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  1. I told you I could reduce windage.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sh8L-Ci7aY
  3. Americas Cup Freemantle You could always tell when the Italians were about to tack. There was a shower of cigarette butts going over the side.
  4. Am I correct in thinking I'm seeing Emirates Team New Zealand flying their foils almost on the surface? Video seen today shows the foil breaking the surface - is this a new thing?
  5. I find it quite amusing that you hold strong opinions on the subject yet if I'm correct - JZERRO is not my boat, I've never owned a proa. Ypou sir are a complete fuckwit.
  6. The one thing that pisse me off about proa forums is that those who have an opinion seem so fucking one eyed they end up getting their tits in a tangle when a differing view is offered. To me I don't really give a fuck about who's right and who's wrong. I just find the concept hugely interesting. And my opinion ; I believe the Harryproa is well thought out and is an excellent cruiser due to free standing rigs and potential load carrying ability. While the Pacific proa seems very performance oriented with little load carrying ability and near zero internal room and seems to me anyway to be
  7. G'day Monkey, If you start getting close my rc yacht club would interested. Email tonyfanninathotmaildotcom
  8. Built by a professional... hair stylist! I'm not an expert, but the plate fastening the crossbeam to the bow doesn't look terribly convincing. The screws are there in case the nut comes off the through bolted beams
  9. On a slightly different note I owned a Yachting World Diamond in New Zealand years ago that had been modified to have a cabin. I had an American dude turn up to buy it. He wanted to know if he could sail back to the US in it. I tried to convince him - no chance of making it alive. He kept persisting it would do the job. In the end I had to tell him he was a dickhead to fuck off.
  10. If they use that ad here in Aus it will be targeting a non existent audience. I don't believe we have that many people of colour here.
  11. G'day Mate,

    Did your boat used to be named California Kiwi?

    Tony Fannin

    Gold Coast


    1. Sudden5869


      Hi Tony

      I understand the boat has always been named Oliver Sudden.  Original owner was a guy called Russell Green, now Legal Counsel to Emirates Team NZ.  

      It was the first of the Young 10/34s.  Believe it was the the plug for the what was the Young 99,.  The Young 99s were all glass boats made by Roger Land, slightly different Keel and Rudder by Richard Karn.    

      Not sure if Oliver Sudden left Auckland much during it's 35 years.  Has spent most of it's time in Westhaven/RNZYS, now based in Half Moon Bay / BBYC.  



    2. basildog


      The reason for asking is that there used to be a 99 or a 1034 in the Bay of Islands in the early mid 90's owned by a Californian bloke.  Spent loads of miles on Honeywell Y11 plug and another Y11 The Chairman both were based in Kerikeri Cruising Club.

      Keep up the good work


  12. Two good things already suggested and won't cost a thing; Remove the foot from the boom track and install a luff cunningham.
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