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#1 Willow

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:23 AM

The test of the first SR Counterpoint2 now renamed Rocky, it was sunk in Nelson many years ago and now restored.

Thanks to Peter for scanning the magazine.

 

http://docdro.id/2DFIdw7


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:36 PM

That's a brilliant read, thanks for putting it up. Do you know what they meant by "flush decked racers" referring to the 2nd & 3rd boats launched?  I also wonder if some economics wizz can tell us what a purchase price of $29k would equate to in today's money?


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:56 PM

A basket of goods and services
that cost $29,000.00
in quarter 4 of 1983
would have cost 

$93,528.70

in quarter 1 of 2017

 

Total percentage change 222.5% Number of years difference 33.25 Compound average annual rate 3.6% Decline in purchasing power 69.0% Index value for 1983 quarter 4 is 380.1 Index value for 2017 quarter 1 is 1226.0
 

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#4 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:40 PM

There's a few headlines on that Sea Spray cover we will never see happen again.

Good read though but feeling a tad old remembering we once had informative boating mags with things called journalists.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:00 PM

That's a brilliant read, thanks for putting it up. Do you know what they meant by "flush decked racers" referring to the 2nd & 3rd boats launched?

 

Flush deck means exactly that no coachhouse, strictly business was for sale not so long ago.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

Strictly business had been modified considerably!

If was sold back up to Auckland   


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:10 PM

Fantastic little boats. They really punch well above their weight.
I'm proud to be a member of the 'I wish I still had my SR26' club.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:45 PM

Two "flush deckers" were built. Strictly business and Night Shifter. Night Shifter got run over by a launch up Kawau when she was quite new. Needed a new deck and other repairs. When the new deck went on it was the standard cabin top that they mostly have. She was renamed "Trainsmash" when relaunched. So only one flush decker remains the Strictly Business. Trainsmash now in Aus, along with her sister ship Bermuda Longtail.  


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