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Question Introduction - Howdy. Sailboat in Talented Mr Ripley?

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I am new to the forum.

I found it searching for what kind of sailboat was used in the movie 'Talented Mr. Ripley' as belonging to Dicky Greenleaf? The character Dicky had named it Bird.

In the book it is described as a sixty footer. I can't remember more detail than that form the book. The sailboat in the movie is not as long.

Does anyone know the make and model of the sailboat?

If this is the wrong forum to ask such a question I'll gladly re-post.

Me?

I am posting from Big Stuck, the high center of West Texas.

I spent some summers as a boy sailing small sailboats on small lakes and fell in love with it. I have no other sailing experience. And I find myself, at middle age, a LONG ways from water.
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So you're from LaConner, WA?

I visited Seattle in 1995 and spent a lot of time driving north on I-5 exploring the water's edge.

The first trip north I saw a sign to a marina and I pulled off to visit. The water was beautiful. Even if cold. I looked at a LOT of boats that day. An older man came wandering down to see if i needed help, as he had noticed I was going from boat to boat and spending a little time examing them. He told me about a lot of things.

Puget sound is very pretty. I have never seen water as dark blue as that.

Back in the late 70s I was flipping thru Yachting! magazine and learned the city w/ the most sailboats per capita was Seattle. I had thought it would have been someplace like Miami. I knew the water would be cold. I had to see in person just why such a northern port would be so full of sailboaters. I decided it must be because the Sound is HUGE, beautiful, and provides nice sailing waters. And the polar bear sailers don't mind a little cold splash.

Here's to hoping you're out on the water enough for both of us!
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Here's to hoping you're out on the water enough for both of us!

Getting closer but at a snails pace however.. bad building economy so my play money, i.e. boat bucks are pretty much gone..have to build up the kitty again.
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I also asked the type of boat Bird was in Gen Discussion and I was told there it looks like a Hinckley. The poster put up a pic, if anyone is interested?

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