January 23, 2016. Winston checked in with his Magic, Yankee #199. This is a 'newly found' Dolphin, our 224th (click here to go to that page). Below are his emails, consolidated and edited)
I found your Dolphin.org after seeing a Dolphin listed for $35,000 in Annapolis (Webmaster Note: - that price will get a Dolphin owner's attention but she's a beauty!! and an inspiration to all of us - Equinox - take a look) and the listing said for more information to check Dolphin.org. I have owned Yankee Yachts Dolphin 24 “Magic” #199 since 1989. It is currently under repair after a serious leak I couldn’t find until I took the toe rail off and found the teak under the starboard genoa track was cracked. I have been every slow getting it back together but I am hopeful this is the year for her to get back in the water
I found the owners of #199 previous to John and Lana Fields from whom I bought the boat. They bought the boat from Dick and Laura Smock then of Urbana, Illinois. Dick and Laura bought the boat in Annapolis (E Snader could be the owner they bought it from) and they pulled it home with a “Ford Car”. Laura said the boat drove the car as much as the car towed the boat over some of the mountain roads between Annapolis and Urbana.
The snow continues here in Kentucky. I am spending a day at home from work and have enjoyed talking to Lana Fields and Dick and Laura.
Thanks for the encouragement by asking for more information.
Win (Winston C. Dunwell)
We will stand by for pictures and stories about what Magic has been up to this past quarter century. We here in southern New England are huddled down against coming the snow storm. Unfortunately, the arrival is on a weekend so no time off from work....
Welcome Aboard Win!