Nicky Cruz 7.6 launched

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  1. jamez
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  2. gypsy28
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    Congrats, must feel awesome. Love the colour!
     
  3. catsketcher
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    Well done - it's great to finish a project like this. Now for the really fun part - the sailing.

    cheers

    Phil
     
  4. Gary Baigent
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    Goodonyer cobber. We'll see you out with the Arty Farty ******* soon then.
    Jacques has the modified Farrier ready to go too.
     
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    Congratulations! Nothing beats that first sail.....
     
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    Well done Jamez, awesome project, I'm sure you are feeling King of the world at this time.
    Looking forward to reading about your enjoyment and evaluation of the boat.
    Awesome Regard,
    RR
     
  8. Dirteater
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    Hi Jamez,

    firstly,... Congratulations, she/he looks fantastic!

    and the one thing I just have to ask about is the name.
    when I saw the name Nicky Cruz in the title of this, it instantly took me back to when I was 8 years old and joined a kind of "Scouts" group call "the cursaders"
    it of course had a bit of religious base to it. but the one thing that really
    struck was they gave us all a copy of "Run Baby Run" by Nicky Cruz.
    I was 8 and I remember how scary the book was to me, and I do remember
    Nicky Cruz actually came to one of meetings and spoke. It was in Victoria. BC.

    I'm 52 now so you can imagine how I am a somewhat "takin back" from the name. It does make sense of course in many ways, but I would be interested
    to know how you came about choosing that name. :):cool:
     

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    Congrats Greg.

    I know it's been a long haul, but well worth it.
    Love the yellow colour, and sharp looks.
    Graeme must be proud of the excellent workmanship you have lovingly bestowed on his design.
    Here's wishing you many happy sailing times to come.
    Cheers Paddy. :)
     
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    Great job Greg. Looking the best, Congratulations.
    Followed the build with interest over the years.
    Keep on beaming.

    Cheers
     
  11. jamez
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    Thanks everybody. I've had a lot of support and interest with the build and it has been much appreciated. It sure feels good to have finally launched. A few loose ends to tidy up over the next couple of weekends and we'll be all ready for the summer. I'll post a sailing report once I get a few days sailing in. Gary, I'll see you out there soon :)
     
  12. jamez
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    Thanks Dirteater. Nicky Cruz 7.6 is the name of the design. Graeme Delaveau, the designer, called his first tri Nicky Cruz back in the 90s and has used it on his other tri designs since. There is a parallel with the book you mention. As I understand it Graeme wanted to use the word Cruz in the name of his first tri, met his wife Nicky about the same time, and shortly after read The Cross and the Switchblade (which is partially about the real life Nicky Cruz mentioned above), so it kind of fell into place. Incidentally I had also read this book as it was required reading at high school, so the name rung a bell with me when I heard it attached to a boat.
     
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  13. Dirteater
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    thanks Jamez :)

    I suspect then you have a couple years on me :) , and I can't help but think you have to be of our generation to connect the name with the books. I knew it had to all add up somehow. thanks again, as it's certainly nice to know that it's not just me *LOL*.

    again ...
    she looks fantastic! and may you have that big grin every time you take her out.
    well done my friend!

    DE
     
  14. bruceb
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    Nice job

    Great looking boat!
    B
     
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    Jamez;
    Do you think you could post some interior photos at some point ?
    I'd be particularly interested in seeing some with a person for scale, bunks, dinette, standing etc.
    Cheers,
    RR
     
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