Buena: A Great
Boat truly loved on my watch
Yes I miss her. I bought her in 1971 and sailed on San Francisco Bay until I sold her to Alan Rosenberg in 1980. Alan was a good friend who bought all of my boats when they were for sale. He died in the '80s and I don't know to whom the Buena was sold. We raced both in the Bay and in the offshore series in IOR division D winning the division bay series in '74 and finishing second in '72 and '75, never less than third the whole time I sailed her. Offshore in the Danforth series we took third overall in '74. Since this was a first series boat it had the dinette arrangement, this was removed as was the hinged fold up berth on the starboard side. The dinette table was replaced with a longitudinal folding leaf table and the upper berth became a pipe berth that rolled up and stored on the shelf. the panel between the new salon and galley on the stove side was cut back to allow better access and get rid of that out of character turned post. Overhead interior handrails were added port and starboard. The interior doors were removed and replaced with canves/zipper doors. The fiberglass seat backs were cut away and a canvas panel with large pockets with zipper doors to be used as lockers for the crew. Since I was a friend of Sailmaker Peter Sutter, his advertising agency and on his board we had sails for every point of sail and condition. A great boat truly loved on my watch.