New Vintage DN

We have a new sailor in the fleet- last season Jim Floyd picked up this classic and has her back in action-

Any idea what year that sail number was issued? Has to be late 1950’s?

Here she is- Note that it says “Blue Streak” on the side- wasn’t that the original name of the DN design?

All kinds of questions- no matter what the answers she looks good!

Jim says “Here she is, by the way. Unsure of age. But like my 1960 rowboat and 1972 Hobie14, we are already engaged in a love affair!!!

We feel your pain, Jim! Look forward to seeing you on the ice this winter-

Think ICE!

7 responses

  1. brian reid

    Perhaps folks are thinking of Rueben Snodgrass? If I’m not mistaken he was at Gruman. In later years he restored & sailed Cold Wave, a 40′ 2 cockpit stern steerer. In 60s he raced DNs. — Blue Chip (sail 404) and Wild Blue (sail800); I have photos but not sure how to upload here. ( I am still looking for other pix I have of Snodgrass – I thought he sailed Blue Streak as well) Warren Darress – could you send your email re: many photos I have of Darress’ sailing in the 60s breid1885@gmail.com https://hudsonrivericeyachting.blogspot.com/

    04/09/2020 at 5:55 pm

  2. Jim Floyd

    Great info guys! Just wanted to acknowledge that I wouldn’t have ended up with this sweet frosty ride were it not for Bill Buchholz, who likewise was nice enough to show me how to rig the BS. And I’d love to get reflections form you on how best to sail her, Bill Bernard. And I’ll try to reach out to Tom as well! Nice of T to put that picture up there. But better that he set me up with Denis. I’ve already got the bindings off some old snow skis and I’m psyched to work on skunners the summer. Even wondered about doing the same thing but with snowboards. Might have to run the blades deeper. And I’m sure sliding sideway could be an issue. But it would be cool if deep powder were an option as well!!! Be well, guys…

    04/08/2020 at 12:14 am

    • Jim Floyd

      Great info guys! Just wanted to acknowledge that I wouldn’t have ended up with this sweet frosty ride were it not for Bill Buchholz, who likewise was nice enough to show me how to rig the BS. And I’d love to get reflections from you on how best to sail her, Bill Bernard. I’ll try to reach out to Tom as well! Nice of T to put that picture up there. But better that he set me up with Denis. I’ve already got the bindings off some old snow skis and I’m psyched to work on skunners this summer. Even wondered about doing the same thing but with snowboards. Might have to run the blades deeper. And I’m sure sliding sideway could be an issue. But it would be cool if deep powder were an option as well!!! Be well, guys…Jim

      04/08/2020 at 12:19 am

  3. This boat was built by one of the guys from Grumman, on Long Island. It still has the original runner box from Sarns, with the shipping address and name of the builder. Sadly, none of the Lake Ronkonkoma gang have been able to trace it.

    04/07/2020 at 4:04 pm

  4. Christopher M. Gordon

    I always thought that the hull/sail number went with the owner and NOT the boat.

    04/07/2020 at 1:01 pm

  5. Bill Bernhard

    As a former owner of Blue Streak I can tell you that the gentleman I purchased boat from (Tom Chadwick from RI tcchadwick@cox.net) bought Blue Streak from a Gruman Engineer and it was likely that boat was built on Long Island NY. He might have more information for you.
    Bill Bernhard

    04/07/2020 at 10:02 am

  6. Warren Darress

    It would be in the 1960s. My first DN Orange Freeze built in 1960 was sail number 610. In 1970 my new DN Orange Delite was sail number 2257. Warren Darress Jr

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    04/07/2020 at 8:53 am

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