Subject: RE: [harryproa] Re: Bain's Harry
Date: 8/26/2007, 3:08 AM

I've been involved with amateur built projects for a long time, including boats and aeroplanes. It is not uncommon for builders to sell their projects soon after launching. They take a lot of time, effort and money and the builder is not the same person at the end of the build as at the beginning. Lives change, needs change, priorities change. Bain loves his boat and is very impressed with it's performance but now needs the money more than the boat, a personal choice.
We do request feed back but so far the builders haven't been the sort of people who do that. They tell us what great times they are having but don't put pen to paper. I remember in the early Schionning days we had enormous difficulty getting people to write about their experiences so it's not just Harryproas.
Mark Stephens
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of George Kuck
Sent: Sunday, 26 August 2007 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: [harryproa] Re: Bain's Harry

Hello Mark, 
I can't imagine how anyone could sell a boat in less than a year after it was launched, with all the time and energy put into constructing the boat !  I thought Bain  had plans to sail it to New Zealand, what happened ?   Can you find out more about his experiences sailing the boat and how it performed ?  Did it live up to his expectations of how it would sail and handle or was he disappointed and did not think it was suitable for sailing to New Zealand ? 
It would also be nice to have some followup reports and sailing photos from other owners of Harryproa's.  There seams to be a lot of reports and links to  owners during construction but the reports seam to abruptly stop as soon as the boats are launched !  Perhaps a friendly letter from you or Rob to the current owners of Harryproa's requesting feedback on the boats and pictures or movies would help.  
George Kuck
Chestertown, MD wrote:
Bain mentioned the other day he is planning on some sailing photos soon as he is putting the boat up for sale . He needs cash for another enterprise (non boat). Another well known member of this group is seriously interested. I understand the price is yet to be determined.
Mark Stephens
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Robert
Sent: Saturday, 25 August 2007 8:11 PM
Subject: [harryproa] Re: Bain's Harry
-I was looking at the pics of Bain's Harry and was once again
impressed by the simplicity and elegance of the boat. When will we
have some sailing pics?

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