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Originally Posted by blackpearlsailing
.... I talked to Ray Wall last night. What a pleasure it was to talk to the man who designed such a great boat. The liner/interior is structural and Ray told me he would look at his drawings to see if there was something I could do to get the vee berth more roomy and comfortable. I certainly thank you for your reply as you probably saved me a lot of heart ache.
You're welcome... while we don't own a CS, our boat is originally a Nicholson built design and there are quite a few features/characteristics that Ray must have taken with him from Nicholson when he moved to Canada to start with the CS series. I did call him at one point to see if he had had a hand in the detailing of our boat, but he had long since moved on.
He is indeed a gentleman, gracious and a pleasure to speak with.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)