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NewsReader 12-29-2006 11:15 AM

Outdoors: My grandfather passes on and a friend pays tribute in wood, patience and years of experience (Naples Daily News)
 
I?ve helmed a few boats: an O?Day Daysailor, a 14-foot sloop, a tiny wooden sailing dinghy that shivers when the wind pipes up to Force 5 - about 20 miles per hour for the landlubbers.I?ve crewed on 26-foot ocean racers and most recently, on a Melges 24, a high-performance sailing machine based on America?s Cup designs. Then there were the boats of my childhood, a slow and heavy olive green ...

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