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Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-06-2013, 02:46 AM
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I was told one reason for the hollow heel is the...

I was told one reason for the hollow heel is the motor and gearbox can be mounted lower (into the heel)and the prop shaft comes out at a more flatter angle so the thrust is more efficient. I've seen...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-05-2013, 04:52 PM
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I do love knowing a bit more about her. Wow it...

I do love knowing a bit more about her. Wow it would be nice to get some facts rather than just third hand stories. I must go and see the skipper in bundy. He has some old photos of her which I...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-05-2013, 03:10 PM
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Posted By moreton99
If you could ask around that would be...

If you could ask around that would be appreciated. I know she was skippered in the 80's by a Michael Matt from Bundy. I talked to him a few years ago and he told me Terry Bird built her and a guy...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-04-2013, 04:36 PM
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Posted By moreton99
Hi Benn, Estraleda keeps popping up. Shows...

Hi Benn,

Estraleda keeps popping up. Shows she is well traveled I suppose. I picked the gallows and arms etc up at Gold Coast Marina but never met the owner. But then last winter we saw her off...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-03-2013, 07:25 AM
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Posted By moreton99
Hi Benn, From what I know Leprechaun was...

Hi Benn,

From what I know Leprechaun was built by a Terry Bird in Mooloolabah as a trawler around 1974. We think the hull is iron bark and she's a shade under 50' and a bit over 16' and drags...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-03-2013, 06:34 AM
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Posted By moreton99
Benn, I'm very interested to see how she...

Benn,

I'm very interested to see how she performs with a sail. I am keen to put a mast on my old girl as there seem to be only benefits. Be lovely if she will actually sail but also being able...
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