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My father (in his late 70s) hoisting the mizzen as we led the middle sea race on handicap through the straights of Messina in the middle sea race.

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On 6/29/2018 at 2:17 PM, INTER 20 said:

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Just to put this in historical perspective: this was literally what we *dreamed* of doing as kids. Photos of IOR boats pretending to do this stirred this emotion in us. To the point of actually having a discussion on the dock one windless day as 12 year olds, designing the "planing keelboat."  Haha.

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someone took and sent me this one from yesterday (4th O JULY) on Mission Bay B)

rotating stick hadn't rotated yet 1st time out w New Stick so bugs to work out

then New Flag :rolleyes:

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15 minutes ago, DA-WOODY said:

someone took and sent me this one from yesterday (4th O JULY) on Mission Bay B)

rotating stick hadn't rotated yet 1st time out w New Stick so bugs to work out

then New Flag :rolleyes:

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Ah...that's what you were up to on Wastebook Bud! 

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Still one of my long-time great shots by a friend Sean Trew. His light an mood second to none. Early morning shot going through Race Passage at Swiftsure one year: ILC 40 "Occam's Razor" ex- Beau Geste. Likely I was at the nav station when that was taken. Pretty busy time going through the Race.

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2 hours ago, fastyacht said:

Just to put this in historical perspective: this was literally what we *dreamed* of doing as kids. Photos of IOR boats pretending to do this stirred this emotion in us. To the point of actually having a discussion on the dock one windless day as 12 year olds, designing the "planing keelboat."  Haha.

That’s what we did too here at the Jersey Shore. It’s amazing to just look at hull design advance over the past 30 years. Looking at my Fareast28R  today and thinking “ I would have never thought that up at all!”

I wouldn’t have been a good Naval Architect and no one would have known!

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On 7/3/2018 at 6:02 PM, bigrpowr said:

yeah she was heavy, built for IMS  , my dad had to build a fast boat , yet comfy enough for weekend trips to local islands . it had every ammenity available at the time . i think the fastest we ever went was on this race and it was 22-24 knots with full main and #3 broad reaching in the overnight offshore from baja. doesnt sound fast by todays standards, but that pig at that speed felt damn near out of control !

We have discussed Aldora before as I raced her as "Delicate Balance" in Seattle. Three full staterooms; no waiting! Two heads I think, a full on galley and salon table for 10. Outstanding boat but a little sticky in light air in our region. Big volume boat but when you got over 10 or 12 WS it became the Energizer Bunny of boats. Just kept going, going, going.........then slowly mow down the competition! Never saw it in the 20's but in teens a lot.  

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13 minutes ago, Maxx Baqustae said:

And I got a cover for this this:

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There is a great illustration of the difference between stiff & tender.

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Classic pic.  Again, not my boat, but I did 3 seasons on it on SF Bay.  Jeanneau SunFast 3200 Dare Dare - just loved the breeze.  Here we are charging back from the Lightship Race under the Golden Gate, doing about 13 knots.  Me on the kite sheet, owners Jacques driving and Nico grinding.

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2 hours ago, Maxx Baqustae said:

We have discussed Aldora before as I raced her as "Delicate Balance" in Seattle. Three full staterooms; no waiting! Two heads I think, a full on galley and salon table for 10. Outstanding boat but a little sticky in light air in our region. Big volume boat but when you got over 10 or 12 WS it became the Energizer Bunny of boats. Just kept going, going, going.........then slowly mow down the competition! Never saw it in the 20's but in teens a lot.  

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yep on the sticky part, her berth at cal yacht club was short lived , needed to be in long beach. total game changer.

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Why do almost all the American pics show sailboats in fuck all air.

Thought I would balance it up. 

All credit to Richard Bennett (and you can buy the pics on his website)

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9 minutes ago, lydia said:

Why do almost all the American pics show sailboats in fuck all air.

Thought I would balance it up. 

All credit to Richard Bennett (and you can buy the pics on his website)

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sorry we dont all live in the southern ocean ! looks much more pleasant than socal !

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56 minutes ago, hoppy said:

My old Jeanneau taken by Sportscar at the start of a pursuit race in Melbourne

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In Corfu

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and before I bought a yacht, I had a SeaRay stink boat in Sweden

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Did you do a lot of "motorboating"?

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3 hours ago, ALL@SEA said:

Woodyard!

Yep, Coffs race in the mid 90s.

Would have been great blow home if the race started a day earlier.

Pic is on the first afternoon 

Parked at Smokey Cape on the second afternoon and never really got past it.

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So old that my favourites are still on film!

But here's a good one of about the most comfy way to get to Hobart in a breeze.  She is an X 50 and a large part of the crew have been together for 10 years or more, in one case it's closer to 35 years.

Done the big fast boat thing,  now it's just a bunch of old blokes and ladies having some fun!

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19 hours ago, Maxx Baqustae said:

Still one of my long-time great shots by a friend Sean Trew. His light an mood second to none. Early morning shot going through Race Passage at Swiftsure one year: ILC 40 "Occam's Razor" ex- Beau Geste. Likely I was at the nav station when that was taken. Pretty busy time going through the Race.

Sean Trew is my favorite photographer as well. My fave is this one he took of Artemis (Andrews 53) at Round the County. 

 

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On 7/5/2018 at 6:10 PM, bridhb said:

I like this thread!  Have to include my 5 knt SB to keep the karma going.

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No offense, but why is the main reefed? Hardly looks to be overpowered?  No whitecaps.........

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14 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

No offense, but why is the main reefed? Hardly looks to be overpowered?  No whitecaps.........

No offense taken.  If I remember correctly, it was a bit gusty that day, we had just cracked off on a reach from a  beat and my "crew" were two people that had never been on a sail boat before, and I was hoping I could get them back again.  They both did great at the helm about the entire time we were out.

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30 minutes ago, bridhb said:

No offense taken.  If I remember correctly, it was a bit gusty that day, we had just cracked off on a reach from a  beat and my "crew" were two people that had never been on a sail boat before, and I was hoping I could get them back again.  They both did great at the helm about the entire time we were out.

 

Makes sense, thanks for 'splaining it!

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On 7/3/2018 at 7:44 PM, Meat Wad said:

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On 7/4/2018 at 1:33 AM, Omer said:

I never forgot this shot. What was it called? Devils Hole? Are there any other shots of this phenamenon?

Imagine driving off the ledge at night when you cannot see it.

So fucking scary, it's like a rogue wave off the wind.

 

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On 7/6/2018 at 3:55 PM, hoppy said:

My old Jeanneau taken by Sportscar at the start of a pursuit race in Melbourne

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In Corfu

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and before I bought a yacht, I had a SeaRay stink boat in Sweden

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So Hoppy, please explain why the model's shadow is behind her when the sun is also behind her? Fake News?

I noted that her headlights are on high-beam, (.) (.), maybe that has something to do with it ?

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On 7/17/2018 at 9:52 AM, hoppy said:

You were clearly studying my old boat very closely. What do you think it would be worth on the market here? ;)

I had a very powerful portable studio light on the shore lighting the boat.

Boat?  What boat? 

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On 7/16/2018 at 5:53 PM, SPORTSCAR said:

So Hoppy, please explain why the model's shadow is behind her when the sun is also behind her? Fake News?

I noted that her headlights are on high-beam, (.) (.), maybe that has something to do with it ?

Maybe that has something to do with it being The Land of the Midnight Sun?

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I didn't own FRED when this was taken but it's the best pic of a boat I owned for 9 years. It was good enough to be a magazine cover as well as rate a full page pic in a hardbound history of the Swiftsure.

 

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On 7/4/2018 at 6:33 PM, SloopJonB said:

No-one knows where the original is - Lee has had a bounty on it for decades.

As much as we would all love to see the original, I doubt it's much clearer. It's a night shot and it's going to be grainy -- nature of the beast.

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 7:19 PM, Multihauler said:

Another nice shot of the old girl.....

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-MH

 

How do you get headstay tension with that arcing backstay?  I don't see runners, but they must be there?

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1 hour ago, INTER 20 said:

This was one of the best days of sailing I've ever had. 

YOWZA! I've been water-skiing slower than that.

I can remember when Bill Lee was just about the only person who had sailed a keelboat that fast. Now you can just buy one.

The aquatic version of that insane Dodge Demon - wheelstands and 9 sec. 1/4 miles off the showroom floor.

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1 hour ago, billy backstay said:

How do you get headstay tension with that arcing backstay?  I don't see runners, but they must be there?

You're looking at the topping lift!
There is no backstay but the side stays on the F27 have tensionners to help set forestay tension.

On more modern models (and the ones with rotation masts), the mainsheet is what provides the forestay tension.

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4 hours ago, HotSnail said:

That one's a long way from home... (build for the Dutch inland waters)

Photo taken from my boat Sanlucar de Guadiana Spain

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I had some difficulty in deciding what would be my favorite boat pic, so a slight variation on this theme, so here's a picture from each of the boats I have had over the years.

First up is what looks to be a lovely sail in our Northshore 38 - this was taken after the start of the 1998 Sydney Hobart and we all know what happened a bit further on. Our Northshore 38, and another one, both survived that race. We went on to do the 1999 race which for us was probably worse for us because we didn't seek shelter like we did in 1998, and the smaller boats that year got hammered.

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Next up we have our Don Jones redesigned Inglis 39 in a harbour race - who can name the boats in the background? (Hint - the blue boat was owned by a very well known Tasmanian yachtsman and the yellow boat now resides in the CYCA)

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Also for your edification here is a another pic of the same boat doing the Sydney Hobart - after we sold her she became "She's The Culprit" and the two subsequent owners have also done several Sydney Hobarts.

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Our next boat was one of the Stomps designed by Steve Thompson - she had a 12' canting prodder/rectractable pole. Here she is doing one of the Launceston to Hobarts three sail reaching which was one of her best angles of sail.

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We didn't have this rocket ship very long when this dealer from Queensland wanted her as he had missed out when she came up for sale. He offered us a Bene 44.7 which had a carbon mast and was an ex French race boat. This was great for cruising but a pain when you had to try and get 8 or 10 crew every race. Again this is another long distance offshore race.

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After several years we decided to sell her. We then took a long trip to France where we had seen the then new Sunfast 3200's and when we came back home, low and behold there was one for sale out of Melbourne.

This boat had been used exclusively for two handed racing into Bass Strait and we knew from our trip to France what they were capable of. This is our current boat and we generally sail it two or three handed - crewing problems are now a thing of the past and this boat is just so good and meets the requirements for both cruising and racing - we have added hot water, refrigeration etc and it has everything on board from her short handed sailing days.

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So that's my pics and my story over the past 20 years......

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