This is too wierd...My name is Jeff Halpern. I am the person who bought your folkboat, ''EasyOn'' as you called her (originally called ''Ballerina'') in mid- 1973. I ended up restoring her as far as I could go replacing the rig
, rudder, keel bolts, sistering the broken frames, replaced a number of the floor timbers and a piece of the stem, repaired the worm damage and replacing that piece of plank with the large hole in it, rebuilt the mast support, Wooded her inside and out. I also prefabricated an interior and cockpit but never finished installing them. I also lived aboard before I had to sell the boat. I sold her when I moved to Sarasota and could not get her there after losing the new rig
in a squall. She is still one of the favorite boats that I have owned.
This is way too small a world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The last time I saw you I paid you $400 cash for the old girl and drove you to the airport so that I thought you could return to college. I ran into your father a little while later when he came to pick up the outboard, which I thought went with the boat and he thought was his. (We worked something out) I ended up calling the Folkboat ''Diana'' and the next owner allowed her to go derelict. She was eventually moved to Tampa where I ran into her in the late 1070''s.
I always wondered what happened to you. I ended up going back to college and becoming an architect. Ten boats, a lot of sailing miles, and 31 years later, I now live in Annapolis and sail a Farr 38.