Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beacon, New York
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Passing of a sailor
“The family of Dr. David Parker, better known as Capt Dave is informing all friends and fellow Sailors that our Sailor has passed away Oct 27 and will be layed to rest on Friday Nov 2. He will be missed by some but never forgotten by others.
Thank you all
Wife & Daughter of Dr. Dave Parker
This e-mail address will be left open for a short time if you need to contact us
for any reason. Again Thank You All”
The above was just sent out by the family. Dr. Dave was a good friend, great writer, yacht designer and the creator of the Pathfinder windvane among lots of other good ides. His wit and wisdom will be missed by many including myself and the loss of an intelligent imaginative and creative sounding board will be especially missed by me. He told me recently that he did what he wanted and had no regrets and accepted that the final landfall was near.
All the best,
Study the history of naval architecture and move forward knowing what didn’t work before.
Don’t waste time making the same old mistakes but instead make new ones and to insure your place in history be sure the mistakes are big ones.
Never design a mast that is weaker then the boat
Never design a boat that is weaker then the mast
Never listen to someone describe why your project will not work unless they can show you the broken pieces of their own version.