Welcome to the Sergeant Lewis Guest Book.

The latest entries start from the bottom up, thanks for visiting.

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Name: Ronald W Jones
Comments: Nice to chat with you, Sir .. at the Portland Boat Show on Sunday around 4:30-5 p.m.
Best Wishes to you for a great ocean voyage...
Ron and Vangie Jones     Vancouver WA

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Name: Trent Franklin
comments: I talked with a friend that gave me your website.  Nice boat and website.   He said to ask Dave Tophan for information on the boat.  Dave, what I was wondering was how a tri-miran rides on rough seas?  It just seems that the valleys in between hulls would hit HARD and might even compromise stuctural integrity?  Is that the case in rough seas of capping waves of 30-100 feet?  Would the ride be rough?   Would a capsized tri right itself?  I was just wondering these things.   Please let me know.  I really like your boat though....it looks REAL fast, and that would definetely be a plus on high seas for avoiding storms, and making the journey fast.  Take care and I wish you all the best.  I travel back and forth to the Philippines, and would love to be a deckhand on a sail trip that way sometime.  I travel airlines, but so expensive.  I know some about sailing, but not a whole lot.   Used to run a commercial fishing boat for awhile too.  Take care and good by for now,  Trent

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Name: Jim Swanker
comments: The boat looks really great! Way to go.

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Name: Julie & robert Taylor
comments: This web site is terrific. I printed some pictures out to bring to our boat meeting next Tuesday. Robert has started adding pictures of our 28' folding cataraman project on our web site http://www.greendot.net/. Bye for now.

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Name: Roger Coventry
comments: Wow! What an accomplishment. You are a man of vision, patience, and salt.
If you did not have a lot of salt in your blood, you would have never set forth on such a venture.
High tides and Fair winds to you and yours!

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1/1/03

David,
enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the narrative of your
cruise. Craig did a fantastic job!
Allen Itgen

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Hi!

I just spent a great deal of time this morning admiring your trimaran....and I'm green with envy! I believe I can speak for everyone who visits your site by saying thanks for sharing this project with us, continued good luck and fair winds!!

Christopher Chandler

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Name: Nick Wehr

comments: Hi, I heard about this fantastic boat of yours and had to check it out. Website looks great! I congratulate you on a fine ship! I hope she is everything that you wanted. Take care. NW

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Name: Gary Zwissler

Comments: Congratulations! Great looking boat and well documented interesting web site. I can really appreciate the effort it took and the support needed by family and friends. I've built too plywood boats, the largest is 26 feet, so I'm in awe of yours. Enjoy your vessel, many happy voyages.

Gary - http://www.missrebecca.com/

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Name: Philip Stevens

comments: Excellent boat. You must be very proud of your achievement. Congratulations. I hope you have many days enjoyable sailing. Roll on sunny summer days.

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Name: Michael

comments: Congratulations! I'll keep your site on my list of one's to check from time to time.

/s/ Michael

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Date: 3/16/02

Name: John Cornwell
comments: Did a beautiful job! It looks like Jim Brown design. Whose?
Excellent pictures. Brings back memories.

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Name: Howard Ochs
comments: David, I sure appreciate your wonderful photos of Sergeant Lewis! After watching my friend (and helping when I could), build the Miss Rebecca, your project must really have been a duesey! I haven't built a boat yet, but I built http://www.missrebecca.com and thoroughly enjoyed going through your photos! I hope to see Sergeant Lewis in person one day! Thanks for coming by our site! Best regards and fair sailing! Howard

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Date: 3/24/02

Name: paul sterkenburg
comments: If you ever get to Sydney, id like a look! Good luck, wish it was me!

Regards, paul

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Name: Shirley Bristol

comments: Hi: Read your article in the morning paper. I know you are all excited and having lots of fun and looking forward to all the new adventures.

God bless.

Shirley

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Date: 7/8/02

Name: Rodney A Hildenbrand
comments: Bon Voyage from Troop 655. Keep us posted at rahcash.or@netzero.net and I will pass it on.

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Date: 7/8/02

Name: José Moreno Monares
comments: Magnifica aventura, es realmente invidiable, lamento que no tengas una versión en Español.

José Antonio Moreno Monares

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Date: 7/8/02

Name: Brian Dixon
comments: Hey buddy! All I can say is WOW! A very huge and wonderful accomplishment for a single person (especially!) The results are fantastico!

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Date: 7/8/02

Name: Richard Pickens
comments: Congratulations, Now the hard part starts, getting the wind to cooperate

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Date: 7/8/02

Name: Hugh Hall
comments: Good on ya! Dave, Way to go. I saw the story last year when they lifted the boat over the house, just couldn't believe my eyes! I remember years ago, coming over to the house when you were just starting. I had no idea. Email me anytime.

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Date: 7/8/02

Name: Walt Kazmierczak
comments: Congratulations! A beautiful job, well done.
Fair winds and gentle seas,
Walt

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Date: 7/9/02

Name: Heather Bailey
comments: Hi Barb and family!!! I bet your having a blast. Adriana misses you already! We will be watching your website all summer. See you in September!!

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Date: 7/9/02

Name: Nick Wehr
comments: Looks like you guys are having a nice voyage! Congrats!

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Date: 7/9/02

Name: John Ratliff
comments: I heard from Glenn about your adventures, and decided to look it up on the net. Best wishes on your travels.

John

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Date: 7/9/02

Name: André Langevin
comments: Wonderful boat... Hope you'll have the best winds possible and may God guard your souls during each travel.

Please post us some photos and info on the building !

Regards

André
Québec City, Canada

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Date: 7/10/02

Name: Wim de Vries
comments: Congrats on your completed dream project:-)) Enjoy the "Sergeant Lewis" to the fullest.Have many happy voyages on it with your family and friends. Wishing you all lots of fair winds and good health. C ya Wim

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Date: 7/10/02

Name: Taran Lorain Cater
comments: hey Mrs. T Its me taran. I hope you have fun and be safe
when you are on the big boat. We will keep watching .
thank you for keeping us up to date on your cool trip
see ya next year as a 3rd grader.....
love taran

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Date: 7/10/02

Name: Keith Robinson
comments: Hi Barb. Hope everything is going well and your jitters have calmed. What an adventure!

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Date: 7/10/02

Name: Mike Russon
comments: I am VERY impressed at your hard work and dedication. What a beautiful Trimaran. I hope she brings you years of happiness. Full speed ahead.
Mike Russon

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Date: 7/11/02

Name: Jan Ringle
comments: Read about your boat building over the years and also when you removed the boat over the top of your house. Good luck on your journey and I look forward to reading about your adventures.

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Date: 7/14/02

Name: Gregg A. Schwabauer
comments: When Sgt. Lewis was traveling North on 181st my dad and I were the people waving at you from outside the Motor Mocha at Glisan and 181st.
You re-infected us with sailboat feaver.
I'm buying a neat little boat off of the Sea Scouts to get our feet wet.
Hope to have it featured in WB's Launchings next Spring or Summer.
Fair winds to you and your crew.
GAS

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7/17/02

Name: Debbie Spencer
comments: Congratulations on a successful maiden voyage. Glen has shared so much about this boat and how much he enjoys being with his family and sailing.

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7/18/02

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Name: Peg Ortner
comments: Congratulations on your remarkable achievement! May the winds be with you all of your days -- or at least while you are on the boat!

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7/18/02

Name: Shawn Clester
comments: The site is so cool. Nate just got home from spending 3 days at Pleasant harbour on my Uncle Darrell's Sail boat, "the Mini Star". He had a great time. Hope you are enjoying the great weather. bye.

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7/23/02

Name: Dolores Neff
comments: Great, envious, and looking forward to my turn on the open seas.

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8/7/02

Name: Nat Giri, Italy
comments: I'm enjoying going through your site and, congratulations: everything is fantastic

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8/11/02

Name: Mary
comments: Looks like you've had an awesome time! Great job on the website. I'd love to be able to tag along sometime. See ya soon!!!

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9/02/02

Name: Amanda
comments: Wow! Looks like it was an awesome trip! Hopefully someday i will join you guys for a little trip:) Great job Craig with the website! I enjoyed the readings. Boat looks great! Lots of neat photos! I look forward to more! Love you guys!

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9/03/02

Name: Cameron Simmons
comments: Very nice website! Your boat looks great. I am a trimaran sailor from Clear Lake, Texas (Condor 40). Fair winds & following seas.

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9/27/02

Name: Bette Lynn Menashe
comments: Barb, David, Glenn, Craig and Silvia: I just read about the "Seargeant Lewis" maiden voyage. What a dream come true! Your website is fantastic. Best wishes and happy, safe sailing always, BL

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11/08/02

Name: Steve
comments: Well done!
I am nearing the completion of a total refit and rebuild on a 20 year old Searunner 40. I am always amazed when I read about someone building one from scratch.

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1/6/03

Name: Jim Swanker
comments: The boat looks great. Maybe when we are out your way we will able to see it up close. Take care and happy sailing. Karen & Jim

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2/27/03

Name: Cheryl
comments: We are Scott and Cheryl June, and are planning a trip to Port Angeles next spring, and possiable move there later. it looks like such a wonderful place to retire. any info would be wonderful

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3/14/03

Name: Paul White
comments: Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the time it took to put this site up. That is ultra fine work.

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4/14/03

Name: Ronald Bailey
comments: Really,really great job. I'm from north of Bellingham originally transplanted down here to north of Galveston. My wife and I are building a CC44 Marples trimaran, but we owned a Searunner 31 before moving south. We're about three years into the poroject and it's progressing nicely. It really gets exciting to see what other people have done and to take encouragement from their great example. I particularly liked your pictures about craning the boat over the house- my 44 will have just 6 inches of clearance on each side from the house eaves (we're building in the back yard) and the vence line. Everyone asks haw we plan to launch her. I think I'll just take a note from your website to prove that anything is possible from a determined trimaran builder. Best of luck with the new baby.

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4/18/03

Name: Charles & Rosemary Lasch
comments: Distant relative living in Palm Bay, Florida working with Bill Jerrom in preparing the Gehringer Family Tree. What a wonder Web Site. Your living a dream - Congratulations.

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10/5/03

Name: Jess'
comments: I very much enjoyed your web site and the sharing of info and sailing "adventures". Keep up the good work.
I'm about three years from retirement and hope to spend the rest of my days on vessel similar to yours. the plan is to sell the house and everything else that won't fit on the boat and just go.
thanks, I enjoyed the visit. Jess'

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1/6/03

Name: Erwin
comments: I've built and sailed 37 searunners since 1979. Sometime between then and now Jim Brown ceased the sale of plans. John Marples has managed to use Jim's name to sell his constant camber crap. Can't hardly get searunner info anymore. nice to hear someone else is building one.

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