Re: Best way to find a boat owner? (Poulsbo, WA)
Hi--- I am the former owner of Earendil---from 1985-2009. I recently (7/2016) tried to find her during a brief visit to Poulsbo, but without success. She is a Formosa 51. I had her painted black with white trim to give her a more classic look. Had new masts built (old ones were rotten) and made the spreaders myself--a great learning experience. Raised two kids on the boat. Son is a now a licensed captain (as is his mom, my ex-wife), a dredge captain, and scuba diver. Daughter is an active boater. As you may guess, we lived aboard.
For about 10 years, I had the boat in Santa Cruz, CA--a great location. With a roller-furling, boomless main, Earendil has a great deal of deck space--great for taking groups out to watch the Wednesday evening Beer-can races, sail to a near-by cove, have a BBQ, and enjoy our on-board blue-grass band (with a double-bass, yet).
Earendil comes from Lord of the Rings. He was a half-elven sailor and the father of Elrond. The word actually means "bright star" (or "bright Angel"). It comes from the opening line of an old Anglo-Saxon poem, the Crist of Cynewulf, about which Tolkien was an expert. Coincidentally, the boat's former name was "Eseta", a Tongan version of the name "Esther", which in term is an old Persian word meaning "star".
If you know where Earendil is now, or would like more info, please post your questions or information----Ted Holland