View RSS Feed

micguire

  1. Saving a Lady 4

    Saving a Lady Continued…4... My Father sent me in the house to get my tools. I’m sure everyone remembers the set in the tin box, complete with a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, saw, yellow tape measure. My gift from Santa. I replaced the tin box with a bag, my bag of choice was an army surplus olive-green dynamite bag, all the boys in our family used them as school book bags. My Father rang out, we are going to caulk today. Hum caulk I through, I better bring a box of white chalk, After all I was ...

    Updated 03-11-2019 at 12:02 AM by micguire

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Saving a Lady 3

    Continued…3.. early May 1959, as I recall my Father popped his head in my bedroom and said, son we have some chores to do, then we get to play on our Boat. Our Boat, yes, the princess was mine! I jumped out of bed dressed and ran down three flights of stairs, only to be sent back up the wooden hill, to brush scrub, and comb my hair with a little dab of brilcream, then walk down the wooden Hill. My Father was outside replacing the storm windows with the screened frames. My older brother was already ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. Saving a Lady, continued..

    Saving a Lady, when did it begin? Why did it begin? I believe I was born with a sailing gene.Some might consider this a appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone, at best a license to burn money.Just ask my better half. The Princess of Fermananagh was a 40-foot creation of my Father. She was a Navy cargo tender that he acquired by way of a Navy surplus auction in Philly. After many months,or years of work, she was reborn as a Gaff rigged sailing Vessel. That was the summer of 1952, ...

    Updated 03-15-2019 at 12:26 PM by micguire

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Saving a Lady

    Hello all,I am a new owner of a beautiful old 31 Independence cutter. For sure beauty is in the eye of the beholder. She will require a complete overhaul,that is if I live...my wife just saw the pictures,ouch. I have been reading every post I could find on the Independence, for that mater all post. What a gift, thank you to all.

    Michael
    Independence Hull 47
    Categories
    Uncategorized