posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 09:23 PM
In 1977 I crewed on the 71 foot Mistress racing Schooner. I believe it was built by Roosevelts grandson, in the early 30s?. It was a tall ship and
had to be parked outside Lahainas harbor. (Maui) I used to paddle out every night on my surfboard (Rick James long board). They would take my board,
then drop me a rope ladder to climb. The norm was that people went nude on board. I was embarrased, comming from a conservative family, and kept my
speedo on. I slept in a red velvet lined bunk, right next to the galley. I could smell sweet ripe pineapple wafting through the lower area all night.
The captains girlfiend was always making comments to me that were embarrasing. She wanted me to remove my speedo. I didnt think that was a good idea.
Ive looked for a picture of the Mistress online, and founf her in the past. I cant find one just now. Captain told me she was 71 foof, and later pics
put her at about 65 foot.Teak decks, and sales galore. We raced and won every race. I puked like crazy when the captain layed her way over in a race
through the molekai channel, with big waves washing over me. Captain was shouting, and I was pumping the bilge and puking at the same time. The boat
belonged to a famous writer at the time. I dont know who it was