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    Commander 105 is launched

    This afternoon we got a break from the rain , so we launched and rigged Robert Lemasters Commander 105 " Sparkey" . Help from his brother-in-law Warren , my wife Claire and some of the yard folks .

    Here it is heading for the water .
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    Last edited by Mike Goodwin; 09-01-2002 at 02:58 PM.

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    Robert watching his baby get her feet wet

    Going in .
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    Following with the mast

    Warren, myself & Robert haul the mast to the water.
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    Stepping the mast

    Warren & I place the mast while Robert gets the backstay .
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    Maiden voayage ( to the slip )

    That Nissan 6hp 4 stroke pushes her nicely .
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    We made it !

    Into the slip with a contrary breeze and no mishaps , plenty of time for that later .
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    I present you "Sparkey" , Commander 105

    New home and new owner , Robert Lemasters .
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    Last edited by Mike Goodwin; 09-01-2002 at 02:57 PM.

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    Good looking Commander. All the hardware on "Sparkey" looks original and in good condition. Where in Virginia is the marina and will the boat be dry stored in the winter?

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    Sparkey is in Portsmouth , Va. on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River just about 2.5 miles from the site of the 1st battle of the ironclads , Monitor vs Virginia (ex- Merrimac ).
    We can sail 12 months around here , with rare freezes maybe every 10 years . In 1984 we sailed 359 times , 2 days missed from illness & 4 from storms . Less than 1% of the boats in this area winter on the hill . Our best sailing is Sept. thru May , summers are light , flukey and hot .

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    I agree: nice looking Commander. I hope to post similar pictures next week of Lady J's launch.

    As a newbie, I'm confused about something...(actually about many things). What are those lines that run from the pulpit to the mast?

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    Mark, I assume it's Jib and main halyards attached there to keep them from slapping against the mast. Right Mike?

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    That's it , just the spinaker halyard and jib halyard . Trying to sort everything out for Robert . The red line is the spinaker and will stay up there unless being used . I need to splice the shackles back on the new line .
    We hope to get some shots of #45 & 105 together soon .

    Mike

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    #105

    those are some great pictures of #105 who ever did the work did a nice job of it.what i would like to know is what type of boat is #45, and where is it? i have commander #56 and when my restoration is complete i would like to sail arround and see other commanders and ariels.

    jean

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    #45 IS A 1962 Ariel , Claire and I took the photos of Sparkey , Commander 105 .

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