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Orca (ex Island Girl)

Postby James » Sep 8th, '10, 10:27

As some of you may remember I took on the stewardship of Tommy Drake's Island Girl last year. She's been renamed Orca and is lying in Monaco. I took these pics on a recent trip to Corsica and I thought I would share them with you. During the winter she was painted with Awlgrip and many external fittings were re-chromed. For those familiar with Island Girl you'll see that her waterline colours remain the same.

Enjoy!

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Postby Brewster Minton » Sep 8th, '10, 10:45

Wow that boat looks great. And the color of that water is awsome.
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Postby Dug » Sep 8th, '10, 10:51

She does look like she is living the life!!!! As are you! Enjoy!
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Postby James » Sep 8th, '10, 10:54

Thanks guys. It's a pretty tall order keeping her in the same shape the Drake's did but so far so good and loving every minute of it!!!
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Postby mike ohlstein » Sep 8th, '10, 11:34

We're living on the wrong side of the ocean......
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Postby In Memory of Vicroy » Sep 8th, '10, 12:10

At the rate our CNIC is running this side in the ground, I see reverse migration on the horizon.......

James, you are doing all the Faithful proud.

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Postby AndreF » Sep 8th, '10, 12:15

I thought I could smell the water looking at those pictures!
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Postby Tommy » Sep 8th, '10, 13:36

Although we miss her, my brother and I agree that Island Girl could not have gone to a better steward. I agree with Mike.....we're living on the wrong side of the ocean! Thanks for staying in touch, James, and thanks for taking such good care of Orca. All of the hard work put into her by Patrick and Bruce continues to pay off all these years later, because there is no substitute for quality craftsmenship. I'll look you up if I ever make it to the high rent neighborhood of Monte Carlo!

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Postby M. REY » Sep 8th, '10, 14:23

The med weather it's the best for that boat.
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Postby Bertramp » Sep 8th, '10, 15:27

Vic .... "CNIC" ???
I take it you are referring to "Commander Navy Installations Command" .... at least I hope that's what you are talking about.
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Postby Bruce » Sep 8th, '10, 18:39

Still love that look of the original windows and frames.
Old school all the way.

Waters always that color when you don't have mud, oil or sewage for a bottom.
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Postby M. REY » Sep 8th, '10, 20:54

I've been thinking about and I remember to see at least three B31 in Portofino, if you ever take her there.
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Postby SteveM » Sep 9th, '10, 12:29

very nice!
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Postby Hueso » Sep 9th, '10, 14:41

Orca just made it to my desktop's wallpaper! Specifically, the last one. I noticed fishing tackle inside the boat.....what type of fish you look for in the Mediterranean Sea?
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Postby Carl » Sep 9th, '10, 16:35

Wow...if only our water looked like that! If only my boat looked like that!!

Thanks for sharing and best of luck with her.
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