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Old 07-24-2010
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This is Dennis Connors lil toy; The story is, he found this in the Great Lakes area, shipped it to SD ( Kohlers boatyard ) and spent several months restoring her. I think it's a beautiful piece of work, turned 100 yrs old 2 weeks ago

Her name is Fame

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Quite differnt sail configuration....good for Dennis....nice to see some bit of Humbelness out of him anyway..
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He's gonna be shouting at the topsail trimmer for sure!
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More sails = more trimmers to chase after. Sure is a beautiful boat! I admire those with the ability to keep up a grand old wooden boat, not for me personally but they are beautiful.
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That's not the real Fame, here's the real Fame (all wood, built at the Essex shipbuilding museum in MA and based on the original cod boats of the 1700's):

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They are both beautiful boats .

Thanks for posting. Regarding Dennis Connor he is not, from the great sailors, the only one that loved old boats. The French sailing legend Eric Tabarly also love to sail old and beautiful boats. Pen Duick was one of his boats, and probably the most loved.



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I think I'd pick the Crowninshield racer. (the skinny Fame)
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Love him or hate him, DC is a great sailor and true classic boat enthusiast. He sailed in a wooden boat regatta here last year and IIRC was the only boat to finish in very light winds. His average speed around the course was around 6 knots in 7-8 knot variable winds. I wasn't on the water to see it but I'm sure there was a lot of yelling going on.
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Well guys, all I can say is; SFW, she's 100 yrs old and several months ago it had as many holes, cracks and voids as Connors perceived personality; Bottom line is, instead of rotting away somewhere, she's on the water in all her glory ( thanks to Connors). and that's the reason behind the post

Rather or not she is the original Fame , ( she is not, though she has had the same name for 100 yrs now ) or if Connors comes from a line of Great sailors or the only one the loved old boats wasn't in question, however, she is real none the less. and Connors is, well, Conners, with all his nasty flaws


I guess we could debated rather or not it was photoshopped
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I should have hired him to holler and scream at my yard owner/workers...Id have been sailing in a couple months not years!

Like I said....Nice to see.... she is a beautiful boat...Good on Him.
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