HFC Hunter

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  1. Ask them: Which socks do they run on Sailing Anarchy
  2. HFC Hunter

    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    29.9kts. (It’s like the blue balls of breaking 30.) One of the few days this Bowman was allowed to hangout on the transom. Rogers 46. ”What do you mean “Go forward and blow the kite?” (Actually the boat was running like a train. Not nearly as freaky as anything that that’s stuck in displacement mode and itching to broach)
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    Brexit, WTF

    Ahem, these only room for one Billy Joel on this website. Voilà:
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    Bob Perry, this thing is cute as all get out.

    Jud, you obviously need two boats.
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    Bob Perry, this thing is cute as all get out.

    Where else do you store a wobbly brass compass, 2 x cracked (somewhat) parallel rules, 30x dead biros, no pencils, hundreds of spare ss fixings, 17 year old sunscreens which all reek of coconut and warn against direct contact with skin, anti-mossie spray and cream and roll on - all now banned by the WHO, 5x pairs of scratched sunglasses and two with missing lenses, 3x pairs of unclaimed spectacles, 3x pairs of opaque folding glasses from the two dollar shop, 4x horrifically uncomfortable plastic sunvisors, charts of Ushuaia and the approaches to La Rochelle and the RYA faux training chart, 3x waterproof key holders with lanyards, 4x floating key holders, spare keys for every padlock that ever came aboard in the last three decades, 4x dead penlights, 2x dead big torches, 3x brilliant head torches - albeit 2 with dead elastics, 21x assorted incandescent bulbs (blown and otherwise), 4x unused mounting brackets and 15x baggies of unused mounting screws, 23x leaking batteries of assorted size, a signalling mirror last used by a kid for fun in 1993, a selection of cyalume sticks of uncertain confidence, an amusing brass plaque, 2x packs of expired mini flares, a kilogram of coins for the marina showers but which are no longer in circulation and the showers now on a swipe card, some useful non-ss/galv chain links, 4x clutch service kits, a bunch of random length chocolate-block wire junctions, packets of fuses (blown and otherwise), many rolls of melting electrical tape, mantles for gas lanterns long removed from the boat, a couple of matching cruising guides, a set of fids, 3x blunt boat knives that can only cut searching fingers, a handful of ss hose clamps interspersed with mild steel ones, 2x half fishing sets and a 100m spool of unspooled line, 3x boxes of damp matches, 5x books of damp matches, 4x empty ciggie lighters with damp flints, some used zip ties, three rotting “Hood” labelled sail ties, spare lens for the tricolour (unused since 1986), some damaged but well greased pawls, a pharmacy of expired and unboxed médicaments, and three inflatable repair kits of a material considerably more parched than any inflatable. And in the lockers beneath....a trove too rich and complex to begin to describe for fear of causing confusion between Tutankhamen’ tomb and a Bhopal recreation.
  6. HFC Hunter

    Team NZ

    The boys should drop into the coastal classic and see what they can do to the record... Maybe next year.
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    In no particular order... what are you rigging? 1 Main halyard 2 Topping lift 3 Cunningham 4 Reef line 1 5 Reef line 2 6 Main outhaul 7 jib halyard 8 Jib halyard 2 9 Kite Halyard 10 Kite halyard 2 11 Masthead kite halyard 12 Sprit tackline 13 Sprit tackline 2 14 Stays’il halyard or maybe second masthead kite And the 2x vangs
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    You’ll need Ray Charles in pit to play that keyboard! Looks a bit bow-down ... but you can adjust when you paint the waterline.
  9. HFC Hunter

    Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

    Tow the tylercraft outside the environment? Put the tylercraft in the powerboat yard and let them possess it, try and auction it, then give it away to a club volunteer?.
  10. Tick!. I’d add a touch more grace to the bars, but otherwise love this treatment.
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    Bob Perry, this thing is cute as all get out.

    Thanks Bob, hope he shoots as I’d love to see this one come alive. It speaks to me like the new Land Rover in taking trad’ into modern and be ever more capable. When I’m ready/allowed, I’ll ping you a cheque for one - offset companionway and all. There’s acreage of engineering space! (And I’d love one of those bensoned booms). I’m nervous of treading on hallowed baba 40 ground so hope to tiptoe here... Much as I love a big chart table...with screens taking over these days I’d be tempted to free up that prime location for more seating and hunt for a quieter spot for paper nav. Maybe at the expense of dropping it down and and slipping a thinner qtr berth aft a little? Esp’ if ithe nav could nestle under the new seat a bit. (But keep that hanging locker in the great spot for foulies coming off watch). I would love to store my guitar in the new seat in a custom divan-like drawer if there’s length.
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    Lusting on Yachtworld

    Yip, I drove Alfas and MGs as well.
  13. Guzzi, BMW, Vincent... One as temperamental and throbby as her nation’s ladies. One as stoic and reliable as her nation’s ladies. One a beautiful & classy lady... albeit with a penchant to torque steer (the lady is for turning!). Cue “Weapon of choice”
  14. And any Head Office staff should have to rotate through a factory/sales/supply chain/etc secondment once every 4 years (with similarly adjusted salary during their secondment). Maybe it’s just another design flaw that Ivory Towers seem to only have a gilded entrance and no exit (except by golden parachute)?
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    Bob Perry, this thing is cute as all get out.

    61’ would be dreamworthy, but a damn big boat to wake up with. Her little 43’ sister would be lovely. Are you able to share any more drawings or design insights on her? Same rig? And carbon hull again, or can the moulds be used for glass?