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376 F'n Saint


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  1. Not quite Aus, but fast... https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/listing/3156400677
  2. It's just spliced through a hole in the bow- to be honest I don't know what structural preparation was done beforehand, but we're the 3rd owners since it was installed, and like pretty much everything else on the boat, it has been rock solid.
  3. New look Speedraminfolaw Credit Andrea Francolini
  4. Higher priorities than messing about with (olympic) games, that are irrelevant and inaccessible to the vast majority of sailors, their funding structures are probably geared towards coastal and offshore racing rather than elite dinghies. How many Figaro campaigns would an Australian olympic medal finance?
  5. Put it on ignore - numerous threads are more enjoyable until people start quoting it.
  6. A look beneath the floorboards... the structure around the keel socket (if that's the term). 2 vertical keel bolts (and the remains of the single point hoist from when she was dry sailed), 3 tapered horizontal bolts. And @Snowden, by one piece, I'm pretty sure its cast. ...and the keel is back on.
  7. That's all one piece, and there's significant structure around the socket that it slots into. The Keel is back on now, but I'll try to get some photos later today. It's belt and braces, with vertical and horizontal bolts. For such a high aspect fin, i can't imagine a more robust looking arrangement.
  8. Another one on the market - I think this had the reputation for being about the quickest one in Aus in most conditions - https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/murray-burns-dovell-mount-gay-30/261316 https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cronulla/sail-boats/mount-gay-30-/1285460543
  9. Watch the video again, he makes tacking look easier than many cats with rudders.
  10. Gotta fund olympic campaigns. We should all be proud to contribute.
  11. Your keel is a little sexier... Prion is currently out for a little love, checking the hull-keel join for insurance... happy to say it's all in better condition than I had hoped.
  12. There's another Grainger 8 for sale.... https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sailing-trimaran/grainger-essential-8/267998 Maybe it should be in the "Older fast Aus multis" thread...
  13. Quoting it doesn't help us who choose to ignore it.
  14. Even with the "no scow" regulation for IMOCA designs?
  15. Merit? I was delivery crew back to Sydney years ago and reefed delivery main and little jib somewhere south of Maria we hit 25 +/_, the breeze was fresh, but by no means frightening. She loved to surf. High teens, probably low 20s on my last boat, Elliott 7, but always to busy to look at the speedo. 16 was always pretty controlled and comfortable. 18 on a Twiggy trimaran while looking at the hand held GPS, but went much faster lots of times when it wasn't available. Still waiting for good conditions for Prion (Mt Gay 30) to show her potential, low teens so far in flat water an
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