Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 40
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

NZ Moth I built when i was 13, Pelin Caribou 15 I built when i was 17 and Stratus 747 I built when i was 21. Just listed on trademe this week coincidently 47, 43 and 39 old enough?  

A few of the many multis I have had over the last 40 years 

I'm running out of reading material as i wait for the library to re open.   So I dug out an old favourite.  It seems I was using photos of the world's best cav 32 as bookmarks last time I read it.

Posted Images

2 hours ago, madyottie said:

Wait, what? I didn't know the Hydra was big enough here for a Nationals.

Cool boats tho.

Nats were at Takapuna, there were 10 -12 boats from memory. It was a precursor to a Worlds series that was held in Qld. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, The big T said:

Island Time - did you buy the Noelex out of Westpark - off Derek Blackies family? I had Current Affair moored adjacent to Flashpoint and we had a bit of an arms race going on. I put a bit more lead on the bulb as I thought the Noelex was a bit tippy so he got a bit of a wing keel added designed by Kevin Lidgard - still never beat me.

I think Derek, who did not enjoy good health, had a fatal heart attack on the helm on a Wednesday night race - a good way to go. Long time ago now.

She was at Gulf Harbour when I bought her, and eventually sold to Ausy when I sold her.

I found her about the same performance as a Y88. But she had a very narrow "groove" and it was easy to go slower, and wonder why. Often just a minimal tweek on/off backstay and the performance difference was significant.  The xtra keel weight was useful, and the wing helped reduce pitching.

I enjoyed her, great boat. Only boat I've ever owned I made a profit on!

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/05/2020 at 4:45 PM, darkside said:

Not quite that old but 25 years ago today leaving GH for Tonga for the first time on my own boat.

2017-05-23 09.52.10-1.jpg

 

I have been observing PHAD been given some attention and a lick of paint over the last few months in Whangarei.  She is a nice looking critter.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha - I was going to ask the same thing before my wife sinbinned my phone for an hour! My pick is that VB is on main. Back in the day when we all had hair. My 10yo is rocking some serious growth - and pissing me off at the same time!

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/05/2020 at 12:38 PM, madyottie said:

Our aged glass fireball. 

This must've been very early on in our ownership, she had a lot of work done after this. Potentially very fast, but lack of resources held us back to club level.

We also had a slightly newer timber one, which we drove the mast out the bottom of, during a particularly windy race. Still won the race tho.

IMG_20200509_122212.jpg

Ahh, memories. We had a good fleet of these in Napier in the late 80's early 90's when Nev Pearce was running the class. I had Frisbee.

We nearly cut the boat in half when a Noelex 22 tacked on top of us off the marine parade.

Dynamite downwind in 25knts +

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...