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  1. The last thing l heard from the owners was they were planning on some changes but have not heard from them for s good 18 months or so
  2. 9Another down side was she could be quite wet, but when you get to the bar quickly you have time to dry off If l had the time and money to buy her again l would as with a few modern improvements she will still be at tge pointy end of the fleet. Carbon mast and boom New sails Bring the outboard steering position into half way on the rear beam Diesel inboard motor. Thats about it
  3. As the original owners l can say she was professionally built by Hart Marine with all of the engineering being done by SP. In regards to sailing, happily sailed it fully crewed and double handed in all types of conditions from drifters through to being hit with 70knots in a white squall. Sails very nicely in the low to mid 20 knot range without much effort and with higher speeds needing more concentration (as any boat at that speed would). We had her up to 33knots at one stage with a sustained burst of 30knots for 5 plus minutes and it was mind boggling as the boat was happy to keep on going but we ran out of water very quickly. Like any boat she did have some weaknesses and the biggest was not having a central rudder when there was not much wind as you could end up don't "donuts" if you were not concentrating. Happy to discuss further with anyone if they would like information on her earlier life as that is what l know from real experience.
  4. As the original owners thats all a bit sad. The last information we had was she was at Catalina Island heading to her new home in San Diego. I guess that did not happen. Very sad if this is the case.
  5. tri

    Older fast Aus multies

    Yes we only had rudders on the floats which was fine 90% of the time but in days when there was little wind it did cause a few issues
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    Older fast Aus multies

    As a family we moved to Seattle for 7 years and shipped the boat over and played around in the Pacific North West. When George was kind enough not to renew our visas and we were all told to head back to Australia we decided to sell the boat. She was purchased by a guy called Michael Reppy whose goal was to break the record for single handed SFO to Tokyo. The boat was then renamed as Dolphin Spirit http://www.dolphinspirit.org/ and was going to be used to highlight the issue of dolphin killings in Japan..... The last thing I heard was that due to the issues in Japan this year that he put the boat up for sale... not sure if anyone bought it or not, but for the price they were offering a new owner would be getting a lot of bang for their buck. Hey Rohan, i saw it up for sale for around 130K US. As you say a lot of bang for buck!!!!! Yep - still for sale grainger tri Jeez thats wide nearly the same dimensions of a OMRA 60 but 20ft shorter almost square. You would need to be at the end finger in most parking lots. Did it ever race in aus or win any major regattas Yes we did around 8 years racing in Australia from Melbourne to Tasmania and up as far as Port Douglas and we came home with a good swag of trophies for first across the line.... We were also the first boat to break the 1hour 50min bracket for the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race but that was before they really started keeping records on the fastest time multihulls (Sportscar from here does have a video of it somewhere) - it was a shame that it then took us over 2 hours to get the pick to stay in the ground in Geelong as it affected the drinking time. Like our previous boat Ocean Emu, she could push out speeds in the mid to high 20 knot range hour after hour with very little effort so she would be an ideal boat for anyone who wants to do some short handed racing. From memory the top speed we had was around the 34 knot mark but we all gave up looking at the readout as the boat was quite happy to go faster but we were not so keen on it.
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    Older fast Aus multies

    Looks just as good in green as she did in pink.... thanks for the update photo as I still think if you wanted to cruise the world she was an ideal design for it.
  8. tri

    Older fast Aus multies

    As a family we moved to Seattle for 7 years and shipped the boat over and played around in the Pacific North West. When George was kind enough not to renew our visas and we were all told to head back to Australia we decided to sell the boat. She was purchased by a guy called Michael Reppy whose goal was to break the record for single handed SFO to Tokyo. The boat was then renamed as Dolphin Spirit http://www.dolphinspirit.org/ and was going to be used to highlight the issue of dolphin killings in Japan..... The last thing I heard was that due to the issues in Japan this year that he put the boat up for sale... not sure if anyone bought it or not, but for the price they were offering a new owner would be getting a lot of bang for their buck.