERESTING REQUEST ABOUT CEDAR IX... MY FIRST SINGLE WAS A POCOCK CEDAR BEAUTY THAT I WASHED A LOT MORE OFTEN THAN MYSELF. THE BOAT WAS QUICK TO RESPOND, RODE A BIGGER FRAMED OARSMAN EASILY AND WAS THE LIGHTEST AT THE TIME IN THE WORLD. WHEN I RAN IT UP ON A LOG BOOM THAT WAS MOORED IN LAKE WASHINGTON OVERNIGHT, I INSTANTLY PUT IN AN ORDER FOR ANOTHER AND IT WAS EVEN STIFFER AND A TRUE PIECE OF ART. GEORGE AND STAN WERE OUR COACHES AND WE ONLY ROWED POCOCKS AND WERE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE THEM TO USE, THANKS TO THE POCOCK FAMILY GENEROSITY.
AS A PILOT FOR THE ARMY IN THOSE YEARS OF 1958 TO 1965,I USED TO FLY OVER PORT TOWNSEND THREE TIMES A WEEK ON MY WAY TO GOVERNMENT MEETINGS IN VANCOUVER. OFTEN I WOULD SEE THE FLEETS OF POCOCKS CHURNING UP AND DOWN THE VARIOUS LAKES AND RIVERS...GOOD FUN.
Thank you for that story about your Pocock Cedar 1X. Do you have anypictures of it and yourself in those days? Didn't you organize and win thesmall boat "Western Sprints" in Seattle in 1960? At least that's how Iunderstood the story from Paul Meyer and recorded it athttp://www.pocockclassic.com/fleet/Meyer.html The boat we have pictured isthe 1958 Pocock that Paul rowed in that race.
It's nice to hear from you again. You were very kind and helpful to us a fewyears ago when we were restoring the straight four you rowed for gold at the1960 Olympics. We still have that story linked from the Cedar Singlewebsite at http://www.pocockclassic.com/Hohsummary.html
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