Mach 5

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  1. Mach 5

    is it me or is it you?

    Hey ! I have that same shower head!
  2. Hmmn.. Long time, such a much, much better boat.. Keep the old ones alive, gentlemen. They will challenge and make you love them.
  3. Mach 5

    Marina 36 Sport

    Inquiring minds want to know!! I have a crush on those Croatian beauties as well.. So, so little information on them on the inter webs, however. May have to take a trip to Split in the spring, then figure out how expensive it would be to import. Love the look of the boat.
  4. Mach 5

    R2AK 2018

    Might be more than twice....
  5. Mach 5

    R2AK 2018

  6. Mach 5

    Snowflakes and sailing

    Did he go up? Used to be Yachting was a gentleman's sport..
  7. Mach 5

    video evidence

    .... Or an SC-33?? Glass Houses, douche bag.. Glass Houses..
  8. For a number of years I owned SC-33  #6 named I-5 and raced quite a few times against Muffin.  It was always a pleasure to race with such good competition.  Finally sold the boat when my bod just could't take it any more.  True the boats need to be stiffened up to perform at their peak with present sail fabrics and technology.  Is it worth the expense of modification?   Yes, definitely.  Any boat from the board of the Wizard is fast and will keep up with most of the modern designs.  A few mods makes them just as fast or faster.   What makes them better is that you will have a boat you can stand up in.   A head that can be closed off for privacy (the girls love this) and a cabin that you can get into when you need a break from the rain, cold and drudge of the Pacific NW.  Yes you can go cruising as well.  

    A SC-33 in good shape will sell for about $25K    Spend a few K more to stiffen up the hull, and you end up with a boat that will kick some serious ass for a lot less.  It's no wonder why owners keep them forever and they keep on piling up pickle dishes.  Some may think the investment in Muffin was foolish.  No way, it was very smart indeed. Get one if you can. .  


  9. Hey Simon!

    Thank you very, very much for the kind words.. It was the first Swiftsure I have done on my boat since buying it and starring a BIG rebuild about 3 years ago.. You guys were very, very fast as well! Scary fast boat speed!

    Feel free to drop me an email at



  10. Hi Mach 5, congratulations on a great Swiftsure. I was on Hobie33 Por Favor. You corrected over us by a chunk and you sailed a flawless race, would love to hear stories. Our top boat speed was 23.4 off Race Rocks under reefed main and #4 jib. I'm sure you guys saw some big numbers as well. Well done!

    Simon ("Headroom" on SA)