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  1. what is it?

    Yep, that's her. Now here in Auckland undergoing a big renovation.
  2. what is it?

    Here's a few more photos of Sweet Okole, including the full version of the cropped night-time shot above, and an interesting article re her construction. A sweet looking boat.
  3. Here's a profile and deck drawing. Sassy_profile_RHYD.tif
  4. Older well known IOR Boats

    And almost made the 1985 US Admiral's Cup team, except the afterguard put her aground on the Dumpling islands in one of the ocean race courses and they ended up fourth. Might write up an article on her, quite a good looking boat, pic attached from the 1985 SORC
  5. Spinnaker color schemes from 1980 - help reqd

    The sail number is R-21110, it's Australia's Apollo IV (Alan Bond). Such a great photo that one, and yeah that bow man will having a fun time!
  6. Paul Whiting designs

    Don't know if this sheds any light re Industries, but a photo from the attached page of Yacht Racing magazine from the 1977 Half Ton Cup shows her with a pretty bizarre cabin arrangement. (the top photo reference to Swuzzlebubble isn't correct, but curious to know what boat it is)
  7. Jeanneau Sunfast 3600

    BooBoo - photo of you guys at the start (with Equilibrium)
  8. Farr One Tonner The Red Lion

    45 South II, now also sporting a carbon prod
  9. Farr One Tonner The Red Lion

    Here you go - the IOR cert for Smir-Noff-Agen. It's a bit faded but I put the scanner on as hi-res as it would go and its just readable.
  10. Farr One Tonner The Red Lion

    The Red Lion is located in Salerno, Italy, and well looked after. But as for poor old Smir-Noff-Agen - she's located in the Gold Coast, Aus, and last heard was looking for someone with the necessary $$$ and skills to undertake a rescue job.
  11. Whiting 26 1/4 Tonner Rebuild

    Hi MSA, here's some info that might be of use - the advertisement for the cruising version of the Bus, and another page, possibly from the same ad with all the specs etc. And a photo of the interior of the Bus, complete with spinnaker launching chutes, might provide some inspiration for round-the-cans racing!
  12. Alcatraz

    I remember this boat when it was new - quite an interesting concept with the wings but it did seem to have its drawbacks. I think the idea of the 'hook' in the stern was, according to an article/interview with the designer, was that it would push the bow down when reaching/running, which was then designed to have sufficient volume to 'lift' out, thus the boat planing earlier. So the theory goes. Sounds like it helps it motor well at least. Should be a good performer without the wings and a new keel. Here's some shots of her during original construction circa 1984.
  13. Dick Carter design boats

    The Ton classes were subject to the ORC 'Green Book' of regs, dealt with a lot of non-IOR measurement issues such as headroom as Bob mentions, as well as squab thickness, number of berths, cockpit volume etc. Notably caused some issues for the mighty Pendragon - when she moved up a class from Three-Quarter Ton to One Ton through some extra sail and displacement, they had to find some more headroom (achieved via very thin floorboards I think), and install another berth. Smackwater Jack also had to completely rebuild their initially elegant cabin to comply, via an ungainly box designed to the minimum dimensions, and fill in some of the open cockpit lockers (re volume control). The photos and diagrams of Caligu are fascinating - does anyone know what she actually rated in the end? From an article at the time posted earlier it was thought that she might squeeze into the One Ton limit, but as others pointed out that was probably a bit fanciful. Steering it must have been a bit iffy once trim tabs were penalised and presumably had to be fixed in place.
  14. Dick Carter design boats

    Here's an article in the meantime that some may find of interest, written by Jack Knights and a good insight to the RORC/CCA to IOR transition era. Some mention too of Red Rooster. Also a photo of Wai Aniwa during the construction framing stage - spot the nice big hole in the middle of the hull, ready to take the pivoting keel!
  15. Dick Carter design boats

    Enjoying this thread, some great stories and photos. Thanks for sharing so much of your original material Catherine. Here's a photo of Outrage mentioned earlier, she was chartered by an English team in the 1971 OTC, without much success unfortunately. Also came across this interesting article on a Dick Carter design (alongside one from Britton Chance) and I wonder if it was ever built. Must have been the biggest ever One Tonner - the article indicates a rating of 28ft, on a 43 footer(!), but able to be tweaked down to 27.5. What caught my eye was the way the rudder was an extension of the skeg, so I guess a real effort to minimise wetted surface. Or some other theory at work?