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  1. #406
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    WOW, Jerry! Destiny looks beautiful...great job and enjoy her!

    Fritz
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  2. #407
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    [QUOTE=Fritz;27221]WOW, Jerry! Destiny looks beautiful...great job and enjoy her!

    Fritz
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    Thanks Fritz
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

  3. #408
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    Have not posted here for some time.....

    But I thought I would let you all know that Destiny is really enjoying her life back on the water again. The restoration projects do finally end and the result is what I have been enjoying for the last 6 months.


    Yesterday one of my best friends and I took Destiny for a very fun ride in winds between 10 and 15 MPH. By the end of the day we had put 37 miles under her keel. We had the 140 genoa up with a single reef in the main and she handled the winds perfectly. She likes to sail with the rail about 6" from the water and only occasionally did she dip her rail in the water for a short time and then she popped right back up to where she likes to sail.


    You know after 5 years of restoration work all I can do is smile and say YES! it was really worth it when we are out sailing.


    Here are a couple of short video clips of our day yesterday.


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7dfehckz4y0y38p/DSCF1673.AVI?dl=0


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gx4hrjsdk94nokg/DSCF1674.AVI?dl=0
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

  4. #409
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    Awesome Jerry!!
    I'm happy you're enjoying her.
    Mike C227

  5. #410
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    A new Chapter literally!

    Guys I'm not sure why God has blessed me with the woman he did to spend my life with but it was a huge blessing. Not only did she not fight me in any way during the restoration of C147 Destiny but she was an active participant.


    And now she surprised me with the best Christmas present I could ever hope to receive. She spent over a year creating a book about Destiny's restoration and first year of sailing after we splashed her. I am humbled by her love for me and so thankful to be married to her. THANK YOU LORRAINE!!!


    Here is a glimpse of what she created for me.............
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    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

  6. #411
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    Thumbs up

    That is fantastic Jerry! What an excellent and permanent way to remember the super-human effort that went into getting your beauty sailing again! Well done!!
    Mike
    Totoro (Sea Sprite 23 #626)

  7. #412
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    That is so great!
    Thanks for sharing that, enjoy the rest of our he holidays.
    Mike

  8. #413
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    Thumbs up Keep In Touch

    You are an integral commander of this web site.
    You are an inspiration to us all.

    Please visit often. A new shelf. A new port.
    A new wrinkle. Keep DESTINY in our hearts!

    Would love to see a page by page of LORRAINE"S
    tribute to Commander 147 and her skipper....
    Last edited by ebb; 12-26-2016 at 08:51 AM.

  9. #414
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    Lorraine could not have done what she did without this forum

    So much of what I did during Destiny's restoration was documented here and so much of what is now in the book she created for me she was able to get from here. without this forum she would not have even been able to accomplish what she did.


    She created the book on a website called Shutterfly. She is going to see if she can send me the link to the book so I can post it here so ebb and anyone else interested can see the entire thing.


    The second and third pages have a play on words that requires a bit of background to understand. My previous boat was a Precision 18 which I named "Sanity" because getting out on her and away from the office helped to restore my sanity. And Destiny when I bought her was called Daydream. You can see how she used that in the second and third pages below.
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    Last edited by Commander 147; 12-26-2016 at 02:37 PM.
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

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    Here is the link to the entire book

    So this link should work to get you to the book but it is not real clear on how to do it so....


    When you click on the link it will take you to a page with 3 pictures across the top. Just below that you will see the word "welcome" and just below that you will see the words "recent activity". In the recent activity area you can see a small icon which is a picture of the front cover of the book. Click on the picture of the book and then when that page opens you will see to the left the words "full screen". Click on the words full screen and if your monitor is large enough you should be able to read the text in the book as you go through it.


    https://destinysailing.shutterfly.com
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

  11. #416
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    Hi everyone


    Well sadly health issues forced me to sell Destiny but by the grace of God I was able to sell her to my best friend Tim Johnson who is building a summer home in Maine where he will relocate Destiny so he can sail her there during the summer. He plans to become a snow bird and live in Maine in the summer and Punta Gorda Florida for the rest of the year where he has a Tartan 3000 sailboat on a canal in his back yard. The good news since he is my best friend I will still be spending time in Maine with him sailing on Destiny.



    Tim and I sail together as often as possible and have both sailed in Maine together on charter boats. We plan to do that again this Sept. before the house is built and Destiny is relocated.


    Tim has seen several Commanders in Maine on a trip he took up there in the last couple of weeks and would like to see if the owners of those boats are on this forum so he can get to know you and possible sail with you.



    Tim will be on this forum as soon as Bill gets him manually entered so he can log in. So if you own a Commander and sail in Maine please let him know.
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

  12. #417
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    DESTINY

    These vessels we pour so much talent and love into
    are testament to the company we keep. Two words
    cheek by jowl in my large print OxfordDictionary,
    share space together altho their ancestries are far
    apart.

    Chalet is a small cabin or hut in a holiday camp.
    Chalice, a large goblet. There should always be more
    goblets in our lives.

    Of course C147 (and A338) are definitely small cabins,
    huts with wings we've lavished so much time and money
    and care upon. It's THAT we celebrate HERE and find
    communion, these supposedly inanimate vessels we
    have filled with life and dreams. Our lives and dreams.

    To stretch the metaphor a bit more, we raise the
    goblet once more: to Jerry and Tim, to Lorraine, Mike,
    Fritz, Kyle and dozens of other geniuses, dreamers
    who have shared our love for these good little ships,
    chalices and chalets of marvelous humanity..

    Goblets and maritime huts, Commanders and Ariels..
    AND here's to Bill. Where would we be without you??

    All hail the Alberg fleet! And another round to DESTINY.
    Last edited by ebb; 08-09-2021 at 09:26 AM.

  13. #418
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    Here Here! well said Ebb.



    I'm just happy all of the money I invested n Destiny that I knew full well would not be recovered when I sold her went to my best friend. Now he can enjoy the fruits of something that was near and dear to me. And still is...............
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

  14. #419
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    Cannot think of a better way for Destiny to pass into the hands of another skipper, than it to be those of a best friend!

    Condolences and congrats, concurrently, Capt Carpenter!
    Kurt - Ariel #422 Katie Marie
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    Small boats, long distances...

  15. #420
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    Thanks Kurt
    JERRY CARPENTER - C147
    A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiam.

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