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    Multihull Insurance Australia (again)

    I am just going to go on record again as someone who has lived this insurance nightmare for the last couple of years. This is not going to get any easier until the Multihull Association(in whatever form that takes) gets off the ground and we are able to remove the terms "catamaran" and "trimaran" and replace them with "performance multihull" or similar. Its a strength in numbers thing and it has to happen for insurance companies to even look at the issue again. I have been banging on about it for a year now but its now at a critical point. Given the events at RQYS last night, the few remaining avenues that I had for liability will probably dry up pretty quickly I think.
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    Black Jack, Nose Job Arse Lift

    No but he might be "sure"..... Forget what website you were on Pulpit? This is "Sailing" Anarchy where all forms of sailing can be discussed.....
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    Absolutely incredible reading really! Bottman, you are crazy man.... the conspiracy theory stuff is so full on. I remember having a text conversation with Jason the day after he was on board and he would in no way be led on bagging the boat or being negative about the works that had been done. To be honest, I reckon he did really well to not react to your absolutely over the top, bordering on defamatory statements about him until now. RIP Bullfrog... would have loved to see you back in full flight. But I am glad that Indian Chief made the choice that he did with Top Gun. Faster and faster all the time!
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Is there any start coverage?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Considering that broker had nothing to do with either of those sales, it is opportunistic advertising at best, Questionable ethics at worst
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    Grainger R42 - 12.8mts Performance Cruiser Trimaran

    Hi Vincent, Ill let Low Groove get his teeth into answering this however I will say that all of the big companies have their own versions of this system now. The term "cableless" is a bit of a misnomer and the system has a by product of not being suitable for a large percentage of applications. Ill let the full-time sailmaker take that further... I'm just the part time guy
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Hmm, You said charter... he didn't but regardless, I apologise for the offence that you took
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    I have two First 40s available Both the right price. One Carbon rig, one alloy.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Don't forget that Voodoo(as Limit) beat Alive(As BJ66) over the line in the 2008 Hobart
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Wasn't that Limit that just returned?
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    TF10 foiler... what could possibly go wrong!?.....

    2 masts? i am pretty close to one of the projects and only saw one..
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Anyone notice the 20%scoring penalty to be applied to Infotrack and Wot Eva? Infringment of SI26.... Declarations, Uh oh, Rookie error!
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    Corsair Pulse 600

    We did quite a few test kites for the 49ers back in the day with tighter luffs and flatter shapes... the loads were off the charts compared to the standard 9er kite. Pretty logical given you are sailing tighter apparent angles Similar when we mucked around with F18s but the differential was not as much... sheet load was already pretty high
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    Corsair Pulse 600

    PPPhhh.... even you don't believe that right?
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    Farrier F-85SR

    You two are so cute quote name="Peter Hackett" post="5346317" timestamp="1465380287"] If you can tow a Jayco around Australia you can tow a boat to Wangi.I could never compare to you Pete, you tow with a Jeep which is illegal (and unlikely to go anywhere) other than in South Aus.