The Dark Knight

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yep.

Funny the descriptions in the ads seems to be for same boat.

From the ad above!

This racing yacht was the most successful of this design built and raced very successfully in the UK before being imported. It has the stiffer lighter carbon mast which helps it achieve a very high STIX stability index of 46, far in excess of the Hobart requirements. The Ker 11.3 has a very clever cassette system for the keel, which makes it secure yet easily removed, and this yacht is available with both a keel-off and keel-on cradles. The rig was taken out in 2016 for dye-test and overhaul, including re-paint, and the hull and deck were two-pack painted when it arrived in 2011. A new Yanmar was fitted in 2016 and has only 150 hours on it, and the yacht has a full B&G Hercules 2000 system, HF radio and tiller pilot, and Cat' 3-4 safety. 

Rig tune is achieved with a hydraulic mast-jack and it sports a full suit of Carbon sails, though none very recent. 

This is a high performance yacht and one of five Ker 11.3's in Australia, between them they have recently won IRC 1 in last years Brisbane-Gladstone, and twice won their division in the Hobart Race. 

At this price is offers a phenomenally cost effective yacht to do the Hobart, possibly even 2-handed, yet can simply be enjoyed as a club or twilight racer.

 

From the other ad.

Brisbane to Gladstone winner

This racing yacht was the most successful of this design built and raced very successfully in the UK before being imported. It has the stiffer lighter carbon mast which helps it achieve a very high STIX stability index of 46, far in excess of the Hobart requirements. The Ker 11.3 has a very clever cassette system for the keel, which makes it secure yet easily removed, and this yacht is available with both a keel-off and keel-on cradles. The rig was taken out in 2016 for dye-test and overhaul, including re-paint, and the hull and deck were two-pack painted when it arrived in 2011. A new Yanmar was fitted in 2018 and has only 150 hours on it, and the yacht has a full B&G Hercules 2000 system, HF radio and tiller, and Cat' 3-4 safety. New Hood main never used, New hood number 3 never used. New rudder bearings Aug 2020, major engine service June 2020, hull faired and antifouling Aug 2020 and insurance survey Aug 2020. Most sails only a few years old and lightly raced. 

This is a high performance yacht and one of five Ker 11.3's in Australia, between them they have recently won IRC 1 in last years Brisbane-Gladstone, and twice won their division in the Hobart Race. 

At this price is offers a phenomenally cost effective yacht to do the Hobart, possibly even 2-handed, yet can simply be enjoyed as a club or twilight racer.

 

Too funny!

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20 hours ago, Chucky said:

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Interesting use of a instrument processor being the FARO processor - pit different from the B&G units. Being run by a team of pros I would imagine it would take some seriously trained marine technicians to maintain this boat's instrument systems! 

Also equipped with a $60,000  Quadrans fully strap-down Fiber-Optic Gyrocompass (FOG) and attitude reference system. I would buy this boat just on it's instrument system!

Actually, the FaRo system is brilliantly simple. Unlike proprietary systems like B&G, most any controls engineer can dive into it and see what’s going wrong. I’m sure the original code is impressive and not for the weak of heart, but using industrial systems makes it easy to troubleshoot. If you walked the dock at my little club, I know of at least three people (myself included) that could help out. Any B&G processor would be packed up and mailed. 

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Krect Tub.

On a more important note, how is that palachook going?

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On 8/20/2020 at 11:36 AM, Chucky said:

Better set up than a Sydney 38, how does this boat go on IRC results being a converted Asy set up boat? Anyone locals have any comments?

She does well, a weapon in the light air. Damn good crew and lovely guys to boot. 

Is missing those few extra feet offshore, quick on the surf but is just missing something when it comes to holding averages. Probably more a reflection on the crew getting tired from being firehosed. 

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Somebody is going to get a good deal, (I hope!). I don't even want to look at the ad, this was the boat I wanted to keep till you prised my cold dead hands off the helm :( 

It's funny how life turns out sometimes, but in hindsight I am thankful I got to  play and compete with a boat I'd dreamed about. Looking at the pics still elicit happy memories and always a smile, so that has to be a good thing, yes?  

Wish me luck! 

   

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2 minutes ago, shaggybaxter said:

Somebody is going to get a good deal, (I hope!). I don't even want to look at the ad, this was the boat I wanted to keep till you prised my cold dead hands off the helm :( 

It's funny how life turns out sometimes, but in hindsight I am thankful I got to  play and compete with a boat I'd dreamed about. Looking at the pics still elicit happy memories and always a smile, so that has to be a good thing, yes?  

Wish me luck! 

   

Just hope she moves a bit of distance from you. Last thing you want is to see her all the time.

Why was the grey wrap removed?

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5 minutes ago, The Dark Knight said:

Just hope she moves a bit of distance from you. Last thing you want is to see her all the time.

Why was the grey wrap removed?

I was going to go for a darker color just for a change, but it looked so good without the wrap I thought I'd leave it like that for a while.

It looks beamier without the color :ph34r: .

Will you take $80k? (offer dependant on toilet photo)

Sure, you just need another 3 Hoppy's and you're good to go! 

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Always good memories Shaggy! 

Brilliant boat. Extremely well built & thought out - expect no less from the team behind POGO. Bloody fantastic buying at that price too.

Trucks upwind in breeze & deadly off the breeze. Very easy boat to sail, you can get off after a day on the water & feel like you just had a massage whereas on other boats you feel like you where rolled down a hill in a tractor tyre. 

2022 Solo Trans Tasman weapon! 
 

EDIT: Looks great without the wrap. A lot fresher. 

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34 minutes ago, The Dark Knight said:

The ad is lacking the most important photo!

Will you take $80k? (offer dependant on toilet photo)

He's taking those all important shots for me today. Bonus for you DK, this boat has no less than Two toilets. Separate units for #1 and #2?

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only the best of luck to you shags... what now?

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Why are most of the interior shots out of focus, you would think a broker would have a decent camera.  Seems a common problem with most ads

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13 minutes ago, Bill E Goat said:

Why are most of the interior shots out of focus, you would think a broker would have a decent camera.  Seems a common problem with most ads

Little wonder given the choice of broker

 

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1 hour ago, Bill E Goat said:

Why are most of the interior shots out of focus, you would think a broker would have a decent camera.  Seems a common problem with most ads

I have to stick my hand up for this one BillE. 

I thought I was taking good photos and I messed it up. Am working on correcting that as we speak! 

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6 minutes ago, shaggybaxter said:

I have to stick my hand up for this one BillE. 

I thought I was taking good photos and I messed it up. Am working on correcting that as we speak! 

The were David Hamilton like, without the young girls. 

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2 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

I have to stick my hand up for this one BillE. 

I thought I was taking good photos and I messed it up. Am working on correcting that as we speak! 

Just having a bit of 'fun' with the photography... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Wu1fCqnGc ?

8 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

Somebody is going to get a good deal, (I hope!). I don't even want to look at the ad, this was the boat I wanted to keep till you prised my cold dead hands off the helm :( 

It's funny how life turns out sometimes, but in hindsight I am thankful I got to  play and compete with a boat I'd dreamed about. Looking at the pics still elicit happy memories and always a smile, so that has to be a good thing, yes?  

Wish me luck! 

   

Thanks for providing the boat porn Shaggy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPa53bV7SLc

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15 minutes ago, ALL@SEA said:

Just having a bit of 'fun' with the photography... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Wu1fCqnGc ?

Thanks for providing the boat porn Shaggy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPa53bV7SLc

Aaaah, thanks All, that just made my day!

I often wonder if my sense of humour is a bit weird, but that was fucking funny.  

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On 8/27/2020 at 1:55 PM, The Dark Knight said:

Little wonder given the choice of broker

 

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Cant be too bad TDK, he sold your boat after others couldn't.

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1 hour ago, The Dark Knight said:

 

Toilet - Porta Potty :(

Definitely off the list !!!

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3 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

I see that Smooth Criminal has had a big price drop down to $80k

Could be a good boat for Kiwiland as it may not suffer under their handicap system as bad as it seems SC does under AMS

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/reichel-pugh-shockwave-36/243136

 

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Toilet - Porta Potty :(

Looks like a steal, why aren’t you buying it. Surely the Mrs wants to get you out of the house by now. 
 

.... I suppose a boat is pretty well worthless in VIC right now if you can’t use it & the lock down is on auto renewal. 

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5 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

Looks like a steal, why aren’t you buying it. Surely the Mrs wants to get you out of the house by now. 

 

3 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

 

Toilet - Porta Potty :(

 

2 hours ago, DtM said:

Definitely off the list !!!

 

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15 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

Looks like a steal, why aren’t you buying it. Surely the Mrs wants to get you out of the house by now. 
 

.... I suppose a boat is pretty well worthless in VIC right now if you can’t use it & the lock down is on auto renewal. 

I live close enough to use a boat as a place to hide from Dan's police

 

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4 hours ago, resist said:

Fuck that’s a good buy for $80k.

$80k?? Didn't they start trying to sell Smooth at over $200 Gorillas quite a while back?  Faaark, thats gotta hurt big time. Quick boat still, when pointed in the right direction.

Haven't seen owner/ Anarchist Don on here for a long time. 

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4 hours ago, Last Post said:

$80k?? Didn't they start trying to sell Smooth at over $200 Gorillas quite a while back?  Faaark, thats gotta hurt big time. Quick boat still, when pointed in the right direction.

Haven't seen owner/ Anarchist Don on here for a long time. 

Yeah I thought over 200k

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On 9/18/2020 at 3:18 PM, The Dark Knight said:

I see that Smooth Criminal has had a big price drop down to $80k

Could be a good boat for Kiwiland as it may not suffer under their handicap system as bad as it seems SC does under AMS

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/reichel-pugh-shockwave-36/243136

 

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Toilet - Porta Potty :(

What was this called Originally?????

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5 hours ago, psyclone said:

What was this called Originally?????

XLR8

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1 hour ago, Bill E Goat said:

You would think they would post decent pictures in focus.

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It was probably in focus, but was enlarged from a very small image.

 

You do have to wonder about some brokers..... 

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On 9/18/2020 at 6:27 PM, resist said:

Fuck that’s a good buy for $80k.

Yeah...

But it's an odd one...

I'm also guessing with that 2.8m draft you are going to start loosing potential customers...

Also RIP Victoria. I have been looking at boats there for a while... over the internet. It's still (probably) not going to be this year that you can come or go from Melbourne.

Hell we can't even leave WA.

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On 9/22/2020 at 3:29 PM, darth reapius said:

Yeah...

But it's an odd one...

I'm also guessing with that 2.8m draft you are going to start loosing potential customers...

Also RIP Victoria. I have been looking at boats there for a while... over the internet. It's still (probably) not going to be this year that you can come or go from Melbourne.

Hell we can't even leave WA.

Maybe people can't travel but boats are still being sold and then delivered all around Australia by delivery skippers who fall under the broad description of "transport" operatives; transport being an essential service. Granted its a big leap of faith to buy a boat sight unseen but with video walk throughs , facetime etc it is still happening as busy brokers all across Aus will confirm.  Vic boats can leave by sea while boats from other states can leave by sea or on a truck. With smaller boats, Lofty from Keels on Wheels has never been busier. Yachties will always find a way.

 

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35 minutes ago, SPORTSCAR said:

Maybe people can't travel but boats are still being sold and then delivered all around Australia by delivery skippers who fall under the broad description of "transport" operatives; transport being an essential service. Granted its a big leap of faith to buy a boat sight unseen but with video walk throughs , facetime etc it is still happening as busy brokers all across Aus will confirm.  Vic boats can leave by sea while boats from other states can leave by sea or on a truck. With smaller boats, Lofty from Keels on Wheels has never been busier. Yachties will always find a way.

 

I just bought a house sight unseen... scary but achievable

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1 hour ago, DickDastardly said:

I just bought a house sight unseen... scary but achievable

My wife bought both our houses site unseen by me !!!

 

But I bought my last boat unbeknown by her - that was a big mistake

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1 hour ago, DickDastardly said:

I just bought a house sight unseen... scary but achievable

In another state? 

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

In another state? 

Is inebriation a state?

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15 hours ago, SCANAS said:

In another state? 

Yes to both geography and inebriation.  I'm now a landlord in Tasmania, apparently.

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Someone did the hard part of the Delivery & got it out of Croc country for you! 3 more days downhill & you’re in Syd. 

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On 11/12/2019 at 11:53 AM, The Dark Knight said:

Greg Elliott boats

The $80k thread started with a post about the Elliott 10.5 High Anxiety, so it will be the first boat in this new thread.

Elliott 10.5 - High Anxiety 

It is still for sale. The starting price was something like $79k and is now listed at $49k. Given the reputation of Elliott boats I'm a little surprised it has not sold, but it is an old boat (1988) and old boats don't seem to shift so well.  The lifting keel splitting the cabin and original Volvo 2002 will be a negative and perhaps so to the age of the sails, even though they are top quality OneSails.

https://www.yoti.com.au/listing/elliott-10-5-high-anxiety

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The listing for High Anxiety disappeared a few months ago. I just checked their AIS and it's now in Wellington NZ. Bloody Kiwi's keep buying our boats. 

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11 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

The listing for High Anxiety disappeared a few months ago. I just checked their AIS and it's now in Wellington NZ. Bloody Kiwi's keep buying our boats. 

She left about 6 weeks ago 

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High Anxiety is sitting in Evans Bay Wellington out on the hard. The Keel is off. Looks like they are doing a lot of work on it. Name has been peeled off and their are a lot of fiberglass patches on the hull. So someone is doing a decent amount of work on her. I will get a pic on my ride to work Monday.

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Earlier in the thread someone posted a link to this

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/sydney-yachts-32/250482

Not being familiar with the Sydney 32, I'm wondering if folk here can tell me if they're any good? From the basic size/weight/shape point of view they appear to have potential to go OK? 

***edit***

Just found this which about covers it

 

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That’s had a decent price drop! 

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2 hours ago, Rudder_NZ said:

High Anxiety is sitting in Evans Bay Wellington out on the hard. The Keel is off. Looks like they are doing a lot of work on it. Name has been peeled off and their are a lot of fiberglass patches on the hull. So someone is doing a decent amount of work on her. I will get a pic on my ride to work Monday.

I would have loved to got HA, but the numbers didn't add up. The electronics were shot, new standing rigging needed, a total sail wardrobe and I heard the deck had some soft spots. Then it did not appear to have the speed of even XLR8 in Noumea which was racing with the original keel up until 2 or 3 years ago.

It needed someone with the budget to get it up to a decent standard.

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On 10/2/2020 at 5:32 AM, raz88 said:

Earlier in the thread someone posted a link to this

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/sydney-yachts-32/250482

Not being familiar with the Sydney 32, I'm wondering if folk here can tell me if they're any good? From the basic size/weight/shape point of view they appear to have potential to go OK? 

***edit***

Just found this which about covers it

 

Shhhhhhhhhhh I'm looking at grabbing a 10m racer/cruiser from the East after the WA borders open.

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On 9/18/2020 at 3:18 PM, The Dark Knight said:

I see that Smooth Criminal has had a big price drop down to $80k

Could be a good boat for Kiwiland as it may not suffer under their handicap system as bad as it seems SC does under AMS

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/reichel-pugh-shockwave-36/243136

 

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Toilet - Porta Potty :(

Under offer

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On 10/2/2020 at 11:32 AM, The Dark Knight said:

I would have loved to got HA, but the numbers didn't add up. The electronics were shot, new standing rigging needed, a total sail wardrobe and I heard the deck had some soft spots. Then it did not appear to have the speed of even XLR8 in Noumea which was racing with the original keel up until 2 or 3 years ago.

It needed someone with the budget to get it up to a decent standard.

Looks like the new owners are fixing some deck soft spots and various hull damage.

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19 minutes ago, Rudder_NZ said:

Looks like the new owners are fixing some deck soft spots and various hull damage.

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Is the keel off or is that the top of the keel sticking through the cabin top?

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Does anybody know if Ken Jago(Melbourne?) is still kicking and have contact details for him?
 Please Message me. 
cheers.  

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On 10/9/2020 at 7:08 PM, The Dark Knight said:

Is the keel off or is that the top of the keel sticking through the cabin top?

HA has a lift keel, so thats the top if it.

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21 hours ago, FixinGit said:

Does anybody know if Ken Jago(Melbourne?) is still kicking and have contact details for him?
 Please Message me. 
cheers.  

He was doing some consulting work for Mal about a year ago when I was there.

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On 10/9/2020 at 8:08 PM, The Dark Knight said:

Is the keel off or is that the top of the keel sticking through the cabin top?

WTF else did you think it would be?

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8 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

WTF else did you think it would be?

The sharp edge just above the white bit had me thinking it was a large concrete block in the background
 

I can see it is the top of the keel now... but I did have to look twice

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46 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

WTF else did you think it would be?

Gorn, sometimes you can be a complete fucking muppet.

On 10/2/2020 at 6:04 AM, Rudder_NZ said:

High Anxiety is sitting in Evans Bay Wellington out on the hard. The Keel is off. Looks like they are doing a lot of work on it. Name has been peeled off and their are a lot of fiberglass patches on the hull. So someone is doing a decent amount of work on her. I will get a pic on my ride to work Monday.

 

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9 hours ago, podrick said:

HA has a lift keel, so thats the top if it.

I knew that which is why I was questioning what Rubber first thought.

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Maybe just the bulb is off.

The Melges 40s are starting to appear in Auckland. Incoming Commodore of RNZYS has his sailing, past M38 - Menace owner has one along with a couple of others.

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2 hours ago, Jono said:

Maybe just the bulb is off.

The Melges 40s are starting to appear in Auckland. Incoming Commodore of RNZYS has his sailing, past M38 - Menace owner has one along with a couple of others.

Is it a coincidence that you have several arriving or did a group of owners get together to decide on a new local fleet.

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24 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Still be on the market this time next year at that price.

Working Capital isn't an issue for the owner.

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I just brought the Ross 1066 Margaritaville. More of a cruiser racer which appealed to the wife a lot more than the motorboat and the shallow draft (2.25m) means that we can keep it on our mooring up the weiti river outside the house.

She's a nice boat. Built in 2003 by craig partridge in foam and glass with plenty of carbon bits, composite stanchions, carbon rig and boom..

 Slightly different design to the earlier Ross 1066 but seems bloody quick in the first 2 rum races I have done. Beautiful interior with everything we need to take the family cruising for a few weeks. Anchor winch (easily removable), pressure water, fridge/freezer, table.... and bean bags...

For this summer she's solely a cruising boat with the occasional fun Race but I will slowly ramp up the racing next winter for the shorthanded stuff. I pretty much burnt that bridge with the wife on the last motorboat campaign so got to ease into this one.....

Anyway,  pretty happy with this one (other than the green deck).

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I watched Craig and Tony build her

Nice boat , good buy BooBoo

Cheers

DD

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IMX40 Nips came up. Nice al rounder in it's day. Would need a big birthday though. What was the reason for being parked up so long?

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4 hours ago, Jono said:

IMX40 Nips came up. Nice al rounder in it's day. Would need a big birthday though. What was the reason for being parked up so long?

Owner otherwise engaged as I understand it, sorta lost the passion for racing plus was busy doing plastic surgery in Thailand.  Has had minimal use over the last 10+ years so at one level a good buy.

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11 minutes ago, DickDastardly said:

Owner otherwise engaged as I understand it, sorta lost the passion for racing plus was busy doing plastic surgery in Thailand.  Has had minimal use over the last 10+ years so at one level a good buy.

as a doctor or patient? ;)

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Given that one of his earlier boats was Smooth Operator,  there might be a hint there.

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Another NS369 has been listed 

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I really wonder what were they thinking when the original owner ordered it. It has a shallow draft 2.1m keel (v 2.48m) windlass, hot water. Given that the NS370 is the same hull, what were they thinking :)

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/northshore-369/254412

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