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Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:59 am
by bateau-webmaster
Builders,

We have all lost a great friend, and mentor this past weekend. We are considering our best options to honor Cracker Larry, and all that he has contributed to our community here, and will be making some decisions in the very near/immediate future. We all offer our condolences to Dori, and family, and all of you!
Cracker Larry wrote:Build On 8)
-- The team at Boat Builder Central

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:04 am
by cape man
I'm thinking an annual "Cracker Larry Award" to the best build based on an online vote here. Winner gets a sticker for their boat that they will have to explain to folks, and bragging rights for 12 months. If I see them that year I'll buy them a drink of their choice.

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 am
by topwater
How about renaming the OD 18 to Cracker Dori 18 in honor of both Larry and his wife .

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:24 am
by PNWcx25
Damn! My deepest sympathy to Dori and family, I second renaming the OD 18. Sure learned a lot from Larry and I didn't even know him :cry:

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:50 pm
by silentneko
That's upsetting news, but he will be remembered fondly. I like the idea of the award for the best voted upon build.

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:08 pm
by Fuzz
I am sure any choice you make will be a good one.
When I first joined I asked which boat just like many others. Cracker Larry and others said build the OD-18 for my use. It has turned out to be a wise choice.
CapeMans idea is a good one. I am sure there will be many other good ones also.
Damn, I am going to miss the man's stories and advice.

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:29 pm
by AmbitiousRookie
I gonna miss his stories too. When I was first on here would always look for his post. I like the ideas as well Cape and top

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:32 pm
by TomW1
For more on Cracker Larry please see the Bilge. I am going to miss him a lot.

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:38 pm
by Eric1
cape man wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:04 am
I'm thinking an annual "Cracker Larry Award" to the best build based on an online vote here. Winner gets a sticker for their boat that they will have to explain to folks, and bragging rights for 12 months. If I see them that year I'll buy them a drink of their choice.
Yes!
topwater wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 am
How about renaming the OD 18 to Cracker Dori 18 in honor of both Larry and his wife .
Yes!! To this too!

Great ideas guys.

How about a A locked forum honorarium featuring this great man's builds? Just a thought.

Re: Cracker Larry

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:56 pm
by killacross
Very sad
...and here I am working my way through 390+ pages of silver (would be gold but a lot of pictures are gone)


Wish I had the chance to interact with him on the forums...seems like he would have been a pretty fun guy