Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

Swanno

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are you sure you haven't got that mixed up with the boat in you avatar???
I know the boat in the pic is Flirt which has just been purchased by another west aussie

The guy that has just purchased Hi Fi, owns the Inglis 47 Wild One (previously Worros Wild Thing) in Western Australia. He has done a bit of racing on Vanguard (sp) in sydney over the summer

 
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I know the boat in the pic is Flirt which has just been purchased by another west aussie
The guy that has just purchased Hi Fi, owns the Inglis 47 Wild One (previously Worros Wild Thing) in Western Australia. He has done a bit of racing on Vanguard (sp) in sydney over the summer
It depends on what day you talk to him as to what he sails on in Sydney.

Ive heard him say he has been sailing on Loki and one of his crew told me he had been sailing on Vanguard.

Was he kicked off one and managed to get a ride on the other???

He may be able to get the speed of an Inglis 47 out of the new boat.

They have only managed to get the 47 to perform like a 40 since they've had it.

 

tuf-luf

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Tuffie, you sure that there's not an ounce of Oz in you, you seem to know more about what's going on down here than we do. He...He.
68 Posts and not 1 Pic, hope you guys aren't getting lazy.??
Can't help mysef HCW. Your fleet and ours have so many links (boats moving in/out, crew, equipment etc). Hard not to be interested mate. Plus your fleet is so much more interesting!!!

 

theParadoxOfThrift

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Is that "official" Giddy?
What do you reckon? What do we know already?

- New Flirt is being built in Melbourne;

- It will be similar size as the old boat;

- Its not a RP 45 any more;

- Needs to be a good IRC boat because that is the main racing we do;

- The old boat had great track record and performance;

- The owner just wants something newer and a bit quicker;

- Mysterious Aussie-new-build 49 footer appears on John Corby's web site (as pointed out above);

Mmmmmm....

 
from the home port of SGW,

Shogun to replace Eccky, Eccky having botox to sell to highest bidder. Bookie to Hobo's. A S36C/R to replace "The Lizard" same owner!!!. Bundy sitting on bottom of C bay whilst still tied up in the pen. WTF????

Who says it's dull in Gtown!

 

quartertonner

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from the home port of SGW, Shogun to replace Eccky, Eccky having botox to sell to highest bidder. Bookie to Hobo's. A S36C/R to replace "The Lizard" same owner!!!. Bundy sitting on bottom of C bay whilst still tied up in the pen. WTF????

Who says it's dull in Gtown!
shoguns not replacing eccky... i dont think

 
Quarter Tonner is right. Looks like Shogun is off to the city of churches (strong rumour at this stage)

Eccy getting botox? fuck if you call a full suit of of new sails botox, then we are guilty.three of these sails haven't even met the boat yet.The boat is having a full over haul including internal paint to get ready for next season....oh yeah, everything is for sale !

The new flirt will be one horny looking Schlarper with TP arse section....Hey thrift, reckon we should talk the builder into providing Boogie Board bags as crew back packs? :p

 
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terrafirma

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The reality is the Melbourne market has always been tiny in comparison to Sydney for so many reasons. The bigger boat owners have suffered from eratic results and therefore reduced re-sale value. To have $700-900k tied up in a boat that doesn't win would make the average boat owner nervous. The more you lose the less the boat is worth. The Melbourne owners who are competing are not Billionaires and therefore have to watch their sailing investment carefully. I also strongly believe the the migration from IMS to IRC, the many rule changes etc etc has hurt the sport. One minute you need to have a canter, the next you don't. It's the same old, same old, rule changes and rule changes , not a lot there to encourage the avergage big boat owner.

 
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dbo

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The reality is the Melbourne market has always been tiny in comparison to Sydney for so many reasons. The bigger boat owners have suffered from eratic results and therefore reduced re-sale value. To have $700-900k tied up in a boat that doesn't win would make the average boat owner nervous. The more you lose the less the boat is worth. The Melbourne owners who are competing are not Billionaires and therefore have to watch their sailing investment carefully. I also strongly believe the the migration from IMS to IRC, the many rule changes etc etc has hurt the sport. One minute you need to have a canter, the next you don't. It's the same old, same old, rule changes and rule changes , not a lot there to encourage the avergage big boat owner.
It's OK terra. Ther is no doomsday predicted that I know of. The sun will come up tomorrow!!

As for the eratic results, tell me which boat, with the notable exception of anything that Ray Roberts sails, that doesn't have eratic results, be they Melbourne for NSW based. Notbale eratic NSW boats include Yendys, Loki, Wild Joe and Vanguard. Eratic results are just part of the IRC rule I'd suggest. There is no longer any boat that is a true rating bandit.

As for the Melbourne owners, well at least a few of them are having a go, some with better success than others. It's easy to sit back and be critical.

 

dbo

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Latest "goss" is that a TP52 is definitely headed to Melbourne. Will then tune up and head north for the winter.

That will make the fleet for summer to be:

- TP52 (rumour is that it is "Rush")

- New Flirt

- Updated XLR8

- New Shogun / Rogers 46

- Updated Dolly

- New Rp 40

Not a bad IRC fleet at all. Hard to pick an early IRC favorite out of that lot.

dbo

 

Swanno

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Latest "goss" is that a TP52 is definitely headed to Melbourne. Will then tune up and head north for the winter.
That will make the fleet for summer to be:

- TP52 (rumour is that it is "Rush")

- New Flirt

- Updated XLR8

- New Shogun / Rogers 46

- Updated Dolly

- New Rp 40

Not a bad IRC fleet at all. Hard to pick an early IRC favorite out of that lot.

dbo

The RP 40 sounds like it will be a rocket ship.

What is Worro up to at the moment?

 
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