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Tokyo Trash Baby

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im taking a wild guess your in cleveland in the US. if so visit www.i550sportboat.com and www.i550.org. there are prices for the kits there, made buy fellow anarchist Timber. i think they are around the 2500 mark off the top of my head.

 

mojounwin

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Might be a bit costly to get the pre-cut ply sent to Oz due to the risk of importing nasty bugs.

However, I do have a mate up here in Townsville, QLD who is looking to build a I550, he also owns a CNC laser cutting business. He could cut the ply kits easy enough if the designer kindly sent him the CAD drawings and gave him permission ;)

Cheers

Mojo

 

TexLex

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Your best (and cheapest) bet would be to buy the full size templates (i550sportboat.com). There is nothing in the "kit" that can't be reproduced with these templates. They only thing that would require a little extra work would be the stem.

Tim (seller of the kits and templates) is great to work with and answers all of my 25/day email questions.

 

psyclone

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nice one mojo ;)

if that were the case(scotty could get the cad conversions)i would seriously consider building a i550 also!

by the way TTB how is the "green" one coming along? will it be at the qld sporty titles in june too?

are you still coming?

and how much do you think your boat has cost you so far?

 

psyclone

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MOJO if you are keen i think some sporties are short on crew ,you should try and get a ride!we are driving down friday arvo before hand food for thought

 

Tokyo Trash Baby

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nice one mojo ;) if that were the case(scotty could get the cad conversions)i would seriously consider building a i550 also!

by the way TTB how is the "green" one coming along? will it be at the qld sporty titles in june too?

are you still coming?

and how much do you think your boat has cost you so far?
the green one has stopped atm. he is building a spirited 380 for a client. i have found him a rig, so he should be on his way soon. can't wait to match up with him! wont be at state titles, but i am hoping to be there. ripitupcrew and i are just tyrying to finalise a 3rd person at this stage. i think at this stage with the new sails its around 13grand all up, thats with a bit of scrounging around for bits and bobs cheap aswell!

 

mojounwin

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I think I'll be in brissy the weekend of the states.

Would be great to see a fleet of 550's in Townsville. I think the sportsboat scene in Townsville will grow over the coming years as owners look for faster boats without the need for 10 crew.

Mojo

 
G'day Trash Baby

We have possibly got 5 poeple intersted in building i550. Some have already received plans. Can you please tell us what sort of boats you seem to match up with.

Thanks D.N.C

 

Tokyo Trash Baby

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geeze didnt even see that post! yeah with a bit of breeze and some downwind action we can stay in touch with the E7's, as we did in bay 2 bay beating 3 of them over the line. and upwind we are more ross 650 speed as the 7's waterline gives them some legs!

 

Markb

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With poorly sailed ones!
In a downwind race where the leaders all sat in a glassout. Then 25knots came in from behind.

going by this race the Ross 780 is faster then Vivace as the first 3 had elapsed times faster then them on the 2nd day.

 

Barman

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but Tokyo in an all round event like the St Helena Cup last year you were 46min Race 1 and nearly an hour in Race 2 behind us fella.

 
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