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Best way to find a boat owner? (Poulsbo, WA)

So I was wandering through the docks in Poulsbo Washington, and saw this absolutely beautiful wooden boat. It looked to be around 50 feet (I'm suspicious it's a 51 Formosa according to my online research). It was named Earendil, out of Portland OR. I took a few photos (linked a few below) because I thought it looked awfully beautiful.

Not that I have a lot to say, but I'd just love to hear more about the boat, where it came from, where it has been, how it handles, etc. Simply a "Wow, you have a beautiful boat, tell me more!".

Anyway, I've seen gorgeous boats before, and wanted to know more. Anyone know a good (polite) way to find the owner?

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Just go back down to the dock and ask around,what's the big deal?Owners love to talk/brag about their boats.
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looks very very similar to this 1982 Formosa 47 cutter ketch CC listed at Formosa 47 CC, Ketch Cutter 1982:Sporting/Boats/Bikes:Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

The listing has pics of the inside as well. very nice.
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Lol..... go rent the movie "Captain Ron" you will see that boat throughout the whole movie.
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I leave a note on the boat (in a zip lock bag) with my contact info. and ask them to call if they wouldn't mind telling me about their boat.
It's about 50/50 if they call.
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From the USCG documented vessel database:
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Vessel Name: EARENDIL
USCG Doc. No.: 977385
Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL
IMO Number: *
Trade Indicator: Recreational
Call Sign: WBB3318
Hull Material: FRP (FIBERGLASS)
Hull Number: FBB510201080
Ship Builder: FORMIOSA BOAT BLDG CO
Year Built: 1981

Length (ft.): 50.8
Hailing Port: PORTLAND OR
Hull Depth (ft.): 10

Owner: JAMES RICHARD COLLIER JR.
440 NE HOSTMARK ST PO BOX 2066
POULSBO, WA 98370 Hull Breadth (ft.): 14.1

Gross Tonnage: 26

Net Tonnage: 24

Documentation Issuance Date: September 16, 2011
Documentation Expiration Date: October 31, 2012
Previous Vessel Names: No Vessel Name Changes
Previous Vessel Owners: JAMES RICHARD COLLIER JR.
EARENDIL CORPORATION
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Well I'm impressed. Where do you look up this information?
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Well I'm impressed. Where do you look up this information?
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Arrrrr maties - them Formosas fulfill all me boyhood pirate fantasies.


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