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3 minutes ago, BeerDidClam said:

ANy of these so-called i550s for sale anywhere?  

Brand new never titled PDX build with carbon foils and spars, on a road trailer ready to go for less than you can build one yourself; just add sails!  PM me for details

 

 

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The Clam is back?

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I've got an inquiry about boats in Sydney or reasonably close so an interested guy can see one and touch it to see if there is chemistry. 

T

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14 hours ago, timber said:

The Clam is back?

Only because I forgot my usual login stuff and am too lazy and unmotivated to look it up.  Hey. It's January.

Did you set the guy in Syd up with some nearby contact info?  I hope so!

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So far no returns about i550's within reasonable distance of Sydney. Many have migrated to Hobart. 

I am waiting for someone to challenge Commache to race for boat registrations on a course of the i550's choosing

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How are you two doing?   I'm with you in spirit.  Aloha, Guerdon.

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Do any of you I550 guys have a use for a broken Viper rig + a proctor boom?  Just thought I would throw it out there.

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I may be looking for a gnav fitting at the mast. Also looking at 640 mainsails, although for an aluminum rig...

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Plan sets continue to go out to the world. Three of the recent initiates to the cult are in Georgia (USA), Brazil and Peru.

Current project is pouring of a ballast bulb. But this one is a bit different. Poured in three parts with tapered dovetails to join together at destination. You're wondering why? Well the three sections fit in 3 US Postal "if it fits, it ships" boxes. and they have a weight of less than 70 pounds each which  is the  limit. 

The guy in Peru wants to know  if there are sailmakers there that he is not aware of and mast suppliers. 

T

 

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image.thumb.jpeg.48dba23b464e3f2b225dd3aad1ebca22.jpegthe 550 thread has been quiet for a while. Here is a shot of mine, out for a wash and to check the fit on the trailer bunks.

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Yow! what a great fairing and paint job. It's a real beauty.

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The keel shipping in sections is great.  I hope that you and your wife are well.  It's never dull, Aloha Guerdon.

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I am aware of another build in Texas fitting trailer bunks and a fast build project in Georgia going well. And another in Far far Eastern Canada looking like a violin. 

All of the builders are doing a fine job. 

We've a Peruvian builder wanting to source sails and a mast locally, can anyone chime in?i

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Timb, love you guys and all that, but I've had about 8 people email me in the last month about the website and how to order plans.  Are all y'all ever going to get the site back up?  Want some help?  

Want a free site with a tiny bit of functionality but at least a landing page where folks can order things?   I still have an open domain on my web provider.

lemme no.

 

 

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So are plans shut down for a while on these?  I am casting about for my next boat, I am not committed yet, but the i550 is for sure on the table.  Does anyone have any plans they bought and changed their mind on?  Not asking for plans on a boat already built. 

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Watershed just sent a planset to a guy.  Yesterday.  See the Forum at:  http://i550class.org/forums/index.php

there's info at the top of the BUILDING AN i550 that's pinned...complete with the email address for Moose and Squirrel (Watershed)

also: register for the Forum and win valuable prizes  (not really, but WTF, right?)

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9 hours ago, Coquina012 said:

So are plans shut down for a while on these?  I am casting about for my next boat, I am not committed yet, but the i550 is for sure on the table.  Does anyone have any plans they bought and changed their mind on?  Not asking for plans on a boat already built. 

If you take the next step to take a closer look, there is an i550 that moved to San Francisco.   Our MAP needs location and status updated.

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Interesting.  That looks like the condos over on Treasure Island.  Any idea where the boat is kept? 

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1 hour ago, Coquina012 said:

Interesting.  That looks like the condos over on Treasure Island.  Any idea where the boat is kept? 

Try Richmond

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Red Dwarf built by Velocity Boatworks, finally made it into the water.  Still some tweaks to take care of but will be sailing soon.IMG_0052.thumb.jpg.f099df697bb579b38042f9b47f032e2a.jpg

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Great boat name.

Plans available at i550watershed@yahoo.com

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On 6/13/2018 at 9:18 AM, Coquina012 said:

So are plans shut down for a while on these?  I am casting about for my next boat, I am not committed yet, but the i550 is for sure on the table.  Does anyone have any plans they bought and changed their mind on?  Not asking for plans on a boat already built. 

...or maybe yer want to save a bit of build time?   Carbon Offset is still available.   Built in Sacramento.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/boa/d/i550-sportsailer/6606913998.html

 

On 6/19/2018 at 12:15 AM, Red Dwarf said:

Red Dwarf built by Velocity Boatworks, finally made it into the water.  Still some tweaks to take care of but will be sailing soon.IMG_0052.thumb.jpg.f099df697bb579b38042f9b47f032e2a.jpg

Wait,what!?     So cool,, quite tenacious to get 'er done through all the real-life trials,,, congrats!

  That's Vancouver area?  I'd love to take a look.   Maybe I should hold on!   :rolleyes:

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yup,,, things are getting pretty exciting here in the NW now.   :mellow:

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Plenty of wind here, dig out carbon offset and take her for a rip, eh!

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Haha, Allen. Thats my boat. Still looking for a home for her.

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58 minutes ago, Jray said:

Haha, Allen. Thats my boat. Still looking for a home for her.

Nice looking boat. My “fleet” is to large to consider another addition. I sailed a Viper 640 in the Big Arm area of Flathead a few seasons ago. Good luck selling!

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On 7/16/2018 at 5:36 PM, Donovan said:

Is there still a solid Portland group?

 

Yes. Of the original 7 boats one is sailing in the Bay Area, one moved to Florida and one that’s finished and has never been splashed is for sale.

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For anyone still following this thread, Vivacious (former Hot Canary, built by Gougeon Brothers) is for sale in western Michigan. Incredibly well built and equipped. Asking $7k, but open to reasonable offers if I can sell before winter. On her custom trailer, she fits in a standard garage, so no need to pay for storage. 

Tons more photos and details here: https://sites.google.com/view/i550-vivacious/home

Would love to see this boat go to an adventurous person (R2AK 2019? EC?) who can appreciate her history. 

Cheers, 

Alex

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On 7/3/2018 at 1:05 PM, couchsurfer said:

yup,,, things are getting pretty exciting here in the NW now.   :mellow:

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What happened?  Is anyone still racing these things? 

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Any being built or sailed in Atlantic Canada? Interested in maybe starting a build.

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On 9/27/2018 at 8:52 AM, Wess said:

What happened?  Is anyone still racing these things? 

Eye herd their was a race in Tasmania.  Some guy from Tasmania won.

That's what I herd. 

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2 hours ago, BeerDidClam said:

Eye herd their was a race in Tasmania.  Some guy from Tasmania won.

That's what I herd. 

So basically ferd herd there was a curd (of these thangs) somewhere else in the werd. 

But the werd I herd is that a LASER is butterer and fasterd. :-)

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Laser? taint not!    Wut us  has been 'cuoragin' folks to do is librate  the bottom toob of one of those plastic potato chip's mast an use it as a prod for the i550.

Wurx gud. If'n yaal were interested there's four of these i550's lookin for new homes. A yellow wun, a blu'un, a white won, an a red 1. One of em has so much carbon and pox that it will last forever.

Ready to go and you won't hafta do any real work ya lazy so n' so.

join the cult. We drink Beer but we're nicer than Brett.

 

 

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Laser are nice.  I think a few have been built and purchased, although for why, I'll never know.  Suppose you are out sailing and you decide you want to take a nap.  i550, you find a cove, toss an anchor, go below and spread out.  Tough to do on a Laser.  Or, you have to poop.  On a Laser, well, forgeddaboutit.  On an i550, you go below, drop the kids off at the pool and you're done.  

Face the facts:  your options on a Laser are limited.  On an i550, they are infinite.  It's like an infinity machine, only with sails and keels and shit. 

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1 hour ago, BeerDidClam said:

Laser are nice.  I think a few have been built and purchased, although for why, I'll never know.  Suppose you are out sailing and you decide you want to take a nap.  i550, you find a cove, toss an anchor, go below and spread out.  Tough to do on a Laser.  Or, you have to poop.  On a Laser, well, forgeddaboutit.  On an i550, you go below, drop the kids off at the pool and you're done.  

Face the facts:  your options on a Laser are limited.  On an i550, they are infinite.  It's like an infinity machine, only with sails and keels and shit. 

Infinity Machine is a good name but do they come in murdered out black with florescent orange foils? And why so many for sale and so few racing?  The original question... what happened; is anyone still racing these things?... was serious, not trolling.

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As far as racing on a regular schedule, no. but in Croatia there is a group that regularly turns out for evening races. There is a video titled #424 racing in 30 knots. Brand new build and the guys were just learning the boat. Planing, scenery, windward werk and some swimming. A good afternoon by all accounts.

Hobart has some but don't know about evenings or weekends. I could be mistaken but Death by Snoo Snoo corrected second in a  fleet race IIRC.

 

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Oh, they race. Trust us, they race. 

I heard one crushed a PHLATT BLACK Laser someplace, somewhere. 

Fake news?  

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Only if it fell on it.  But rumor is that it is too rotted to even move.  And the Laser too fast!  :P

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I'm sure the marketing geniuses will be here shortly, but they should be cranking these out in glass by the thousands by now.  $8k should get you a solid boat in new condition, just wave the green.

 

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Velocity Boat Works has a bunch of pictures on Facebook of glass ones they’re building. Anyone know what they are charging for those? 

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Check with Tim at

i550watershed@yahoo.com

Details and information.

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On 10/1/2018 at 11:47 AM, timber said:

As far as racing on a regular schedule, no. but in Croatia there is a group that regularly turns out for evening races. There is a video titled #424 racing in 30 knots. Brand new build and the guys were just learning the boat. Planing, scenery, windward werk and some swimming. A good afternoon by all accounts.

Hobart has some but don't know about evenings or weekends. I could be mistaken but Death by Snoo Snoo corrected second in a  fleet race IIRC.

 

3 are sailing regularly at Kettering Yacht Club - Hi Viz, Squiggle and Zorro(?)

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