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On 9/20/2017 at 3:41 PM, SCANAS said:

Croaky is 72 according to Wikipedia. I wonder what the kids would think of him spending their inheritance! 

Pretty sure that inheritance thing for kids is no longer fashionable.

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On 20/09/2017 at 8:33 AM, SCANAS said:

Entry still says Jim Clark / Ken Read. 

 

6 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Comanche & WOXI are in just not entered yet. 

Scan you need to stop drinkin.

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Oooo, I heard a good Comanche one last night at happy hour, but I'll let someone else let the cat out of the bag! ;)

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On ‎21‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 7:54 AM, euro said:

Warro bought it ;)...    Now bring on the Hobart.

 

A Tech bloke bought it. Will be renamed and branded. Will do the Hobart.

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23 hours ago, BlueBoy said:

A Tech bloke bought it. Will be renamed and branded. Will do the Hobart.

Not David Dicker? Former owner of Wharro's old green IMS 80'er (renamed Martingale) and the current owner of the canting 50' harbour racer Atomic?

IIRC, when he bought the maxi it underwent a conversion (powered winches etc.) to make it more "user friendly."

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On 23/09/2017 at 10:15 AM, Jethrow said:

Oooo, I heard a good Comanche one last night at happy hour, but I'll let someone else let the cat out of the bag! ;)

if its the rumour I heard -- I think the guy has enough boats already

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Jim Cooney ?

Matt Allen ?

Funny place for a Mexican to store his boat!!!!

 

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4 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

Not David Dicker? Former owner of Wharro's old green IMS 80'er (renamed Martingale) and the current owner of the canting 50' harbour racer Atomic?

IIRC, when he bought the maxi it underwent a conversion (powered winches etc.) to make it more "user friendly."

Was wondering where the Atomic was the other day ... where is it?

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1 hour ago, DickDastardly said:

Was wondering where the Atomic was the other day ... where is it?

On the wharves over near Pyrmont Park, opposite the Casino.

 

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2 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Jim Cooney ?

 

That rumour keeps resurfacing. I'm not connected to the program anymore but someone who is has said it's so far from the truth it's not funny.

With 3 boats over 60 feet already (one picked up just 18 months ago) there's no logical reason for Jim to buy a fourth big boat. He stuck with Brindabella for years (she still has pride of place at the end of A finger), and I think the team has yet to reach the point where it's the boat that is holding them back.

The only reason I could think of him moving on from Maserati would be that the Volvo 70 is too harsh on his knees and back, but is Comanche a more sea kindly boat? I'm not convinced...

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21 minutes ago, Jason AUS said:

That rumour keeps resurfacing. I'm not connected to the program anymore but someone who is has said it's so far from the truth it's not funny.

 

So that confirms my rumor it true. Jim Cooney IS the new owner!:lol:

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10 minutes ago, Jethrow said:

So that confirms my rumor it true. Jim Cooney IS the new owner!:lol:

Honest question though - I know Adrienne Cahalan compared the motion of a Volvo 70 (Movistar?) to WOXi years ago and said that Oats was much more sea kindly (almost like being on an aircraft carrier), while the 70 routinely tried to kill you.

Being so wide and powerful, would the Indian be a violent boat at sea? I imagine if you're going upwind at 12 or 13 knots in a proper seaway, everyone sitting on the rail at BMAX, heeled over at 20+ degrees and the weather rail is 15 feet off the water she'd be corkscrewing like a b*tch. Or is she heavy enough to behave?

My least fond memory is doing that on Maserati and the transom "flick" as the wave passed under the hull had me cross eyed and just about falling off the wheel. I don't get sick at sea much, but that was a definite "quick, you steer, I've gotta go and... I need to... I think I'm going to... bbbllllleeeeerrrrggggghhhhhh" moment.

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In other news, has anyone seen the Lyons 60 Triton? Apparently she's in a shed getting a full tickle up - new keel, new rudder and some spanky new sails?

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5 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

In other news, has anyone seen the Lyons 60 Triton? Apparently she's in a shed getting a full tickle up - new keel, new rudder and some spanky new sails?

Sitting in Newcastle.  Waiting to come out.

TUBBY

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19 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Jim Cooney ?

Matt Allen ?

Funny place for a Mexican to store his boat!!!!

 

There is no truth in the rumor that I have chartered it for this weekend's world yachting championship of Morton Bay - The Manly hotel , Saint Helena,  talk it up cup. There is also no truth that those cunts at Wynumm Manly Yacht club won't give me a free nights berth like everyone else and I am fucked if i can work out how to get the fucking rig back in the big 30kt shitbox. I can categorically state that there is no truth in these rumors, as I started them myself.

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Ask Shaggy is you can sail on the scaled down version (AKA POGO 12.50) ! 

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Wow. Just got the skinny from the Sydney dock rats. You won't belive this...

Harberg has bought the big Indian and it is to be renamed 'Red Jack'. It and BJ 100 will race fully funded, head to head in the Hobart with the winner getting to challenge for the Americas cup. Crews for each boat yet to be announced.

Sid is out of retirement and has teamed up with Sean and bought the old Loyal. It is to be renamed 'Raga-zena' and is having a canting mast and deck fitted.

The Oatly's have commissioned a new boat to be designed jointly by Juan K and the Farr office. Wild Oats XII will be the first FarrK 100 and will be launched in time for the race.

Ragamuffin 100 has gone to Arlie beach where the operator believes the wide beam will give more room for back packers to root each other than on the old 80 foot Maxi Ragamuffin. 

CQS has had its entry rejected by the CYC for being too stupid looking.

And Erin Molan has bought WOXI and is entering an all girl crew in this years race. Skippered by Alan Jones the crew includes Kristy Hinze Clark, Kelly Landry, Mercedes Corby and Sophie Monk and is to be named '2UE Sewn Oats'

Well at least that is what I have heard.

 

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19 minutes ago, Ockaroo said:

Thanks for the update LB 15, good to finally get the low down, was getting bored of the rumour mill and all this makes perfect sense. Will be interesting to see the FarrK 100. 

Only things you didn't cover were if multi hulls are allowed this year and what is the forecast?

No rafts allowed and the weather will be nice sometimes and shithouse sometimes. 

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Looks like I was wrong. Sailor Girl has officially announced that Comanche is being chartered to Neville Crichton for Hobart, but has also been sold to Jim Cooney...

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2 minutes ago, Jason AUS said:

Looks like I was wrong. Sailor Girl has officially announced that Comanche is being chartered to Neville Crichton for Hobart, but has also been sold to Jim Cooney...

Beat me to it Jase!

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On 9/23/2017 at 11:25 AM, trt131 said:

Jethrow, would you believe anything from the Ebar.

Ebar comes through with the goods! :D

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38 minutes ago, hoppy said:

Do you think that the owners of the super-maxis monitor the gossip and rumours on SA or do they have so much money that they actually have a life? ;) 

They pay people to monitor SA.

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2 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

Looks like I was wrong. Sailor Girl has officially announced that Comanche is being chartered to Neville Crichton for Hobart, but has also been sold to Jim Cooney...

Keep up kid, I was kind enough to let you know about Croaky eight days ago.

The youth of today, sigh...

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The new owner of Loyal is an interesting dude. Very down to earth for a $500m tech guy. This Vid is where he was a speaker at a business start up conference some years ago. 

His history is both interesting and amusing but if you want to fast forward go to 13 min mark where you will also see his first boat. Don't be surprised if renames Loyal to "Shitbox".

The owners of the top 4 100 footers could not be more different people.

 

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Shaping up to be possibly the greatest line up/pissing contest of 100ft maxis of all time!

Leopard/Rio? Are you coming (to have your arse spanked?)   

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On 9/24/2017 at 11:51 PM, Jason AUS said:

In other news, has anyone seen the Lyons 60 Triton? Apparently she's in a shed getting a full tickle up - new keel, new rudder and some spanky new sails?

It was at Hammo. Didn't seem to be the boat holding them back. It's never performed well though (has it?). 

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Bell will have the record for a while at least. One small victory for all the money he hosed away buying, shipping & rebuilding the bow down Juan K beast. 

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On 9/26/2017 at 5:12 AM, Jason AUS said:

Looks like I was wrong. Sailor Girl has officially announced that Comanche is being chartered to Neville Crichton for Hobart, but has also been sold to Jim Cooney...

You have to wonder what the cost and conditions would be to charter a 70 million dollar race boat for a week!

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14 minutes ago, Ockaroo said:

 

 Then maybe get a new sail or something just to keep North happy, $50,000

 

I would be surprised if Norths even answered the phone for $50k. 

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16 hours ago, BlueBoy said:

I believe that Mr Beck may also be a very good negotiator.

Did he throw Kirsty in with the deal?

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Did you mean Landry? Beck bought Loyal. 

Have you clinched the deal on BJ70 yet? 

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14 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

Did you mean Landry? Beck bought Loyal. 

Have you clinched the deal on BJ70 yet? 

I am so confused. Hard to keep up with who owns which 100 foot compensater these days. No, the talks have stalled on the 70. They won't pay for the dredging at East Coast marina.

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1 hour ago, FinnFish said:

I would be surprised if Norths even answered the phone for $50k. 

Maybe the indian needs a new storm jib. 

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On 9/25/2017 at 4:51 PM, Jason AUS said:

In other news, has anyone seen the Lyons 60 Triton? Apparently she's in a shed getting a full tickle up - new keel, new rudder and some spanky new sails?

Lipstick....?

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On 9/26/2017 at 1:08 PM, hoppy said:

Do you think that the owners of the super-maxis monitor the gossip and rumours on SA or do they have so much money that they actually have a life? ;) 

You would be surprised

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41 minutes ago, PIL007 said:

Lipstick....?

Golf clap.

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52 minutes ago, PIL007 said:

Now that's funny

C'mon fill us in. You on the big girl? 

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2 hours ago, LB 15 said:

I am so confused. Hard to keep up with who owns which 100 foot compensater these days. No, the talks have stalled on the 70. They won't pay for the dredging at East Coast marina.

You'll just have to join the Rivergate Owners Club! 

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19 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

Where is RAGS90 & who owns it? 

Rags 90 is in Sydney on the commercial moorings off the ferry depot. Believe it’s still owned by Syd

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1 hour ago, monosailor said:

Rags 90 is in Sydney on the commercial moorings off the ferry depot. Believe it’s still owned by Syd

Thankyou. 

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

Thankyou. 

When we sailed past it last week there were a couple of people working on it.

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Be a good buy for someone to beat up on non maxi's for the price of a Cookson 50 or TP52. Though, if you don't own a boatyard like Syd, it could add up, will add up! 

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9 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

Be a good buy for someone to beat up on non maxi's for the price of a Cookson 50 or TP52. Though, if you don't own a boatyard like Syd, it could add up, will add up! 

Cheaper than BJ 70 as well. Anyone got Sids mobile number?

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I think you'd need the son or grandson's number. Didn't they stage a coup & overthrow him? 

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10 hours ago, Monkey said:

Maybe the indian needs a new storm jib. 

If that.  I'd imagine that any sail that goes up to the masthead on the Big Injun won't cost less than 6 figures, and that's in USD.

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18 hours ago, SCANAS said:

C'mon fill us in. You on the big girl? 

This place gets me into trouble so as my good friend Schultz would say.....    :)

 

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I hope you do get picked. Would be pretty special to be on a genuine line honours contender. 

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4 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

I hope you do get picked. Would be pretty special to be on a genuine line honours contender. 

Yep ... hear you.... sadly those decisions are not mine to make

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I saw Rags 90 on my way to Cockatoo Island on Monday. Definitely in laid up mode. Clean but forlorn. I'd forgotten how small it looks vs the aircraft carriers.Also lots of work going on around CYCA docks yesterday on several of the racier boats.

Terra Firma is rebadged as About Time

Hollywood / Doll looks very tired. Is she being brought out for the big race after the 38 sojourn?

 

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15 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

^^The Seagull don't sail.

He enjoys boating though.

Mark-richards-surf-boards.jpg

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Bit of respect Clean please.. that should read Mr Snarky Lonely Boy 15...but I'm glad you scrubbed that bit where I said some 100' owner had a small dick.

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On 7/19/2017 at 11:59 PM, LB 15 said:

It will need to take Pilot at the fairway buoy. 

Comanche finally on the move? JC finally getting serious about the America's Cup... ;)

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Clean called me an 'occasional shit poster' and I am deeply offended. There is nothing 'occasional' about my shit posting. 

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11 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Bit of respect Clean please.. that should read Mr Snarky Lonely Boy 15...but I'm glad you scrubbed that bit where I said some 100' owner had a small dick.

he was running short on content. LB fit the bill , very well .

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22 minutes ago, bigrpowr said:

he was running short on content. LB fit the bill , very well .

Na I think clean is just being snarky himself. His skin is getting as thin as his hair. He might be putting it up their so one of his Billinaire mates can sue me for deformation.

Hey he is a lawyer- maybe I can brief him.

 

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So it's finally been confirmed. 

SA n00b Graceful Lady caught sight of the old Comanche while cruising up the Brisbane River in Queensland this past weekend, and while forum posters in the ever-popular annual Sydney Hobart thread would have known more than two weeks ago that Jim and Kristy Clark’s Hobart winner has been chartered out to Neville ‘Croaky’ Crichton of Alfa Romeo fame, few will know that Nic Douglass reported today that Brindabellaowner Jim Cooney is the new owner of the fastest offshore monohull on the planet!

Occasional shitposter Lonely Boy 15 has his own snarky take on the harbor gossip for the 2017 Sydney Hobart.  None of the opinions in the following are accurate, true, or ours:

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3 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Na I think clean is just being snarky himself. His skin is getting as thin as his hair. He might be putting it up their so one of his Billinaire mates can sue me for deformation.

Hey he is a lawyer- maybe I can brief him.

 

oh for sure, he's just lacking content, and using the content you make, and at the same time denouncing it .

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22 hours ago, terrafirma said:

So it's finally been confirmed. 

SA n00b Graceful Lady caught sight of the old Comanche while cruising up the Brisbane River in Queensland this past weekend, and while forum posters in the ever-popular annual Sydney Hobart thread would have known more than two weeks ago that Jim and Kristy Clark’s Hobart winner has been chartered out to Neville ‘Croaky’ Crichton of Alfa Romeo fame, few will know that Nic Douglass reported today that Brindabellaowner Jim Cooney is the new owner of the fastest offshore monohull on the planet!

Occasional shitposter Lonely Boy 15 has his own snarky take on the harbor gossip for the 2017 Sydney Hobart.  None of the opinions in the following are accurate, true, or ours:

This can only be good news......

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22 hours ago, bigrpowr said:

oh for sure, he's just lacking content, and using the content you make, and at the same time denouncing it .

Nah, scoter and clean pay me a fortune to start shit fights on the forums. I think I can hear the car with the hookers and blow pulling into my driveway as I type.

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9 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Nah, scooter and clean pay me a fortune to start shit fights on the forums. I think I can hear the car with the hookers and blow pulling into my driveway as I type.

Yep, they just left here. Happy slops!

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I'm pretty sure the only sound LB hears are the noises his wife's BMW X5 makes, loaded with groceries, when it pulls into the driveway. He gets it confused because he's busy closing those chat pages he & JS talk sailing over 24/7. They've got a lot to talk about because LB sails 366 days a year & JS hasn't been on a boat since he was the sewer rat on croaky's 49'r in 1994. 

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21 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

JS hasn't been on a boat since he was the sewer rat on croaky's 49'r in 1994. 

You know absolutely fuck all Scanas..it was a Frers 43', it was 1984 and the only rat going around was in my pants....how old are you now???

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