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#1 raz88

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:31 AM


https://interestings...ml?spref=fb&m=1

Also apparently a 15 year old plywood boat beating newer more high tech ones...
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#2 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

Short handed does change the game a fair bit from pure boat speed to boat management. So a slower boat with a good manager is often a quicker package than a boofhead on the latest and greatest.

 

A bit sad after seeing 9 something metre boast doing a Transat when NZ is actively going the opposite route.

 

But an interesting read all the same, nice link there fella.


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#3 harrytom

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:48 PM

A couple of us have often wondered about the trans  atlantic,I use to own an old spencer box 30,sabre,we could hold our own running reaching and seeing how the t/a is down wind,we often thought new foil designs and you might have a winner


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

A bit sad after seeing 9 something metre boast doing a Transat when NZ is actively going the opposite route.

Yeah that was one of my thoughts as I was reading it. I guess the only argument for NZ to behave differently
is it's harder here to get tradewind type sailing that they're aiming for with that race. Leaving here for oz/the islands l on a fixed date for a race, who knows what conditions you'll get...
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#5 Willow

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:47 PM

15 years old isn't old.


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#6 waikiore

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:01 PM

Ply and glass = good


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#7 vic008

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Of course Spencer put a new keel and rudder on his and she did very well
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#8 Willow

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

Of course Spencer put a new keel and rudder on his and she did very well

 

Unless you were an engineer boat tinkerer, the cost of a new keel and rudder certified for offshore would quickly be close to the cost of a more modern boat.


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#9 raz88

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

15 years old isn't old.


Not saying it is. In fact I don't consider my boat particularly old and it's closing in on double that.
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#10 Black Panther

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:19 PM

I think Dambo holds the max speed on our plywood box at 17 point bit.
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