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October 7, 2021

RarebitMatthew Rhys and Keri Russell bought an old Wheeler Playmate a few years back, restored her, and now puts her up for charter. Anyone thinking of trying similar, other than my Maine friend who makes it look easy, should read that article carefully, regarding the time and effort it took, far beyond early expectations. A new version of Wheeler Boats sells a new version of Hemingway’s Pilar. It is cold-molded. You will spend less for something stronger and requiring much less maintenance. “Less,” of course, is relative. And perhaps not the point, when trying to replicate a token of the past.

On sad note, a cruising couple is discovered dead, their sailboat stranded high on Rockaway Beach in Oregon.

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