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About Flirt of paget

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  • Birthday 08/28/1965

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    Gothenburg, Sweden
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    Sailing, skiing & cars

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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Big things are going on, I will not reveal all details yet but some good stuff with Flirt is in the pipe, new engine, new rudder, upgrade on the rig with a discontinuous rod instead of the old continuous. Finalizing the table once the new motor and its cover is made. Some more super custom parts in Titanium etc. The biggest part will be saved until end of next week... Summer of 2017 was a good sailing year for us but unfortunately we hit a rock outside Gothenburg and we got a small leak at the first keel bolt. No visible structual damages and I was confident that my new floors and the aluminum backbone was strong enough. Once on the hard the insurance company and a vendor came over and we all went over the hull and structure to determine the scope of work. Luckily there was no damages to the hull or engine bed only the leak and a small crack at the trailing edge of the keel. I removed the fiberglass around the keel in January and removed the kitchen and counter tops etc. Work called for me to be in Singapore for seven weeks until mid of May so not much work was performed on Flirt during this time... The first photos show how we got the keel off and what it looked like. Keel weight 3054 kg
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Hi everybody, Got permission from Beken of Cowes to post this nice old photo from Admirals Cup 1981. She's brand new and I presume Shorty is driving. Flirt is doing just fine and I will post some pictures and information what we did last year and what we plan to do this winter season if anybody is interested. We finished our fifth season with Flirt and are now planning a few bigger projects as well as a bunch smaller fix to make her better.
  3. Hi Sailorman 44,

    Is this carbon rig still around?

    Bob, I have a repaired carbon fiber mast. It was built by Composite Engineering in Cambridge, Ma. 62.5', D section, triple spreader. Repaired but never used. Located in Connecticut so shipping could be a problem.

     

     

     

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    2. Flirt of paget

      Flirt of paget

      OK great to have the story and good that you did the job for yourself. Is it a masthead rig?

      I understand your concern about pricing and ideas but it would be good to have a ball-park figure 

    3. sailorman44

      sailorman44

      No, 3/4 fractional

    4. Flirt of paget

      Flirt of paget

      I understand I need a 9/10-ish or masthead. Thanks for your assistance and help to sort this out.

      //Lars

  4. Flirt of paget

    Yacht Born Free

    Here is two fresh photos of Born Free. Born Free 2016.bmp
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    Yacht Born Free

    Andy, I am the person looking for Born Free I will dm you-
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Sure, he store her two rigs as well and other boats. The Stearn mast is newly painted and the 4 spreader Sparcraft is in need for some TLC. She has been on the hard for two soon three years and will not move again until sold. I believe she is pretty original.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Hero is still in really good shape, sails and instruments are outdated but hull, rig engine etc is well kept.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Why what happend with him?
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    I am looking for following yachts, some of them has been mentioned above but I would really like to learn more and see if some of them are around, if any of you guys could bring any light into their current location or contact details to the owners I would happy. Midnight Sun, Ron Holland 40 ft, Cold moulded 1977? Souters shipyard Cowes? Midnight Sun, Ron Holland 50ft built in aluminium 1979 at Royal Huisman in The Netherlands (last known to be in Antwerp, Belgium, same owner family as Born Free) Born Free, Ron Holland 50 ft, Cold moulded as Flirt of Paget 1982-1984 (see above) Retaliation, German Frers 51 ft built in aluminium 1982, (owned by Wictor Fors and named Carat, since then ???) Artemis, Ron Holland 46 ft, material unknown, year 1981-1982, owned by Arthur Emil, ??? Seier, Ed Dubois 46 ft, composite?, owned by Paul Hanson, German flag?? Would be soooo nice to learn more about these great classic IOR racers and a lot of fun to bring them back to life if needed //FOP
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Small update I found this calendar on a recent trip to the US and by chance I checked the content and found Flirt as the August photo, maybe very artistic pic but boring for me seeking detailed photos of my yacht... Photos taken by Eric Schweikardt, if anyone have contact details to Eric, I tired FB pls PM me. The other photos show the de-commissioning this fall and a second post some more on the hard porn
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Would love to get into a new project but it will be difficult to convince Maria... Looked at this potential jewel the other week, a Swan 42 one off, hull 000. Unfortunately she will not add much to what I already have accomplished with FOP so I have backed down on this one as well. Tigress is in a terrible state, FOP was "walk in the park" compared to this one. Moonduster is unfortunately going same way and current owners are not interested to talk other prices then their own. Money should go to the restoration not pay overprice for something most people would call a black hole. I do not restore boats for any other reason then passion and joy. //FOP
  12. Hey Polish sailor et all, It has passed a month from last update with photos... Pls show us more photos covering details in and out. I just stumbled on this thread and really enjoyed reading about your project. I almost went to Gibraltar to look at her a couple of years back but my better half stopped me from entering a new restoration project of this magnitude. //FOP
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    I have been there and talked to the current owners, it is my movies and I would be interested but current price is too high. She is, as far as I know from Facebook in a better mooring then the last few winters but she is in desperate need of a new owner with a lot of passion and whom would be willing to spend time and money
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Finally for today, two photos from last weekend, nice conditions and good company.