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July 18, 2008


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I named my Exocet Pacer "Flux Linkage". I will be putting the name on her "stern" soon. I have also named my 4 custom bicycles.
The road bike is "Photon", the hardtail mountain bike is "Momentum" (notice a theme?), the dual suspension mountain bike is "Blue Crush", and the touring bike is "Valkyrie". So, you are not so strange in naming your boards.

Dear Mike, of the Peconic Puffin,

As always, you have instigated a flood of memories. After years of longboards my first "shortboard" was a Hi Tech 9'8". I had been borrowing my friends Mistral "Tarifa", but that was still over 10 feet long. I had seen real shortboards [sinkers, we called them] but the light winds of Manhasset Bay made them impractical. "How can they sail upwind with out a dagger board?"

My eyes were opened my first trip to Napeague. While I sailed on a Mistral Equipe, and a borrowed 4.5; I saw custom shortboards with Captain America graphics plaining and carving full speed jybes! I had to have one.

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