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Dick posted 08-03-2002 12:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dick   Send Email to Dick  
On August 15th 22 tall ships from 6 nations will arrive in Seattle. They range from 52' to 185' and will moor at the south end of Lake Union. Departure is set for August 19th.

I plan on doing an on water look see on either Saturday August 17th or Sunday August 18th.

Anyone interested in joining me for a look at these beautiful vessels please sound off.

Nothing organized or fancy, no free lunch but it should be fun.

To my knowledge this is the first time a fleet this size has visited Seattle.

Check it out at:
www.tallshipsseattle.org
httphttp:/seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/69169_tallships04.shtm

Tom W Clark posted 08-08-2002 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Dick,

That's a great idea. It should be quite a sight. I, however, am leaving for a weeks vacation on Cape Cod Saturday the 17th so I won't be there. I may go out Thursday or Friday though.

Dick posted 08-09-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Tom

Cape Cod sounds like fun. Enjoy.

Whaler Proud posted 08-14-2002 02:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
I am bringing this to the top because I am in Seattle (for the first time) and just want to say that I have never been to a more beautiful place in all of my life (and I get to go to a lot of places).

The trip to Seattle is worth the effort just to see the number of boats (especially Whalers) and the gorgeous scenery. And I found out it doesn't rain every day here! I wish I had more time to spend with Dick (who I am meeting for coffee in the morning) and take him up on touring Lake Washington.

A wonderful place is Seattle. Great beer, great scenery, wonderful lakes and bays (more body piercings per capita than I have ever witnessed :.))and fresh salmon. OOOOOOOOEEEEEEE!

Like the theme song to "Here Come The Brides": The hills are a greener green in Seattle"! And it was really neat to find out that the giant snowcone in the east was actually a mountain.

Tsuriki BW posted 08-14-2002 05:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Whaler Proud...

Wish I could join you and Dick for coffee and a tour on Dick's Montauk. I'm sure you guys will have fun.

Seattle is a great city and the surrounding area is loaded with things to see and do. I hope you enjoy your stay and come back again. maybe we can meet then.

Best...

Tsuriki

Dick posted 08-14-2002 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Whaler Proud

You let the secret out, we didn't want anyone knowing about the sunshine here. Wow 92 yesterday and another nice one on tap for today. It's going to be a pleasure to boat to work today.

See you later this morning.

Dick

Taylor posted 08-14-2002 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
And it rains from November till May. Anyone who even hums the 'Here come the Brides' theme song is forced to go to Laughing Buddha Tattoo (219 Broadway E # 24) for a body piercing ;)
Whaler Proud posted 08-16-2002 03:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
I met up with Dick and got to see his beautiful Montauk. What a boat! I didn't have much time but he was a gracious host and I look forward to meeting with him again.
Tsuriki and Taylor: I'd love to hook up with you on my next trip. I'll do a Saturday stayover so I have more time and maybe all of us can get together.

Taylor: Glad nobody heard me humming that theme song. The funny thing about it is, I hadn't thought or heard of it for years. For some reason it was in my head from the minute I landed up until I left.

Dick posted 08-16-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
WhalerProud

Sure glad you made the time to stop by the marina, it was great meeting you.

Next time, if you can make a Saturday stay over I am sure we can get several boats together and show you what Seattle looks like from the water.

Might even play the theme from "Here come the Brides" on our tape decks.

Come Back Soon
Dick

Tsuriki BW posted 08-17-2002 03:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Whaler Proud,

Glad you had a chance to meet with Dick...he is a great guy. Hope you can get back soon before the rain comes..LOL

Seriously, when you have a chance to come back, let us know. Would like to meet you, and like Dick said, show you more of Seattle.

Tsuriki

Dick posted 08-17-2002 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The Montauk and I made the Tall Ship tour today. What a sight! A classic Whaler lovers delight, varnish and teak everywhere.

I followed the 127' Schooner Zodiac, built in 1924, out of Lake Union through the Montlake cut into Lake Washington where she raised her sails. Absolutely beautiful. It was a shame that the winds were to light for her to perform.

Had a great day on the water, the launch ramp was no problem when I put in and wasn't bad when I came out.

There were a lot of boats, large and small, viewing the tall ships and I was amazed at how few were flying a flag.
I fly a 40 year old Yacht Ensign that came off of the cruiser I owned when I lived in Maryland.

WhalerProud
It didn't register in my brain untill now. Tandy Corp/Radio Shack are glued together. My Grandfather was a shoe maker and bought all of his leather from Tandy Leather, long before Radio Shack was conceived.

Dick

Tsuriki BW posted 08-18-2002 02:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Whaler Proud,

Do you happen to remember a Japanese guy named Nakamoto there in TX? He worked for Tandy's Singapore operation and was transfered to the Dallas office. I can't remember his first name, but can get it.

His wife's name was Keiko. He had already been transfered when when I went to Japan and I negotiated with her to rent their house just outside Tokyo. We lived in their house about 3 1/2 years before moving back to Seattle.Apparently he was with Tandy for many years, I think more on the production management side.

Please let me know.

Tsuriki

Whaler Proud posted 08-19-2002 12:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
Tsuriki: I have been with RadioShack (Tandy) since 1999 and have not heard of anyone named Nakamoto. He may have retired or moved on before I joined the company. He could still be there. I do not have contact with our manufacturing division, but I'll do a little nosing around and see if anyone knows or remembers him.

Whaler Proud posted 08-19-2002 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
Tsuriki:

There is no one named Nakamoto listed in the directory at this time. I'll continue to ask some of the "old timers" here and see if I can find anything out.

WP

Tsuriki BW posted 08-20-2002 05:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Whaler Proud

Thanks for checking. Thinking about it, that was back in about 1987.

Any idea when you will be back in Seattle? Will be sure to try to take some time to meet you and Dick and show you my Dauntless 14. Lots of Whalers here. The "Tengu" salmon Derby starts in Nov and there are many participants that have Whalers.

Tsuriki

Dick posted 08-21-2002 12:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Tsuriki

Downed the last beer you left aboard after our last fishing trip on Saturday, while viewing the tall ships.

If I can get my old body to function in the November weather the Tengu Derby sounds like fun. Let me know what the dates are.

Dick

Whaler Proud posted 08-21-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
I probably will not be back in Seattle this year. Of course, things change and if they do I'll definitely look all of you up.

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