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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Did I hear someone say Petersville Regatta? Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Sail One Design, it's the only way to end the argument. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The general trend across the board is a reduction in ratings. Funny that the boat to receive the biggest ratings lift so far (+ 1.95) is an Endeavour 24. Must be the PBO rigging they've just invested in... Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Flat water, 25+ knots and a non-planning cruiser / racer will have the best helmsman tested. Especially if you're trying to get deep. I was out with the Etchells and we had our hands full with a few of the squalls which came through. More than a few boats retired as their pumps were unable to keep up with the waves flooding the boats heading up hill and the burying of the nose going down hill. Gotta love an early Spring northerly on the Bay. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Something to do with not having the A3 tack line on a winch, it pulled thru the jammer and all went pear shaped in some big time breeze. One dude came up under the boat and saw the tramsom disappearing fast. Major wing damage to his arm so it's in a sling for the next couple of months. Major rebuild of the arse end of the boat, they did away with the platform thingy in the mioddle and widened the side decks. Mounted the stanchions on fibreglass spigots and surprise surprise, down came the fence and swims for some.Lot$ of freight involved in the mod$ apparently. Maybe they should have spent a bit more on coaching or some basic lessons in handling bigger boats. Some major league fuckwit wannabes in that program. (Another) Accident waiting to happen so probably a good thing they aren't going to Southport.Some rats already believed to be deserting the ship... Fuck Flatbag, that's harsh. I hope you sail a Laser or sail on a boat crewed by your family; 'cause there's no way I'd sail with you and I couldn't understand why anyone would that's not a blood relative. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Owner's first shout at the bar! Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Brand new or rebadged new? Any details? Designer, length, number of hulls, etc
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    ????????? What, so no one else is looking to improve their speed or rating? Nice sledge from the cheap seats. Looking pretty quick in this video by Sexy Lexy. Edit: looks like you can't access this video except through Facebook. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Terra is off to the shed for an Autumn tickle up. Retractable prod is being replaced with a permanent sprit with an extra 50 cm in length and the foils and bulb are being fared. Will be back out and sailing within 6 weeks. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Good rumour. The US is certainly flush with bargains in the grand prix racing space. And at 55 feet it would give him a little gap on the hot 50-52 footers and so frech aire around the race course. Interesting. Mex I couldn't see him sailing in another shitter after the last one, and aren't his kids sailing now? am i right in saying chris Dare used to own a corby?? Better known as The Schapelle Corby. Now racing in Sydney at CYCA as Vamp. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Good rumour. The US is certainly flush with bargains in the grand prix racing space. And at 55 feet it would give him a little gap on the hot 50-52 footers and so frech aire around the race course. Interesting. Mex Is this your new job Mex? Why, yes it is! But who's the clown on my left? Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Good rumour. The US is certainly flush with bargains in the grand prix racing space. And at 55 feet it would give him a little gap on the hot 50-52 footers and so frech aire around the race course. Interesting. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Great final race for the Club Marine series. We had Terra Firma wicked up on the downhill slides. I think top speed was 22 knots with the A4 and full main. After lots of talk pre-race about early kite drops and cautious roundings we managed to sail past the bottom mark for the first time with the kite around the forestay and the jib only half up. At least we didn't break anything. Same can't be said for Scarlet Runner. Last count I heard was two spinnakers, a jib plus the second string main is now stuffed. Expensive day for Rob. Dave was pretending to look upset also (unsuccessfully). Fun day had by most. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Man, that Disco sluts it around. Doesn't he? Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Protest- why, what happened ? I was o/s. I was there and I don't know what happened either. 38s, spill the beans. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Was't me. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I wonder if they'll tow her north behind a truck...
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So, J24 nationals for you.......? Unfortunately, yes. Woe is me... Mex Heard as much.... see you there Why are we talking about the J24 Nationals o be held at MHYC in Sydney in a topic dedicated to Melbourne Big Boats? Can we stop? It's making my head hurt. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So, J24 nationals for you.......? Unfortunately, yes. Woe is me... Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Simple solution = One Design racing
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The divisional splits are in the NoR. Will be the same for all Audi IRC Australian Champs events Sweet, found it. Thanks.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Would be good to see an Archambault 40RC and a King 40 or two to reflect the best IRC performing boats in worldwide regattas. Can't wait to see the divisional splits. It'll have a big impact on the National IRC Series. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    You make a good point. The "Melbourne Big Boat Fleet" is a bit absent. Outnumbered by interstate entrants. A bit of a worry? Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Does anyone know if Cougar is for sale? It is now http://www.sundanceyachts.com.au/used-yacht-101.php Tough market to be selling a TP52 in, however well Alan maintained Cougar. Wot Yot was recently donated to Sailors With DisAbilities (no money changing hands) purely for the tax right off; as an example. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Where did this article / press release come from? Does Wharro still have Bindi doing PR for him? Seems a bit sad if Grant is missing the spotlight so much that he's doing this form of PR. I guess he'll need to keep his profile up if he's going to attract a sponsor. Maybe some QLD sponsorship? Mex