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Old 21st August 2007, 04:01 PM   #31
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They have the Seattle Wooden Boat Show in July and The Wooden Boat Festival coming up at Pt. Townsend, September 7 - 9, 2007. What could be better than coffee on the waterfront with the smell of Pine Tar in the air?

Just a thought, but whenever you get a chance let me know. For a brief moment of insanity, Kevin and I thought of sailing his boat from Pt. Angeles to Victoria to attend the recent meet at Dave's.
That reminds me, I promised Kevin that I'd design some Lazy Jacks, Jiffy Reefs and Sail Laces for him.

And in answer to your implied "On Topic" query: No, I'm not sure what speakers they use at the Boat Shows

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I'll meet you in Port Townsend Terry. As long as you don't mention that I sail a piece of plastic around on the water.
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Old 21st August 2007, 04:20 PM   #32
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Funny place, Port Townsend... When my family and I were moving to Washington, we took a break from house hunting in the Seattle area to attend the Wooden boat fest... We stayed for 6 years

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Old 24th August 2007, 10:10 PM   #33
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Anybody want to carpool on the Ferry??? I am shooting for the 8:55 am to Vashon. I will be driving down from Bellingham in the morning, so I can go with someone, or take someone - either way.

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Old 25th August 2007, 12:09 AM   #34
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My Dad grew up on Vashon in the late 30's !

Now just because you are having this event doesn't mean that you can't come visit us too in San Francisco at BURNInG AMP!!!


I've got a boat too, but it's plastic... It's an Olson though Terry!

Possible boat rides in S.F. bay for the hardy!!!
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:28 AM   #35
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My Dad grew up on Vashon in the late 30's !

Now just because you are having this event doesn't mean that you can't come visit us too in San Francisco at BURNInG AMP!!!


I've got a boat too, but it's plastic... It's an Olson though Terry!

Possible boat rides in S.F. bay for the hardy!!!

It may seem strange, but I've got a San Francisco Great Pelican. Just an extended and widened SF Pelican with a cabin. Battened Junk-rigged sails, it needs a fair amount of work though, I guess it's waiting for me to retire.


As a "side note," the Central Sound DIY Meet is TOMORROW(Saturday) on Vashon Island. I hope that some of you that are undecided will elect to show up. These meets are a lot of fun and very laid back. Now, having said all that, I can assure you that it really feels good to be back on topic, complete with a clear conscience.

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Old 25th August 2007, 06:58 AM   #36
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Yeah guys, go. It's fantastic to meet your fellow fanatics...

The S.F. Pelicon looks a little like an El Toro on mega steroids.
I know that there have been various sizes.

At a fun race once We passed one and it had 2 12 yr old girls in it- moving along on SF Bay looking perfectly safe, with that little bowsprit and high gunnels... gaff rig...a lovely sight...

From what I've read, the original was developed by a guy for exactly that - a boat his kids could take out in the bay in some safety...

Few people around here even know much about them...
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Old 26th August 2007, 05:19 AM   #37
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WOW, what fun!

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Old 26th August 2007, 07:02 AM   #38
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I hope everyone made it home safe and sound from Vashon Island. I can't speak for anyone except myself, but I thought it went exceedingly well.

I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Lew Hardy of Vivaldi Audio, Doc Bottlehead and Jerry Pomeroy, President of the Pacific Northwest Audio Society for all their hard work in bringing this together.

I also like to thank one of the Northwest's most prolific Speaker Builders, John Nail (and his wife Rhonda), for making the long drive from Eastern Washington to the meet and for offering to measure people's speakers. One of the builders actually was able to correct a phase problem with his speakers, right at the meet, because of the frequency response measurements that John performed.

The Speaker Builders made a big turnout and there were a lot of different designs to listen to and compare. Nice work Guys!!!

I had some favorites, but since I built every one of them, I won't bother going into greater detail.

OK, maybe there were a few (?) that were as good as mine, but I've always prided myself that "nobody" ever got better sound for less money than I could, but it seems that several people may have done just that.
The other, totally unexpected, development was that Mini-Speakers made an appearance in force. There were a number of speakers driven by 4 and 3 inch drivers (several fullrange and a number of 2-ways) that sounded, IMHO, absolutely phenomenal.

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Old 26th August 2007, 01:18 PM   #39
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After the last PNAS speaker contest and this meet I think we need a mathmatical expression for Cost/Listening Pleaure.
I got the impression that the middle ground for audio seems to be rapidly disappearing. Good sounding speakers are either very expensive and complicated or very inexpensive and simple.
Joe's Bowling Balls blur the lines at bit however.
Also, VSAC is alive and well.
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Old 26th August 2007, 03:03 PM   #40
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Default A few pics

The good pictures will likely be published in the next Pacific Northwest Audio Society Newsletter. Here's some quick snapshots in the meantime.

Here are Joe's Balls.
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