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Old 12-17-2004, 02:52 AM   #1
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Did Gordon ever own a sailboat named "Silver Heels"?
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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Did Gordon ever own a sailboat named "Silver Heels"?
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:47 AM   #3
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I'm fairly certainly his boat was named Sundown.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:30 AM   #4
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Check this for a previous discussion and posting of an article from YACHTING magazine.
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001569.html

His first sailboat was "Sundown" and the second was "The Golden Goose". I don't believe he owns a sailboat now; even the canoes are pretty much put away. "Silver Heels" exists strictly in song.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:56 AM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
[URL=http://www.corfid.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001569.html]http://www.corfid.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001569.html
"Silver Heels" exists strictly in song.[/B]

Annie,
I am still very much HERE!
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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LOL - I meant the sailboat of course.
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:07 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info re. Silver Heels. I have always wondered if that was his boats name. I sail on the Halifax River here in Port Orange, Florida and I like to listen to Christian Island when I anchor out or when I am just drifting along in a light breeze.
Now that I know the name of his former boats maybe I can find some pictures of them on the net.
Does anyone know where I might find pictures of his boats?
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:47 PM   #8
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Not his (I don't think - this is a 43 foot motor yacht) but here are a few shots of another "Golden Goose" used for getaway cruises off Portsmouth Virginia.

http://www.golden-getaway.com/About%...en%20Goose.htm
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:42 PM   #9
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
Check this for a previous discussion and posting of an article from YACHTING magazine.
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001569.html


Bloody amazing i have astounded myself!There I was quietly reading this topic.I heard "ding ding" in my head seached my
hard drive for "goose" and lo and flippin' behold I found that I had saved for just such an occasion as this an ebay auction
from November 2003 for "1979 ARTICLE GORDON LIGHTFOOT'S BOAT"GOLDEN G(OOSE)"!!
it includes this fine picture

and a jpeg of the whole page as "WRITTEN BY STUART M SMITH. 5 PAGES"
Note I can read the text so anyone who can't please contact Jenney (Rivard) of this parish pronto!!
or go to the article on Wayne's site as linked above!!
The Magazine was indeed Yachting (April 1979 issue) and the seller was from some obscure backwood state called Maine!!

If anybody would like the complete set of files as I had saved them please email me
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:54 PM   #10
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Holy **@#, I mean, holy cow, some guy's tuberosity is showing - thanks, John!
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:57 PM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by johnfowles:
5 PAGES"
well that single page is one but checking the quoted text on Wayne's site is only a tiny bit more so that makes less than two of the sellers claimed 5 pages
the sellerer was:-
divot1@maine.rr.com
presumably from Portland Maine??
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:09 PM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by Sheryl Klein:
Holy **@#, I mean, holy cow, some guy's tuberosity is showing - thanks, John!
OK Sheryl,you and I need to talk.I put your word into google and was not best pleased tio find this
"Tuberosity Pain / Hip & Buttocks Pain. Pain on the bottom of the buttock"
Are trying to tell me something perhance???
Quizzically yours!!
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:13 PM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by Sheryl Klein:
Holy **@#, I mean, holy cow, some guy's tuberosity is showing - thanks, John!
OK SpecialSherylK
I see it now somebody on board is mooning about the deck!!



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Old 12-17-2004, 05:47 PM   #14
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is that a moon over miami??
lol
send me the files Sir John! thanks!
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:33 PM   #15
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John---Thanks for the pics of Gordon's boat! It looks like a serious racing boat, especially with its 6'9" draft. I went to my local library today and they had that particular issue of Yachting magazine in their archives. I wanted to check the magazine out and scan the article and post it at this site but the library wouldn't let me check it out because it was so old. At any rate, when I arrived home I got online and found your pictures. I am glad you had the article stored in your files so everyone can see what his boat looked like. Great stern shot! That laminated destroyer wheel looked like it took a lot of expertise and hours to build.--Thanks, Noel
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:04 PM   #16
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Yeah, John, great "stern" shot, hehehehe! And, yes, that WAS the first thing I noticed! Hmmm, now I'm wondering... there are 4 guys apart from Gord (in the white hat). I'm wondering... who is whom? In other words, whose bottom do we see? Terry's? Rick's? Mike's? Barry's? Let's do a poll. My guess? Who's "wild" enough to do that? Rick seems kind of playful (judging from only watching the Live in Reno DVD), Barry seems too quiet, so I'll guess Rick.

OK, who's got jj's e-mail address?? I want to write to him. Or jj can write to me. My e-mail address is included in my profile. (I got it, thanks.)

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:27 AM   #17
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I be thinking we're seeing a light colored pair of "troosers" blowin' in the wind as well as 6 guys...not 5.
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:04 PM   #18
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quote:Originally posted by SilverHeels:
Johnny F. please send me the files
Well All Right
I mean not all right eh?
I noted that Char here and brink in an email had requested copies of the auction page so
dutifully yesteday I spent an inordinate amount of time sending them the main html page
followed by a second email to which I had to labo(U)riously individually attach the no less than 34 graphics files from the linked files folder that the main html file draws upon to recreate the complete saved page(that includes the two large pix I displayed above and a heap of small files for visa card etc.
I then had to devise an emailable tutorial to try tell my dear friends what to do with all of these files
After I had finished I vowed that I would never attempt that feat again.Then today not only did Char email back protesting:-
"omigod Sir John - i could do open heart surgery quicker!"
but now Bru/silverheels sticks her hand up I have therefore now uploaded at a much quicker rate the whole shooting match to
my web site so
1. click on this link http://johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT/GORDON_LIGHTFOOT'S_BOATGOLDEN_GOOSE.htm
and if you would then like to save it to your hard drive (or a floppy: the files total only a mere 145 KB)

2. simply open the page then right click and

3.go to the drop down file menu and

4.select "save as" using the default "save as type" which is "web page complete (*.htm,*.html)"
If you are saving to a floppy (recommended) it will chunter away until 100% has been saved.
you should then find on your floppy the main (HTML) file:-
A.eBay item 2199782087 (Ends Nov-04-03 091958 PST) - 1979 ARTICLE GORDON LIGHTFOOT'S BOATGOLDEN G.htm
and a folder:-
b.eBay item 2199782087 (Ends Nov-04-03 091958 PST) - 1979 ARTICLE GORDON LIGHTFOOT'S BOATGOLDEN G_files
which if you explore you should find now contains the 34 graphics files that caused me so much hastle anf grief yesterday
including of course the two larger files
028goose1.jpg
and
028goose2.jpg as displayed above
the html file is in fact the same as the file that I renamed and uploaded and gave you the link to above:-
GORDON_LIGHTFOOT'S_BOATGOLDEN_GOOSE.htm
which still contains links to the graphics files in the folder that I left with the complete long file name
as shown in 2. above
If you are using Netscape tough because for reasons best known to Netscape it does not appreciate the superfluous spaces in the original file name as saved
Here endeth today's computer sciences lesson boys and girls
Ain't

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Old 12-18-2004, 03:30 PM   #19
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quote:Originally posted by webfoot24:
I went to my local library today and they had that particular issue of Yachting magazine in their archives. I wanted to check the magazine out and scan the article and post it at this site but the library wouldn't,Noel
Noel with oodles of respect that is no excuse I would have thought that all libraries had photocopiers so you could have copied every page and when you got home all you had to do was perform a little Optical Character Recognition** magic using your scanner and then you could have reproduced the full article here instead of the 1 1/2 pages showing at:- http://www.lightfoot.ca/goldgoos.htm

** wot you ain't got no friggin OCR and don't have a clue how to use it if you did. Go stand in the corner with Char!! Or what's so wrong with using a pen and paper??
The Lightheads want to know!!!
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:36 PM   #20
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Righteo, John-John. Will do.
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Old 12-18-2004, 11:38 PM   #21
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John---Hmmmmm, our library doesn't have a scanner-only a xerox copier--I could have scanned the xerox copy but yours turned out a lot better. I don't have time to sit in front of a computer all day---I'd rather be outside getting fresh air!!
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