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  1. andyxs

    What is it?

    The new RS sports yacht
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    what are you listening to right now ... part trois

    Any update on the audition? Nothing yet. National Youth Orchestra will notify him in February if he's in. On Saturday, he played at the Alamodome with the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band... Thats impressive, it was all I could do to keep step when playing and marching.
  3. Always loved the look of the thames A raters
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    what are you listening to right now ... part trois

    I quite like these guys, a little bit indie rock. The video was filmed where I live which makes it slightly more watchable for me.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    motor "sailor"
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    I think its a really good Idea, a cheap to build boat is cheap, sails are still very expensive, I imagine a set of sails probably costs more than a hull without any fittings, a cheap supply of sails is going to be a bonus for anyone.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    ahh remembered now. unfortunatly i cant seem to find a good photo, but it looks alot like the corby 35 njos ex converting machine 92,
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    love the j111 and how successful it is, the boat is stuning, but that pic really reminds me of another boat, cant put my finger n it at the moment.
  9. You can have money. You can have a boat.

    You can't have both.

  10. andyxs

    20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    i race on a 1720, a 27 foot sports boat. it has one winch for halyards back from the mast. It is ideal for putting the asy sheets round in a blow as it takes all the pressure off the sheets allowing you to relax a little. Other 1720s dont do this tho and apparantly we are a bit nesh for using the winch. but hey if it means my 50 year old mum can tame a mast head kite in 20+kts then i think its a good idea as ratchet blocks can only do so much.
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    thanks for the sizing up. would it be a good idea to get a donor boat for rigging and fitting. i read earlier in the thread that 16ft skiff and star rigs work well. are their any others that fit the bill. both are a bit thin on the ground in the uk to be cheap. looking out for star gear though. thanks Andy
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    HI iv been following the i550 for quite a while and like the look of them very much and would quite like the challenge of building a boat, especialy with the support network this boat seems to have, i would have to take my time based on costs and time availability. my first question is how much plywood is actualy needed when used effectivly as their is obviously wastage. thanks Andy