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    Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta

    Looks like a fast fleet forming with Top Gun, Quickstep and Sixty Six at the front end of the fleet. It should be interesting for line honours between these three cats. I'd have to think Sixty Six has the most potential being the lightest and probably as powerful if not more so as in power to weight. Although Quickstep could be around the same weight as Sixty Six which id think would be around half the weight of Top Gun. As alway the Top Gun guys should sail this evergreen Lock Crowther cat well. Any thoughts on this battle for Line Honours?
  2. Any big multis going or is it mainly trailerable types?
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    Airlie Hammo Maggie 2018

    Out of Interest Plywoodboy, just been looking at the latest OMR spreadsheet and I think you might want to update Rushours OMR details. It says they have feathering props, I'm pretty sure she has twin outboards, e.g. out of water props. if this is correct it does makes a little difference to her rating, in their favour.
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    Near Capsize

    Are you guys sure this cruising orientated boat was meant to be driven like an out and out race boat? Seems seamanship and the boats design purpose needs to be reviewed. The rule i like to observe is when you think about reefing, reef. My belief is that Multis don't need to be overpowered to perform.
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    8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

    Any photos of this packed up on its trailer ready for towing please?
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Is there a photo missing? i can't see one where Rushour is on Starboard in either of these two photos. Unless I'm seeing this incorrectly i think the top photo is pretty much what Oats did to Comanche in this years Hobart race. By the look of the sails and tell tails it seems that Fury is on the wind, not reaching and in my opinion has full rights over Rushour who is still completing a tack.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Should you start a new thread for your recent regatta? isn't this a thread about B2G? Speaking of B2G, I hear Top Gun is out for family reasons, that makes it a bit easier for the front runners and anyone chasing an OMR win.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    How come you are you only at 85% Bushsailor? Have you lost some sails or put on weight? is there any issues from the recent capsize? All the best for the coming regatta and B2G. is there anywhere where us punters can see the entry list?
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    Suggestions? Sell carbon mast, sails, boom, etc

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    Tri for sale in NZ

    Anyone know anything about this tri that is for sale in NZ? It's weight, mast height, previous sailing ability, condition, build quality etc. thanks https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/auction-1524488166.htm?rsqid=2cc8b33dc64d4e8886a20f2031308430
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    2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    As you say you've only ever sailed other peoples boats which must have been top end boats and funded by owners who could afford to put their boats on the water and were constantly changed to meet the rule changes. We'll be interested to follow your progress when you start tearing up your own cash to remain on top of the rule as it changes and then you can back up your claim about getting out there and competing, "but at your own expense". From what I hear the winners usually pour heaps of cash into boats to keep them current, Mad Max/Ullaman Sails is a very good example of an endless spend and time modifying to get it to where it is and theres plenty more like Morticia, Indian Chief, Trilogy and the others that were previous Div 1 winners over the years that spent plenty to keep at the top. It's the owners that back up year after year i respect, not the freeloaders that just turn up to sail other peoples boats and then talk up how good they are. As for OMR, it has some way to go if you want growth of multi racing, IMO. If one looks at what the mono fleets do, sports boats don't race against ocean going IRC boats on handicap or around the course for that matter. Surely that method should be looked at for multis if you are to attract all types because i cant see the likes of Rushhour competing against a stripped out foiling race tri on OMR if both are sailed well.
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    2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Not many entries compared to previous nationals at Wangi. I can't believe the Nats were organised the same time as the Crowther regatta on Pittwater, which is held the same time every year for the past 20 or so. It seems to me (as an ex NSW boy) it's a bit of Queensland ignorance and/or lack of respect for the Crowther regatta. Lock Crowther was and still is Australia's, if not the worlds greatest multihull designer who also sailed and raced his own designs and own boats. I wonder if he's up there smiling at the Queenslanders from his post over Pittwater. :-) At this point the Crowther regatta has a few more entries than the Nationals. C'mon surely the organisers of the Nationals could have looked at the sailing calendar outside of Queensland.
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    Multihull Lifeline requirements.

    doesn't this answer everything to do with having lifelines or not? 3..12.1 "Where lifelines are not fitted to a multihull or are not continuous, the crew shall wear safety harnesses which shall be attached at all times when the crew member is outside the cabin."
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    Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    great stuff Gunners. 30 years old and doing 30 knots is bloody cool. and keep carrying that red aussie flag, i don't think you're breaking any rules when you're an Australian registered ship :-)
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    2017 Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Race

    Looks like the forecast has changed from strong running to light conditions playing into XL2 and Boss's hands over Top Gun, which is surely underpowered in the light winds by comparison to the two others. shame for Top Gun as each year she's done it has been soft breeze.