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    Beneteau First 405

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    Older fast Aus multies

    So it’s a NZ build not AU, but anyone know about the Tennant designed trimaran “Wild Thing” in the classifieds? looks beautiful and light - how would it compare to a more modern Corsair/Farrier?
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    I might be willing to grant an exemption for the green “sknot” above though - that might win the prize.
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    Why and how does LWL matter anymore?

    For fun the other day I was looking at polars for the Pogo 30, 36 and 12.50 versus my 1987 ~10T First 405. From memory, hull speeds weren't exceeded until reaching in 20kt TWS - the 36 was quite close to my 405 (similar LWL) in other conditions. It was a good reminder that as sexy as they are, the modern planing designs don’t really seem to confer much of an advantage in lighter wind areas like here in San Diego unless you have a crazy turbo rig. My conclusion was that if I want to go a lot faster I’d need a lightweight multi. Or a kiteboard
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    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    Measuring battery state of charge is something of a dark art without actually testing he electrolyte - it’s not really something the manufacturer can know exactly, so they either have to take a guess or be extra conservative. I’d recommend swapping the battery early if you’re approaching a situation where a power loss will cause problems - but I’m sure you’ve already figured that out!
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    Nice Gibson Jumbo! J-200? This thread is fantastic - thanks sleddog and others for sharing. Very enjoyable to listen in; I was born in ‘75 so missed out on these halcyon days.
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    I think “knot faster” is materially better than “knot fast”. For the record. In case anyone cares (which they should knot).
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    OMFG that has to be the winner. I’m just not quite sure which category.
  8. What have you got? Best is ok too. Worst: any play on “knot”, particularly if written in rope font, bonus demerits for using quote marks. Best: sportfishing boat called “Tuna Jihad” seen at SWYC.
  9. Thanks tri. 33kts - Jesus; what a shame to have it sitting there idle. Would love to know what the new owner’s plans are, or if they’ve fallen through. From my memory, it showed up at the mooring with a sagging furled headsail and a carelessly flaked uncovered main, and sat there like that for several months. A few months ago I noticed the sails were gone. If I get a chance I’ll take a closer look from the water. Hopefully the plan is new sails and a refit and we’ll get to see her blazing past us soon!
  10. Yeah, not even a sail cover for months as I recall. I agree - would be great to bring her back. Sure looks fast.
  11. I see it bobbing mournfully on a mooring south of the airport several times a week. Anyone know the story? looks like it was well cared for at one time.
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    Anchor chain

    Craigslist is also a good place to look. I got 30m of 5/8 bbb and 100m of 3/4 nylon for $150 or so, never used. I agree, new is shockingly expensive.
  13. Sounds good to me - I’d also like to retire on the Med w a 50’ yacht. Maybe I should be a wealth manager too. Guys, do any of you know a high net worth individual who’ll give me 2% of their money per year for my sage advise on managing wealth? I need the 2% because I’m broke.
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    "Dis is Sayula"

    Just watched - really fun presentation of a fantastic and moving story. Viva Mexico! (Married to a Tapatia) I think sailing and certainly racing might have been more fun back then. I certainly remember thinking that when reading Moitessier's book and then Pete Goss’ - the boats are getting faster and more miserable.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Submitted for your consideration: looks like a very interesting, lightweight and functional boat at a very good price. Anyone know about these (Dana 39)?