I was honored today to receive a response to a note I sent to Bill Garden, the designer of this boat. I had written a couple months ago, with a few pictures of KJ as she is now. She was designed in 1952; Bill is in his 90’s now. He very kindly wrote back to me, remembering the boat as “a good husky boat and well built.” He last saw her about 50 years ago in Newport Beach.
The handwritten note will definitely be framed and hanging in the wheelhouse.
I just have to say again what a beautiful boat KJ is! Really nice, I hardy believe she's wood!
Wow! "Great boat designers never fade away as they always have their designs". How fabulous that he replied, Thats a real start to building a history of her and maybe a short booklet to present to your customers by way of (marketing) a thankyou for their custom.