Third Reef

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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    “Looks like it has checkstays”
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    A big project!

    My rule of thumb for smaller wooden boat projects is that completion of the hull is about 50% of the time to complete. It’s the hardest and most critical part though. We are going to be entertained for some time to come.
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    A big project!

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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    I think I can see it in see it in the before and now photos
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    Which Cookson 12 would you buy?

    Thanks Dick.
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    Which Cookson 12 would you buy?

    Jade was amazing. She was able to move some very difficult stock. Loved the Mendana campaign.
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    Which Cookson 12 would you buy?

    NoFearr now listed any $129k Out of interest do the Cookson 12’s have cored hulls ? The certificates all say cored, but the brokers list “GRP” . A
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    Yacht Security PNG

    PNG is tragic. I’ve worked there. It is a beautiful place, but the violence is random. If that electric fence hurts a local villager you won’t be able to go ashore. I don’t think PNG is for you if this is your leading question.
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    Keel Failure

    The waves look like they are breaking on a shalllow bar.
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    Retirement boat dreaming.

    Nice boat, you will need to be retired to find time to look after that deck. In a Mottle, I have to crawl on my hands to get to the rear cabin.
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    A big project!

    My rule of thumb for smaller wooden boat building is that the hull is about 30% of the total time - the interior fit out will take ages. Despite this the corner is definitely turned and it will be all “smooth sailing” from that point.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Seems reasonable to me as a sign of respect to the previous incidents : Australian Sailing (AS) Prescriptions and Special Regulations Part 1 Category 6 shall apply, modified as follows: a) Cl 3.12 Pulpits, Stanchions and Lifelines for Category 4 shall apply. b) Cl 3.14 Toe Rail or Foot-Stop for Category 4 shall apply. c) Cl 3.24.3 through Cl 3.24.9 Engines for Category 5 shall apply. " Compulsory life lines on an Adams 10 is a real pain. Due to the geometry of that particular boat it is really hard to sail well without getting the sheets caught. The stanchions probably get bent after a race or two any away. The Adams 10 boats without life lines in RMYS and RYCV are pretty competitive. It is a shame to exclude them and I can understand how this exclusion is interpreted as a act of war. I thought this was a thread about big boats ?
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    Double-Handed/ Single-Handed Ocean Racing

    Go for it. Make sure you have a plan to fund it. Racing any boat is expensive, even an old mini. There is a small two handed scene in Oz, but the rules here are not yet ready for ocean going minis. 3R