Abbo

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About Abbo

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  • Birthday 02/27/1974

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    Brisneyland, Australia.
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    Kite Surfing, binge drinking.

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  1. I did the Bermuda Race back in 98. A rum and coke at the yacht club bar was $6.50!!! The cost of living there is horrendous, and the flights are pretty crazy too so I can't imagine the freight was a bargain either. Very odd decision to host a Moth worlds there...
  2. Thanks m_kiel, much obliged. I don't see Goobs on the entry list.... late entry? I would imagine Slingsby and Chew will be making their presence felt at the pointy end of the fleet too.
  3. Anyone know what's going on with the Bermuda worlds? Almost zero information on the website. No press releases, news, list of entries etc....
  4. Abbo

    New Rambler

    The funky tips suggest they are dagger boards but maybe DSS is doing the same tip treatment now too. They certainly look pretty short to be dagger boards on an 88 footer.
  5. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Maybe the flux capacitor isn't fluxing?
  6. Abbo

    New Rambler

    My mind is slipping, that looks suspiciously like the pole they used in the inclination test back in RI, they must have had it all along..... although I didn't see it used in the Hobart.
  7. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Hmmmm, looks like it is attached at the mast so it could be interpreted as a whisker / spin pole I guess.
  8. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Reaching strut? Not legal in IRC are they?
  9. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Carries a fair bit of rake doesn't she? Sails look rather nice.
  10. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Take an extra bottle of gas and keep the hot food coming. Makes the miles tick by faster.
  11. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Iced in harbour?
  12. Abbo

    New Rambler

    It's a seriously horny looking ship, let's hope for JK and GD 's sake it goes like a cut cat.
  13. Abbo

    New Rambler

    I have seen two crew (one being a 60kg girl) walk off a 66 foot canter with the boom on their shoulders like it was no big thing. Crazy light, beautiful piece of work by Southern's.
  14. Abbo

    New Rambler

    Can anyone explain what is happening in this photo? Seems like the boat should be healing the other way, no? *********** is standing near the port chain plates.
  15. Abbo

    New Rambler

    It's obviously not rigged yet but I'm guessing it will have a soft vang. Southern have been doing this for quite a while now, the booms are getting so bloody light these days they have no need for them. Some boats have a detachable strut to hold the boom up when the main is down but that's about it.