I have some sad news: Dub Granger (Tommy Granger's father) passed away today after a short illness. Dub was a keen sailor, racer and also built and modified high performance multi hulls. Some of his projects included:
I've had the privilege of being friends with Dub for over 10 years and writing this I find it hard to believe he has passed. I always enjoyed him wandering over into my yard when I was working on my boats and striking up a conversation about the latest America's cup developments or him sharing his ideas or insights. I had the opportunity to watch Dub build O.I.D. (with Tommy) and watch the project take shape before my eyes. He transformed a pile of foam and carbon fiber into a graceful and lightweight boat. Below is a video showing O.I.D. being launched and docked by Dub for the first time.
Dub had a great sense of humor - a permanent twinkle in his eye. I never heard him complain, whine or bad mouth anyone. His work ethic was amazing, often working in the sun in the middle of the day laying up epoxy or sanding filler. He was a fountain of knowledge about multihull design and high performance sailing. He was very humble, letting his work speak for himself.
Please keep Tommy & Suzy Granger and their families in your prayers and reach out with your condolences. Tommy and his dad were very close.