Darrel was an avid sailor. He andfamily lived aboard a 49' ketch 
'Encore' from 1978~1985.  This was a Transpac 49, which had an 
all-custom interior.  Darrel and Opal supervised construction of 
the interior and mechanicals in the Taiwan yard where it was built.

Previous boats were an 8' Sunfish-like daysailer, a Clipper 26, 
an unusual French-built Aloa 34 and after the Transpac, an Ericson 35.

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