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  1. That could well be it!!! The hull I saw I'm pretty sure was a write-off - massive hole in the side!
  2. I seem to remember about 1993/4 ish there was a large Beneteau hull in Hamble Yacht Services yard at Port Hamble. It had a huge gaping hole in it and no keel or rig. I think the hull was upside down. I think the boat was called "Spirit of the North", or "Star of the North". I think it was a Beneteau First 45f5 or 53f5. The Port Hamble office said that a guy bought it, sailed it to Cherbourg for the first time and wrecked it on the breakwater. The insurers then retrieved the hull. This could be a made up story as I'm not sure the insurers would ship the wreckage back from France? Does anyone know what happened? Just idle curiosity during lockdown/WorkFromHome period! Cheers!
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    My sons $1 dollar boat gets a re-fit.

    I'm sure it was covered earlier in the thread, but what type of boat is NAMO? Thanks!
  4. Constantc, that is perfect!! Thank you so much!
  5. If anyone has a copy of the J/35c brochure, please could you send me (or post here) a copy of the velocity predictions from in it? I think it was set out as a table (not a polar diagram). Thank you very much!!
  6. I think that was it! Thank you
  7. There was a topic here about 2-3 months ago about improving upwind speed.... I have searched and searched and cant find it! Can anyone help?? I don't remember all that much about it but someone had posted a great list of things to do, one of which was clean and fair the bottom. Thanks!!!
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    Yachting World Back Issue

    I MAY have a copy, I'd say about 30% chance I have as I started collecting about 92 and have only some of 92-93. I'm away with work until Tuesday night but I'll try to look then, have added it to my to-do list!
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Lovely!!!! What type/design?
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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    Article in Saturday Telegraph (1 June 2019) with My Song looking rather more floaty and shiny than before!
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    Laser 28 owners?

    Anyone know approximately how many Laser 28s were built worldwide? Cheers
  12. What's the name of that new 39ft cruiser racer from Europe? (Think it begins with B, but isn't Brenta, Bavaria, Beneteau) Its been mentioned on here a few times recently, but I can't find the thread via search! I think it was tested by a German magazine. There were pics of it on here, and if I remember correctly it was very well priced. Thank you!
  13. Has anyone experience with the current model Dehler 38 or the Dufour 36 Performance? They both have massively wide sterns, but both have single rudder. Some others have twin rudder (Elan 350, Figaro 2, Bavaria 40 etc). https://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/Sailboats/elan-350/216242 I'm just thinking if you sailed a single rudder, wide stern boat like that Elan in the pic then you'd have serious control issues! Thanks!