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  1. Mr Kite did get better though... when it was first launched I heard it's problems described as "Bucko took every go-fast boat idea he's ever had, and jammed them all into one boat. Now try actually sailing it. Good luck with that...." Things like the runners being on tracks and not winches, the weird gaff head main, plus being the smallest canting keel boat in Australia by 20 feet... IIRC once she'd become a little more conventional in rig and sail set up it wasn't a bad boat at all. Not the great boat she was promoted as by the sailing media, but pretty far from a 4KSB.
  2. To be fair to you, Capey whilst a great "boat drawerer" is probably better known as a navigator. I'm a fan, and I know he was behind the Cape 35 and the Cape 40 "Mr Kite." Outside of that... "get the boat from A to B faster than any other colt, and don't hit nothing along the way" is what I'd list as his primary achievements.
  3. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    I was thinking metallic silver with dark blue trim (a la Alegre).
  4. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Well, it's not going to be back in that spot in a hurry... What's the time frame on hull x-ray and repairs, new rudder, engine re-build, new wiring, computers, radios and upholstery? And all the technical mumbo jumbo that governs the powered winches. And that's after the owner and insurer spend ages agreeing on re-build vs. technical write off. Beginning of May back in the water?
  5. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Brilliantly is the answer. 3 watches of 4 people - 3 hours on deck, and 6 hours off. It's got power winches, so as long as the off watch are sleeping on the high side we'll be sweet.
  6. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Pearl white? Or a metallic silver?
  7. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Anybody want to go halves in the wreck?
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    A beautiful pair of boobies for you.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Get f*cked. Better? Or do I need to post pictures of bewbs?
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Start with this - it's their cover of Misrilou from Pulp Fiction. The festival was back in 2011, and it would be fair to say that there were some mind bending (and not necessarily legal) substances on offer.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Respectfully - the music is better than many of the other options! A la Bow Caddy Productions... This track is from Deep Blue Orchestra, a QLD based (mainly strings) group. I saw them play live years ago at a festival, and they actually f*cking ROCKED. 5,000 people moshing to violins wasn't something I'd ever expected to see in this lifetime. Their cover of the Stones "Paint it Black" is a belting track.
  12. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Hmm, in the winter series a couple of years ago these guys had the Farr 55 out for a couple of races and they had staysails and code zeros going all over the place. Their bowman at the end of it looked well and truly ready for a beer. I know that there's always sheep stations on the line during the winter series, but the display of sail changes was worthy of the AC (in the old days, back when sheets were made of barbed wire, and your wet weather jacket was a grease coated hessian sack).
  13. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Surely some of it will fit a sub $80k Sydney 38....
  14. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/farr-55-irc-built-by-cookson-hollywood-boulevard/208956 Probably need to cancel the ad.... Pity - I always thought she was a pretty wicked machine. It'll be sad if she's gone.