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Looks to me like a candidate for a bit of a local epoxy makeover and built under license, or ripped off and called something else 'Sparrow 3.7'? A chance to build it down to weight, actually have a boat someone light could even lift onto a trailer wouldn't that be a first?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ruscoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 11 at 11:36am
Graeme, they look perfect for you mate, you can even get a kite fitted to one.  Think of the money you would of saved developing the floating mattress.

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My floating Mattress will turn out to be the fastest hiking lazing back seated, single hander in Christendom with loads of devices aimed at making life easy, in all probability there may even come a time when it kicks your butt in that ancient artifact you persist in keeping from the knackers yard..

Whilst indeed the Farr 3.7 looks like exactly the sort of thing I should have looked at, firstly, it remains a curiosity from a bygone era  and secondly built by sheep botherers who are well known for their total lack of style, savvy and have less culture than my breakfast yoghourt, hence my suggestion for using it as a base upon which to fashion a proper modern craft suitable for a helmsman of the twenty first century such as my good self..


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ruscoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 11 at 4:42pm
Graeme, name a time and place.  You can have any handicap you want.  Your age and school boy physique is the only handicap we need to tan your backside in the 5oh.  Have you fitted a hook to clip your colostomy bag to?

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Id rather sail a 5oh any day over youe vtwin.
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Dude you're only 12, nobody cares what you think.

Rusco this might as well be you..

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Do you mean i am the 'King' or toast?

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 Well we all know you're certainly not the King  LOL
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Originally posted by G.R.F.

firstly, it remains a curiosity from a bygone era
Considering us kiwis are about 40 years ahead on yacht design, you could say it's brand new.

and secondly built by sheep botherers
Sorry, I thought that was the Welsh?  Us rooting sheep is a vicious rumour started in the Western Isle, namely a place called New South Wales.  Ozzy sheep are filthy and brown, so New South Welsh do everything they can to cross the Tasman for a clean sheep to root.

who are well known for their total lack of style, savvy and have less culture than my breakfast yoghourt,
You couldn't have said it better if you were a Poofter

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I'm a little curious about this V-Twin you are building, mainly because I fiddle around a little with yacht design in my free time...

If sailed flat, will the hull shape not create turbulance where it hollows out?  Right where the centerboard is located?  This would be fine when on the plane with the bow up, but upwind would increase drag and cause the c/b to stall?

You have countered this by saying it will sail heeled over upwind.  Yet there is little freeboard, so will you not have issues with the racks dragging and the width causing the c/b to lift out?
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