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Rhodes Bantam Sailboat at Barton Boat Club, July 1955

Rhodes Bantam Sailboat at Barton Boat Club, July 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 29, 1955
Caption
Rhodes Bantam: Sailor-publisher Larry Prakken and his wife move out of the harbor in a 14-foot Rhodes Bantam. The six Rhodes Bantams at the club outnumber any other single class of boat. Prakken lives at 2000 Longshore Dr.

Barton Boat Club Skipper Larry Prakken Readies For Race Season, April 1962

Barton Boat Club Skipper Larry Prakken Readies For Race Season, April 1962 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 5, 1962
Caption
Maintenance Important: An early bird in the Barton Boat Club, Larry Prakken, isn't taking any changes on not being ready for the first race. After a thorough washing, he will scrape off the loose paint and apply an anti-fouling paint to the boat's hull for protection. All boats require some maintenance, even the fiberglass hulls. Loose fittings and leaks must also be checked before the start of the first race. Many Barton racers agree that it's easier to spread the maintenance chores over the year rather than do touch-up jobs during the sailing season.