i have entered comments/questions in red.
First of all, I am curious what color your boat is. white
Mine was sort of a sickly avocado green. The incorrect gel coat color was sent to the builder!
The Competition 1000 was built by Sven Svendsen, owner of Svendsen's Boat Works in Alameda between 1973 and 1974. If I recall
there were only four (or maybe six) boats built, plus a wood prototype, which was used as the plug
for the mold
, and I believe called "Streaker". my boat is named streaker
It was definitely an Alan Gurney design, and if there had been no deviation from the designer's plan, could have been a competitive 1/2 tonner for a year or two. tell what you know of the deviation
My boat had a Farymann one cylinder diesel with a hydraulic drive system, mounted in the bow. Unfortunately, the engine was mounted a little too far forward and a shaft and strut were added to get a more favorable IOR rating. my boat may of had a diesel with a v-drive but it's long gone now.
The overall construction was quite solid but possibly built a little on the heavy side.
Immediately upon arrival of my boat, bought new?
I noticed hydraulic leaks
in the drive system and it turned out that the manufacturer had mistakenly removed a tube which encompassed the shaft where it exited the hull.
After racing the boat for six months, we still couldn't alleviate the "bow down" condition and the boat was downright squirrelly downwind. The 1/2 ton class never caught on in our area which is?
and I decided to optimize the boat for PHRF racing.
Eventually, I was able to exchange the Farymann diesel for a lightweight air-cooled Wankel engine which was still mounted in the same location and drove the original hydraulic pump. We also opted for a large genoa
size i have a 140 on a furler
and immediately the boat started to perform. Upwind, we were unbeatable with the large sailplan and downwind the performance was very competitive as long as we flew a "blooper" could you describe the blooper
to counteract the rolling of those older IOR designs.
For the following year we won or placed in every local regatta
we entered, including 3 or 4 of the major series in our area.
My wife an I finally realized we wanted a boat with more cruising amenities.
i found my boat on craigslist, i was looking for a catalina
27 and stumbled onto streaker. seemed like a good deal at $3000. 7 bags of usable sails
, good running 9.9 yamaha. fresh bottom paint
. it was on the hard
when i found it and all looked good below the waterline. the only "must do" item was to replace the forestay[$120]. other than that no funds were required to sail away. i have spent about a year day sailing
in winds to 20k and have the "fun meter" pegged all the time. wife[crew] is ok with heeling doesn't care about rain. we actually sailed in the snow last sunday. we sail in the southern puget sound
[washington] and most time have the bay to ourselves.
saw another c1000 for sale
in new zealand
last spring other that that little or no info online.
thanks for taking the time to share you c1000 knowledge, any other info would be greatly appreciated.