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Post Options Post Options   Quote padigram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 10 at 9:48am
Originally posted by MattK

This past weekend i was sailing a quarter
tonner in my local yacht club
regatta, built by my dad in 1986, with original
everything, even sails!
Unfortunately it was only ever raced of the club PY and
never got an IOR
certificate so we cannot race in the cup even though it
is an original and
more with the spirit of the rules than these moderised
ones!


Matt,

the lack of an IOR certificate may not be a problem - I
suggest you contact Louise Morton via
www.quartertonclass.org - she may be able to help.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Juggs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 10 at 5:18pm
Originally posted by padigram

Originally posted by detente

Does any crew who have put a campaign
together wish to publish the costs they have spent and
then each to their own can judge the costs as to whether
it is expensive or not!




We bought our (one off) Quarter tonner for 4k (after
months of searching for the right boat) then spent a year
rebuilding her, new deck, cockpit, coachroof, new (second
hand) rig, new deck gear. The materials cost was around
5k plus sails. We did all of the work ourselves

Running costs - depends on where you moor & how much you
race.

The bottom line is you can go out and spend upwards of
20k on a sorted boat or as little as 2-3k on a fixer
upper.

PBO is running a series of articles at the moment
following the rejuvenation of Minestrone by her owner.

We love the QT fleet, great racing at a very high
standard and a fleet full of people who will advise, help
and support any new entrants to the class.


Having been dismasted , I took the opportunity to update the deck gear, stanchions and push/pulpit's on my old quartertonner anong with a new rig from Proctors with discontinuous rigging and some sails from North's. I reckon that the final bill was getting on for 10,000 and that was back in 1997 so I hate to think what the costs are today...........
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I looked at buying a quarter for quite a while, but ended up with a mini tonner, who a just trying to get the class reorganised. Upshot is, I got a sorted boat with cradle, sails, outboard, dinghy for 4k. I'd seen some nice quarters, but coudl not justify the extra expense.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote detente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug 10 at 12:15pm

I'd seen some nice quarters, but could not justify the extra expense.

This statement just about sums up the quater tonners taking it to silly levels/expense!

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Ton classes have always been about silly expense and the quarter ton class is doing just fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 10 at 5:24pm
I still believe that IRC could be adapted to provide level rating racing. It is now within most designers capacity to guesstimate the probable rating of a boat. Providing that they fall within a stipulated band width, couldn't IRC offer a service which expresses the necessary alterations (only in sail area of corrector weights) to hit the exact rating. This would not necessarily destroy the "black-box" concept of IRC

This would not  provide cheap racing (on the contrary) but would allow cruiser racing to return to the best format yet found for attracting interest from owners, designers and the public.

Gordon


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