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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:39 PM

Anyone know of any modern Cherubs sailing or sitting around?

Used to sail one and wondering what has happened to the class.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:50 PM

Pretty sure that there hasn't been much action here in NZ since Geoff Laws and Andrew Stone won the 'worlds' in 1991... I remember Bruce Trotter and a Cherub made from polystyrene about then... I think it died out in NZ in the early 1990s. There were quite a few crews sailing 470s as well...

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)
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:26 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
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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...
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:38 AM

Was shaped out of 3 blocks of styrene and cut with a wire hot knife shaped with an electric planer and glassed,It was a dog hence called brian NZ after Peter Blake made the statement That "Lion NZ is not a dog" ,the shaping technique was how most boartds were shaped untill cnc came along especially those made at styrotech
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:25 PM

http://www.trademe.c... ... 258146.htm
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:48 PM

here's another one - could be a 'modern' but not in the same class as the Oz / UK boats...

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
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:13 PM

I used to sail Gaskranknstation which was Geoff Laws and Andrew Stones boat. There were a few of us racing in the early 1990's (about 92 -94 i think). Raced in Tauranga, Auckland and Hamilton/Thames.

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.
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

I built an Iain Murray design in plywood about 1980 I think. Sold it after a year or two. I think Derek Snow sailed something similar around that time
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:17 AM

so you had a murray SD what was it called ,The snow brothers was a highly moded one from what i remember seeing and the computer lines i was sent from Bill Deeley in England of THe Snowsa Flat Stanley I remember all the dominent Murrays like Bad Jelly ,Susan of herne bay ,QSJB 4 , Bad sneekers ,and the last one i can recall being built was about the same time Phill Mcneil built Foreign Affair was ,big yellow Taxi i think
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