I don’t know where the right place to post this would be, but as his wry responses and plain good practical advice most often appeared in the Technical section, I reckon this is as good as any.
I was saddened to hear that Ton Jaspers (Swiebertje) whose posts have always included practical good advice and occasionally (usually warranted) scathing remarks when one of us made a comment which did not fit his view on the world, has passed away, far too soon.
We will miss him; I never met him but I bet he would have been good company over a bottle or two of Grolsch or out on the water.
I’d like to second that. I never met Ton but the forum will, without a doubt, be a poorer place without him. I’m sure if we shared a bottle or two of Grolsch he would have given me the rubbers off the caps to cure my leaking centreboard case!