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2 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

A6 ?

haha - not that far fetched. i mean after every fine ass woman i've ever dated dumps me (most already have), i'll prolly do something like this.

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6 hours ago, 12 metre said:

Photos of Stella and her rebuild:

Definitely her.

Driven by Blackaller IIRC at the '76 QT Worlds in Corpus Christi.

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bastard! gotta love the lead bricks sitting on deck...

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3 hours ago, lydia said:

Spot the problem in the middle pic.

and a detail that is lost ,check out the very cool spin launch tubes leading to the round bow rail.

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hike bitch!

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4 hours ago, lydia said:

It had no hope really!

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The whole concept of lightweight frac rig boats was new to North American designers,

I think Peterson and Kirby were the only two to give it a whirl for that event.  Kirby had Eager Beaver which I believe finished a respectable 7th in a large fleet.

I recall Kirby saying he thought in hindsight that if you go fractional, you had to go all the way - with big low AR mains and small high AR headsails - like what the Kiwis had been doing.  He felt he and Peterson were a bit too conservative in their approach to frac rigs.

You can see that in the drawing of Stella posted upthread.  Fairly high AR main compared to The Bus

 

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38 minutes ago, shanghaisailor said:

I understand she is on the market - asking GBP12,500

I would be surprised unless the owner is under financial duress (or getting a divorce), considering they shipped her to NZ a few years ago for the resto and must have spent well over GBP12,500 on that.

I doubt there is any more of an iconic IOR boat in NZ than The Bus.

 

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On 5/9/2020 at 4:11 AM, 12 metre said:

I would be surprised unless the owner is under financial duress (or getting a divorce), considering they shipped her to NZ a few years ago for the resto and must have spent well over GBP12,500 on that.

I doubt there is any more of an iconic IOR boat in NZ than The Bus.

 

You may have forgotten Lion and Steinlager 2. Both restored and sailer regularly. 

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On 5/7/2020 at 7:42 PM, lydia said:

Stella looks about a hundred years behind MB in every way

rocker, deck layout, rig weight etc

Totally disagree. She looks like a much more wholesome boat. Sure, not as radical, but practical and purposeful.

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I dunno, I owned a Yamaha 25 mkII for more than a few years, 1/4 ton knock off, real pig downwind, but actually decent uphill. That damn treacherous bitch taught me alot about how to balance a boat with sail combinations and trim. The one square foot of rudder in the water was more of a brake than a steering aid. But I went from Oahu to Molokai and Lanai multiple times, and owe that boat some of the best sailing memories I have. 

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On 5/11/2020 at 7:47 AM, lydia said:

Same but different!

1972 S&S 1/2 ton

From this....

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Is this a S&S Defiance? Looks like a Savage built one by the deck on it.

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Jack, Norm had a heart attack and sold it to my father who sailed it with a good young crew including a young Mike Lee and a couple of brothers called Hugh and Ian from Manly Boatshead.

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On 5/12/2020 at 7:07 PM, Philc said:

Jack, Norm had a heart attack and sold it to my father who sailed it with a good young crew including a young Mike Lee and a couple of brothers called Hugh and Ian from Manly Boatshead.

Hugh and Ian were rank punters ...

 

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On 5/12/2020 at 5:53 PM, Philc said:

If so here is the original Defiance built by Doug Brooker for his father.

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47 years old now and still put to good use.

Solo cruise around the Channel in a bit of breeze!

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