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Old 09-16-2015, 11:37 PM
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Very nice Bruce, look forward to seeing it fold one day.
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and a couple of other 33 pics. Mine is coming back together
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:40 AM
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Future folding

Thanks, and so do I. My little "Crowther Crane" hoist works quite well, but I intend to make the 33 fold.
I really want to start sailing my boat, so I put the folding system on hold, but I haven't stopped planing for it. I have the geometry pretty well worked out, and I have built a partial "practice" beam, but actually finishing it and installing the system on the 33 is going to have to wait. I don't think the lower "carry thru" water stay straps would be strong enough as is, and the rear upper beam would have to be raised/rebuilt, so the install is more involved than just a bolt on. Like everything else on a tri, changing one thing leads to all sorts of other issues to be addressed.
At least, now I can plan on launching and getting in some fall sailing
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:39 AM
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that boat in the pics is beautiful, just the right amount of retro but not too. Will you be doing new beams on yours bruce or just sticking with tubes all together for now?


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Old 09-17-2015, 09:45 PM
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Buc changes

Barry, thanks, I think Crowther really drew some very pretty boats, and the 33 actually looks better than the photos show IMO of course
Modern color choices help some too, but the Buc-33 just doesn't look forty years old.
The alloy beams are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to get the boat back on the water. I still plan on building folding glass or carbon beams in the next couple of years. At the moment, I am quite tired of working on it and I am ready to go sailing. So are my wife and friends, and they have gotten very inpatient.
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The photo is a sister 33, (#18) the just changed owners near Toronto- also still looking pretty nice.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:25 PM
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Hi Bruce

When the time comes to do the beams if we can track down a set of plans for real not empty promises then we can run your final thoughts measurements etc through Rhino for you (am sure one of the guys here will love the challenge) and that way it should help speed up the process for you and keep the family happy :-)
Enjoy the boat you have earned it.

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Barry, thanks, I think Crowther really drew some very pretty boats, and the 33 actually looks better than the photos show IMO of course
Modern color choices help some too, but the Buc-33 just doesn't look forty years old.
The alloy beams are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to get the boat back on the water. I still plan on building folding glass or carbon beams in the next couple of years. At the moment, I am quite tired of working on it and I am ready to go sailing. So are my wife and friends, and they have gotten very inpatient.
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The photo is a sister 33, (#18) the just changed owners near Toronto- also still looking pretty nice.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:54 AM
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Nice looking boat Bruce
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:23 AM
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Plans

OTB, I had that very intention. Thanks I "think" I will get the set if they are at all usable. They were the original plans for #18 (the one in the last photo), and certainly do exist, but they have been stored in an attic for twenty five years at least. I should find out soon.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:23 PM
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Some plans?

I now have "some" of the 33 plans. Thanks to the efforts of Buc 33 #18's current owner I have a copy of his old plans. The set from hull 18 is not complete, but it is a good start. The float and forward frame/beam details are gone, the rest of four sheets have reproduced fairly well. I have at least one more possible source so I will keep working on getting them, and I will get copies and electronic backups for the ones I now have.
Just as they are, they are quite useful to me and I really appreciated receiving them.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:35 PM
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There was a Buccaneer 33 in Auckland named Legato; the owner, Maurice ? was an opera singer - or an enthusiast; Legato was painted burnt orange (there were a number of Auckland boats in that colour in the 1970s/'80s) very fashionable. Legato always looked good, sailed well but had been overbuilt with heavier, thicker ply than what Lock recommended. Was sold to commercial photographer Albie McCabe and his brutal driving son Sean - after they owned it, don't know what happened to Legato. Think it may have been lost on rocks. Any Kiwis remember?
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:21 PM
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colors of ??

I have noticed that many tri's, of all types, seem to be painted in bright all over colors, particularly south of the equator. Is there a reason?? history?? I kind of like them, but orange?
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:28 AM
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I have noticed that many tri's, of all types, seem to be painted in bright all over colors, particularly south of the equator. Is there a reason?? history?? I kind of like them, but orange?
B
It was a sort of burnt orange, not airsea rescue orange; there were also a number of yellow Crowther jobs down here too, Skipjack and Krisis (Kraken 33 and 40). Yeah, well, Anzac multihullers, show ponies and extroverts.
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:51 AM
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The last time I saw Manu Puru in the late 70's early 80's it was bright yellow. Owned at the time by Leroi and Roy Ford in the Bay of Islands NZ
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:59 PM
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33, almost ready

I am finally almost ready to launch. it has been too long, but there is an end in sight.
My mast stepping system seems to work great- I think I can roll out the mast and step it single handed. Not bad for 300+ lbs of mast and rig.
It is really nice to see the boat coming back together.

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Old 12-24-2015, 01:36 AM
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beautiful!
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:19 AM
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Pretty boat; also timeless?
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