I came across a few old photos of my first sailboat, a worn-out Flying Dutchman, from the early 70’s.  Except for the first one, these photos would have been taken with a Polaroid about 1984 after my discharge from the U.S. Navy.

The boat was in rough shape. I think it spent most of each season in the water, since there was no trailer in the deal. The bottom was covered with blisters. After grinding, patching and sanding the entire boat- all I could do was paint it. I had just sold my Hobie 14 and the buyer didn’t want the trailer so I modified it for this.

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