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Wayfarer cruise news that's crossed Uncle Al's desk this week

Monday, March 25th, 2002
Subject: Wanderer to keep wandering!
Lee Hughes wrote:
Hi there, 

I'm looking for a good second-hand Wayfarer (ideally a Mark 1A GRP) to buy this fall when I come to the States. I'm willing to travel to anywhere on the East Coast to look at boats. Can you put me in contact with anyone who might have a Wayfarer to sell?


Lee Hughes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: moseley 
To:Lee Hughes 
Cc:Al Schonborn ; Richard C Harrington 
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:20 PM
Subject: Wayfarer wanted


I would suggest you keep an eye on the Wayfarer market page of the Canadian Wayfarer web site: 

The main web site is: 

I also will be posting Wayfarers for sale on the US Wayfarer web site:

These organizations are the best place to find Wayfarers and I am copying Uncle Al and Dick Harrington in case they hear of boats for sale.  I have also seen Wayfarers in some of the Internet lists of boats for sale and it is worth searching some of those sites to see what you can find.  Please feel free to e-mail any questions you might have that I or others in USWA or C.W.A. might be able to help with.

Good Luck,

Robin Moseley  -  W1445

-------- Original Message -------- 
Date:  Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:52:38 +1300 
From:  "Lee Hughes" <> 
To:  "moseley" <>

Hi there, Robin: 

Well, I got lucky and was able to buy Frank Dye's Wayfarer which he advertised on the CA Wayfarer site. Many thanks though for your reply. 



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Frank Dye 
To: Schonborn Al 
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2094 4:48 AM
Subject: Wanderer W8448 Sold

Dear Al

Wanderer is sold - to a New Zealander. He seems a nice chap as far as one can tell from e-mail, and it's nice to know Wanderer will be sailing with another enthusiast.

He rode a horse from Canada to Mexico, so he is adventurous, and now he wants to dinghy cruise the East Coast. So it is ideal.

Would you remove the details from your website. It's very efficient. You did Wanderer proud. Thanks.

Regards and best wishes,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Al Schonborn 
To: Frank Dye 
Cc: Robin Moseley W1445 ; Lee Hughes ; Brian McCleery W828 ; Dick Harrington 
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:06 AM

Hi, Frank:

What with email and enthusiasm, our communications are good around here, so I had already heard via Dick Harrington (complete with a copy of a Lee Hughes note) that Lee had bought Wanderer. Sounds like a perfect match. I removed the ad (which by the way is always free and done with pleasure!) right away and poor Brian McCleery got all worried 'cause the ad was gone. So now it's straightened away and all that remains is for Lee to keep us informed of his progress - preferably with photos...

Uncle Al (W3854)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard C Harrington" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:41 PM
Subject: Cruising North America


This is Dick Harrington, the USWA cruising secretary.  It's Friday evening and I've 'tipped a few' so please excuse any typos.

Reading some of parts of correspondence between Robin Moseley and yourself (he copied me on some of his reply e-mail) I get the notion that you will be doing some cruising over here starting around August.  I would be very interested to learn more about your plans and offer any advice or help if needed.


On Mon, 18 Mar 2002 09:29:19 +1200 "Lee Hughes" <> writes:

Hello Dick,

thank you for your kind note. I will be in the US in  August and will holiday with friends in Wyoming for some weeks before going to Ontario in fall/winter to collect the boat, equip it and ship it to Florida where I will begin to cruise it up the East coast. If my visa and my finances allow, I should take about 6 months to get to Maine, arriving there in summer.

After that, who knows? I'll have more detailed plans nearer the date but I appreciate the offer of advice. I will be looking for ideas about how to transport it to Florida and where to start from.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Richard C Harrington 
Cc: ...; ; ; 
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2002 11:00 PM


Okay!  I see you are doing the Frank Dye Sailing to the Edge of Fear thing.  Fantastic!  I haven't sailed the southeastern coast much nor the 'intracoastal'.  But I assume you've consulted Frank.  I might be able to put you in touch with a couple of my southern 'W' associates; however, they would likely have limited knowledge.  Once you've reached New England, more specifically Maine, I'm probably a wealth of useful information.  I think it took Frank two summers to get to Maine. Negotiating Cape Cod was a major hassle for him.

I happen to favor the northeastern coast the most.  It is much more interesting, less populated and you are not spending so much time in the narrow confines of the intracoastal.  If I had only one sailing season at my disposal I would probably begin at Chesapeake Bay in early May and shoot for ending up on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.  The coast of Nova Scotia (particularly the Eastern Shore) is terrific, but crossing the Bay of Fundy presents a problem--as Frank points out.  I may also be
of some help regarding the Chesapeake and Nova Scotia.

I'm probably doing another single-handed Maine cruise myself this year. This will be in later July or early August.  I would like to keep in touch with the hope that me might be able to hook up together for a short spell once you embarked.

I don't have an immediate suggestion for transporting Wanderer. Unfortunately Frank's boat has no road trailer (correct), so that means if you're going to hire an auto, you'll still need to obtain a trailer from someone.  Wayfarer Fleet 3 is located at Lake Eustis, Florida and consists mostly of retirees who travel back and forth from the north. Several are from Michigan which is just across the border from Ontario. If you go to our USWA web page you'll find the name of a representative and an e-mail address for the Fleet 3 folks.  (Mike Murto <>)  Ask if any of the northern travelers might be able to assist you with a trailer.  I also thought that Frank was keeping his boat tent.  If you need a new one Hans Gottschling in the Toronto area can provide you with one.

Hey, you've got some details to take care of, but it's going to be a great adventure.

Best wishes--DICK

PS  I'm going to 'cc' a few folks just in case something falls out that is of value to you.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lee Hughes 
To: Al Schonborn 
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 3:09 PM

Hi Al, 

I will certainly let you guys know what I'm up to as soon as things start happening. My next job is to contact the guy that is storing Wanderer and ask him to hold onto it for another few months. I should arrive in the US in the first week of August but I don't plan on picking up Wanderer for some weeks after that. I'll be in Wyoming staying with friends until the fall/winter when I plan to collect her and move her to Florida so I can start a winter cruise north. Not the ideal plan. I'd rather sail from North to South, but work, bills and schedules put paid to that. I'll keep you up to date with things though. (I figure that way the search party will know where to look).



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Al Schonborn 
To: Lee Hughes 
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 9:35 PM

Hi, Lee: 

Great! I'll keep everyone posted on your doings in the Whiffle Web's Weekly Cruise News. Best wishes for fine, fun sailing,

Uncle Al (W3854)

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