Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:39 PM
Used to sail one and wondering what has happened to the class.
Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:50 PM
I think there was a mould made and a few that were made... they are possibly in storage 'somewhere' - I guess they are the ones you are after, though they are nearly 20 years old now...
Most of the action is in Australia (www.cherub.org.au) and the UK (www.uk-cherub.org)... Seems like its stronger in Oz than the UK...
Its really interesting how close the R-Class and Cherubs are. That point isn't lost in the UK, with the R-Class foils being discussed there a lot. (http://www.sailingso... ... ml#msg4089)
Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:26 AM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:49 AM
the polystyrene boat was Kevin trotter and Brett Blacks 1985 boat Brian nz the class putted out in the late 90s unfortunately but couldf be got going again really easily as the boats are still around and an interdominion with Austalia could also be revived
You're right it was Kevin... my bad... saw it nearly complete in his garage/basement in Kohi... I think it was shaped with a hot knife and glassed over... I think there were some sailboards made the same way which is where the idea may have come from... very interesting construction/materials which resulted in a very stiff and light hull... I suppose carbon is the way now...
Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:38 AM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:48 PM
http://www.trademe.c... ... 191031.htm
...at the moment the top bid is $61...
and here's the one that didn't sell $1250 including trailer...
http://www.trademe.c... ... 391151.htm
Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:13 PM
Died out after that I think, which is a pitty because the boats are awsome. The aussie ones racing at the moment look wicked and I'm surprised they aren't over here.
The boats we raced back then were built out of kevlar/glass (not sure) foam sandwich and had Asymetric Kites with Carbon prods etc. Was a bit much to handle sometimes for 15 yo but had a ball in it.
I ended up fitting it out with another trapeze and still have fond memories of pining it down tauranga harbour passing all kinds of other boats.
Those ones on trademe are nothing like the ones I sailed. Will try find an old photo of it.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:59 PM
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:17 AM
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