Jason AUS

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About Jason AUS

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  • Birthday 12/02/1978

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  1. Jason AUS

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    What was there between Seaquesta and Morning Mist?
  2. Jason AUS

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    You also have a BoatSlut on occasion... he slow you down much?
  3. Jason AUS

    AUS racing yachts $200k

    I wonder if it just needs a good patch of ocean to stretch out, and some decent tuning? Andy is a fascinating guy to talk to, and he’s no dope. A lot of people I respect name him as the quiet achiever in the old Murray, Burns Dovell partnership. Not as famous as the other partners, but the guy who did the actual work. And if Carl White was involved in the build... he’s a perfectionist when it comes to building it right. His ideal boat goes into a glass display case once he’s finished building it (and is never used).
  4. Jason AUS

    Soft boats

    It varies on the build material, build quality and use - I’ve sailed on a couple of “brick shithouse” glass boats that at 15 years of age were still good. I’ve also sailed on a “Grand Prix” kevlar boat the same age that you could feel twisting as she went over big waves. Performance wise, bendy boats make it hard to keep rig tension. And if you lay them down in a big broach the rig shaking can cause a change of underpants.
  5. Jason AUS

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Shoulda called me.... and PIL. He’s “not bad.”
  6. Jason AUS

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Naval is 65 feet.
  7. Jason AUS

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I’ll bet that in a seaway the crew will be begging for handholds...
  8. Jason AUS

    what is it?

    Clumsy bastard just slips...
  9. Jason AUS

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I could only find 4x2’s...
  10. Jason AUS

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Bang on - I stand corrected. Apparently Geoff has hinted at a return to sailing if the rating rules ever setttle down. Which means he’ll continue to enjoy his powerboat for many years to come!
  11. Jason AUS

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Which makes that the old deep green Yendys 99 ex IMS 50 Banco Espiroto Santo. Yendys 98 was the Beneteau 53 that was trashed in the Hobart race. Ring frames popping and delam all over the place IIRC. It had an extended holiday in Hobart after the race, and may have come home on a truck. The Farr 49 Yendys that became Sting (for Terry Mullen’s) then Knee Deep was a 2000 / 2001 vintage when the green boat proved that IMS was not a fast boat rule.... That pale blue boat was sold after it won Hobart on handicap as Farr apparently used every last trick to pen a winning boat, and it got smacked by the handicapper shortly thereafter. That was then replaced by the R/P 55 Yendys know known as Wedgetail.
  12. Jason AUS

    ........ to Noumea

    I don't want to think about how hard it would be putting together a pie crust in those warm conditions. I guess you could always wrap the whole bird in foil and put it next to the engine when you're doing a battery charge...
  13. Jason AUS

    ........ to Noumea

    Well, apparently Frantic finished first an hour ago and Yeah Baby is 0.3 miles from the finish. I have to say, that while I'm sure the race itself was awesome that the reporting has been... virtually non existent?
  14. Jason AUS

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Touch wood.... I recall the Lupa of London guys sailed their boat out here for the Hobart race a couple of years ago and didn't even make it half way up the harbour before getting involved in a port / starboard incident that saw them back on the dock by 3pm on the 26th.
  15. Jason AUS

    FUCKING RACCOONS DECLARED WAR !!!

    Now I'm wondering if they'd taste better with teriyaki sauce or sweet 'n' sour?