Old Quarter Tonners -Magic Bus

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

  1. Ladi
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    Dear all,

    I see you share my passion for Quarter tonners and I would like to kindly invite you all to join our iniciative for revival of QT class in Adriatic region. Many QT boats are lying around in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and many of them are racing nowadays.

    We started the iniciative with the idea to exchange knowledge, photos, news, photos etc and to try to revive the QT racing scene as already suscessfully done in UK and Holand. We have won their full support and helping hand in this beautiful quest.

    Basic idea is to organise QT regattas 2-3 times per year where all the QT boats and fans would enjoy the history and competitiveness of this fantastic boats.


    I'm also owner of the H800 "Mana" (based on Jezequel's JEZ116), lying in Portorose

    You can find us in our Facebook group "Quarter tonner Adriatic". Already 50+ member of the group today so interest is awsome!

    Kind regards to all of you and I hope that you will join and spread the words amongst the QT boat owners and fans

    Ladi Zivic
    Pronautica@siol.net
     
  2. Wizza Wise
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    Wizza Wise The Madman

    Madman's Woodyard

    Hi CT, having read quite a few of your posts, you seem to be a font of knowledge, so I was wondering if you could please tell me the name of the builder of Madman's Woodyard and an address or contact number please. Thank you.
     
  3. phum
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    RE. Madmans Woodyard, The name Craig Colson springs to mind.
    The Syndicate has been in QLD many years now and is used most weekends. It is a variation of the Beach Inspector, wider in the stern and a flatter run. I dont know much of its early history, everybody knows of it but nothing about it. The designer? doesn't recognise it as one of his
     
  4. CT249
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    Hi Wizza.

    Sorry, I can't remember the name of the builder off-hand. I think it was one of the original owners who sailed her in the Brisbane-Gladstone, but the on-line historical results of that race have recently vanished from the web. They may go up again later, so perhaps you could keep an eye on the QCYC site?

    Have you got the boat? She's a good old girl!
     
  5. Wizza Wise
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    Wizza Wise The Madman

    Hi CT,
    Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated. Yes, bought The Woodyard and have given her the original name of Madman's Woodyard. There's a bit of history attached to her original name as you are no doubt aware. Bought her on April 15th. and have been busy working on her in the Bellerive Yacht Club marina ever since.The realisation of a 53 year old childhood dream of owning a boat. Yes, she's a beautiful boat. Wanted to contact her builder and compliment him and let him know she will be looked after and enjoyed.
    Cheers,
    Wizza.
     
  6. tullospaul
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    for those of you who don't know, Magic Bus, the original subject of this thread was found in the oakland area & purchased by the whiting family. the boat has been shipped back to new zealand & is being refurbished. i believe there is a magic bus facebook page. a fitting end to this thread? i'll turn out the lights.
     

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  7. siler
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    In 1979 a US team sailed the Quarter Ton Worlds in San Remo with a Mohnhaupt-Rode design called PARADE (US-25). The boat is sailing in the Netherlands since 2000. I would like to know more about the history. Anyone?

    More info about the boat can be found on www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Quarter Tonner/Q The Itch.htm
    More info about 1/4 ton boats (lots of pictures!) can be found on www.facebook.com/kwarttonzeilers

    UPDATE 27/10: Spoke to the designer Axel Mohnhaupt yesterday. He told me that Roy Cundiff sailed the boat at the 1979 Worlds. I spoke to Roy once about his win at the 1978 Worlds in Japan where he skipperd the Yamaha 24 1/4 tonner 'Magician V'. According to Roy 'Parade' was a fine boat although somewhat conservative with a fixed, ballasted keel. Very fast downwind. A protest in one race and poor navigation put the team out of the running...
     
  8. MYD
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    C'est si Bon

    Hi

    Enclosed you see a picture of 1/4 tonner C'est si Bon in her heydays.
    She is getting close to the scrap bin so if you want to save her give me a sign.
    I have to many boats in the shed.
    She is a daggerboard boat with internal ballast. Skins in vinylester/Airex core so still sound and a good base for restoration, either to original config or modified to fit IRC.

    Hasse
     

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  9. tullospaul
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    tullospaul Junior Member

    I wish you were in the u.s.
     
  10. MYD
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    C'est si Bon

    Location: Swedish West coast.
    She was no 9 and her sistership sailed by the designer, Peter Norlin was no 3 at QTC 1977
     
  11. neris
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    Any idea what price they are looking for her?
     
  12. neris
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    was mention of mini tons a few years back. heres 2 going in for some work and small mods for next european summer. (sorry about the quality of the pic)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. tullospaul
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    tullospaul Junior Member

    for those of you who don't know, Magic Bus, the original subject of this thread was found in the oakland area & purchased by the whiting family. the boat has been shipped back to new zealand & is being refurbished. there is a magic bus facebook page.
     
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  15. NickArya
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    I have just spent a couple of days reading all the posts - super interesting. However for my first post and being computer illiterate I hope I have it right. This post is a bit off subject but prior posts mention the Jim Young Rockets. In the mid eighties the Rocket 31's Positive Touch and Chameleon were launched. Positive Touch was raced a fair bit and I remember racing her when I was sailing on the Young Eleven "Big Ruby" which was as far as I know the first glass one. The rumour mill had it she was built as a cruiser with a heavier (young eleven?) keel. Fast forward to 2001 and I bought Chameleon. She was fast, very stable and well balanced. I once sailed in a ver light breeze by myself and put the kite up without any steering aids. Chameleon just tracked along with a minimum of helm correction. I see she is now for sale in Nelson under the name Oldsmobile - their is a story behind that name. A couple of years later I bought the Rocket 780 Wild South. A wonderful sailing machine exciting as hell in a breeze and ver point upwind in the light. WS was a wreck with a huge cabin on her. I took to her with a chainsaw, built a very large cockpit of construction ply and my daughter painted her in lurid graphics (remember the Clearasil ads and you get the picture) using acrylic(!?!?) paint red on the starboard side and green on port - confused the hell out of the opposition. Both Rockets were simply superb to sail.
     
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