Chris Maas

Moth for sale

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18 hours ago, Chris Maas said:

Please check out my ad:

http://sailinganarchy.com/classifieds/show-ad/?id=3712

It may not be the fastest Moth in the world but it's probably faster than anything else where you sail. And damn, it looks good. Stop being such a candy ass and go rip it up. $4,500.

Look even old guys can sail it. (Thierry Martinez took this photo)

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That gentleman has some big Moth balls!

- Stumbling

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I'LL BUY IT

Edit. Not sure I'll ever have time to sail it, but if it's going anywhere I want to be sure it's being looked after. That boat is so far outside the box it's never heard of a box

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7 minutes ago, Dave Clark said:

I'LL BUY IT

Edit. Not sure I'll ever have time to sail it, but if it's going anywhere I want to be sure it's being looked after. That boat is so far outside the box it's never heard of a box

Good man!
Protecting precious engineering capital!

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Nice. I didn’t realize I could get a moth for less than 6k and it actually be functioning and clean. Too bad I’ve already started with other new toys. But now I know what my next stupid purchase is going to be. (Stupid in that I haven’t a clue how to sail a moth but it looks exhilarating and sketchy, just how I like it)

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I think (or I thought..) that $6k would be the absolute bottom for clean and functioning. Not any Mach 2s for that are there? Even dirty and broken.

Does the exceptionally attractive / realistic price reflect the novelty of this craft, and that you maybe don't get the comfort blanket of off the shelf parts and knowledge base of users from M2 or Exocet etc

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13 minutes ago, OutofOffice said:

Nice. I didn’t realize I could get a moth for less than 6k and it actually be functioning and clean. Too bad I’ve already started with other new toys. But now I know what my next stupid purchase is going to be. (Stupid in that I haven’t a clue how to sail a moth but it looks exhilarating and sketchy, just how I like it)

That's where you're wrong. Once it gets down to 8k most moths are chock-o-block full of gremlins and require real boatbuilding skill to make functional. That's a core reason for why I've never bought one. This is a once in a lifetime chance to get a piece of bespoke art for nothing. That's why I'm calling chris right now.

DRC

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1 hour ago, OutofOffice said:

Nice. I didn’t realize I could get a moth for less than 6k and it actually be functioning and clean. Too bad I’ve already started with other new toys. But now I know what my next stupid purchase is going to be. (Stupid in that I haven’t a clue how to sail a moth but it looks exhilarating and sketchy, just how I like it)

You could up until a couple of hours ago. Now you can't

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1 hour ago, Daniel Holman said:

I think (or I thought..) that $6k would be the absolute bottom for clean and functioning. Not any Mach 2s for that are there? Even dirty and broken.

Does the exceptionally attractive / realistic price reflect the novelty of this craft, and that you maybe don't get the comfort blanket of off the shelf parts and knowledge base of users from M2 or Exocet etc

I think you are right on both counts. Also, in the US at least, you can pretty much count on one hand the number of potential buyers for a non race winning development class boat. Not too many out there who have the skills and desire to keep such a craft functioning, AND the skills to sail it.  

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2 hours ago, Daniel Holman said:

Such a cool boat. Colour aside.

Why are you selling? And what would you do differently given your time again that would make it the fastest moth in the world?
Dan

What's wrong with the color?

Sadly, I'm just getting too slow and clumsy. That and swimming in the cold water here is losing it's appeal. 

I really don't know what I'd do to make a fast Moth. Copy the best ones I suppose. The good ones are so very good. Or I'd at least not try to design my own foils. But where's the fun in that?

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7 minutes ago, Chris Maas said:

A 23' cedar and carbon daysailer, with, oh god, 400 pounds of lead.

SURE TO BE STUNNING!

 

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10 hours ago, Chris Maas said:

A 23' cedar and carbon daysailer, with, oh god, 400 pounds of lead.

Going German Lakeboat-ish?

Carbon Gunter Rig?

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On 6/14/2018 at 11:13 PM, Chris Maas said:

What's wrong with the color?

Sadly, I'm just getting too slow and clumsy. That and swimming in the cold water here is losing it's appeal. 

I really don't know what I'd do to make a fast Moth. Copy the best ones I suppose. The good ones are so very good. Or I'd at least not try to design my own foils. But where's the fun in that?

I'm too superstitious for green. :-)

Yes it seems like the production offerings are super refined alright.

Yep if that boat were in the UK you could fetch double or triple the money as long as it was functional. Good on Dave C tho! He will have fantastic pride of ownership and a great ride.

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21 hours ago, Amati said:

Going German Lakeboat-ish?

Carbon Gunter Rig?

I was inspired by the really nice little daysailers of the US northeast when I was out there last year sailing with the IC brothers. It will be something in the traditional line. Herreshoff like, but "improved" with a lifting bulb and modernish rig.

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1 hour ago, Chris Maas said:

I was inspired by the really nice little daysailers of the US northeast when I was out there last year sailing with the IC brothers. It will be something in the traditional line. Herreshoff like, but "improved" with a lifting bulb and modernish rig.

:rolleyes: ?  Squarehead? 1100 lbs? Dual rudders?  

 

 

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