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#51 markm

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:34 AM

I think started life as "Working Girls" and went to the states in the mid nineties, not sure who or why.

 

Have it in my mind for some reason it had been set up for charter work in the states but that's a very vague thought.

 

Meanwhile in a different part of the world recently I happened to take a snap of a racy looking boat heading out for a sail from Sausalito, California. When I made it back home I showed it to He-who-knows-more-about-boats, who agreed with me that it looks very "Elliot-iish" and a search using the Sail number of the YNZ site confirms it is indeed an Elliot 1050 Basic Instinct. Anyone know anything about how it's in the States?


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#52 Meister Yachting

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

Ausy’s, no surprises there....


Not wrong there, don’t think they did stuff all maintanance over there just raced it hard.

But it was my opportunity to own a boat that i couldn’t normally afford.
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#53 Jon

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

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Buy the best boat you can nearly afford, then start spending money on it.

Looks like you will end up with a very nice boat.
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:30 PM

Who said recently
Buy the best boat you can nearly afford, then start spending money on it.

Looks like you will end up with a very nice boat.


Thanks, luckily she has all the good gear on her and thats where the big money is!
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#55 The big T

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:57 PM

Pretty sure Basic Instinct was always called this and was last owned in NZ by Clive Davis or Davies (was Manager of Volpower). Sold to America where Clive and a mate of mine crewed on it in a Transpac. Signwriting still the same.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:52 PM

Working Girl was built in NZ by a friend before it went to San Fran.


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