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  1. I never met him but I've sailed many miles on his designs. Very sorry to learn about his demise.
  2. Primarily what i referred to was the problems with the hydraulic transmissions in the early boats. I agree that they were very solid structurally. The designer Ray Wall was a most capable man and knew how to draw a good looking boat
  3. I don’t think the 35 was a great boat to start with. If memory serves it and the 31 which was also a beast of a boat weren’t even built by C&N. The 35 is under rigged. It took a lot of breeze to move it and I think you’ll find the boat was more about marketing than excellence. I believe you can find better choices in that genre of sailboats..
  4. Good for you... the Westsail is a cool old boat. I would join the Westsail groups and make sure that the problem areas that showed up on the 32's have either been repaired on your boat or have a plan to fix them. Congrats you'll have a lot of fun with the boat. They are built well and should give you many years of fun and adventure
  5. Have a look at a Tartan 4000. They are beautifully built and sail very well. I think It may be at the top of or even above your declared budget but they are certainly with a look
  6. I think that's because C & C designed the Baltic. They did a few designs for them early on
  7. A beautiful 447 just sold here in Detroit. What a great boat !
  8. I bought a Hinckley SW 50 that was Henry Hinckley's own boat. It had a lot of use and was in need of a big refit. I told Hinckley that I was willing to spend 150k and they gave me a clear idea of what that would buy. They did a great job. I can certainly recommend their work. Expensive but work every penny
  9. Gozzard builds a very nice and extremely well built boat. I have seen many of them in my adventures in the Caribbean. Owners speak well of their durability and toughness. It's good to see that the company is continuing to move forward after Ted's demise. He was a great guy and one of the truly great Canadian boatbuilders. I worked with him on a few projects and he was always great to work with so long as you did it his way exactly. He had his own way of doing things and he knew what worked.
  10. Good luck on this new phase for Gunboat. It may be that Gunboat 1.0 was just out too far from the tips of their skis. I hope Gunboat 2.0 is able to make great success out of the first generation
  11. Always was impressive how many of the most innovative sailing designs come from Down Under. Like most other stuff they go their own way and lead the way
  12. Owner and factory have gone radio silent. It's going to make an interesting story someday
  13. is that Sarah Jane in your profile picture? Nope it’s James Gang my Tartan 4700
  14. Good engines based on Kubota blocks. I’ve had two without any problems and I have had problems with every other brand except Cummins. My Volvo’s were also needing something and drank oil like it was rum. Yanmar’s weren’t long lasting and I had problems with the alternators and pumps. The Beta’s just run and Stanley the owner of Beta US is a good guy who stands firmly behind his products
  15. Thanks for the compliments guys. Building this boat is having a longstanding dream fulfilled. I am still pinching myself that this is for real . It is going to be a spectacular way to explore the world... Good luck and congrats...