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Ron Noe's En Charette, a Lunn built Dolphin, Hull # L200, Essex, Connecticut (updated December 14, 2013)

 
   

April 11, 2007. Ron Noe was one of the first Dolphin owners we talked to about this website. He bought his Lunn built boat from Hugo Hilderdorf of Patchogue, Long Island, New York, who was the first owner. It was one of the first 3 Lunn's, a stripped out, empty boat that Ron built out to have her go as fast as a Dolphin could go. According to Clark DuBois (Peridot, Marscot/O'Day #14), Ron has the last Dolphin 24 National Championship Trophy - we need to find out more about this!

Webmaster Note, December 7, 2013 - confirmed by Ron with the following note

About the championship, yes I did win, but the trophy is probably in one of a bunch of boxes.  I'll let you know if I find it. (or maybe when) Ron

Ron sold En Charette to Carlton Granberry, who renamed her Savili and went on with her to an outstanding race record in the late 1960's and 1970s. Click here to go to Savili. We don't have a picture of Ron's En Charette yet, and don't want to use one of Savili because she has been painted green. But, we have heard about a model over Ron's fireplace....Stay tuned

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November 13, 2013. Over the past several months we have been developing a story of the connection between International 14's, one of the very early racing dinghies, and the Dolphin 24. Essex Yacht Club was a hotbed of its racing activity. You can read all about this by clicking here.

Hanging from the ceiling of the Essex Yacht Club in its trophy/bar room is this International 14 donated to the club by Ron Noe. Picture taken by Dolphin 24 website staff.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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December 7, 2013. Getting the above picture gave us the opportunity to follow up on that model of En Charette referred to in the beginning of this page. These photos are just in. We have also included them in our Technical Section on models (click here to go there)

Ron added the following comments about the model

The fiberglass hull and deck parts were made by Roy Berg and given to me along with teak trip pieces sufficient to do the work.  It took me forever to complete the model thanks to a collection of reasons but when Roy and I talked recently, about 7 years ago, he asked if I had finished the model.

Roy Berg was the Chief Engineer at Lunn Laminates, and himself the owner of a Lunn built Dolphin 24, Black Dolphin. Click here to go to her. Somewhere in this webmaster's overloaded database/memory is the tidbit that Lunn Laminates made these models available to buyers of their Dolphin 24s. Stay tuned....

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December 14, 2013. On a review of the Off Soundings Club archived regatta results at the Mystic Seaport Museum's Blunt Library, we found that Encharette was 1st overall in the 1964 Off Sounding Club's Spring Series - 46 boats were entered. Click here to go to a page that lists some of the Dolphin 24 racing success in the Off Soundings Club.

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