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  1. 9 minutes ago, jackolantern said:

    That's what I thought. Although the current owner of Loki just upgraded to the 2012 Bella Mente, its probably unofficially for sale, I don't think anyone would dream of listing that boat at over 1m. Maybe 2m in Rubles.....

    From memory, as Loki it was listed at $2m for ages (something like 18 months?) and ended up selling to the Lucky team for $1m cash and a TP52 in trade. That was the number I was given by a local broker.

     

    The TP52 was immediately sold in transit to Australia to become Koa, but the total cash in hand for Loki's owner was still well short of $2 million. I say well short for me as anything more than $100k I'd consider big money...

  2. On 23/02/2018 at 9:45 AM, Couta said:

    Ok...so here's the challenge.

    Your goal is to win the S2H (on handicap - the real race!)

    You have a very comfortable budget.

    You have to buy an existing yacht (not build a new one) from anywhere in the world.

    Now....what do you buy & why?

    Serious kudos to the best (serious) answer........

     

     

    Well, knowing that the smoking downhill, record breaking run of the last two years back to back is a Hobart race anomaly... I'd be picking up something like the Botin 65' Caro.

     

    It won't go downhill or across the hill like a pure raceboat would, but with any sort of upwind or mixed conditions she'd be more than ok. In a 48 hour race, you'd need to be 2-3 hours quicker than (say) Balance or Ichi Ban in their 2017 configuration but dinner would have been "served with your choice of either Shiraz or Chambourcin, and a very cheeky little Gewurztraminer with the apple crumble and vanilla bean ice cream.

     

    What's that Matt? You ate freeze dried teriyaki chicken from a plastic bowl while crouched on the cabin floor? How... quaint. It sounds positively bracing."

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  3. 45 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

    Thanks Jason.. a year I was buried on other side of the orange. I see Limit, Alive/BJ1 and Loki in a bunch 3 or so hours behind WOXI but no RP66 WOX?

     

    45 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

    Thanks Jason.. a year I was buried on other side of the orange. I see Limit, Alive/BJ1 and Loki in a bunch 3 or so hours behind WOXI but no RP66 WOX?

    No worries. IIRC the Oats 66 has only ever been to Hobart once (this year just gone).

  4. 3 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

    A shame the RP63/66's of Loki, WOX and Alive/BJ1 never lined up against each other in a S2H at the same time and in conditions up their alley. Would have been good to watch and one of nicest looking boats going.

    2008.... It was a 3 way match race, and a flat out drag race from Tasman Island to the finish.

  5. 8 hours ago, Couta said:

    Anyone here got info on the Cookson 12? I've just reviewed the certificates of the boat formerly named A Cunning Plan - now rebadged Voodoo and plan to give her a shakedown at the Australian Keelboat Champs at SYC next week....then on to Geelong for FOS. Certificates are one thing but I'm chasing a comparison and need to get an idea of how this one stacks up....all input appreciated!

    If this is the ex-Blackadder, she's got a slightly different keel to a standard Cookson 12 - as in, deeper than the norm and a bit sexier in profile. Always immaculately prepared and with some good guys on board, but without the long term, close knit team that About Time had. We used to tickle her up quite a bit on OCL 1, but AT was definitely the benchmark of the three Cookson 12's.

    Blackadder also never really sailed to the rating hit that the keel change caused. Compared to About Time the crew was more handsome, just not as fast...

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    Was the new IMS hull the heaven can wait that went from tiller to twin wheels?

    Yep, believe so. I've sailed it, the deck is sorta showing its age these days but still a sweet boat. I recall seeing it at Hammo just after re-launch thinking it was a major glamour.

     

    That had several chops did it not...?

     

     

    IIRC the original platform (hull/rig/sailplan) was massaged as IOR went through the various Mk 1.0 / Mk 27.2 / Mk 27.2aa but the biggest chop was when they cut the deck off in the late 90's early 00's and put the fat arsed Hugh Welbourn hull under it.

     

    From memory, shortly after re-birth they had to rig a tacking line across the transom so the afterguard had something to help them cross the boat when going upwind....

  7. Wasn't she originally Sweet Caroline?

     

    DD is right she was a Sweet Caroline originally, and one of at least two I can remember. McConaghy's built one too I think.

     

    The Davidson has a whopping great freezer down below under the cockpit so that happy hour beers were always cold, dinners were mostly roast lamb and ice cream did appear on some of the northern trips.

     

    I think my best memory is steering her across Moreton Bay on the way to a Mooloolaba finish and hitting 16 knots DDW... I fondly imagined I was in control, but that fat little bustle aft meant she was pretty much doing what she wanted as my arms got longer and longer hanging on to that tiller.

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    Nice Pil - so who bought the VOR70? and whats it going to do?

     

    The MOD 70 should come & do a lap of OZ - that record is ripe for an update........

    DD is right.... The owner will do all the usual offshore East coast races in OZ....

     

     

    Welcome home? Or are you still in the states?

     

    Yep back last week..... never drinking again... or gambling................You back..? we sailing this week...?

     

    I'm back. Still drinking. And sailing this w/end. Game on!!!!

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    Nice Pil - so who bought the VOR70? and whats it going to do?

     

    The MOD 70 should come & do a lap of OZ - that record is ripe for an update........

    DD is right.... The owner will do all the usual offshore East coast races in OZ....

     

     

    Welcome home? Or are you still in the states?

  10. Innkeeper Adams did a RtW in it, handful and record I think Pittwater Coffs wins and many many more, some good some.. not so good like Shorty losing the rig in 94 Hobart off Tassie. Can't remember if it composite or alloy though?

    Alloy.

     

    That boat was Shorty's version of "a life support system for a spinnaker." Christ, he used to give that thing some stick off wind!

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    What's' going on with the most recent bumblebee which was refurbed at Woolwich marina and only recently sold?

    She's now a very nice "cruising" boat. The owner and his 3 kids love her.

     

    Recent refurb included interior + power winches + Modded rig + New black north sails + bow thruster ...... Owner is the current owner of Brindabella so he now owns 2 Hobart winners + a Brenta 42. Jim is a nice guy.

    5 kids Jas......

     

     

    Yeah, I wasn't going to out the boss.... but I guess if you've worked hard enough that you can afford an 80 foot race boat and a 60 foot cruiser...

     

    And I only counted 3 kids because from what one of them has told me, it's mainly been Jim and the 3 middle kids enjoying the step up from the Brenta 42 "cruiser." Actually - I'd also hesitate to call them kids. They're mature beyond their years, and wonderfully grounded people.

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    Broomstick went to NZ not that long ago. A few likely Kiwi lads sailed it from Sydney back to Auckland. The rig was to be used in a new build? Apparently it's still being sailed in NZ? Anyone in Auckland seen it?

    Pouring cash into refitting maxis from that era is like buying your granny a new sit of tits. It will make people look but the young guys will still turn down a ride on her.

    It beats torturing yourself on a clapped out Sydney 41.... Now, what was that about my granny?
    They are called BH 41's , Jason and if you had ever sailed on one you would know that it is far from torturous. Hope the refit of your 1st boat goes well mate. Did you buy it so you could finally get a drive?

     

     

    Yawn - I did sail a 41.

     

    With Nigel Holman. Who was, and always will be an absolute gent. May he rest in peace.

    Zurich / Cuckoo's Nest had her moments, and the 41 is the only boat I've ever liked from the Sydney/BH stable. But there is something about steering one under the big kite (yep, I got to drive) and having the bow submarine on you - while Nigel reminds you that the top rudder bearing "may be a bit dodgy."

     

    So it was exciting, but does the 41 compare to a maxi? Sorry, but no. Not even close. Not even an old maxi.

     

    And as for 1st boat refit - been there, done that. Currently waiting for boat #3 to catch our eye now that we've got a baby to consider.

     

    Oh yeah - I'm also one of the young guys going to Hobart on an old maxi that I should be (according to you) knocking back for a ride. Oh... and I'm getting to drive there too.

     

    So.... do you want to keep playing that Asshat card, or are you going to dust yourself off and pretend you're a part of the human race?

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    There is only one AFAIK
    There is only one. She had a refurb about 6 years ago after Ron and a Craig Ellis bought her where she gained a stern extension, water ballast and a paint job. Very well looked after, just never sailed.
    Only one Future Shock but was a sister ship to Rager.

     

    Infinity III (ex Brindabella) was sold to Melbourne last year.

     

     

    Thank you - there's a lot of guys here in Sydney wondering where Infinity III had ended up.

  14. Broomstick went to NZ not that long ago. A few likely Kiwi lads sailed it from Sydney back to Auckland. The rig was to be used in a new build? Apparently it's still being sailed in NZ? Anyone in Auckland seen it?

     

    Pouring cash into refitting maxis from that era is like buying your granny a new sit of tits. It will make people look but the young guys will still turn down a ride on her.

    It beats torturing yourself on a clapped out Sydney 41.... Now, what was that about my granny?
  15. Why would Larry/God have Sayonara cut up?

    I'd like to see or know where the 1ton brigade are

    Sagacious, Ultimate Challenge, Prime Factor, Southern Cross, Indian Pacific, Queensland Maid, Hitchiker 2, Another Concubine, Szechwan, Inch by Winch, True Blue, Nadia iv, Prime Times, Joint Venture, Westernport, Finestere, Intrigue, Dry White, Black Magic, Apollo vi, Seaulater, Once More Dear Friends, etc etc

    Maybe some bigger boats like Madam de Farge, Mirrabooka, Siska 5, Evelyn.....

    There was a Jutson 50, orignally called Second Term, which i think became Braveheart...

    Any pictures Apollo before arse re-model.

    Sagacious (if the owner follows through) is in the shed being rebuilt. Rig change, chain plates moved, new keel and rudder. He seems keen to restore the old girl to a beautiful state, but the bills were looking.... Large.

     

    Inch by Winch went north after Andrew Wenham restored and sold her. Current location unknown.

     

    Adrenalin I last saw in Gladstone 4 years ago. She was looking ok, but not as good as she did back in the late 90's.

     

    Witchdoctor was sold to a guy up Byron way 3 years ago. She was due to be "cruisified" from her in-line spreader with runners rig and to have her interior gentrified.

  16. After 15 years living away form the water (Very Soon to change!!) the building race between Wild Oats XI and Comanche has really got me interested more than I have been in a long time in racing and I hope to soon get back into sailing in one form or another, (Last regatta was 2000 cherub Nationals!)

     

    It has really got me thinking about the boats I used to Admire walking the wharfs of the CYC and where they are now? My old favourite Brindabella is still around, I remember seeing her when first launched and for me she is still one of the best looking boats out there (except that white Dacron main, common guys time to upgrade!)

     

    Does anyone know where some of the other boats from the 90's and earlier have gone?

     

    Amazon, I remember it burnt and was on a mooring for a while, did it ever get fixed?

    Sayonara

    Morning Glory

    New Zealand Endeavour

    Bumble Bee

    Condor

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    Thinking back its unbelievable how much the boats have changed In the last 15 years!

     

    Brinda's main is spectra, not Dacron...

     

    And Amazon is long gone. She ended up in the mangroves in Brisbane, still burnt out.

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