Old Quarter Tonners -Magic Bus

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  1. salkbj
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    "Drakkar"(NED) is a Kalik 33 flush(Jac de Ridder). I couldn't find the picture in Bateaux 75-77, so must be later (need to open another box).
    Another Kalik 33 flush, "Kalik"(BEL), André Nélis, with slightly different cockpit layout finished 9th (Source: die Yacht).
     
  2. Gary Baigent
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    Saikbj, Thankyou, Jac de Ridder 33 - that sounds and looks (length) from image to be right. I think the double page spread is from an earlier Bateaux, maybe early 1974.
    I have an old Yachting World ripout ... somewhere, will find it, of the 1977 3/4 ton Worlds ... and I'm sure there were two Drakkars mentioned.
     
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    I can confirm there were two "Drakkar":
    1) The Joubert-77 with the long aft overhang (which finished 10th after dismasting)
    2) The Dutch customized Kalik 33 de Ridder-77 from your picture, which apparently didn't place very well cause can't be found in any reported result list.
    Her near sister, Belgian "Kalik", the "official promotion-boat" driven by André Nélis finished 9th.
    I checked Bateaux 78 and the picture wasn't there. It turns out I miss November 77 so with my usual luck it was probably that issue the picture came from.

    Gary, I still hope you find that Yachting World!
     

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    Here's a photo of Drakkar (77) and an article on the 1977 Threequarter Ton Cup where she gets a mention.
     

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    OK, good find/collection, Richard. That's Drakkar Noir, very much like the Whitings but without the distortions. Oesophage Bogie, what great names, great looking boats too.
     
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    Hi Paul, here's some edits from me, managed to fill in a few gaps here and there (any changes in red font). Well done pulling all this together.
     

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    Thank you. I have some other comments from others, so I will update the document.

    I doubt it will ever be complete, so I always appreciate any input from anywhere.
     
  8. Paul B

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    Here is the article from SAIL. I didn't find it earlier because it was not printed until the Jan '89 issue.
     

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    Thanks again Paul B! A few more pieces to the puzzle. I hope maybe CT 249 has info in his raw material for his article to fill in the blanks from the bottom.
     
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    Magic Bus clone

    I found this thread yesterday and want to share with you a pic from a Paul Whiting´s quarter Ton, builded in laminated wood in 1977. I am not completely sure, but believe that is the same design as Magic Bus. I am the one in the crew with the white t shirt doing the bow ...without gemini. Was a fast boat and we beated easily the rest of quarter ton boats, mainly Ron Hollands "Manzanita". Now its being in a restoration process in the same shipyard that built it 35 years ago and because those guys are master in their job I am pretty sure that when they finish their job the boat will be a masterpiece .
     

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    Hi Tato! Do you remember her name and sail number?

    On the subject of "Magic Bus", I have a note of her being sailed by Germans in the QTC-77 (G 2593, "Muff", Dillitzer, 20/58). I wounder if "Muff" really is exMagic Bus?

    There was a Whiting namned "Magic Bus" (along with "Self Whiting") also at the QTC-78 in Japan. Is it the same boat or maybe a Whiting 26?
     
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    Meiga XVI

    The boat´s name is still the same MEIGA XVI, and still belongs to the building shypyard owner, they never sold the boat. The shypyard´s name is "Lagos" they only use wood to build boats and their website its http://www.astilleroslagos.com/
    if you need more information you can contact with my friend and current owner Alfredo Lagos jr. son of the Meiga´s builder, using the email contacta@astilleroslagos.com, his father is the one in the boat´s astern taking care of the runners, in the picture taken in Vigo´s Ria in August 1978.
     
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    Thank you Tato for clearing that up. I had her listed as designed by a mr Lagos, now I understand he was the builder!

    Any plans to go to Cowes for the revived QTC?
     
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    Hi Salkbj.

    It´s the first noticed I have about the revived QTC. Here in Vigo there are more QT, from different ages, from elvströem 1/4, manzanitas and some survivors from the QTC´s that took part in Bayona in 1990 and 1993. I will spread this information between the owners.
     

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    http://www.quartertonclass.org/

    "Runaway Bus", another Whiting-77 is currently for sale in the UK.
     
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