Time will Tell

Photo: Mariah's Eyes (510) 864-1144
Ad for August 1996

100 years ago, Joshua Slocum was sailing the world's first solo circumnavigation on Spray, his gaff rigged fishing yawl. Today, Bill and Mary Harpster sail Joshua, a replica of Spray, around the Bay, up to the Delta, and out into the local ocean.

Joshua was launched in April of 1982 and sails virtually every weekend. Although we built a new jib two years ago and replaced the mizzen in 1991, the Pineapple main and tops'l are all original equipment. And the mainsail has never been off the boat! Bill points out the sail does have three holes in. These were made by a "black powder cannon" on the 4th of July in a mock battle in Suisun Bay. But the are very small-- and heat sealed besides.

Pineapple Sails -- time tested and bullet proof!


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