Old Quarter Tonners -Magic Bus

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

  1. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    The world needs more people like you.

    Historic cars from motor racing are loved, restored, and sell for millions. Historic boats from yacht racing are neglected, cut up, and are nearly worthless in most cases. A very sad statement.
     
  2. MF too
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    Owned and helmed by Neil Pryde with Helmer Pedersen as sailing master.
    Sold after Italy to give way to a Fauroux design.
     
  3. salkbj
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    Finished 21/54 at the QTC79. With Pryde Jr also in the crew.
    Hi Flyer II was a Humphreys 1/2-tonner (Trapper 950 kevlar).
     
  4. salkbj
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    The German 1977(76?) Whiting "Muff" currently for sale in Italy.

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  5. neris
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    know which part of italy shes for sale in? I have a mini tion down in italy and would be interested in picking up another small boat to leave there or bring home. Some of the old tons down there can be picked up very reasonably and they dont seem to raced much either anymore
     
  6. filip
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    ..maybe a little OT but..

    "LOS ANGELES, ITA 8754" is still sailing in Trieste, Italy! :)

    Was 4th in the 1979 quarter ton cup in San Remo.
    It's always a great great boat, very fast, and so beautiful!!
    Enjoy it!

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  7. siler
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    Great boat Filip, sistership of 'JOKER' of Dutchman Fred Imhoff I think.
    Wish you could come over to the Dutch Quarter Ton Cup June 22 and 23 ;-)
    We have 22 entries so far, think we will get 25 or even more!

    Is that last picture part of a film? If so, where can I find it? Youtube?

    Good wind with your boat,
    Hylke
     
  8. filip
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    Thanks Hylke!!
    Yes, the last picture is a screenshot of a video, but it isn't on youtube.
    You can find on youtube 2 videos of Los Angeles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2dlYJbhmhk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iie2mzqo3I

    The first one is of our 2012 cruise (we are 4 friends of 22-23 years, that in 2009 restored in a local shipyard this beautiful boat!), and the second video is of the last "Barcolana" (the most famous regatta in Trieste, with thousands of boats [http://www.barcolana.it/]) ..the other boats you can see in the video are all about 40 ft and there was about 2-3 knots of wind..how fast are we??:D:D

    Coming to the North Europe to sail in a quarter ton cup is my dream, but it's a bit difficult for us to come so far!
     
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    Theres a sistership to Los Angeles in Dublin called Cri Cri. She was brought up from Italy a few years ago and had all the old IOR strings on her. Shes recently been modified over the winter. New rig with swept back spreaders, non overlapping jibs, new stern and I believe a new keel. Have some pictures which I hope will upload here.

    (in the pics the boat in front and behind are 1/4s aswell. the front one is a newly arrived french boat called Cartoon and the boat behind is quest)
     

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    Hey FNG,
    do you still have the offsets for the rocket 31?
    if so, can you email or PM me to discuss
    doing some modelling on the potential of updating one of the Aussie ones and the lines would be useful if these can be shared.
    Cheers
    Coling
     
  11. Gary Baigent
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    Here's a copy of the original plan. I have the offsets somewhere (I think), will hunt them out.
     

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  12. Coling
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    Gary Thanks for that. Much appreciated.
    One of the things that confuses me is that these line drawings, and the ones posted a few years back that showed the cabin top, don't appear to gel with the boat having standing headroom. Rough measurements show only around 1600mm headroom.

    Any ideas?

    The other thing is that I keep seeing beams of 3700 or 3800 quoted in boats for sale, whereas the drawings indicate approx 3600 beam. Do you know which is correct ?

    (Haven't put a tape measure over the boat yet.)

    Cheers
    Colin
     
  13. siler
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    This summer we organized the first Dutch Quarter Ton Cup for the many many (most production) 1/4 ton boats over here. The event was a huge success and in 2014 we will organize more events.

    On Facebook we had a page for the Dutch 1/4 ton fleet, but since we got more visitors from abroad we changed the language to English and made it a more international page. Lots of pictures and info on www.facebook.com/kwarttonzeilers, please join!
     
  14. Gary Baigent
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    Sorry for late reply.
    Rocket 31 is: 9.45 LOA, 8.92 LWL, 3.78 BOA, 2.41 BWL, 59.26 SA.
    R. Extreme is: 9.14 LOA, 8.52 LWL, 4.62 BOA, 2.41 BWL, 55.0 SA.
     

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    Konrad 25

    I supplied the spars for the Doug Peterson designed prototype Konrad 25 to the Konrad Shipyard!
     
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