Build it and they will Rate it

Comanche2014-

The centre of the sailing universe is Sydney and Sydney Harbour!

ASBA is testing this by heading to the home of the Sydney to Hobart (CYCA) for it’s 2015 National Titles in a few weeks – about 2 weeks after the boats head to Hobart. 

The ASBA fleet races under the SMS Rating System and the S2H fleet under IRC for the main prize. We like to test and optimise our boats for the best SMS so here’s a bit a test or rating quiz  for you to consider and make sense of – thanks to François Chevalier & Jacques Taglang for the info and drawings.  Continue Reading →

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Leech 650 – “Raw Prawn”

Sail Mooloolaba 2014

An off prawn is not usually an appealing meal option. A right prawn is probably an Alf saying. A Raw Prawn is a quick Leech 650 Sports Boat. 

You can follow the build process of this machine HERE and really appreciate the attention to detail that went into all aspects of this boat. Damien has had a change of plans so now is the time to purchase about 400kg’s of Raw Prawn just in time for Xmas. 

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VX One – “Rock Hard”

2014-08-31 13.20.16Here is you’re chance to step onto a new boat for the 2015 Nationals and all you would have to do is crane it into the Harbour (pay for it too would be helpful).  
If you want to try before you buy, Phil is also happy to consider a charter for the Nationals in January. Don’t stuff around though, the ASBA Nationals are only 4 weeks away. 

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Stuff it! Let’s Build our own Sports Boat – Flipping Good Time

MK6Matt and some of the Kiss crew had a Flipping Good Time on the weekend turning the hull out on the Shaw designed boat Matt is building for Tim Smith in Melbourne – looks like one of the crew did anyway. MK4

Chuck the Muck is now ready for some serious fairing which is always the most enjoyable part of the build process – you certainly find out who you’re mates are at least. Continue Reading →

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Stuff It! Let’s Build our own Sports Boat – Gangsta Style

The layout

The layout

Two halves make a whole. Not often though you see a boat build start with two halves. With that also in mind we’ve had to split the build story in two as well but this should be enough to wet your appetite.

Some rib action

Some rib action

The Jon Sayer designed and built “Gangsta” came together in exactly this way for owner John Bowman in Brisbane. 
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