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Can you name any of the people?
Noah

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Heading for the "Hoosac (River) Beautiful"

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Preparing for 40 days and 40 nights of rain!!!


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I believe this was owned by the Ehler family

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Finally leaving Pownal

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The name of the boat supports my guess. The Ehlers built a ferro-cement sailboat in their yard in Pownal in the late 70's and finally towed it to Albany and sailed down the Hudson and to parts unknown.


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The boat eventually sank and all was lost


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Most boats of this type are at the bottom of some river, lake or ocean. In Panama City I knew of three built and one remains. They were slow, multi heavy and a comfortable ride. It only stands to reason the a porous product has to be kept well sealed and it's a must to have perfect bilge pumps. The cost of maintenance and docking far exceeded the purses of many builders. As a former yatch owner, I realize that it's impossible to fill that big money hole out there in the water as the expenses never end. Much pleasure at a high cost.


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Hey what is ferro-cement?


Can you name any of the people?
It was Ed Ehler, the Maintenance Mgr for Stanley Tools, in Shaftsbury

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Ed's yard in Bennington, VT on Rt 7 heading south out of town

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I helped when they applied the cement which was pushed thru many layers of chicken wire formed over a temp wooden frame. Someone mentioned that it sank. Are there any other details? Ed sailed south down the river from Waterford to the Caribean and I never heard any more about him. It was Ed's dream to sail around the world.


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