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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Yep, Pete says he always builds them short like that because planing the strake is a pia with the frame end grain.
    I wonder if he then fills those voids when he puts the deck on? Timber looks like kauri. Where does he get all that kauri?
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    It is kauri, ex old felled trees that were too hard to get out back in the day. Economic now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    The keel is now formally attached to the donor hull including new 1 inch bolts, good effort. A lot of assistance from people associated with the yard .. bits, engineering for the bolts , really encouraging.
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    Rudder and some engine stuff next.
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    Great to see - in the drink for Christmas??
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    He wants but I fear not, Greg. He's just not along far enough, and actually I think it's a mistake to rush it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Such a seductive image.
    It all looks so perfect.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    A friend wandered into a shop a while back and found this photo of us in a favourite bay, the stripper up on the beach
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    She presented it to us.

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    Nice. Sweet spot, beautiful light.

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    We've been going there for years Thad, most treat it as a day spot but weve had many nights there.

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    Toms boat today.
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    I had the job of guesstimating a waterline, battening it up and masking a line, and a bit of keel fairing.
    Tom and Kirsty painted more undercoat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Toms boat today.
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    I had the job of guesstimating a waterline, battening it up and masking a line, and a bit of keel fairing.
    Tom and Kirsty painted more undercoat.
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    looks like a Bluebird.
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    Bit more refined and performance than one of those Gary. Townson boats always sail above expectations.
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    A couple more around the yard.
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    This is the tender I worked aboard as a deck hand in 1995. She's 82', docked here in Juneau unloading fish and the eng you see on the aft deck is probably 5'9". The cruise ship "Legend of the Sea's" is 867' and at the time the largest in SE Alaska McClure Bay.jpg

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    Truly a good example of the scale of the thing WFK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    What catalysed his feverish boat mad brain into such a hard decision you might ask.

    Exactly the same hull , not rotten, for sale, for a buck..
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    This unit was feverishly made ready for the mahurangi regatta the weekend just gone. It is unfinished but floating, sailing even.

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    Photo courtesy of Waitemata Woodys.

    Had the waterline not been sanded off the hull after the workshop photo I might not have had to guesstimate the new one. But I did, one of the few jobs I was involved with.

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    Didn't get it too wrong..
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    She's looking great! I hope he doesn’t lose momentum now that it’s in the water, always a trap - like houses - if you move in before it’s finished you kinda' lose your puff and it takes forever to get finished (talking from experience )
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    My concern too , Greg. But he's his own man now.
    Bit of a houdini act getting out of that yellow rot fest eh. Donor hull ,hahaha.

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    Real time.

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    planing (hydrofoiling?)on a bare pole???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    planing (hydrofoiling?)on a bare pole???
    Wondering the same thing.
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    Clear sails. It's the newest tech.

    Being towed @ speed maybe?
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    Towed in. Last night's light race showed the penalties of dropping off the foils.

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    Those are the AC boats being towed out for the race yesterday within seconds of them going by, that's how they get moved.
    We had a spot directly off the top mark/gate along with a thousand other boats and thousands of people. Great day , great result if I'm not being partisan.
    Dead silence during and after the first race if I was .
    Truly a scale of the thing, boats that size going that fast, the number of spectator boats and the wash and procession getting to and from.
    Unlike every other major boating event I've been on the water for in the past, there is a low speed limit for the spectator boats. At 5 or 6 knots It was civilised instead of being rolled rail to rail by big powerboat wakes.
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    Heading home, one of the old AC class boats.
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    Do they need to be towed at speed to be stable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Do they need to be towed at speed to be stable?
    I assume they do Gareth, and of course they get to the course pronto as well.

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    I think that with both arms down they'll foil at ~10-12 knots. Pretty sure they tow them with both foils deployed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Heading home, one of the old AC class boats.
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    Real exiting to be able to observe those machines in your backyard .

    I recall the first time I was lucky enough to get a closer look at on of the AC’s out on Auckland Harbour sailing aboard the museum sailing scow .

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