Historical multihulls

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Gary Baigent, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Corley
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    Thanks Richard, very interesting looks like they correct out well under handicap too.
     
  2. Richard Woods
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  4. Corley
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    This is actually Spirit of Emu which was a later trimaran once again designed by Tony Grainger. Ocean Emu has had a fairly recent rebuild at Ashby boatbuilders and is looking very smart these days.
     
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    ahh my bad - thanks Corely. Just did a quick google search and see the original is entered in this years Hamilton Island race.
     
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    Love the kelp on the windward rudder. LOL
     
  7. Ooks
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    Does anyone know if Ocean Emu or Spirit of Emu ever went head to head with Verbatim/Bullfrog (or her sister ship) and how they went?
     
  8. Corley
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    Verbatim (then renamed Australian Maid) was a lighter boat and easily beat Ocean Emu when they went head to head at SOMR in Westernport Bay. The Emu's were a bit heavy which made them quite sticky and uncompetitive in light conditions. Pretty good when the wind picked up though.
     
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    Thanks Corely - suspected you would have that info somewhere.
     
  10. Corley
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    I'll see if I can find some race reports to scan. I know Paul Nudd did one on the SOMR where Ocean Emu and Verbatim went head to head.
     
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    Hello, Have you started on the Command 10 ? How far along are you? I built mine from 84-92. I'd be intetested in your experiences. Mine is a folder.
     
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    The good "ole" Moxie. Weld put a "geriatric" mast and sails and won rather easily the 1980 Ostar. The tri is now in France http://www.moxie.fr and used for chartering. You can discover a lot of historical multihulls at http://www.goldenoldies.biz site of a french association of people restoring old multihulls. It's worth to look, a lot of Newivk and Greene boats, even Gulf Streamer!!! plus some nice proas.
     
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    As I recall Moxie was donated to the USN academy.
    To bad they couldn't figure out something to do with it, rather than all the "good" boats going to France.
     

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