I like those illustrations and your blog, former Excel sailor here, got out just around the time you went in, cruised with Pluck a few times before or after our degaussing period at Point Loma. I started a Blog like this (but yours is much better)a while back but just didn't have the time to keep up on it since I drive truck for a living.
Thanks for the compliments. Excel.. always a beautiful sight to see her in formation. Gary, I have some questions about the kites, can you answer them? Bob
I was in the deck force before transferring to Engineering, so I might have some info on the kites.
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