Panbo

Sophie, keeping it simple

... written for Panbo by Ben Ellison and posted on Jun 18, 2005

Sophie Electronics in

It was bittersweet driving Charlie down to Spruce Head Marine to launch his Golden Hind Sophie. It was yet another gray day in this record breaking spring, and, besides, Charlie now lives out of state and had to jump in his car as soon as got Sophie onto her mooring in Rockland. But I did get a chance to see all the work that he’s put into the boat. The electronics — a slick Tacktick Sailmaster depth/wind system and an old Magellan 2000 XL GPS, both on a swing out arm — may be somewhat minimal, but the boat is otherwise ready go gunkholing or ocean voyaging. She is amazingly roomy for 31 feet, in a Brit sort of way, and Charlie put a nice new, and extra tall, rig in her. Sophie is for sale and will be a happy deal for someone, I think.

Comments

wanting to find out what Reid Stowe's call sign is on his schooner Anne. thanks for your reply.

Posted by: Chuck Pugh at May 11, 2009 9:40 PM | Reply

He doesn't usually monitor the radio and appears to be a very sound sleeper. Suggest you call Harold Channing in NY to forward a message.

Posted by: MAERSK DUNEDIN at May 12, 2009 12:13 AM | Reply

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