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    Gil OS1

    My Gill pants did 3 or 4 hard years before leaking. They were pretty good. Having said that, I could not believe the difference to my new musto HPX pants. They were more flexible, lighter, and just felt much nicer against the skin. Never really had HPX gear before but was seriously impressed. As mentioned previously by a few people, if you are in the tropics then wet weather gear is hardly needed anyway! I didn't put on a long sleeved item of clothing, or even shoes on the whole cruise from France to NZ. As long as your bimini is good....
  2. The Motorboat II has now been passed over to the new owners and I'm just busy trying to keep my flotilla of kids boats afloat. We had all 3 Optis, and one of the sunbursts out yesterday for some family racing out front of the house, starling still in the shed getting a rebuild and another racing sunburst sitting on the lawn ready for some attention. But I am very close to pushing the button on another keelboat racing project.....
  3. Nothing happened to us on motorboat other than getting caught in some very light winds. Titanium who were just in front at colville managed to lay across the gulf in good breeze while we had only 5kts from right behind us. A 16nm lead turned into 4nm by the time the others brought the wind down to us. Serena is just much faster than us vmg running in light winds which is why they passed us quickly. Was a very frustrating day for us. Leg 3 and 4 ended the same with the boats behind bringing the breeze down to us while we could do nothing but wait.... That's sailing for ya.
  4. I had a volvo dripless shaft seal fail on my 10 year old beneteau 50 just out of Gibraltar on the way to the canary islands. It failed pretty badly with a huge amount of water coming in. By the time we noticed it there was a lot of water in the boat and the limber holes in the structure and some rough conditions were not letting enough water get to the central mounted bilge pumps. We had to go into a small fishing port in Morocco to get some flat water and bail the boat out before heading back to Spain for an emergency out. The internal lipseals had just worn out completley. Fantastic thin
  5. Left my dinghy in the water for one night after a late arrival to westhaven in the weekend and she shredded it...
  6. Pretty sure Metro went back on Trade me after he repaired it and put it back in the water and found it leaked badly. His repair was really dodgy, with screws and bog holding it together and the screw holes leaked. He posted a video somewhere that I watched.
  7. Motorboat is heading out tomorrow bound for the barrier and maybe Mercs. Back in on the 6th.
  8. Motorboat is teaming up with hard labour! New team name the go hard boat.... See ya all out there.
  9. Motorboat II entered and paid.
  10. Sorry don't have our entry in yet but motorboat will be there for sure.
  11. Video of Motorboats blast up the coast. https://youtu.be/XOBngu7g-nI
  12. Motorboat will likely be there.
  13. What an amazing race. We had an absolute blast on Motorboat.
  14. Yup it was a good ride on Motorboat II
  15. Stillwater is a great place to be Dave. We live up there next to the stillwater boat club and really enjoy it. Are you planning on getting a new mooring put in? I have a mooring but it's currently in use sorry. When you get up here flick me a message and I will come and say hi.
  16. You might need a better torsion cable. There is a huge difference between a good torsion rope/cable and a bad one.
  17. Call glen from salt services. 0225179590
  18. Motorboat II will be there but fully crewed this time. Our first go at fully crewed racing.
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    American Magic

    I would say those foils are just training ones with extra weight added in the form of the bulbs to stop it from capsizing.
  20. if you watch the first minute of this video you can see the Dolphins giving the Pork Chop rudder a give rubbing. You could really feel it on the helm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDG5ftCTiF8
  21. Wheels im not sure I get you here. Are you saying the boat actually lifts to windward and the bow is pointing lower than it actually is heading? I think it's the opposite. The bow pointing up but the boat sliping sideways to leward. Leeway. Course over ground is lower than the heading. Or is that what you are meaning? All the cats we cruised with offshore were pretty comfortable by all accounts but slow. We were rolling alot downwind (which is all we ever did..) but going generally much faster. Any boat is bloody uncomfortable going upwind!
  22. I'm sure I saw hyper listed for sale somewhere but can't seem to find it now.
  23. I might have a taker for you. Will get back to you asap. Where is the boom cover now?
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    Fastnet

    Has to be one of the most successful boats ever. Won the volvo race, Sydney Hobart, transatlantic, Caribbean 600, and now the fastnet. Thats all i can remember but there could be more.
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