Reader Photos

The quantity and variety of sailboat and sailing photos we receive shows the wide range of good old boats that have been built. You send us your photos (to our webmaster: jstearns@goodoldboat.com) and we post them here. Every two months we look at the most recent photos and select a favorite for what we call our Editor's Choice Award. That photo is printed in our magazine Mail Buoy pages and we send the photographer a big thanks in the form of a T-shirt or a ball cap.


Pearson 36

Pearson 36

Easy reach off Ocean City, NJ on July 4th. She's a Pearson 36, built in 1989. -- Jim Husted and Marty Castro aboard Pegasus, hull 187


Bristol 27

Bristol 27

Attached is a photo of Sarabande, a Bristol 27 sail#84 owned by Linda Barton, during our Genesee Yacht Club annual Scotch Bonnet Light Race. This race goes from Rochester, NY, across Lake Ontario to Scotch Bonnet Island and returning, an 84 miles round trip.  It starts at 7 PM so we sail through the night.  I took this photo at 11 AM a few miles from the island.  No wind at this time.  The reflection and light conditions makes for a nice picture. -- Randy Burr


Vagabond

Vagabond

This is ANNA LYNN, a 1984 Vagabond, sailing along the Biloxi, Mississippi, waterfront. Owned by Kurt & Maryann Oberhofer, this beauty is docked at nearby Ocean Springs, Mississippi. -- Dick Dixon


Frers 48

Frers 48

Yacht Usha off Dubai. She is a Frers 48 built in 1982, owned by Jonathan Greedy.


O'Day 28

O'Day 28

Here in the Midwest on the Mississippi River near Saint Louis in the fall, we love sailing on my 1982 O'Day 28 Jolly-Mon. Hope to see her in your pages! -- Skip Mann


Minifish

Minifish

Rich Reichenbach, the newest winner of a Good Old Boat subscription through the Summer Sailstice, sails Lake McConaughy, a dammed up lake on the North Platte RIver in the Sandhills of Nebraska. What's not to like in a 22-mile-long and 4-mile-wide lake with a fine sand beach? Rich sails a larger trailerable, but his Minifish makes for a lot of fun (and a cool photo) too.


Freedom 25

Freedom 25

I am the director of a non-profit sailing program that focuses on mentoring at-risk youth in the context of sailing.  Our home base is Kettle Cove Marina in Casco, Maine.  The attached picture is of our Freedom 25 sloop, A Little Freedom on a good day.

Check out our program at atlanticproject.org. Love your magazine. -- Dave Tidwell


Brazilian O'Day 37

Brazilian O-Day 37

Here is my Good Old Boat, a Brazilian version of the O'Day 37 Center Cockpit. L'Attitude was the last one built (around 30 where built), all using the plugs purchased from O'Day by the local builder, Mariner. My boat incorporates a couple of improvements, like the laminated (during the construction) stern platform, a hard dodger/bimini and a redesigned aft quarters, with a king size bed and engine access from the cockpit. For the rest, all the same Good Old Boat. I sail her on our home waters at Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she lives happily at Marina Bracuhy. -- Carlos A Varela


Monterey CLipper 32

Monterey CLipper 32

This is a picture of our 1975 Monterey Clipper 32 Motor Sailer anchored in Grace Harbor, Desolation Sound B.C. Our home port is Everett, WA. -- Debra Wehrman



Classic at Cattle Point

Classic at Cattle Point

I wasn't able to get the name of this classic rigged vessel but I noticed it on a Sunday afternoon near Cattle Point off the southern tip of Vancouver Island. -- Ken Pfister


Dunbar Rock Villa, Honduras

Dunbar Rock Villa, Honduras

The location of the picture is in Guanaja in the bay islands of Honduras. I shot this from the mast of our 1972 39 Allied Mistress, Sanibel. The rock and structure in the background is Dunbar Rock Villa, but your readers might have to help with the ID of the two boats, I believe the yellow one is a Flicka but that is just a guess. -- Jim and Lorie Nicolaus


Pearson 365

Pearson 365

This is our good old boat, a Pearson 365, hull #284, sailing off of Ashtabula Light, Sept. 2013. We have been sailing Talaria on Lake Erie for seven years. We call her a geriatric sailboat: furling jib, Dutchman on the main, self-tailing winches, windlass, etc. We want to keep her and us sailing through our "golden years". -- Jim Cozy


Ice BBQ

Ice BBQ

We're having this party on Lake Superior to cristen our new Mega 30 this month. But Oh dear! Michael sends a recent photo from the Apostle Islands, with the comment, "Perhaps we could have Sunflower's party on an ice flow!" Notice (at least) that some boats are launched! -- Eds.


Van Markos MC 39

Van Markos MC 39

Daniel K was designed and built by Van Markos.  He built 23 more of them, known as MC 39's, but kept this one, a unique hull #1, for himself.  The boat is 38 ft. in length, has a 12' beam and a 6' draft and displaces 22,000 lbs. The only fiberglass is the balsa cored hull, with the interior and deck made from a mix of teak, mahogany, white ceder, oak and spruce. The boat is shown anchored in Sekiu harbor, on the north shore of Washington State, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on our way to the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island.

Van also built Mapleleaf's and Reliant's in his boatyard.  He and his wife sailed the boat to the Caribbean, via the Panama Canal, and lived aboard for 15 years.  It was returned to Canada by trucking from Miami. Daniel K died when Van was 6 months old and Van honored his father by naming his boat after him.  They were both born in Macedonia and a photo of their home town is mounted on the salon bulkhead.

Van sold (transferred stewardship) the boat to me when cancer robbed him of the ability to care for her.  He was a skilled craftsman and built a very seakindly and sturdy vessel. -- Keith Seller


Lippincott 30

Lippincott 30

This is a photo of our 1981 Lippincott 30, Sea Chase 2, at anchor in Selby Bay, south of Annapolis, MD. We have owned Sea Chase 2 since 2007, and we sail her out of Rock Hall, MD. (Yes,we owned a previous Sea Chase, a Catalina 22, now sailing Lake of the Ozarks, MO.) -- Fernando Segade and Yolanda Sanchez


Tartan 33

Tartan 33

Leo Corsetti sent this photo of Satisfaction, his Tartan 33, sailing with the USS Constitution. What a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July, 2011!


Lake Texoma

on Lake Texoma

It's Lakefest Regatta season again, and I will be out there , trying to get the sailing shot's once again. This is my wife's favorite shot taken early morning in the Santa Barbara Marina in California of a beautiful two masted schooner. -- Mike Hinton



Mariner 36

Georgie's Girl, Mariner 36

The San Francisco Bay breeze was blowing 22 knots when Rod Witel took this photo of Georgie's Girl, a 1980 Mariner 36, in front of Alcatraz Island. George Sparr owns Georgie's Girl and reports that this boat "is a great boat that can handle the winds on the bay."


Hinkley Bermuda 40

Hinkley Bermuda 40

50 year-old Esperanza, a 1963 Hinckley Bermuda 40 with wooden booms, skippered by Virginia Albert (who owns her with her children) sailing past Thomas Point Light in May 2012 during the Elf Classic Yacht Regatta from Eastport to St. Michaels, MD.


On the Clinton River

Morning On the Clinton River

Here is a boat I photographed last fall on the Clinton River.  I don't know what kind it is, or who owns it, but I saw it everyday on way to a house I was working on in the summer and I thought it might make a nice photo.  Maybe this summer I will stop by when I see someone on it.  Thank you for the great magazine. -- Tony Buccilli


Niagara 31

Niagara 31

A picture of my newly refit Niagara 31, White Heather. I purchased her as a storm damaged boat in March 2010. Since that time I repaired all the damage on the hull, painted the hull, rebuilt the bent rudder, re-bedded the keel, re-cored 65% of the deck and re-nonskided, painted the mast, boom, steering pedestal and window frames, all new hardware, refurbished all of the brightwork, and am currently refinishing the interior. Photo is on a July 2013 day off of Oakville, ON. -- Cam Macrae



Hunter 30

Hunter 30

Endymion, my 1981 Hunter 30, on a broad reach with asymmetrical coming into South Haven, Michigan harbor. I have owned the boat since 2009. Photo by Tammy Lubbers. -- Richard Lubbers


Black Oak Snow

Black Oak Marina, Cherokee Lake, TN

This is one of the pictures we sent out to the Cherokee Lake Sailboat Club members after a recent snowstorm.  We ended up with 6 inches of snow, the most in 21 years. Cherokee Lake is located in Jefferson City , Tenn.  Black Oak Marina is the home marina of the Cherokee Lake Sailboat Club. -- Ned Jones, Dockmaster 


Aquarius 23

Aquarius 23

In 2005, I sailed my good old 1970 Aquarius 23, Lacuna, from Olympia, Washington, to Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, and back, mostly solo. This photo was taken by Ed Moye as I sailed Lacuna in the katabatic wind off Lamplugh Glacier in Glacier Bay.

Lacuna has taken me on many other delightful voyages, including around Vancouver Island, down the Columbia River from Richland, Washington to the sea, and countless miles in the Salish Sea and her home water, Fern Ridge Reservoir in Oregon. -- Dennis Todd


O'Day 25

O'Day 25

Love the magazine. Thought I would send a pic of my 1983 O'Day 25 taken on Lake Pepin. (Of the 2700 or so built, I have one of the 250 or so built to the MORC rules with a fin keel and tall rig.) I'm moving the boat to Bayfield this coming season, and after 4000 or so nautical miles on Lake Pepin, I am really pumped! Keep up the good work. -- Timothy Starks


Pearson 35

Pearson 35

Brian Buck writes: This is a photo of my 1976 Pearson 35, Hornblower. It was taken after I finished cleaning the waterline here in front of my condo in Cocoa, Florida. I sail the waters of the Indian RIver Lagoon and occasionally venture to the Florida Keys.


Off Duck Island

Off Duck Island

The boat approaching us is named Tigger, the others I don't know. They are the Wed night racing fleet from Duck Island YC in Westbrook CT, last August 2013. We had anchored at the Duck Island Anchorage overnight and were treated to watching the races as they started and did "laps" around us. They finished just before the storm moved in and the lighting was so dramatic I had to snap a few photos. Tigger won the race and they were heading back. We have encountered Tigger before in this anchorage. In fact they seem to practice by weaving by sail through all the boats at anchor! Very startling to some the first time they come within a couple feet of your boat, but now we just offer them a beer!   -- Lorie Eadie


Islander

1965 Islander

Jeff Griffin tell us his 1965 Islander, Saphina, has sailed from Boston to Block Island, traveled the midwest in Arkansas, and now resides on the Tennessee River where TN, MS, and AL meet, at the northern end of the Tenn-Tom waterway.

She has new wood toe rails and coamings, and redesigned interior. Her Westerbeake diesel powers her easily and economically. Newer sails and brand new teak treatment. Solid and dependable. She loves chasing squalls.


Capitan 26

Capitan 26

Thanks for article on Chris Craft's Capitan 26! Thought you might like to see a picture of ours. Northwind, moored in Converse Bay, Lake Champlain Vermont. Thanks. -- Ken & Tricia Jarecki


O'Day Tempest 23

O'Day Tempest 23

This is my O'Day Tempest (23'), Retreat, sailing past the Wiscasset Yacht Club in Wiscasset, Maine. She is a Phil Rhodes design, and sails beautifully with the least bit of wind. She is also sturdy, even after almost 50 years. I got cuaght in small craft warning conditions in 2008, and she performed admirably, (though I don't wish to repeat the experience).  I only wish I could spend more time sailing.-- Bob Edgarton, Chelsea, Maine


Hunter 27

Hunter 27

This is my boat, Genesis II. A 1978 Hunter 27. I am the original owner. I am currently a member of the Brockport Yacht Club. I sail  on Lake Ontario and the 1000 Islands. -- Patrick Siconolfi


Cheoy Lee

Cheoy Lee

Loved the photo section of the September/October issue, so I thought perhaps you would be interested in putting Orient in your next issue.  She is a 1965 wooden-masted Cheoy Lee.  The photo was taken in September while passing Smith Island, Chesapeake, MD.  Orient resides in Saint Michaels, MD. -- Wendy Moritz



Pearson 36

Pearson 36

Just wanted to send this photo of our Pearson 36, the Jenny Lynn, at Cannery Cove, Admiralty Island, Alaska taken four year ago on our way from Sitka to Seattle.  I've always liked it.  It was taken by my wife, Grace Brooks. -- Charlie Morgan


Chrysler C-22

Chrysler C-22

My boat is Prime Time. She's a 1977 Chrysler C-22. I sailed Lake Lanier, GA for my second winter. Last year the water was low, but the lake's full this year. Winter sailing can blast great winds and good waves. Kicking on the wave is a great thrill that's unexplained. You just have to experience it for yourself. Love :-) the freedom of sailing.-- Gordon Pipkin


Early morning view

Early morning view

The view as I am heading out to our sailboat early one morning at Lost Bridge Marina on Beaver Lake, AR. It doesn't get any better than this! -- Mark Zedlitz


Irwin 35 Citation

Irwin 35 Citation

This is my Irwin 35 Citation during a sunset sail on Barnaget Bay NJ.  My good old boat is used for sailing charters on the bay.  Although she's over 25 years old most people think she is new.  Nothing beats a good old boat for business or pleasure! -- Captain David J. Basile


Northstar 600

Nothstar 600

Pam and I are still enjoying Twillick, our Sparkman and Stephens designed Northstar 600, (also known as the Hughes 26). A fellow yacht club member took this shot of us while well heeled as we were on our way back from a great weekend's sail.  After four seasons we have explored many nooks and crannies along Newfoundland's east coast.  We keep her berthed at the Terra Nova Yacht Club, Holyrood, Newfoundland Labrador. -- Pam and Derrick Burry


Beneteau 373

Beneteau 373

Brian Bowen sails his 2008 Beneteau 373 on Lake Hartwell, near Anderson, South Carolina. We had to know about her name, Third WInd. He tells us: Yes, there is a story to the boat name. Our first boat, a '78 Bruce Roberts 25, was named Wind Fall when purchased. Our second boat, a '91 Beneteau First 285, was named Wind Quest when purchased. With the '07 Beneteau 373 being our third boat and having three members in the family, we decided to name her Third Wind. This is the only boat that we renamed.  The previous owner had named her Vixen.


Full speed ahead

Yacht with speed and power

This is a sailing yacht that whipped by us over the waves on a sail from St. Martin to St. Barts in January. -- Rufus H. Jones

There is certainly a sense of speed and power in this shot. Somebody is having a good time. –Ed.


Snowgoose 35

Prout Snowgoose 35

Attached is a picture of our 1975 Prout Snowgoose 35 Catamaran anchored in Silver Lake, Ocracoke Island, NC.  We just recently completed a trip down the ICW / alternate ICW from Hampton, VA.  There is some great sailing to be had in the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds when taking the alternate ICW inside the Outer Banks. -- Charles Bare, LT


Schooner in Ocracoke

Schooner in Ocracoke

I have been "borrowing" copies of your magazine (from friends, not shoplifting) for quite some time now and have enjoyed it so much that I now am a subscriber.  Two of us had done an overnight sail from Washington (NC, not DC) on my friend's 31-footer in around thirteen hours and arrived in Ocracoke Harbor at 5:00 AM.  We immediately hit the bunks and when we arose later that morning this beautiful schooner was the first thing to greet our eyes. -- Rufus Jones


For Sale

For Sale - Knot 4 Sail

Had to share this with someone.  I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time. -- Dean Ungard


Dana 24

Dana 24

Laurence Boag sent this photo of Graceful Exit, his 1987 Dana 24, adding charm and great enthusiasm to San Francisco Bay. Laurence tells us that when they sailed out to watch the first of the finals of the America's Cup in early September, Graceful Exit was flying the Good Old Boat burgee.


Cherubini Hunter 27

Hunter 27

Del Grindle writes, "The boat on the left is my 27-foot 1976 Cherubini Hunter. The other boat is a 27-foot 1966 Bristol owned by Bob Barllet. The boats are at our club docks at Shawomet Yacht Club in Dighton, Mass."



LM 27

LM 27

The picture was taken at Claydon Bay in the Broughton Archipelago.  Lots of mornings it is foggy up there and the sun comes out around noon.  Our 27 foot LM is made in Denmark and we bought her brand new in Feb. of 1984.  We spend 3 months on her in the summer and cruise mostly up the BC coast. This year we left June 4th and have just returned.  We look forward to seeing old friends every year and meeting new friends.  I, (Colleen) have a kayak and do lots of wildlife viewing in  my kayak.  We see whales , dolphins and other sea life as we travel. -- Lorne & Colleen Shantz


Catalina 25

Catalina 25

It's been quite a change from last year on Tuttle Creek Lake. We've been at or above normal lake levels all summer.  When it does get a bit high, the Corps of Engineers quickly brings it back down.  Not the kind of thing we are accustomed to, but very welcome indeed.

We had a lot of extra activities to celebrate the Blue Valley Yacht Club's 50th Anniversary. That's helped to attract a few new members to the club.  We've even managed to teach 16 youth to sail Optis and Sunfish during three camps this summer; a new record for us.  It's amazing what we can accomplish when we aren't dealing with the lake level changes.

I'm including a photo taken of my wife, DeAdre, and me aboard our new old boat, Blue Jeans, (1981 Catalina 25) taken during a perfectly wonderful sail on Sunday. -- Daryl Strouts


Seabreezes

Many Seabreezes

Art Hall sends: We had five Allied Seabreezes at our August rendezvous: one yawl and four sloops. Seven more boats were represented by folks who were not able to come by sea. Two of those came all the way from Florida! How's that for dedication? We gathered at the City of Rockland (Maine) docks and we could not have been more graciously welcomed and attended to.


Tanzer 22

Tanzer 22

Ahoy, this is me and my TANZER 22, A'bhan-dia Fand (the goddess Fand) on Lac St-Louis near Montreal, Qc, early fall last year. I'm getting ready to shake out a reef sailing home from a solo overnighter ( i.e. without the admirals) in the company of my good friend and sailing buddy, Chris Atack. Chris took the photo from his TANZER 22, Seatramp. I mostly single-hand Fand; she has taken good care of me while I have learned to sail and battled illness over the past few years. I often bring a thermos of tea and some ginger snaps to snack on while I sail. Aboard Fand I am in my happy place. -- Kevin McLean


Pearson Triton

Pearson Triton 1963

Jenny Marie (1963 Pearson Triton) and I both turned fifty this year. We are holding up pretty well although somewhat cosmetically challenged. Jenny was a bit of a wreck when I aquired her. She was lived aboard in the Carribean and came here via Venezuela. I am working away at the "big" stuff while sailing her in Nova Scotia. For her 50th birthday, she got a brand new Beta 14 diesel. -- Sean C. Smith


Sirius 21

Sirius 21

Last summer I bought a 1979 Sirius 21 sailboat built in Parry Sound , Ontario. It was built by Van de Stat and Mcgreur.  I noticed there was not a single pic of a Sirus 21 in the photo section so I thought you might add my boat to the list. I am re-naming it Knee Deep. I sail my boat in Green Bay near Springdale , Newfoundland. -- Claude Bowers


39' Ketch

Ketch 39 feet

She was built in 1968 by Nelson Whitesell in Largo Fl. She is wood, strip-planked cedar over sawn Longleaf Yellow Pine frames. The first boat of this design is the schooner Aries (36') built in 1962 by the Crosby yard in Cape Cod. The designer for both is WD Knott. This boat was built for Carl D Brorien Jr, an engineer and WWII pilot who fought at Midway. I am only the third owner, having bought her in Ft Lauderdale in 2008.

With volunteer crew we sailed her up to LI in the spring of '09. We suffered bad weather, but no bad spirits. The trip was two weeks, involving offshore and ICW legs. Since then she hasn't left the Sound, though my wife Jane and I plan to cruise her south and north starting in about three years. We do overnights and weekends around the Sound.

The boat is quite heavy, 16 tons. With her full keel and ketch rig, she is easy to single-hand, as in the photo. I sailed her off her mooring that day. I'm retired, and most often sail alone, though we've had as many as eight aboard to daysail. I use the boat year-round, as we sometimes have nice days in the winter. Inside, she has great headroom, a propane oven, and a dedicated shower. But she's still old-fashioned, without refrigeration, shore power, hot water, or much electronics. We use an old flasher type fathometer, a modern vhf, and paper charts backed up by a handheld gps. She still carries her original reliable Perkins 4-107, which, like everything aboard, I maintain myself.

She was on her mooring for both Sandy and Irene. In Sandy she was hit by a loose boat, and dragged her #600 mooring about a third of a mile, resetting it within 100 yards of the beach. Great construction and conscientious owners have kept her in good order, she barely leaks and doesn't flex. I expect to sail her until I'm too old, then pass her on. I see no reason she shouldn't live to a hundred. -- John Sandusky


Alajuela 38

Alajuela 38

This was taken in May of 2010 in the Yucatan channel Gulf stream, sailing single handed from Isla Mujeres Mexico to Key West. The boat is my wonderful old 1975 Alajuela 38, Maya

Maya has benefited from several of the really good, practical DIY articles in your magazine. For example she sports separate belts for her alternator and water pumps per an issue a year or two ago.  -- Dennis Wilcoxon


Niagara 35

iagara 35

The boat is our Canadian built 1979 Niagara 35, anchored off West Vancouver, BC in June, 2013. Atelier can be found sailing the southern gulf islands and the US San Juan Islands from her home port at the Vancouver Rowing Club in DT Vancouver, Canada.

I bought her from her original owner about 8 years ago and have dramatically upgraded her over the years. She is an excellent family cruiser and the love of my life! -- Michael Haldane



We have a page of photos sent to us prior to the above, but had to start a second page and a third page and a fourth page. You guys are really prolific photographers, and you looooove your boats.


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