Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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Like most of us, these folks are neither good nor evil. I see them as being young and inconsistent in their values. I admire what they were able to actually pull off. By same token, their lack of respect for other people's property, or acceptance of just plan stealing things is just plan wrong headed. Many of their actions are just plan dangerous like the mast stepping portion is just plan scary. Much of the information in the introduction is just plain wrong! (Their boat is not a Pearson 30, at least like the Pearson 30 in the literature. I thought it might be a coaster but in most shots it looks like a Irwin 30. Everett Pearson never went bankrupt. He was partners with is cousin Clint in Pearson. Pearson was sold to Grumman. Everett started Tillotson Pearson and Clint Bristol. Bristol went bankrupt and so on).
At heart I admire the resilience and ingenuity and energy of these kids and what they were able to accomplish. I only wish they had done it honestly and with a little more responsibility.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
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