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  1. 1 hour ago, 44forty said:

    Ah so it’s a custom sprit…is it foam/carbon ? Or solid carbon ? 

    Solid carbon walls and a pretty serious laminate schedule. Weighs about 9kg, could be ~1kg lighter and still handle the loads, but the extra strength is confidence inspiring given the amount of time a 2m sprit spends underwater when attached to a boat with so little freeboard

  2. That’s great! Maybe I can meet them halfway after the Transpac…

    Factory sprit is about 1400mm I think, the tack line would run to about the same position as the midsprit tack on my boat. 

  3. 1 minute ago, 44forty said:

    What’s the length of the prod ?  Asking because we are going to be making a bolt on prod and are struggling to come to terms with going “short” ….last boat was ‘25 ft and had a 3 metre prod . New boat is 27 ft …a close sister to Ryleys old 770 but faster ! 

    2m on a 9.75m hull

  4. It was a hell of a slog...once we parked up with the rest of D and E ~30 miles past the offshore mark we called it and motored to SD (glad we brought extra fuel) which brought us through the division C and B parking lots. It pretty much all looked like this from until we were within 30 miles of SD at mid-day.




    Great for whale watching, useless for sailing

  5. On 6/2/2021 at 8:36 AM, Irrational 14 said:

    For this type of application there is usually a g10 wedge bonded inside the bow “V”.  The Dyneema then goes thru the wedge. BTW- who did all the work on this one? Looks good.

    No wedge in this install as the bow is very blunt, however there are a few layers of carbon to spread the load of the Ropeye Loop.  Design and engineering was done by Fred Courouble (https://www.couroubledesign.com/) and install by Peter Franzen at The Boat Yard Marina Del Rey - they both come from the Open 60 world.

  6. 21 minutes ago, Amati said:

    Cool,  found it-  (my French is nonexistent) it looks like they use polypropylene for inside the fender- pool noodle foam?   Would that make sense?  Most of the flat fenders here are using soft Aires foam.  I’ll have to find some pool noodles and beat them up...

    The padding is ~10cm thick sheets of dense foam - much stiffer than a pool noodle. The Outils fenders have very little give in your hand and my boat is light enough that I don't see any noticeable compression between the hull and dock in normal conditions. @jsam31 at Sailutions can get you some in the US if you're interested.

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  7. 47 minutes ago, Some.Rando said:

    Oh yea, no doubt, this kind of program is commonplace in Europe. (https://www.speedsailing.de/https://www.fastdownwind.com/https://www.offshoreracingcharter.gr/) But for some reason this business model is inconceivable in the USA. 

    I wonder if there is a workaround in making it a club owned boat and members have access, but insurance is held by the single club - rather than having to adapt to a changing cast of charterers.

  8. Though I love my Figaro, the 30ft space is tough. They are too expensive to be the mini style every-mans boat, and if you want to go fast they have to be stripped out (read uncomfortable) to stay light.

    Now I am very happy to have a top notch boat with lower loads and operating costs than a Class40, but there is a reason my search started with the 40s. The combination of higher speeds, standing headroom, and not that much more money to get into a recent 40 compared with a new 30 (given the limited used market) had me set on the bigger boat - it ended up being a question of availability and US financing options that sealed the deal on the Figaro.

  9. 10 hours ago, Liquid said:

    What's the interior fit out like on this 125?

    I'm guessing there won't be a lot of mahogany joinery below...

    It will definitely have a $5K carbon head tho!!

    Brochure photo 


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