Historic Grand Banks Pictures

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A "Blue Collar" Grand Banks 32

Postby skong_1999 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:56 am

Joanne and I were kayaking at Sausalito last weekend and saw this unique Grand Banks 32. It does not have a fly bridge, a shorter cabin, and a longer cockpit. I think this was one of the few "working class Grand Banks" American Marine built in the 1976-77 time frame when they were trying to recover from their 1975 bankruptcy by expanding their market into "working class boats."
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Postby reverendbob » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:44 am

Thank you! She's a Husky!
Cheers,
Bob

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Postby Georg Daniel Reuter » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:20 pm

Yes - definitely a GB 32 "Husky".
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“Believe me my young friend; there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908)
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Tony Fleming's Memoir

Postby skong_1999 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:08 pm

For those who are invested in Grand Banks History, Tony Fleming, who was the chief engineer of American Marine and then Grand Banks from 1962 to 1985 has written a memoir: Riding the Tide

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MY4 ... JEEDE4QJX7

The book contains many interesting stories about the history of Grand Banks.
Tony is great guy, a great adventurer, and a great story teller. I think a lot of you will enjoy his stories.
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby skong_1999 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:21 pm

Just came across this very old picture of the original American Marine Junk Bay boatyard. Oh well, it really was not much a boat yard, just 3 huts on the beach. But this is where and how it started long time ago at a place far far away :-)
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby JoMeKe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 pm

Shing, fascinating photo. Hard to imagine how it all started. Looking forward to seeing more at the Rendezvous in May.

For those who are considering attending, Shing will be giving a presentation of the history of the early GB years at the Puget Sound GB Rendezvous at Roche Harbor in May. After which, GB will be giving a "state of the company' presentation and hopefully tours of the new GB 60. From the beginning to today/tomorrow. Don't miss it. Early bird registration ends tomorrow (13th)
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby skong_1999 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:04 pm

For some reason, the last picture I loaded got turned upside down. I tried again it was still upside down :-(
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby skong_1999 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 am

Thanks Ken. Looking forward seeing you all in May.

Best wishes,
Shing
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby skong_1999 » Mon May 27, 2019 3:12 am

Joanne and I were honored to be invited to speak at the 2019 Puget Sound Grand Banks Rendezvous in May. For those who did not attend the rendezvous and are interested in some early Grand Banks history and the people behind this history, I have converted the presentation into the slide show on Facebook. The link to this slide show is attached below. Just click through the slides starting from the title page, read the caption associated with each slide, and enjoy. Happy Memorial Day :-)

https://www.facebook.com/shing.kong.1/media_set?set=a.10156443760129499&type=1
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby skong_1999 » Mon May 27, 2019 3:12 am

Joanne and I were honored to be invited to speak at the 2019 Puget Sound Grand Banks Rendezvous in May. For those who did not attend the rendezvous and are interested in some early Grand Banks history and the people behind this history, I have converted the presentation into the slide show on Facebook. The link to this slide show is attached below. Just click through the slides starting from the title page, read the caption associated with each slide, and enjoy. Happy Memorial Day :-)

https://www.facebook.com/shing.kong.1/media_set?set=a.10156443760129499&type=1
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Re: Historic Grand Banks Pictures

Postby rolf » Mon May 27, 2019 5:52 am

That is an amazing story you have put together there. Any chance that you'd have it available in a downloadable form (PowerPoint perhaps) for future safekeeping?
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