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Seems to have two different "Christine":
last update: 2022
197? Plan Carter, built by Fred Preiss in west system
Comment from Facebook 2022 "Built
by Fred Preiss behind his used Auto business. Took him a couple of years to
build her. Designed by Dick Carter as far as lines go...structural basics also
by Dick, but Fred was a pretty good engineer and modified some things. She was
cold molded using West Systems. Fred designed and built all the hardware including
the coffee grinders. They worked OK until Big Boat series in 1980. If I recall
correctly we finished that series with only one working primary winch as we
had to scavenge parts from the other one to keep one working. I sailed with
Fred and his crews numerous times including BBS. At that time I was with Hood
Sailmakers and we built her original sail inventory. She was pretty fast but
really suffered from lack of funds to compete with the likes of Kialoa III and
Windward Passage. She had a very limited sail wardrobe. Many people were negative
about Fred's efforts, however I think he deserves credit for tackling a project
like this and pulling it together with a reasonable degree of success. He was
quite an innovative thinker."
Big Boat Series, San Francisco: ?e/??
Picture from ???
Comment from Facebook 2022 "I enjoyed your well written article on Christine , raced on "Mistress Quickly" in the BBS . After 2 races Winward Passage & MQ were equal on points , unfortunately we blew out the famous big chute decorated in sea birds down near the Bay bridge in very close company with WP . On the last leg we ended up in a tacking duel with "Christine" some where between Coite tower & Fishermans warf , we were on port you guys on starboard , our after guard included Robbie Doyle , Gary Jobson , Steve Collet , peter Bowker with Harold Cudmore driving . Bowman Dougle Black yelled out he didn't think we were going to make it & then we got a bad knock & Christine was lifted , remember Gary Jobson scrambling past me half way up the deck & seeing Christines bow pop out under the clew of our headsail , i think she would have cut our stern off if the helmsman hadn'-t luffed up into the wind . After we finished our owner Bill Whitehouse- Vaux ìnstructed us to go over to Christine who was flying a protest flag & apolagized to Fred & said we would not be contesting it , chas from tas"
March, moored in Genova, Italy, Picture from Facebook,
1996? Plan Peter Ebbutt, built by ?
October, 100' Custom Peter Ebbutt Super Yacht, Christine is well maintained
and ready to race or charter. Detailed information and photos on this yacht
can be found at www.christinecharters.com, Truly one of a kind.