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1954 Gale V sponsons
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I've always wondered about the rear end sponson treatment  on the 1954 Gale V. I can't recall any other boat having this compound radius from the top and side view into the side of the boat aft of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Ormbrek Jun 28.

Pict Sweet pictures

I picked up a set of 16 Pict Sweet pics at the auction last Saturday. Happy to have them,my brother Rich ordered a set from our local IGA store about 60 years ago. He remeberedthere were four color…Continue

Started May 25

 

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Tom Ormbrek replied to Tom Ormbrek's discussion 1954 Gale V sponsons
"None of the photos of Gale V, the Such Crusts or Lahala that I can access show the sponson bottoms; I'm assuming they extend back to enclose. Otherwise, with this decking sticking out in space that much closer to the water they'd shear…"
Jun 28
Robert B. Frank replied to Tom Ormbrek's discussion 1954 Gale V sponsons
"Always wondered about this myself.  Have seen many photos of the Gale, S.C. & S.C.III, and Lahala.  But there's another, more recent one as well.  If we look at Hull #2003-02, Trendwest, Graham Trucking, Michigan Mortgage,…"
Jun 28
Tom Ormbrek replied to Tom Ormbrek's discussion 1954 Gale V sponsons
"I was going through some old pictures and noticed the U-1 Such Crust of 1948, a Ventnor built Lauterbach design and the U-111 Such Crust III of 1952 a Staudacher design/build craft appear to have the same sponson end as the 1954 Gale V. There is a…"
Jun 25
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1954 Gale V sponsons

I've always wondered about the rear end sponson treatment  on the 1954 Gale V. I can't recall any other boat having this compound radius from the top and side view into the side of the boat aft of the sponsons. The Gale IV didn't have it, and in 1955 the Gale V was reworked to look like any other conventional 3 pointer of that era. The 1953 and 1957 Miss U. S. had a distinctive treatment at he trailing edge of the their sponsons, similar in the side view to the Gale, a radius from the side but…See More
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"I am Bob Carver's oldest son and, yes indeed, Dick and I were Ballard Class of 61, classmates. "
Jun 7
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Pict Sweet pictures

I picked up a set of 16 Pict Sweet pics at the auction last Saturday. Happy to have them,my brother Rich ordered a set from our local IGA store about 60 years ago. He remeberedthere were four color pics which I recall the Slo Mo IV, Shanty One and Hawaii Kai IIIphotos, Rich thought the fourth was the Such Crust. The 16 b&w pics I picked up are theShanty One, Miss Thriftway(1st), Thriftway Too, Miss Wahoo, Miss Wayne, Slo-Mo-Shun IV,Miss Seattle, Maverick(1st), Hawaii Kai III, Gale V(2nd?)…See More
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At 1:14pm on June 7, 2017, William Carver said…

I am Bob Carver's oldest son and, yes indeed, Dick and I were Ballard Class of 61, classmates. 

 
 
 

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