Bill Garden's Passing

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Submarine Tom, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Submarine Tom

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    Am I the last to learn Bill Garden passed away in 2011?

    Seems like only yesterday somebody was on this forum trying to contact him.

    I hope you reached him.

    He was a great guy and a wonderful designer.

    He lived well into his 90's.

    Fair winds old timer.
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    No, that last to learn would be me.

    He had a great portfolio of designs, all of them beautiful.
  3. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    I met him once and spoke to him on the phone a few times.

    Just a nice, friendly guy. Open minded, pleasant.

    I skippered a Walloon (SP?), one of his designs, for years.

    Beautiful boat and a pleasure to sail. A schooner.
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  5. Submarine Tom

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    Thanks Tad.

    That is exactly where I learned about it.
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