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31 minutes ago, Groucho Marx said:

That was my Line 7 jacket and that sheila was not my sheila but was and still is with a Putiki Bay crazy Waiheke Island man - who was ferrying us out to look at the Angel (but she was cold so I handed over my jacket, like a true gentleman of the '80s).

Here's the same boat a couple of years later but with conventional rig, got rid of the angled in floats but changed to angled out foils plus angled out floats, also fitted central dagger in main hull, went to windward like a witch.

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That's a pretty wicked looking machine!

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10 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

Lived in it? My buddy on a TransAt had one of those Line 7 smocks and I laughed at him at the start of the trip. I spent two weeks trying to seal the leaky seams of my kit and he just sat there with a smug smile nice and dry and toasty and I hated him after the second week. I seriously considered tossing him overboard only after taking his Line 7 smock before the passage was over. Only thing that saved him was that it smelled like he had lived in it for weeks/months. I spent the last of my cash on a nice Henri Lloyd Offshore Jacket in Plymouth before the TwoStar. Bit that is another story...

Ah, the rubber dress! Still the best foul language jacket I ever had. With a strip of toweling around my neck it kept me dry all the way across the Atlantic. It was a bit gross diving into it head first after awhile.

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It's great to be talking about old school foul weather gear and how good it was. It's a nice change from the armchair second guessing, etc. 

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