Old Quarter Tonners -Magic Bus

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

  1. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    If you were consistently beating the Farr HTs boat-for-boat with a 727 then the people sailing the HTs were the worst sailors on the face of the earth.
     
  2. SukiSolo
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    I remember the cold moulded/off white boat so it must be Father Bruin. There was definitely another one but it could have been a 'visitor' - not sure where the 1/2 ton Worlds/events were. Sure it was a lighter off white.
    As for beating them, in a drifter along the IOW shore no contest. Force 6+ offwind withe kite up still no contest. They were much better in the middle conditions and were quite sea kindly. Seemed too much wetted surface for light and not quite enough power for more breeze. Probably didn't sail directly against them enough.

    There were pleny of Robber, E boats, GK24's etc to worry about in Class V but it was not unusual to graduate through the classes if you were quick and had good tactics. I always thought the 1/4 tonners were 747's so thanks to this Forum I know they were 727's. I also thought the 727 were the half tonners.

    Nearly did the Fastnet in 79 in Genie but the organisers decided that 24' was too small..........might have been interesting!
     
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    Hello, i heard a Mexican team entered the QTC 1978 and/or 1979 with a by Jim Lensveld modified (open transom) Manzanita 25. The boat is getting a lot of TLC in the Netherlands at the moment, but does anyone know something about this boat? Thanks, Hylke (Ecume de Mer 1/4 tonner 'Pura Vida')

    Note: it is probably the 'Mazatlan', anyone any idea?
     
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    Mexicans placed 45/54 at the QTC79 with Mazatlan! That's all I know.
     
  5. CT249
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    The Farr 727s and 920s used to race each other in Australia a fair bit, and there was never a contest between properly-sailed boats on the water. After all, the 727 was basically designed 3 years earlier, was over 5' shorter, and was designed to a class that had to rate about 8% slower.
     
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    Thanks SALKBJ!

    Does anyone know this 1/4 ton boat? Built in 1994 and sailing in the Netherlands now. The owner has no history....

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  7. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    Scuttlebutt tonight has reported Peter Norlin has passed away.

    He was quite a successful designer in the IOR Ton classes in the '70s and early 80s, and did great 6 meter designs.

    He didn't seem to get the press and accolades of some of his contemporaries, possibly due to geography.
     
  8. Crag Cay
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    He'll be sadly missed in the 2.4M class as well.
    So long Peter.
     
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    Great White - current status

    Read your thread with interest. I'm the current owner of the Peterson 23 - originally named 'Great White' - that was at some point re-named Time Out. I bought the boat to restore and sail on Okanagan Lake but business required a move to Vancouver Island and the restoration was put on hold. Even though I'd done a lot of work on the deck we [or really she] decided we needed a larger boat for the Gulf and San Juan Islands so we purchased a 37' Jesperson/Peterson sloop - cold molded mahogany over cedar. She's a lovely craft but needs a fair bit of attention so there's not enough time left for Great White and she needs a new home :)
     
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    I've just bought Hi Flyer- a Davidson 26 that first raced in the Italy 79 QT cup?
    Have you guys got any facts on her?

    Cheers
     
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  12. dskira

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    You are right. It is a sad news. I think, and correct me if I am wrong, he invented the concept of the 2.4M. for disable people.
     
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    updated pics

    terrorist updated pics as of 2/26/13
     

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    Wow, that's impressive. I'm guessing it's likely better looking than when it was new

     
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