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Those were the days. Hydraulics were de rigeur. Hydraulic outhaul,  obviously.  Also hydraulic cunningham for no apparent reason. Hydraulic burgee halyard because, why not?

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Any of you West Coast guys remember Jumpin Jack Flash,  an '82ish Davidson? 50 that apparently  did well in a couple of Transpacs?  I unstepped her Friday in preparation for some keel work.  There was a pile of something scary in the butt that half filled a 5 gallon bucket.  Looked sort of like corroded copper bits as it had a blue green tinge.  I'll take a closer look tomorrow.  Three spreaders and a jumper and enough noodle to fit into the IOR Hall of Fame.  It has a  hydrastic burgee halyard as well.

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I sailed on JJ Flash in Seattle and on the 87 Newport Cabo.

In some thread we can watch the 82 Clipped Cup wherein

JJ receives considerable mention.  On the Cano race we

bent the rudder shaft about 10degrees.

Copper radio antenna?

I later sailed with Steve on 4 Vic-Maui events.

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1 hour ago, Woodie said:

I sailed on JJ Flash in Seattle and on the 87 Newport Cabo.

In some thread we can watch the 82 Clipped Cup wherein

JJ receives considerable mention.  On the Cano race we

bent the rudder shaft about 10degrees.

Copper radio antenna?

I later sailed with Steve on 4 Vic-Maui events.

same one from NZ in the 82 clipper cup?

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6 hours ago, Nettles said:

Any of you West Coast guys remember Jumpin Jack Flash,  an '82ish Davidson? 50 that apparently  did well in a couple of Transpacs?  I unstepped her Friday in preparation for some keel work.  There was a pile of something scary in the butt that half filled a 5 gallon bucket.  Looked sort of like corroded copper bits as it had a blue green tinge.  I'll take a closer look tomorrow.  Three spreaders and a jumper and enough noodle to fit into the IOR Hall of Fame.  It has a  hydrastic burgee halyard as well.

Did transpacific a few years ago,(2013/15) was renamed Pipedream (owner was in the plumbing supply business IIRC)

whats happening to her?

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14 hours ago, bigrpowr said:

same one from NZ in the 82 clipper cup?

Affirmative

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1 hour ago, ROADKILL666 said:

Who says elephants can't surf

It’s not that she surfs well, it’s amazing that everything came together to catch her surfing bow high (wave, boat, photographer) and not trying to plow down into the depths, before flopping over onto a random rail, rolled out!

Been there numerous times and positions on a boat! (An age indicating statement)

- Stumbling 

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On 7/28/2019 at 10:58 PM, Mudsailor said:

Did transpacific a few years ago,(2013/15) was renamed Pipedream (owner was in the plumbing supply business IIRC)

whats happening to her?

Keel repair following n unexpected encounter with depth less than her draft.  Pretty minor damage, but the repair entails some major dissection to get to it.  Owner toying with the idea of a paintjob while she's here, she certainly could use it but she could use other things more, probably.  I'm beginning to think the mystery mung in the mast is corroding aluminium, which is a bit..unsettling.  she has a lot of weird stiffeners in unlikely areas, so that might account for the battery action.

 

Thanks for the pics, she really is a neat boat.

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  Got pics of the mung? 7000 series alum would corrode off in flakes. Internal stiffeners were common in the later days of high end alum masts as a method to reduce weight and/or frontal area.

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There WERE a few flakes, but most of it is fairly granular. It's light too.  No pics as work phone is a bulletproof flip. No texts either.  I love the damn thing.

I'm familiar with stiffeners, mostly in the IOR warhorses, but this seems to have them in fits and starts, not what I've seen before.  Perhaps they are different thicknesses, ie less weight as they get higher?  I don't have it broken down, as I have lots of room this time of year, so it is hard to say what's what.  Kind of looks like they stiffened up the forward part of the section all the way up to the third spreader.

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On 7/31/2019 at 10:59 AM, ROADKILL666 said:

Look who i found she is on ebays-l1600.jpg

1986 Nelson / Marek

Nelson / Marek 45’ Sailboat, built by Goetz, Ex- INSATIABLE, ‘86 good condition

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On 8/2/2019 at 1:53 AM, dolphinmaster said:

1986 Nelson / Marek

Nelson / Marek 45’ Sailboat, built by Goetz, Ex- INSATIABLE, ‘86 good condition

Looks like the last High Roler

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Yeah, that buyer is a real sucker - paid pocket change for a boat that would cost a mil to build new.

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I recently bought an old 1/2 Tonner that was in far worse shape. It's my 5th restoration so I have a bit of an idea what old boats cost.

That buyer got a crazy cheap deal - he gets to live and sail like a millionaire for just the running costs.

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On 7/4/2019 at 9:36 PM, SF Woody Sailor said:

Don't get me started!

OK you got me started. Those were the glory days. Kialoa, Condor, Swiftsure, Bravura, Love Machine V, Annabelle Lee, Bullfrog, Camouflage, Boomerang, Matador, Bondi Tram, Tomahawk, Blade Runner, Clockwork, Mongoose, Taxi Dancer, Sidewinder, Pendragon, Great News...

...and Infinity which won BBS in ‘85(?) after JT had her trucked across the country. 

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On 8/16/2019 at 3:12 AM, Frumious Bandersnatch said:

When I sailed on her in Florida, she looked like this:

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As a teenager I had a sailing calendar with this exact pic, taken in the Solent if memory serves me.

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1 hour ago, maxsalgad said:

What is this "mmmmmmotor-boating" they speak of?  

And why is she hiding those peanuts?

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On 8/20/2019 at 10:00 AM, Trovão said:

As a teenager I had a sailing calendar with this exact pic, taken in the Solent if memory serves me.

Sailed on her in College.  She has been abandoned in Portsmouth, RI for the 15 years.

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9 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

What is this "mmmmmmotor-boating" they speak of?  

And why is she hiding those peanuts?

Foam had not been invented yet. Also the internet.

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The heady days at Goetz.

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Sassy would have been a dog, but she couldn't run, couldn't fetch and couldn't point.

Unkind, I know.

Generally known as Lassie.

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some serious rockin n rollin in the start of the vid ...

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On 8/16/2019 at 2:00 AM, Frumious Bandersnatch said:

...and Infinity which won BBS in ‘85(?) after JT had her trucked across the country. 

 

I did NPT to BDA on Infinity in '84, with JT, then jumped onto the 80" Boomerang, after I quit being boat nanny on the 65 footer, to deliver her to Clipper Cup, in Honolulu, where we won our class, if not overall, I don't recall. JT and GC, were 2 of the classiest owners I ever had the pleasure to sail with, or work for....

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48 minutes ago, Mid said:

some serious rockin n rollin in the start of the vid ...

 

Surprised they didn't dip the pole and spin out!!  At 6:36 in the video, they are either trailing a taffrail log on purpose, or a line, by accident...

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6 hours ago, Mid said:

some serious rockin n rollin in the start of the vid ...

Nope, didn't see anything unusual.

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On 8/16/2019 at 8:12 AM, Frumious Bandersnatch said:

When I sailed on her in Florida, she looked like this:

A8-C161-CF-3-EE4-462-F-A26-A-E4322-BC247

She started out like this ....
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On 7/30/2019 at 5:00 PM, Richard2249 said:

Here's Jumpin' Jack Flash at speed in the Clipper Cup.

Such a cool boat.

 

Jumpin Jack Flash.jpg

Jumpin Jack Flash_1.jpg

JJF was the first of Woodies 'Rolling Stone racers' later to be followed by Emotional Rescue

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On 5/22/2020 at 2:32 AM, maxsalgad said:

 Imagine the outrage of an article like this now days.

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Checkmate_2.jpg

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25 minutes ago, VWAP said:

Checkmate_2.jpg

Holds the elapsed time record for the Long Beach to La Paz race. 1979

Monte and Roz Livingston were exceptional people and great owners. The boat never lacked for anything and we had a lot of good times in the late 70's and early 80's.  

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6 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

 Imagine the outrage of an article like this now days.

 

 

People are up tight today and afraid of all sorts of things.

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On 5/24/2020 at 4:56 PM, Mid said:

 

 

Love that the photographer, at the 12:20ish mark, is half way out the boom!!

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