A FEW OF US VISITED BRENT AND HIS TRUSTY (AND TALENTED) SIDEKICK ED OUT ON SHELTER ISLAND TO SEE THE PROJECT THEY ARE WORKING ON. WOW! A HUGE PROJECT FOR SURE. BRENT SHARED LOTS OF THE HISTORY OF THE THE BOAT AND DETAILS ABOUT THE RESTORATION. MY FAVOURITE STORY WAS ABOUT THE BRONZE SCREWS OF WHICH THERE ARE 5000 OF THEM. THINK ABOUT THAT WORK…TAKE OUT THE WOOD PLUG…TAKE OUT THE SCREW (SOME HAD TO BE DRILLED OUT)….PUT IN NEW SCREW AND PUT BACK THE WOOD PLUG. HE IS DEFINITELY COMMITTED TO SAVING AND RESTORING THIS BEAUTIFUL BOAT. CAN’T WAIT FOR A SAIL. HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS FROM THAT VISIT…Valerie
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May we present: Ricochet
This upcoming saturday, March 15, Brent Ash has invited all interested OLAS members to visit with his project, a 1956 46′ Kettenburg PCC (Pacific Cruising Class) Sloop called Ricochet. After an unfortunate sinking, Brent with help from Ed Sturgeon and various others, has been rebuilding Ricochet with hopes to launch summer 2014.
The boat is currently on the hard at Shelter Island Marina, 6911 Graybar Rd, in a white with red-ends tarp-on-frame shelter in the north alley near the parking lot. Park in the lot, walk in the main gate, turn north (away from the river) at Variety Marine and walk through the boats toward the red-ended shelter. Or if the small north gate is open, come right in and find us four or five sheds in. Sounds more complicated than it is. Hope to see you there!