Old Quarter Tonners -Magic Bus

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by steveo-nz, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Richard 4073
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    Hi Tato, thanks for posting that photo. Your boat looks like Runaway Bus that salkbj mentioned, a bit of a development of Magic Bus with a narrower and more rounded stern sections (photo of Magic Bus attached). I don't have much information on this later design but they will have been a reaction to the rule changes in '76 that changed the measurement of the aft sections (and penalised wide sterns).

    I hope you can post some photos of the restoration process!
     

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  2. salkbj
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    It looks like "Muff" is more alike "Meiga XVI" than "Magic Bus". My info about "Muff" should probably be interpreted as Magic Bus-type.

    Still there was a "Magic Bus" in Japan. All I know it must have placed worse than 12th and associated to a "Self Whiting" also participating, but not associated to "Seaply/Seaflyer".
     

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  3. Gary Baigent
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    Found a few Magic Bus shots, plus Russell Pumper's cockpit and Newspaper Taxi's launch.
     

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  4. Paul B

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    1981 1/4T Cup SW Magazine

    Here's the article from Yacht Racing Magazine
     

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  5. Richard 4073
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    Interesting article on the 1981 QTC. The final race must have been horrendous, a bit of an unusual regatta when there are only three boats left, which then anchored over night and the winner was the one that ventured back out onto the course first!
     
  6. salkbj
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    Magician V

    "Magician V" (winner QTC78) was still floating in Japan last year!
    MagicianV_11.jpg
     
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    terrorist

    some recent pics of terrorist
     

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  8. sean9c
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    That's a project. How much original structure did you have to replace?
     
  9. CRM
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    Terrorist A NEW START !!!!!!!!

    Nice to see the the old boat is getting some TLC. The bilge board trunks appears to have been replaced. They were not present leaving Port Townsend. The shop looks business like, very professional. The boat is in good hands.

    Best of luck, Craig.
     
  10. tullospaul
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    you said it. the framing & most of the plating was fine. there was, of course, some pitting in the area where the lead ballast was pored. the ballast & hull plating beneath it had been removed by the previous owner who had the hull replated where the ballast once was. the boards, trunks & a 4' square section of deck had been removed & disposed of. the custom tiller had been broken & slab welded w/ 1/4". so the boards & associated trunks had to be fabricated & installed. additional framing in the bilge area was added in prep for reinstalling ballast. also fabricated & installed were stern tube, engine frame, companionway hatch w/ dodger, stairs, stanchions & an optional dual rudder system for shoal draft. (the original rudder is over 4 1/2' deep). i personally have over 1500 hours of welding & fabricating in the boat. it has since been blasted, alodined, primed, faired & reprimed. final fairing is ongoing. but there's finally light at the end of the tunnel. this whole process is over 2 1/2 years.
     
  11. tullospaul
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    thanks craig. after all the blood(literally), sweat &
    electrocutions, that's gratifying to hear.
     
  12. sean9c
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    Wow, that is a lot of work, though honestly I'm surprised it wasn't worse being an alloy raceboat that went unloved for a lot of years.
    Certainly sounds like you're doing the prep, fairing the right way. From the deck pics it appears to be West 407, or microballoons anyway, I'm assuming in epoxy
     
  13. Paul B

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    Do you know where it is and who owns it????

    Roy posted on this thread last year that he would like to find it so he could possibly purchase it and restore it. If you have any idea of how to contact the owner, or anyone who knows where it is, please let me know and I'll let Roy know (if he doesn't see it here himself).
     
  14. Paul B

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    Very cool. Nice to see someone bring back a historic old boat. If not for someone like you I'm sure it would have been recycled for the scrap aluminum price.

    I'll be sending an e-mail to Marty later to tell him to take a look at this thread again.
     

  15. RCundiff
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    Paul,

    Yes I did see it and have been communicating with Klas, I don't seem to have your email address, Lost it ?

    I dug a lot of stuff and have been including Makoto Kikuchi at N/S Japan and Ichro Yokoyama, and Rob Fry in NZ.

    Later ..... Roy
     
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