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#1 Priscilla II

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

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#2 Fish

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:36 PM

I know two rudders is the in-thing now.

I thought two keels went out of fashion in the 70's

But what is with the two outboards?

 

They could get one inboard for the price of that sea generator, and get rid of all three things hanging off the transom.


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#3 madyottie

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

I've never understood the fascination with inboards.

With something hanging off the back, or in a well, you can get it clear of the water, remove it for servicing, or even keep it at home.

Not sure I'd want the setup in the pic tho, could be a bit iffy in a seaway on that wide transom
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3mm ply is no match for 110kg size 11 boots! Anyone know how to fix my foredeck?

 


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:03 AM

I love having two outboards if one stops coming up the river or amongst moored boats I have instant backup, plus nothing corroding in the water while moored, or dragging when sailing, if you have a heavy boat you probably need a diesel swinging a big prop that is well immersed though.
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#5 Priscilla II

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:54 AM

The humble bilge keeler has come a long way in my view.

I really like the RM range of plywood or if you like timber cored yachts.

No cradle required :thumbup:

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#6 Fish

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

Yes, RM yachts, very good French thinking.

Yacht of the year in one of the smaller categories last year wasn't it?

 

The French do a lot of good thinking and design on yachts. What NZ may have been like if a certain Boat Tax didn't decapitate the industry.


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#7 Priscilla II

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

The RM 890 ticks a lot of boxes.

Fits on a 10m marina,has a tiller and the mainsheet traveller is properly located.

Performance looks good and would make a capable little cruiser with ample storage and livable space.

Now at circa $200k used what else is out there.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

They're cool looking boats that look like a lot of fun to sail.  I just filled in an hour of my (sick) day looking at vids.  :)

 

What do those twin keels go like upwind?  Dad had a bilge keel Nova 28 years ago, pig of a thing upwind.

 

A lift keel around NZ would be awesome wouldn't it?  So many shallow harbours that you could cruise into, a lot of the time with no one around.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:36 PM

no experience with these boats, but the basic mechanical problem is the same as it's ever been: all other things being equal, you can't get as much righting moment with twin keels as you can with a fin. 


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#10 Priscilla II

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:09 PM

Jesus, picky lot aren't you.

They do a single fin as well.

I would be interested too in how the bilgey gets along but given the coast generally does not suffer from depth issues a centre board would not be high on my list.

 

Seriously what are the options for 10m or less new boat.

Local market has lots of Youngs Townsons Wrights Davidsons etc that are all getting a bit long in the tooth and you can in my book pass up the Duffers Hansoff Varias and Bendy Boys at this or any other size.


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