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William Garden passes

I have just heard that William Garden passed away April 29 at age 92. He was a legendary designer, a great writer and someone I would have loved to meet but never did. This link says it better than I can.

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That is a sad day for PNW boating (and elsewhere, of course) He was certainly a legend and I loved his drawing/drafting skills.
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He designed fast boats that kicked my butt regularly
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Step dad launched a sea bird II, a mid 70 design plywood version of the seabird yawl 2 summers ago. pretty boat, not my style of boat........

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Sad to hear this. My first love was in '79 or '80 when walking down a dock saw a Fast Passage 39, which I still think has the most lovely lines of just about any boat.
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