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Old 10-26-2015, 01:39 AM   #2573
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Memory (confirmed by search) says the "Couta" sailing boats in the post above were originally commercial fishing boats used in the southern state of Victoria in the early 1900s to fish for barracuda, erroneously referred to as "couta", thus the name. They were fast gaff rigged sailboats designed to chase schools of fish. Perhaps, like the famous timber Sydney "18 ft" racing skiff, new ones are still built.
The Halvorsens shown are handsome classic boats, meticulously kept. Is there a story to photos of a Halvorsen group in company?
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