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Winter series on them was awesome racing. We were berthed along from JennyG. Dave Giddens sailed her. After every race Jenny Gibbs would arrive at the boat with enough beer and platters of food for the whole fleet. Allan would be pacing the marina on his phone. Drive home to the Waikato was always a blur 

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Jenny G was reburbished to become General Jackson,  every time we stay in Westhaven someone will come and tell us about their adventures on the boat, mostly though about the after race activities, rum and beer. A lot of young sailors had their induction into sailing life on that boat!

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2 hours ago, Deep Purple said:

Winter series on them was awesome racing. We were berthed along from JennyG. Dave Giddens sailed her. After every race Jenny Gibbs would arrive at the boat with enough beer and platters of food for the whole fleet. Allan would be pacing the marina on his phone. Drive home to the Waikato was always a blur 

RAYC had downwind starts in the early 80's winter series and we would all arrive at Izzy bay mark together, the pileups going around the mark were awesome.

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9 hours ago, marinheiro said:

Compass Yachts were not exactly a premium builder, but most of their creations are still afloat all over 40yrs old

I think production shifted to Oz eventually.

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4 hours ago, Frank said:

I think production shifted to Oz eventually.

Production started in Aus, by Binks Yachts in Sth Aust, same time as NZ. I think a deal was done where Compass built the hull plug (by Grant Mitchell which was subsequently launched as Pericon) and made 2 hull moulds, one being sent to Binks, and Binks built the deck plug and moulds, likewise one being sent to Compass.

Binks kept building them for quite a few years and then launched a modified version, one of which subsequently lost its keel with fatalities

 https://www.sailing.org/news/11860.php#.XuaN2kUzbIU

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Thanks guys great Farr 38 info.

By the way have discovered The Wildthing suffered major damage and was sunk/beached near French Pass (D'Urville Island) many years ago after hitting a log. ??

She was apparently store in a shed in Levin for a while before someone rebuilt her. Guess she ended up in Akld eventually....

 

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True Hapuka, I actually remember that now you point it out. It was quite a while ago when Scott Norton owned her, and he rebuilt her. It was well done. She must have come to Auckland in the last 10 years....

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I think the Lidgard Lionheart is also no more. She either was sunk by dragging anchor in the Haapies in Tonga or fell off a cradle in the Med.  Both those boats were Lidgards but not sure which one was Lionheart. 

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1 hour ago, Chewing Gum said:

I think the Lidgard Lionheart is also no more. She either was sunk by dragging anchor in the Haapies in Tonga or fell off a cradle in the Med.  Both those boats were Lidgards but not sure which one was Lionheart. 

I saw Lionheart listed for sale in the Med 3-4 yrs ago.

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