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  1. actually pretty much everything has two year waits now AFAIK
  2. Zonks, because "everybody" thinks wood is "nautical" like blue blazers, captain's hats and docksiders? TBH it's probably pretty easy relative to painting: you buy a bunch of pre-made cored panel and glue on some 1mm wood veneer on the face(/s), CNC cut the pieces and glue on some wood to make the edges look neater et voila you have something that look like quality home cabinets. Not saying it's what i want or what's best but it's cheap and easy. and the customer 9/10 likes it. Also in this case I assume the GB interior is built to order so this is, in fact, exactly what the customer wante
  3. The thing I didn't get about the Stiletto revival attempt was the need to go with an all-singing, all-dancing CF, lifting foil boat. Even the pre-preg construction is IMO not necessary. It's nice and lots of original Stilettos are still in great condition from the back in the day but who know if the pre-preg construction was absolutely necessary to get that longevity. I felt like they could've gone with an infused fiberglass boat with a more budget approach considering you are going against established Corsair and Farrier designs (and how well are those selling BTW?) in a market that's not hot
  4. I like the idea of a small multipurpose cat. Not sure if I like the details. Evidently the people behind it had something to do with the Stilletto failure. https://phillipsboatworks.com/boat-building/ph850-catamaran/ph850-catamaran-coming-soon/
  5. Are there still any other manufacturers of Farrier designs other than Farrier since they're only doing the F-22?
  6. Balance might still be offering the 451 on the cheap
  7. If I had a VPN, which country should I set it to do it isn't geo-blocked? I would really like to be able to watch complete races. Thanks
  8. Most dinghies with blade jibs don't put away the jib when flying the spinnaker. the only one I know of the is Buccaneer and that boat is unique in having a genoa with a lot of overlap which would make handling the genoa and spinnaker difficult. I think the Buccaneer uses a "structural furler" where the forestay wire is the furler wire and the jib is a zip luff.
  9. other links: https://www.marsaudon-composites.com/custom/voiliers-de-croisiere/mrs-b-525/ https://www.boatflex.com/en/boats/10118 https://www.inautia.com/used-boat-32895080201269495648665454674557.html engine-wise it has 2x37hp Nanni diesels (some websites show 1x74hp) Dunno if anyone's seen it in Martinique
  10. I was interested in the Ts3. They built a nice looking prototype but the boat builder in Spain doesn't have any mention of the boat on their page and the latest news is from 2019... https://ts3catamaran.com/ https://www.mestralmarineworks.com/
  11. St some point would like to see this boat in person. Seems pretty minimalist but also attractive. https://12knots.com/en/yacht-charter/mrs-b-525/water-music-mmk1672185030000103066/
  12. There were a couple Aussie geezers a few years back that did a Sydney Hobart then sailied direct to England to do the Fastnet and then sailed back to Oz. Anybdy know where their logs are?
  13. so since TNZ in the last AC developed the idea of pedaling rather than grinding why has no one else picked it up? The only other person I know that went the pedal route is Franck Cammas when he solo'ed his Groupama X.
  14. Seems like it's gone... it was the PackSail boat. I couldn't tell how well the interior was done. It was listed for a pretty good price.
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