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Member Since 13 Dec 2005
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In Topic: Philippe Kahn's "505"

17 April 2014 - 03:09 PM

Waterat 7879 has Ethan's removable bowsprit on it so there are now two bastard-ized 505s that I know of.  I'm not going to try to stop others from wasting their own money on bowsprits for 505s but it would be nice if they don't destroy a bunch of good boats in the process!


In Topic: happy monday

13 January 2014 - 04:28 PM

One of three VO65s which will go unused for the next edition of the VOR.  Just kidding.  But not really.

In Topic: How many aluminum hulled 12 Meters?

08 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

Supposedly Newport was littered with old 12m's for a while after '83. To me it was always interesting how old US 12's were used for trialing against French, Swedish, etc. teams way past their prime. I think Sverige trained with the 1958 Columbia in '77.


Let us know which one they have and how things go.

There were a lot hanging around after '83.  I recall Britain's Victory '83 and another one (maybe a Swedish boat?) in Bourne, MA for some time after the AC in Newport in '83.  By September of that year Magic (which was black from shear to keel) was out on the side of Thames Street for show...quite a striking look for a 12 meter...