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  1. Interesting you say horsepower won't be an issue. At 1.4 x boat length it seems fairly conservative for a 10 metre wide tri compared to say XL2's new rig at 1.6 x boat length. Standing by to see the power to weight ratio as XL2's is very high at 3.2 tons weight and 60 foot rig for a 38 footer. If Venom is 43 foot and 4 tons it could be considered underpowered by comparison. Greater waterline length and the trimaran factor will come into it. It may struggle against the likes of Rushour though.
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    Considering you paid less than 90k for the boat five or so years ago, why do think its now worth more than double now? Seems all you've done is fix what should be right in any worthy boat. Let's face it few boats ever grow in value, particularly old tired trimarans.
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    Transpac 2019

    I agree, i reckon had Paradox got out of the blocks and through the light weather at the start as quick as Comanche did she may have been a lot closer, even in front of the claimed "worlds fastest" monohull, which was well and truely beaten, again.... by all 3, 70 foot tris and all cost under 2 million and are 12 years old! Now there's bang for buck IMHO
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    2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

    What you've mist is the big battle at the very front between the 100 foot foiling Trimarans, Macif, Gitana 17 and the brand new Sodebo. Theres three of them aiming at ultimately averaging speeds of 40 knots. The old, non foiling Sodebo now called Actual Leader is also on or just off the pace. Although these amazing machines are still very much in early development they are going ahead in leaps. no motors running, can be sailed single handed they are amazing. The likes of Rambler and Scally will be days behind these rocket ships. Here's a bit of footage to wet your appetites for speed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93CqBBBaOcQ
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    Extreme Sailing Series DTS

    I have to agree with Corley, In my opinion it became boring with the foiling boats compared to the 40s. personally i prefer non foiling as a spectacle over foiling cats. Foiling cats just don't seem to have the hull/boat movement through the water to keep it interesting. have you ever watched a moth foiling across the water? its cool for a while but in my opinion only, becomes boring as a spectator.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2019

    Believe so. saw it in the water on Sunday. apparently mast goes up today. be a bloody miracle if they get the finish line. Avalanche is out.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2019

    Why don't you do it? The boat is there and it would be ready to go?
  8. Don't know much about the Tennant but i agree about the evergreen Top Gun. Saw on its facebook page its on the hard getting even more love including a few after lightning hit repairs.
  9. Looks good, she's had a few lives. What bigger race boats? there's plenty of bridge deck cats that go ok but i can't think of a good and bigger race multihull in Australia that comes to mind.
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    Hey Bottman, she's a great old tri. I've never been on her but have admired her for many years. Which company is she currently insured with please?
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    Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta

    As a former competitor at this regatta, all be it some years back now, it frustrates me and I'm sure others who are on the couch looking for the daily results. This is the only regatta that I'm aware of that in the past 5-10 years never makes results available until after the end of the regatta and that no one knows their PCF handicap until after the results are published. The sailing instructions states that results will be available on line on the Saturday night, which I couldn't find anywhere. Any chance of one the organisers could advise why this regatta is done the way it is where this one off handicapping method of after the regatta is used?
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    Help identifying Crowther design

    doubt its a Crowther or a Grainger. people selling unknowns often try to pass them off as Crowthers because he's no longer around to say they aren't and Crowther designs are proven and sort after. to the best of my knowledge, Lock never designed any chine hull cats and I'm pretty sure Mr Grainger didn't either.
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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?
  14. 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.