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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    It's a Wally!!

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    What flag is that?
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    Malta

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    she's for sale
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    Single hander?

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    I believe so. Everything moveable is hydro-electrically controlled from the twin steering stations. I think that you have to put the sail covers on manually, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Single hander?
    till something breaks or jams. . .

    Last edited by Paul Pless; 09-11-2017 at 04:59 PM.
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    Paul, your inner Luddite is showing...
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    What's the purpose of solo sailing a 130' sloop that sleeps 16 people?
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    I prefer my 12ft dinghy personally.

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    Quote: "What's the purpose of solo sailing a 130' sloop that sleeps 16 people?"

    So fifteen of them can loll about on deck drinking champagne while underway?
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    Striking and probably a very efficient way to sail,but I do have to wonder about the wisdom of a black hull in a warm climate.NGH might have had a point about colour.

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    I agree with you about the black hull, John, but I think that it is tied to the same thinking about all dark hulls: Dark colours amplify every unfairness or paint issue in a hull, so to be able to carry off a perfectly fair, unblemished black hull is a marque of a gifted boatyard at the top of their game. This is a reputation that any high-end boatyard would want, and owners of yachts of this calibre want to bask in the reflected glory (pun intended) of it. Practicality has nothing to do with it.
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    Plus, on boats like this you just crank up the air conditioning when the dark hull beats things up.

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    Her interior is pretty minimalist, too.

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    I like the minimalist interior and that they have refrained from the "all varnished wood" look,which I find overpowering and in need of some light coloured relief.I understand your point about black amplifying surface defects and still agree with NGH.

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    The only thing that I consistently dislike about Wally's minimalist interiors is the lack of handholds coupled with the abundance of sharp corners. Trying to move around down below during a boisterous passage has the potential to be very painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    The only thing that I consistently dislike about Wally's minimalist interiors is the lack of handholds coupled with the abundance of sharp corners. Trying to move around down below during a boisterous passage has the potential to be very painful.
    Agreed-a few good sized fiddles can be useful handholds as well as restraining objects on horizontal surfaces and I don't see any.I also doubt that a Wally would venture out of port on a lively day,but might be on passage when things turn a bit lively.

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    Darth Vader boat. I like it.

    Talk about slot effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    The only thing that I consistently dislike about Wally's minimalist interiors is the lack of handholds coupled with the abundance of sharp corners. Trying to move around down below during a boisterous passage has the potential to be very painful.
    Just what I was thinking. But is she designed for sailing and passage making, or holding large deck parties in dock under a big boom tent?

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    Oh, it is definitely designed and built for the cocktail crowd, but it does sail - probably mostly by a delivery crew - so the likelihood of somebody being below during a passage is certainly real. Just maybe not the owner and/or his guests.

    And it is probably written in the contract with the owner that he will be sued if he dares sully the clean, stark lines with anything so gauche as a fly-tent over the boom.
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    Seems like the metre boats are favoring the black cloth. If it's fast I like it, but it is certainly not aesthetically pleasing.

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    It's all about strength and weight, Mickey. Carbon fibre has both in abundance.
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    Oh, I loved my carbon Finn sails. I wish the Star and Dragon classes allowed them.

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    I love Wally's ! I know on this forum in particular, but I find Wally boats perfection in their class, and an absolute lottery winning dream boat for me.
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    I like 'em, too, Joe. It's just that, at some point of ownership, a few of the things done for style will become a bit of a liability for those sailing on them. I wouldn't change much, and what I would change I would try to do with a very light touch, but after a few too many bruises and blood-lettings down below, some stuff would have to change. I wouldn't be content to be only part of the 'cocktails at the marina' crowd, so I would be on the painful end of the stylist excesses.
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