Originally Posted by pitbull815
Dora was NOT a Mull design! She was a Sparkman and Stevens design for Lynn Williams who named her Dora VI. He sold her to Ted Turner who renamed her Tenacious and has since been sold and renamed War Baby. The Mull 58 you are thinking about is Namis AKA THE ORANGE CRATE. I lost
track of her when I quit sailing the Mack on Northern Light after 1980. I used to sail against Namis, Tenatious, Ranger
, Sassy, Bay Be, and the like back in the 70s.
Wellll ... sorta right and sorta wrong. The Dora that sailed the '71 SORC was, in fact, the Mull design. Williams decided that he'd been out-designed by the S&S 62s, and commissioned one for himself. She was also named Dora (as was Williams' T-10).
There was Derecktor-built Namis, an S&S 45, built 1965, and sailed out of Chicago. Then this link (vintage 1977) <http://www.chicagonow.com/sail-lake-michigan/2015/01/2167/> refers to a Mull-designed 54 named Namis, while this link <http://stephenlirakis.blogspot.com/2010/05/1974-americas-cup-beginning.html> cites a Mull-designed Namis. This link cites a Mull-designed 54 named Namis: <http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1973/07/05/page/68/article/dora-iv-nips-namis-in-regatta>.
So there were more than a few Mull designs in aluminum out there. The one I referred to, whose BN became a good friend, on board which I ate the owner's steaks & drank his beer
in the 1971 SORC, was in fact a Mull 58 and named Dora. She was also featured in the 1971 Lands' End catalog, and was the cover girl there as well.
And I am still looking for her.