Greg & Jeanne Carter live in Novato, California. We owned F27 #217 (sail number 69814 – yes, Aug 14 ’69 was the first day of Woodstock) for 5 years ’08-’12, after crewing for her previous (and once again current) owner Jim. Fantastic sailing aboard Origami since the late ’90’s are directly to blame for the F36 plunge.
We found F36 #5’s 3 hulls on eBay in the fall of 2011. The hull builder had run out of steam. We became friends, and ultimately took over the building project. 2012-2016 passed working in a 1,000 sq ft workshop at a light-industry park about a mile from our Santa Rosa home. Finally in June 2016 we trucked all the finished, big parts to the Napa River for an assembly job and happy launch. Ravenswing sailed on San Francisco Bay her first three years, working out the kinks, including a broken mast. It’s all chronicled in the timeline of blog posts on this website. You can go back to see how she was built, sea-trialed, and in 2019, set free upon the Pacific Ocean.
Here are a few interior shots taken prior to this website:
And the transport of the hulls to the Santa Rosa shop where we completed the build: