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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So do you enter once and have the two options open to you as you're going out the Heads? Is there one prize to finish first, irrespective of which direction taken? Or just bragging rights... (which are still valuable at the Customs House bar) Put's great emphasis on weather and nav if that's the case. If I remember rightly, the 1998 Westcoaster was a great run as it started post the system going through the Straight that smashed the S2H fleet. Options are always good. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Hey Eventually In the words of Roberta Williams: "Noice." Actually, maybe he could lend Bulli the self-righting mast. He's been known to need such a feature from time-to-time. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Did you read the advert? I think they've got an interesting perspective on describing a boat as "new": Also her direct sistership WILD OATS X just won under IRC the Audi Sydney Harbor series ( 1st prize a new Audi) and beat the new R/P YENDIES, new Farr TP 52 RAGGAMUFFIN, the new Farr TP 52 COUGAR, and many others!! Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Flirt and Chutzpah beaten by the Dirty Sanchez? Ouch... Is this the new Terra Firma? What is it again? Well Done Philthy Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Always loved the nick name for this boat: Dipped in Dog Shit It is, after all, a henious paint job. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Mal's got the job for Allan Briety's new Limit which is a RP 63. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Chutzpah is based at Sandringham. You should also check out the new Flirt (Corby 49) and Georgia (Farr 53). Both these are at Sandy also. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Doen't look like a whole lotta free board. Or is that just the angle of the dangle (I mean photo). Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Looks great Chris. All the best with this new toy. How have you gone maintaining the regular crew during the absence of a big boat? Last time I looked etchells only need a crew of 3 or 4. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Sailing boats like a TP52 must make the sail past go a little quickly. Blink and you'd miss it!
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Looks like she might move along ok off the breeze... I'm presuming large mast head rig. Any plans available on the net?
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    That's not what I heard. See post number 169...
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Saw Skandia still in the MYC Sunday off her keel and with the rig out and looking a little sad. Doesn't look like there's been any progress to having her back in the drink. Mex
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Spoke with the Shogun boys at Southport and they were, apart from being very pissed, were extremely happy with the boat and it's first major hit out. The bar talk had her doing 28 knots. Parked for an hour at Coffs which lost them the race on IRC. Very nice bit of Thailand kit. Even the Quantum sails look the shit. They managed to beat Quest (TP52) and Brindabella across the line. Happy chappies indeed.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Happily corrected. Thanks.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Great to see an influx of new boat into Melbourne. Long overdue. I've just looked at the Range series results. What on earth is Executive Decision and how did it come to place 2nd IRC, 2nd AMS and 2nd VYC? Doesn't say a lot for the depth of the fleet summer just gone...
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Rumour has it that Skandia, whilst parked at MYC, has been resting on her keel at low tide. This, plus some big NW breezes and some swell rolling through the harbour have damaged the canting keel hinge thingy. Lots of carbon work going on to fix her. Anyone looking for a ride to Hobart? Mex PS. There's currently two TP52's charging around Syd Harbour doing the CYCA winter series.
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Sorry, are we speaking about the same Phillip Coombs? The only brakes Phil knows are the oversized Bembos on his 6-series BMW! And he only uses those sparingly...
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Any rumours on what Coombsy will do post the Osaka? Time to move on from the DK46 caravan and back into race mode, I say!
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Yep, with Mr Clean and the rest of the Australian team on a chartered local boat, Asterix. Team Rudy Nudie would never try anything this dumb. For starters, how do you keep the beer cold?
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Who cares? Off you go to cruising anarchy... (is that an oxymoron or what?)