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PCC Owners
 
Hull# 1 Boat Name EULALIE
Owner Neil Atwood Type Honduras mahogany over oak ribs
Address 120 W. Dayton, Suite B-6. Length 46' 4"
  Edmonds, WA 98020 Launch Date 1946
Phone (425) 787-5854 Berthed Seattle
Email Neil Formerly Owned By John C. Vallone
History: The Kettenburg PCC was designed by George Kettenburg Jr. in 1945. The Kettenburg Boat Works built PCC hull #1 in six months. PCC #1 was built production style over an inverted jig, like every wooden boat constructed at Kettenburg Boat Works from the 40s on. PCC #1 EULALIE was launched in May 1946. See picture on page 104, and 117 from the book "The San Diego Yacht Club A History 1886-2000" . See pictures in the Maritime Museum of San Diego's publication Mains'l Haul, volume 41, number 1, pages 26, and 28. PCC, hull #1 EULALIE was built as George Kettenburg Jr.'s personal boat, and he named the boat after his wife, Eulalie. George Kettenburg Jr. raced EULALIE extensively, and won numerous major regattas. PCC hull #1 other boat names included ALEGRE, AIKAHI, and SQUALL.
 
During the Fall of 1947, Paul Kettenburg and his wife Dorothy sailed EULALIE to Avalon, Catalina Island for a weekend cruise. While anchored in Avalon, Paul came up with the K-38 concept as a boat of less cost and size that a couple could more easily handle in a cruising configuration. Paul Kettenburg along with Charlie Underwood, and one or two boat carpenters began building K-38, hull #1 in 1948. K-38, hull number #1 was launched in the Spring of 1949. K-38, hull #1 was Paul Kettenburg's personal boat, which he named TOMBOY.
 
G.W. "Bill" Kettenburg III, George Jr.'s son remembers racing EULALIE in a number of Southern California races against Cal 32s, which he consistently beat. Morgan Miller also crewed on a number of those races. Morgan was a Partner in Kettenburg Boat Works, and who married Jean Kettenburg, George Jr.'s daughter. Included in those races was Humphry Bogart's larger Sparkman & Stephens designed yacht SANTANA, which EULALIE also beat. Bill Kettenburg remembers that Humphry Bogart wasn't happy with loosing, and made a number of unquotable comments on that subject each time he lost. Bud Caldwell remembers after one Ensenada Race that Lauren Bacall (Humphrey Bogart's wife) went over to the table where they were sitting and asked George "Don't you ever get sick of winning?", with a big smile on her face.
 
George Kettenburg Jr. died in late 1952. EULALIE was sold to Kenneth Croan in 1953, who re-named the boat ALKAHI (Hawaiian for number one). Per the Pacific Cruising Class Yacht Raceing Association By-Laws, "The designer has the exclusive right to retain No, 1 for his own use. No other boat can be changed." Consequently, the sail number #20 was assigned to the boat when Kenneth Croan purchased the boat. Albert C. Martin Jr. bought ALKAHI in 1957, and re-named the boat SQUALL. Albert Martin Jr. was a member of the Los Angeles Yacht Club. Albert Martin Jr. sold the boat to an unknown person, who re-named the boat ALEGRE. ALEGRE was in Marina Del Rey as late as 1978. Gil Niday bought ALEGRE in 1978, and re-named the boat SQUALL. Gil Niday was a member of the San Diego Yacht Club, and sailed SQUALL back to San Diego. Gil Niday sold SQUALL in 1992. Patrice Meigneaux bought SQUALL in 1996, who retained the name. Patrice Meigneaux kept SQUALL in the Los Angeles area. Patrice Meigneaux sold SQUALL to John Vallone in 2001, who re-named the boat EULALIE. John Vallone kept EULALIE in Ventura, before transporting the boat to Salt Lake City in 2002.
 
By the summer of 2004, EULALIE had been sitting on a metal cradle uncovered, outside the previous owner's rented warehouse, in the parking lot of an industrial park in Salt Lake City since September 2002. The previous owner had died suddenly in March 2004. The owner of the industrial park had another person renting EULALIE's previous owner's warehouse, effective as of October 1, 2004. Consequently, EULALIE had to be moved by the end of September, or she would be literally cut up, and hauled away. I bought EULALIE in July 2004, and had her transported to Seattle. EULALIE was re-launched December 28, 2004 after five months of work to her hull. EULALIE's professional restoration continued through October, 2005, when all major work was completed. The current Kettenburg Boat Works partners, specifically with the blessing of G.W. (Bill) Kettenburg III (George Jr.'s son) have allowed me to again use sail #1.
 
EULALIE now is sailed and raced on a regular basis in Puget Sound.
 
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Hull# 2 Boat Name NEREYO
Owner Type wood
Address Length 46'
  Launch Date 1946
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By
History: The Kettenburg PCC was designed by George Kettenburg Jr. in 1945. This is the boat George Jr. originally designed as a PCC, and built her at 44' 10". Joseph Jessop (Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club-1929) had been instrumental in the selection of the Kettenburg PC as the One-Design yacht commissioned for the San Diego Yacht Club, and who greatly influenced their sale to other yacht club members. Joseph Jessop commented at the time to George Jr. that he thought the 44' 10" foot boat looked too short. Consequently, George Jr. redesigned the boat, and the PCC was built as a 46' 4" ocean racing yacht The original owner was Milton Wegeforth, who was Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club (1955), and named the boat RAY. Although RAY was the first PCC built, she was given the hull number 2. The boat was named DOTHA S in 1957. The boat was named NEREYO in 1985, and located in Acapulco, Mexico, where she was seen by Paul Kettenburg.
 
Bill Kettenburg, George Jr.'s son crewed on RAY when she won the Lipton Cup in 1949. Bill recalls that his father commented that he thought RAY was the fastest PCC because of the less weight in the stern.
 
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Hull# 3 Boat Name SELENE
Owner David Rice Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 4230 Del Monte Ave. Length 46' 4"
San Diego, CA 92107 Launch Date 1947
Phone (619) 557-3929 Berthed San Diego Yacht Club
Email David
History: The original owner was Edward Witte Sr. of San Marino, California, who named the boat SELENE. Edward White sailed SELENE in the 1947 Transpac race. Edward White sold SELENE to Ed Vail in the 1950s. Ed Vail sold SELENE to Ray Dawley in 1960. Ray Dawley sold SELENE to Ken Urton in 1966. Ed Vail, Ray Dawley, and Ken Urton were all members of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Donated to nautical non profit organization (Nautical Heritage Society).  Eventually traded her to Koehler Kraft (San Diego)  in exchange for haulout fees and shipyard fees.

 
Hull# 4 Boat Name MICKEY
Owner MICKEY sank in 1976 Type Douglas fir planking over oak frames
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1947
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By
History: The original owners were Larry and Dennie Barr, who were members of the San Diego Yacht Club, and who named the boat MICKEY. See picture of MICKEY sailing on page 117, and see picture of Dennie Barr on page 122 from the book "The San Diego Yacht Club A History 1886-2000" . See article and pictures in the Maritime Museum of San Diego's publication Mains'l Haul, volume 41, number 1, pages 42-47. Dennie Barr raced MICKEY extensively, and won numerous major regattas. In 1976 MICKEY sank on a reef off the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The wreck was sold to Don Anderson and Norm Dawley, who used the boat for parts.
 
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Hull# 5 Boat Name ANTIGUA
Owner Kat Schaaf Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 1442A Walnut #247 Length 46.4'
  Berkeley, CA 94709 Launch Date 1947
Phone {510) 665-4717 Berthed Berkeley Marina
History: The original boat owner was Hal Ramser, who was a Los Angeles business person, and who originally named the boat ANTIGUA. This information was provided by Neil Sullivan, who sailed her in 1950s with his college friend, Hal, and the friend's uncle in Newport Beach.

 
Hull# 6 Boat Name KITTEN
Owner Rip: 1968 Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address Length 46'
  Launch Date 1947
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By
History: The original owner was Lew Riley, who was a member of the San Diego Yacht Club. Lew Riley sold KITTEN to Fred Lyon in 1949. Fred Lyon was a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Fred Lyon raced KITTEN extensively. 
  The famous PCC #6 Kitten which won the 1848 or 49 Transpac, was then owned by Stan Mashburn.  Kitten was run onto the beach in Long Beach in a fog, and was not salvageable.  This occurred in early 1968

 
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Hull# 7 Boat Name ROMNI
Owner Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1947
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By
History: The original owner was Brooks Gilfford , who named the boat ROMNI. Brooks Gilfford sold the boat to Wm.K. Cuthbert (a racing crew member on ROMNI), who named the boat VICI.

 
Hull# 8 Boat Name ROBIN
Owner James Labrenz/Thomas Pier Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 1819 W. Zinfandel Lane Length 46' 4"
St. Helena, CA 94574 Launch Date 1947
Phone Berthed
Email
Formerly Owned By John Craig
History: The original owner was George Zaninovich, who named the boat ZANORA. John Craig sold ROBIN, to James N. Labrenz & Thomas Pier in 2000. George Zaninovich was a grape farmer from Fresno who was a significant player in the UFW/Grape Growers struggle years ago.

 
Hull# 9 Boat Name GOSSIP
Owner GOSSIP was destroyed Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1947
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By Dwight and Emily Clark
History: In 1948, George Kettenburg Jr. and his son Bill sailed PCC #9 up from San Diego to compete in the July, 1948 PIYA Regatta in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. PCC #9 won her class in that regatta, which convinced Dr. Phil Smith of Seattle to buy her. Dr. Smith became the original owner, and who named the boat GOSSIP. Dr. Smith was Commodore of the Seattle Yacht Club 1951-1952.
 
Quote from "Swiftsure the first fifty years": "Third across the line, Dr. Phil Smith's GOSSIP, easily saved her time for the overall win. It was a rare sight to watch GOSSIP literally plane down the straits as westerly gusts reached 55 knots. Patrol vessels clocked her at better than 13 knots. In one burst, as she shot out of Race Passage, an offshore blast knocked her flat in the water as the spinnaker pole snapped. Ken Ollar was right there. His memorable pictures shows crew members up to their waists in water as they struggled to free the spinnaker sheets." Under Dr. Smith's ownership the boat was very successful with Charlie Ross being pretty much in charge. GOSSIP won the Swiftsure Lightship Classic overall in 1950 and again in 1953, losing out by narrow margins to second place overall in both 1949 and 1952. Charlie's claim to fame, at that time, was winning the 1948 Star North American Championship in Seattle, beating 17 year old Lowell North. In fact it was Charlie's idea to hang a temporary outrigger rudder from the transom of GOSSIP for their Transpac race of 1951, as they felt that the standard rudder location of the PCC was too far forward to control the boat in the conditions they would most likely encounter. In addition to Charles Ross, another crew member on the 1951 Transpac race included Bill Kettenburg, George Jr.'s son.
 
Peggy Slater, a Yacht Broker from Los Angeles (she was under contract as the sole sales representative for Kettenburg Boat Works in the LA area from 1954 to 1968) was the sailing master onboard L'APACHE ( owned by Phyllis B. Brunson-Catalina Yacht Club, and rigged as a cutter) in the 1951 Transpac race. During this race, on July 11th, Ted Sierks, a 40 year old photographer for LIFE magazine from Avalon, California fell overboard in heavy seas approximately 800 miles from Hawaii.. L'APACHE began the search for Ted, and because they were not successful, they were joined by the racing yachts EVENING STAR, SKYLARK, DRAGON, and GOSSIP. None of they yachts were successful in finding Ted, and the U.S. Navy dispatched five vessels and the 11th Air Rescue Squadron. Ted was finally found alive 29 hours later by the U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort Douglas A. Munro. Ted had drifted approximately 50 miles in the 20 knots of wind and heavy seas. Ironically, Bill Kettenburg knew Bill Sullway, the sec ond in command of the U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort Douglas A. Munro. Also ironically, Ted Sierks passed away two years later while in Mexico when he fell and hit his head.
 
Dr. Smith later sold GOSSIP to Carl Sahlin of Bellingham, whose daughter Karen, married Bill Buchan. Karen Buchan recalls that she had to spend the night on GOSSIP, and check for leaks after her father had GOSSIP on the hard for some time. Bill has had a successful Star racing career, the highlight being winning the Star World's Championship in San Diego in 1961. Both Bill and Karen raced on GOSSIP, in fact Bill's first of many Swiftsure races was on GOSSIP in the 1956 event. On that race crewing for Carl, were Bill's Dad, Bill Sr., together with Doug Sherwood, who made a name for himself sailing the K-38 REBEL very successfully for many years on Puget Sound. Also onboard were several of Carl's Bellingham friends, one being Bob Hutton and another was Bill Wood. Bill Buchan recalls that his father liked the Kettenburg design features, particularly the cockpit and interior layout, so well that they were utilized in the boats that he built later, the Buchan 40 and 37. Carl sold GOSSI P in 1957 for $17,500 and loaned the money from the sale to Bill and Karen for the construction of their first house on Mercer Island. See the picture of GOSSIP sailing on page 94 from the book "The American sailboat" by Gregory O. Jones. Carl sold GOSSIP to Dwight and Emily Clark. Dwight and Emily Clark kept GOSSIP in Santa Barbara in the early 1960s.
 
Last owner of PCC #9 was Goldie Joseph of Newport Beach. She raced her a lot in the 60's and 70's, but then let the boat deteriorate, due to declining health. After her passing, her estate could not find a buyer, so she was broken up. The first five feet of the of the bow is now in front of Minney's, and the mast became the flag pole at West Marine, both in Newport Beach.
 
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Hull# 10 Boat Name RASCAL
Owner Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1947
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By
History: It appears that the original owner was to be Barclay Johnson, but did not take delivery. Consequently, the boat was sold to Gifford Ewing, who named the boat RASCAL. RASCAL was launched in October, 1947. The owner after Gifford Ewing was William (Bill) H. Wilson William H. Wilson sold the boat in 1962, when he bought a K-50, which he named RASCAL. William H. Wilson was a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.
 
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Hull# 11 Boat Name LANI
Owner Michael Fleshman Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 133 Blackfin cove
Length 46' 4"
  Eden Isles, La. 70458 Launch Date 1948
Phone 504 237 3446 Berthed
Email lanicapt@gmail.com. Formerly Owned By Harold J. Barneson
History: The original owner was Richard E. Boldrick, who named the boat LANI. Michael Fleshman purchased LANI from US Coast Guard Admiral Harold J. Barneson in March 1973. Michael Fleshman moved to \ Louisiana in 2006, and transported his boat to his new home.  Thanks to the floating dock, and by the grace of God, Lani survived  Hurricane Katrina and Rita with only a scratch on the mast.  Lani and the dock floated to within 2 ft. from the top of the pilings on Katrina's Storm surge, a very close call.
 
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Hull# 12 Boat Name KITTIWAKE
Owner Archie Contreras Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 3177 Hambletonian Ln. Length 46' 4S"
  Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Launch Date 1948
Phone 925-946-1564 Berthed Chevron Harbor Point Richmond
Email Archie Formerly Owned By David Clayton
Sea Scouts
History: The original owner of PCC #12 was Elwyn Gartzmann "Gartz" Gould. "Gartz" served as the Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club (1945,1946), Commodore of the Southern California Yachting Association in 1950, and Commodore of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association in 1959. "Gartz" named the boat BALLERINA. See picture and article on page 111, and see picture of BALLERINA sailing on page 117 from the book "The San Diego Yacht Club A History 1886-2000" . See pictures in the Maritime Museum of San Diego's publication Mains'l Haul, volume 41, number 1, page 29. See picture in The Journal of San Diego History, Volume 51, Summer/Fall 2006, page 112.
 
David Claydon bought BALLERINA in 2002 from the Sea Scouts, and she was then named SEA HAWK II. David named the boat KITTIWAKE. The owner prior to the Sea Scouts bought her in Hawaii, and completely renovated her, including new steamed ribs. It was he who donated her to the Sea Scouts, which used the boat as a project. David Claydon believes that BALLERINA was Paul Kettenburg's favorite PCC, which he raced on often, and on her when she won many races.
 
Archie Contreras bought KITTIWAKE in 2006 from David Claydon, and will rename the boat back to BALLERINA in the Spring of 2007. Archie is now in the process to restoring the boat to original condition.
 
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Hull# 13 Boat Name ZORRA
Owner Boat was destroyed Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1948
Phone Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By Boris B. Levin
History: The original owner was Walter Trepte, and who named the boat BOLERO. Walter Trepte paid $17,500 when he bought BOLERO new in 1948. BOLERO was launch in May, 1948. Walter Trepte sold BOLERO to Chuck Shimp. Chuck Shimp sold BOLERO to John Fox, all of which lived in San Diego. John Fox sold BOLERO to Dr. Boris B. Levin in 1955. The boat was beached in Coronado, California in the late 1950s and she became a total loss. See picture and article on page 116 from the book "The San Diego Yacht Club A History 1886-2000" .
 
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Hull# 14 Boat Name JANLEY
Owner Alex Prato Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 151 Haslington Road Length 46' 4"
  Manchester, England M225HR Launch Date 1948
Phone 00 44 7811 386071 Berthed Newport RI, USA.
Email Formerly Owned By Chris and Kara Museler
History: The original owners were Dudley and Jane Williams, who were  members of the San Diego Yacht Club, and who named the boat JANLEY. JANLEY was launched in October, 1948.  See picture and article on page 111 from the book "The San Diego Yacht Club A History 1886-2000". The prior boat names before being re-named back to JANLEY was MACKINAC TIME from Los Angeles, and then named TOTEM.

Chris and Kara purchased MACKINAC TIME from Scott and Lara MacDonald in 2005. Chris renamed the boat TOTEM in 2005. Chris had new chain plates made and installed in 2005, as well as having a new mast made and installed. Chris renamed the boat back to her original name of JANLEY in 2008. JANLEY was purchased by Alejandro (Alex) Prato in March 2008. Alex will transport JANLEY to southern France in late 2008, where she will be berthed.



 
Hull# 15 Boat Name
Owner Michael Culbertson Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 934 NE 33rd Ave Length 46' 4"
  Portland, Oregon 97232 Launch Date 1949
Phone (503) 238-0278 Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By
History: Bill Kettenburg sailed PCC #15 from San Diego to Seattle in 1949. Bill raced PCC #15 in the Puget Sound sailing (racing) series prior to the boat being sold. Bill Kettenburg did the same thing the previous year will K-38, hull #2. K-38, hull #2 was sold to Dr. Herb Day, who named the boat ONO.
 
The original owner of PCC #15 was Bob Rutherford, from Seattle, Washington, who named the boat HUSSY. HUSSY was launched in February, 1949. Bob Rutherford and his son Dave were good friends with Henry Kotkins and his son Skip. Henry Kotkins owned DIAMOND HEAD (EX-L'APACHE), a seventy-three foot wooden yawl, which he bought from Max Wyman. Henry Kotkins had previously owned TOTEM, a K-38, which he has raced very successfully. Henry Kotkins has since passed away, and DIAMOND HEAD is currently owned by Henry's son Skip, who keeps the boat in Seattle. Peggy Slater, a Yacht Broker from Los Angeles (she was under contract as the sole sales representative for Kettenburg Boat Works in the LA area from 1954 to 1968) was the sailing master onboard L'APACHE ( owned by Phyllis B. Brunson-Catalina Yacht Club, and rigged as a cutter) in the 1951 Transpac race. During this race, on July 11th, Ted Sierks, a 40 year old photographer for LIFE magazine from Avalon, California fell overboard in heavy seas approximately 800 miles from Hawaii.. L'APACHE began the search for Ted, and because they were not successful, they were joined by the racing yachts EVENING STAR, SKYLARK, DRAGON, and GOSSIP. None of they yachts were successful in finding Ted, and the U.S. Navy dispatched five vessels and the 11th Air Rescue Squadron. Ted was finally found alive 29 hours later by the U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort Douglas A. Munro. Ted had drifted approximately 50 miles in the 20 knots of wind and heavy seas. Ironically, Bill Kettenburg knew Bill Sullway, the second in command of the U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort Douglas A. Munro. Also ironically, Ted Sierks passed away two years later while in Mexico when he fell and hit his head.
 

Hull# 16 Boat Name LARK
Owner Jean Alexander Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 1855 Homeworth Dr. Length 46' 4"
  Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Launch Date 1949
Phone (310) 521-8745 Berthed Cabrillo Marina
Email Jean Formerly Owned By David Webb
History: The original owner was Kenneth P. Schmidt of Los Angeles, California, and who named the boat SHARON. SHARON was launched in March, 1949. Prior to being owned by Jean Alexander, the boat was owned by Tony Ducci, Oceanside CA., who raced in several Ensenada races. Then owned by David Webb.
 
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Hull# 17 Boat Name un-named at this time
Owner Leslie Parritt Jr. Type Douglas fir planking over oak ribs
Address 723 Pigeon Hill Rd. Length 46' 4"
  Steuben, Maine 04680 Launch Date 1950
Phone (207) 546-7080 Berthed Steuben, Maine
Email Formerly Owned By
History: The original owners were Henry B. DuPont and William L. Stewart of Wilmington, Delaware, and who originally named the boat CYANE. CYANE was launched in February, 1950. Pictured sailing on page 65 of Wooden Boat Magazine, January/February 1994 as part of a feature article on Kettenburg boats. Henry DuPont changed the boat name to SPICA sometime between 1959 and 1960. Henry DuPont sold SPICA to John E. English in 1969, who renamed the boat FANTASIA. Leslie Parritt Jr. bought PCC #17 in February 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Leslie Parritt Jr. sailed PCC #17 single handed from Ft. Lauderdale to Steuben, Maine. During the sail from Florida to Maine, Leslie Parritt Jr. was able to make 196 mile days. The portion of the sail from Norfolk, Virginia to Ocean City Maryland was sailed in eleven and a half hours. PCC #17 has been damaged during a haul out, and is currently "on the hard" waiting restoration.

 
Hull# 18 Boat Name MALAGUENA
Owner Destroyed Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1950
Phone Berthed Marina Del Rey
Email Formerly Owned By San Diego Boat Movers
History: The first owners name is unknown, but who originally named the boat TUCK. The second owner was Bill Ravenscroft, and who re-named the boat MALAGUENA. Bill Ravenscroft was a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Bill Ravenscroft sold MALAGUENA in 1965, and bought a Cal 48, which he named MALAGUENA II.
 
The previous owner to San Diego Boat Movers moored the boat in Newport, and had the boat transported to the San Diego Boat Movers boat yard in 2004. This previous owner abandoned the boat, where it had been "on the hard" for at least a year. San Diego Boat Movers became the owner of the boat by default, who then sold the boat to Jules Doyle.  Jules Doyle made the decision in April 2008 to cut-up the boat, and sell the parts.

 
Hull# 19 Boat Name BELLE OF THE WEST
Owner Jim Conachen Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address 6648 Alderson Lane Length 46' 4"
  Bonners Ferry,Idaho 83805 Launch Date 1950
Phone (208) 610-8661 Berthed
Email Jim Formerly Ownned by Les and Kathy Skrzypczak
History: The original owner was William Irwin of Atlanta, Georgia, and who originally named the boat BELLE of the WEST. BELLE of the WEST was launched in September, 1950. William Irwin sold BELLE of the WEST in New York prior to 1961, and she was shipped to the West Coast. Ed and Jody Abrams sold AETOS to Les and Kathy Skrzypczak. Les and Kathy Skrzypczak kept the name AETOS. Jim Conachen bough AETOS from Les and Kathy Skrzypczak in December 2006, and transported AETOS to his home in Idaho for complete restoration. Jim Conachen changed the name of the boat from AETOS back to BELLE of the WEST. When restoration is completed in 2007, BELLE of the WEST will be kept on Puget Sound, Washington.

 
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Hull# 20 Boat Name AIKAHI
Owner Type Honduras mahogany over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1953
Phone   Berthed
Email Formerly Owned By

History: The original owner of hull #20 was Kenneth Croan, a member of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, and who named the boat AIKAHI (Hawaiian for number 1). This PCC is the original hull #1. See hull #1 above for further details regarding the history.

 
Hull# 21 Boat Name RICOCHET
Owner Brent Ash & Bernard Werner
          
Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address 3273 West 2nd Ave
       
Length 46' 4"
  Vancouver BC V6K-1K9 Launch Date 1956
Phone  604 831 8783
Berthed Vancouver BC
Email Formerly Owned By Gordon McRae

History: The original owner was Lamont M. Cochran, of New York City, New York, who named the boat COMPADRE II. Marc Vanderbilt spent seven months renovating RICOCHET at Anderson Marine in Seattle, before moving her to moorage in Tacoma. RICOCHET arrived at the Pacific Marine Foundation in Seattle, WA from Ventura, CA in September 2002. The previous owner before the Pacific Marine Foundation was Peter K. VonHagen, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. Former boat names: Sothis, Tatalina, Esoteric, Minita B, and Compadre II.  Marc Vanderbilt purchased RICOCHET from the Pacific Marine Foundation in 2003. Marc Vanderbilt spent seven months renovating RICOCHET at Anderson Marine in Seattle, before moving her to moorage in Tacoma. Marc Vanderbilt donated RICOCHET to the Pacific Marine Foundation in 2006.  The Pacific Marine Foundation sold the boat to Gordon McRae in December 2007.  We (Brent Ash, Jim Graves & Bernard Werner) purchased Ricochet from
Gord Mcrae in February 2010.
 
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Hull# 22 Boat Name COMANCHE
Owner Rick and Susie Reynolds Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address 3759 Tomahawk Lane. Length 46' 4"
  San Diego, CA 92117 Launch Date 1957
Phone (858) 874-6853 Berthed San Diego Yacht Club
Email Rick and Susie Formerly Owned By Deb Dominici
San Diego, CA
History: The original owners were R. Rodney and Dotha S. Lee of Pacific Palisades, California, who named the boat COMANCHE. COMANCHE. was launch in June, 1957.

  RIP
Hull# 23 Boat Name KACHINA
Owner Joshua Berglund                      Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address 165 Eucalyptus Ave             Length 46' 4"
Hillsborough, CA 94010                        Launch Date 1958
Phone  (714) 292-7572   Berthed The Ocean, Hawaii
Email josh@vandelayventures.com  Formerly owned by Mark Milinick, Deborah Chandler
History: The original owner was S.W. Shepard of San Diego, California, who named the boat KACHINA. KACHINA was launched in April, 1958.  Joshua (Josh) bought KACHINA from Mark Milinick in Los Angeles in February 2008. Josh and one crew member sailed KACHINA from Los Angeles to San Francisco in April 2008.  Alex Libbrecht bought Kachina from Josh Berglund August 1st 2008, after debbie kicked me out of Pier 39 for no apperant reason, i had her berthed in Berkley, for a few weeks.  significant work was done to the hull in richmond before i moved her to sausalito.  from sausalito, i sailed her up to bodega bay, comited my first act of piracy (treated myself to a few crabs from a submerged pot) made my way to SE farallon, then to monteray. After making final repairs and purchases, sailed to still water cove.  when the weather was blowing just right i pointed her at 240M and sailed for 22 days.  the engine failed as i was making my way into Kane'ohe bay.  (of course it was night, and of course the depth of the sand bar was miss marked on charlie's charts) Kachina ran aground in heavy surf near Kapapa Is in Kane'ohe Bay at 10:17 PM December 13th 2008 RIP. the hull split lengthwise port side of the keel.  Major structural damage, unsalvageable.

 
Hull# 24 Boat Name NAUSIKAA
Owner   Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1958
Phone Berthed  
Email Formerly Owned By Pacific Marine Foundation
Seattle, WA


History: The original owner was Mark Hulsman of Los Angeles, California, who named the boat RANSOM. RANSOM was launched in December, 1958. NAUSIKAA arrived at the Pacific Marine Foundation in Seattle, WA in November 2002 from the Los Angeles, California area. The boat was sold in 2003-2004, and was transported to BC, Canada by the new owner.

 

 
Hull# 25 Boat Name UNDINE
Owner   Type Philippine mahogany over oak ribs
Address   Length 46' 4"
  Launch Date 1959
Phone   Berthed  
Email   Formerly Owned By Norm and Rosemary Dawley
Lusby, Maryland
History: The original owner was Dr. Charles Jobbins, who named the boat UNDINE. UNDINE was the last PCC built. Dr. Charles Jobbins used North Sails on UNDINE, and was the first person to use North Sails on a big boat. Dr. Charles Jobbins and Lowell North became good friends. Lowell North was a pallbearer at Dr. Jobbins funeral in 1964.
 
Norm and Rosemary Dawley bought UNDINE in 1967. Dr. Charles Jobbins was Rosemary Dawley's father. Norm and Rosemary Dawley raced UNDINE extensively. Norm and Rosemary Dawley sold UNDINE in Hawaii in 1977, to an owner who took her to California. UNDINE was last seen in the Channel Islands Harbor during the 80s.
 
In the 1977 Transpac Race, UNDINE had six day runs of over 200 miles per day. and finished 3rd in class, 12 minutes and 29 seconds out of 1st place. During this race, UNDINE beat Roy Disney's SHAMROCK by three hours on time. In 2005 Norm Dawley was standing in the valet parking line behind Roy Disney, after the Aloha dinner for the 2005 Transpac. Norm introduced himself to Roy as the one who beat him out of a trophy in 1977. Roy remembered Norm immediately, and sprang to Norm's throat saying " I have wanted to wring your neck for 30 years. How could you have possibly beaten me in a PCC?" Roy recollected many races in Southern California watching PCCs and K-38s .
 
Norm and Rosemary Dawley modified UNDINE's rig, cockpit, and rudder to make the boat more competitive for Transpac Races, as well as to conform to Transpac requirements.
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