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  1. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    How will Victorian yachting ever recover ? Do I detect a note of cynicism Doesn't matter what colour the lipstick is, it's still a pig!
  2. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    How will Victorian yachting ever recover ? Do I detect a note of cynicism Doesn't matter what colour the lipstick is, it's still a pig!
  3. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    When is Stanley not some fucked up adventure? How many times has it been a slog upwind to Stanley only to have the breeze clock to the north for the trip home?
  4. i550

    Looks like the scale function was used on a photocopier from some T750 drawings. Hopefully it is as quick downwind...
  5. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Nothing leaving a mark out could have fixed...... Funny how karma works.....
  6. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    You forgot the bit that they must be under 900kg....
  7. i550

    Love the tag line Shazza!
  8. i550

    Very impressive.... I thought shipping crates were too sticky in the light? Managed to get the fat bottomed girls ass out of the water? (That was directed at the boat and not who the boat is named after! The real Shazza is a very nice catch!)
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    What has brought Full Metal Jacket to Royals?
  10. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Very sad news HCW Our condolences are with you and your family...
  11. i550

    Wobble I'm thinking there's two methods to consider in sailing the boat... As for the light air sailing, given the shape of these boats, the closest comparable thing I can think of is how they sail most scows. Upwind and downwind they sail with people sitting and even hiking to leeward. You're right that wetted surface is your enemy. I think the trade off of 20 degrees heel is worth paying to get that handbrake of the fat bottomed girls ass out of the water. Once you're looking at getting overpowered, then I think the answer is crew weight and plenty of it. The boats shape wise are a bit like a cherub with a keel (just like the 40' grey one at Royals) and once you're depowering, then I think it's dinghy mode and sailing quite flat. One thing for sure is you've got a pretty schmick rig, so whatever your long term decision may be, that can easily go on more of an all round hull (pardon the pun). I've got the kids at sailing school on Sun morning at Royals and if I can help, I'll be more than willing to.
  12. i550

    Be it sportsboats or trailerable yacht mixed fleet racing, waterline is incredibly important and something the I550 doesn't have a heap of. In these styles of boats, there is a quantum leap in performance between most 6m and a 6.5m boats, (although there are some exceptions to the rule), another big leap for a boat 0.5m longer and so on. Certainly the best value for money in terms of waterline length in Australia seems to be around the 7.0-7.5m mark, and in recent regattas in AUS, boats around this size have dominated results, but also seem to be where some of the best sportsboat talent choose to be. Larger than that, you're out on a limb just as you are if you're shorter than that. Racing as a class that issue is negated, but that may be quite a way off in some parts of the world. In saying that, you could build 3 I550's for the price of a Melges 20, so in some respects, you get what you pay for. The cost of building a 6 or 6.5m hull under wobble's very nice looking rig may not be insurmountable, but granted not music to the ears of the I550 faithful... Whilst Hick is a local, you could do a lot better elsewhere wobble for a similar amount of design money....A 6.5m Raptor could be very quick and still take wobbles rig. Frank's comments +1
  13. i550

    Any progress on the proposed update to the class rules?
  14. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Just to highlight how important the HCW cause actually is, one of the founding fathers of sportsboats in Australia has a long, hard battle with a brain tumour ahead of him. Steve Kiely is probably best known for his modified MASRM trailerable boats he sailed with his wife Lesley and daughter Karina, but as the man Kerli Corlett turned to help make his marketing dreams reality, Steve had a significant hand in the establishment and production of the E7 (and a lesser extent the E780), designed the rig, systems and deck layout for the E770, and was responsible for ground breaking sportsboats like the Y780 'Shoot the Dog'. When cancer challenges someone we admire, it takes on an entirely new meaning and underscores just how important the HCW cause is to finding solutions to this devastating disease that comes in so many forms. I hope you can spare a moment and wish Steve, Lesley and Karina all the very best on what is a most daunting journey ahead....
  15. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    How cool is it that the fundraising almost doubled over last year despite a generally poor economy! Next year for the 5th Anniversary HCW, we'll just take it up another notch! Well done to all concerned on raising such a significant sum for such great causes...