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    Fremantle Western Australia
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    Women, yachts, Micro brewed beer, women, yachts, micro brewed beer...........

    Boat building materials and methods.

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  1. Redreuben

    Family Freindly Beach Cat
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    Nice work Groucho, another sail question, are they cut dead flat ? If not what sort of shaping do they have ?
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    Supplementary question; Are the two sails the same weight cloth and battens as you would construct for a single sail ? The consequence of course is double the weight aloft, as they are separated they would have to be wouldn't they ? Or is it say 70 or 80% ? The D mast concept fascinates me, its two steps above the Tiki Wingsail but no where near the complexity of a solid, and reefable ! All you need now is a slot ! ;)
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    What I've seen on a D mast here in Perth is the clews are attached to each other with a rope that has a pulley between them connected to the outhaul so outhaul can be applied but the two sails can still slide past one another with mast rotation. Is that what you have ?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    The ABC described the super maxi battle as a game of cat and mouse. I would have thought cowboys and Indians a closer analogy.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Looking at 12 hours ahead my money is on east
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Split off to an east and west groups now, only time will tell, and a few more holes to negotiate yet. The west move looks good now but might bite them on the arse later.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    I don’t know the territory so this might be a stupid question but is there any chance of a land breeze after sunset ?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Love the WA boat Enterprise, Skipper Anthony Kirke. Wonder if the spinnaker is called the warp drive ?
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    Jesus this is so sad.
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    WTF #2

    Central motor is a bit sucky. Motor in each hull vroom. I think it looks smart
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    Gorilla Glue

    I think with the rubbish store foam it’s just a by product of cheap. With proper pvc foam like Divinycell a pre cure in a hot box dramatically reduces gas bubbles post construction.
  13. Well if you have "Conducta" in your name a lightning strike is just a matter of time ! I've been involved in boatbuilding as a glassie, it's the same story the world over, "If you want to make a small fortune building boats start with a big one" "Did you hear about the boat builder who won the lottery ?" They asked him "What are you going to do with the money ?" "Oh I'll just carry on till it runs out" Boom boom. There was a multitude of boatbuilders here in Perth in the late eighties, now they are few servicing the local fisherman which are fewer by the year or one who services the very top end of the (export) market with luxury tenders. Most just repair the ageing fleet, no one builds multihulls here and most mono's are imported. As one boat builder said as he retired "they all want European quality for a Chines price." Lots of whining from the boat owners about rip off repair costs, ha, I used to repair boats but spent so much time chasing my pay cheque I gave it away, do house repair instead, much higher on peoples priorities.
  14. Redreuben

    Wharram tiki 38

    I've not sailed a Wharram but I am curious, they come with there own mystique lifestyle and urban legend, aesthetically they "look" salty and seaworthy but look closer and they have many shortfalls, coffin like hulls, wet, exposed, questionable windward ability etc. Despite the claimed simplicity its probably the least boat for the most materials, too much wasted waterline with the double ends. Buy a used one there are loads, build one after that if your hooked. A new and improved version that keeps the simplicity but adds modern lessons to the shape are the Richard Woods V hulls like Mira, Windsong and Surfsong. 2c
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    gps round the buoys

    Does anyone have experience with Sailracer ?