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nice vid!. tks.

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Had a first sail on my new (to me) Hobie cat in Auckland yesterday. Sailed from Eastern Beach near Buckland's Beach to Mission Bay, got some lunch, then sailed back. Some smaller annoying things need to be adjusted on the boat before the next sail, but all in all it was a fun time. Can't wait to start island hopping and racing with the fleet!

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Well if we are talking about multis then I have this:  For a couple months last January I traveled in NZ and snapped this picture as we were speeding by on a bridge.  It is quite like me to not remember which city it was but suspect it was Aukland.  It was in a large bay with a lot of other anchored out multis and other boats.   Unusual color and shape struck a cord for me.  I'm no expert but is it a Newick?  Never thought I'd use the photo for anything but its cool, now here comes this thread.  Any one know it?

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Thanks Over.  Its like a classic car, it must be fun to take it out for a spin around the bay and bask in the admiring glances, (while over taking to weather of course).  I always marvel at early designs.  Some crossed oceans and made dreams come true, others like this were works of art, reminiscent of swoppy, 1930s, streamline aesthetic.  I like the name too, (I assume a play on cavort), as much as the color scheme.  I hadn't remembered the mast was blue though.  I'm wondering if thats also a play; on cruisers' delineation of pink and blue jobs.  He does the sails and trim at the mast and she does the house and cockpit.  Can't make out what color the tiller is........... 

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I asked the owner about the name one day, it turns out he is a bit of a Trekkie and  a Kvort is a Klingon spaceship and his very young daughter chose the colour scheme. 

This is a Kvort class cruiser...

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Got a chuckle out of that.  Nice to let the kids have some ownership of the boat, that will pay off later.  Boom looks like that wing tip.

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The banana ahmas look like someone stuck a keel boat between a hobie 16's hulls. 

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That Newick is a Raka 40. I think only three were built and those are 'New Moon' amas. They worked pretty well in conjunction with the 45 deg daggerfoils that Dick included in that design. The ama daggers were prone to breaking if fully up and seas could hit the unsupported tops. The Raka 40 I raced on did well in the Caribbean but the owner got tired of repairing the daggers. He glassed in the trunks and then you could feel the loss of displacement that the hollow on the outboard side of the amas. The hollow faces worked much like the concave bottoms of the PanAm race sailboards of that era and you could see the effects of the concave in the wakes of the amas when pressed hard, especially in the dark when the phosphorescence was bright. 

Bboy, the shapes are more like a Prindle 16 than a Hobie 16 but you make a good comment. 

Better look at the New Moons

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3 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

That Newick is a Raka 40. I think only three were built and those are 'New Moon' amas. They worked pretty well in conjunction with the 45 deg daggerfoils that Dick included in that design. The ama daggers were prone to breaking if fully up and seas could hit the unsupported tops. The Raka 40 I raced on did well in the Caribbean but the owner got tired of repairing the daggers. He glassed in the trunks and then you could feel the loss of displacement that the hollow on the outboard side of the amas. The hollow faces worked much like the concave bottoms of the PanAm race sailboards of that era and you could see the effects of the concave in the wakes of the amas when pressed hard, especially in the dark when the phosphorescence was bright. 

Bboy, the shapes are more like a Prindle 16 than a Hobie 16 but you make a good comment. 

Better look at the New Moons

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Hey Rasp, tried to message you. Said you can't receive. What's up with that?

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Hobie 16 fleet is doing a raid race around Kawau island this weekend. If any other beach cat fleets may be interested in joining us for a similar event in the future please feel free to reach out!

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This was a fantastic little trimaran from the 1980s and ahead of its time; Malcolm Tennant's Demon Tricycle ... longer floats than main hull.

And here's another from similar period: Lock Crowther's Buccaneer 24 - although this one has been lengthened to 27 or so and has foils in floats instead of main hull dagger.; also rotating mast. Plus ca change ... etc.

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Is the yellow traimaran in Cox's bay? 

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Yes. But hasn't moved for some time. Malcolm Cheadle died a year or two ago. But the new owner wants to fix leaks around the beams and other maintenance. I was sailing last weekend on another breathed on B24 named Capricorn - which has  arched composite beams built by the Tucker brothers, also an extremely tall rig.  Here is  new owner Eric Eason reclining by the Tucker designed after beam.

Interestingly there is yet another B24 just arrived in Cox's; will post some photographs later.

 

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Slightly altered Tennant cat Freedom slipping past B24 Capricorn; Anzac day cruise/race to top of Waitemata at Riverhead to drink beer ... until tide turned and chased us out.

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I've asked elsewhere but does anybody know anybody that can give me the contact for the owner of the Yellow Grainger Cat "Flat Chat"

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Since Groucho got really beaten up in the second last beyond savage storm that attacked Auckland, driven ashore with float high in the air on top of a rock wall, it's time to start building two new floats ... so here are the intended minimalists, only 4 metres long; main hull is 11.3m. Here's an earlier shot when boat was healthy.

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