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Spring 2010 (Issue No. 47)

OLD NO. 9 -- SAVING A PIECE OF HISTORY

(OLD No. 9 photographs are courtesy of George Ridley, Professional Services Responder.  Thanks also go to Jerry Manson, Photographer for the Orange County Sheriff's Dept.)

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OLD NO. 9 -- SAVING A PIECE OF HISTORY  (3 of 3)

"The other trouble spot that I got into was that I had never done any major work on a boat in this sort of shape. When I got her out of the water into the warm California sun she sprang open like a cheap suit. Paint, buff and polish stuff yes, but not rip, tear and replace. I guess the worms holding hands could not keep her together any longer. I had the good fortune to have her on the hard in a boatyard with a bunch of "wooden heads" that where more than willing to give of their knowledge. I was on a real learning curve, flying by the set of my pants. I must say that I will always remember how willing wooden boat guys were to help out when they found out the history of #9 and why I was the crazy guy trying to save a bit of our local history."

John has clearly earned himself a position among the ranks of Bone Yard Boats Wooden Boat Champions. I find it hard to believe that OLD NO. 9 could have looked any better on the day she was first launched in 1942. An honorable mention goes out to that bunch of "wooden heads" who helped John and "wooden heads" everywhere who freely give their time and knowledge to others to help save our maritime heritage one boat at a time. Special thanks go to Jerry Manson, Photographer of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and George Ridley, Professional Services Responder. George took the photos of OLD NO. 9 on launch day, and Jerry was kind enough to send me a CD loaded with great color pics of OLD NO. 9. I'll post several on the BYB website, so be on the lookout.

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