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Old 06-09-2007, 10:50   #1
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Help with boat identity :)

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I saw this ad in a magazine for a watch, and i really want to know what boat this is.. Do anybody know what boat it is? If this is for sale im gonna buy it

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Corum is a watch manufacturer, very active in sponsoring yacht racing. Odds are there are many racing sailboats that have borne Corum on their sterns.

As to buying that vessel, well, I hope you have lots of friends who like to race and have almost unlimited liquidity.

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:19   #3
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I was wondering the same thing when I saw that in Sail magazine!

One thing is for sure - they have a lousy Photoshop guy. If you can see the ad in person, you can see so many flaws, it's scary.
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I'd settle for knowing who the woman in the companionway is!
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But isnt this a boat you could buy?
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But isnt this a boat you could buy?
Well, as they say, everything has a price, so if you could locate that vessel you probably could buy it. Going into a negotiation with the attitude that you must have that vessel, or any vessel, is a pretty weak position to hondle from, IMHO.

It seems to me that that is a rather generic racing vessel - definitely built for speed, not for comfort. If you can't locate that exact one, you can probably find several others that are very much like it. You could even have Corum painted on the stern, and as long as you stick to your story of having found and purchased that very vessel, who's to say otherwise?

With a blown-up print of the ad prominently displayed in the saloon, you might even convince some gullible soul that that's you in the ad, along with Princess something-or-other from one of those little Principalities in Europe who just wouldn't leave you alone.

You might even change your name to Jean-Claude Corum!

Of course, if you can't stay ahead of the Catalinas and Hunters around the cans, well, better work on a new story.

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Was there a boat behind the girl?
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Wet, wet, wet...

Looks like it could get pretty wet to me.

In windy or rough weather of course...
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Maybe a Farr? How big do you think she is? I'm thinking five feet ten... no wait, sorry, I mean between 45 and 50 feet? I'm wondering where the crew is. that is not a boat for a sunday single hand down the bay...
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It seems to me that that is a rather generic racing vessel - definitely built for speed, not for comfort. If you can't locate that exact one, you can probably find several others that are very much like it. You could even have Corum painted on the stern, and as long as you stick to your story of having found and purchased that very vessel, who's to say otherwise?
A slightly harsh analysis! As a general rule, racing boats don't go for the teak deck thing... all that unnecessary weight. It also looks, to me, as though all the winches are electric. Again, not usual on racing boats (toher than maxis / supermaxis)

I doubt very much that the ride is any wetter than on most monohulls. I am sure that if one were to drop the traveller a foot, crack an inch onto the outhaul, ease 2 inches of sheet, she would sit up on her feet just nicely. But that wouldn't make nearly so dynamic a photograph.

Some of you guys aure are a hard crowd to please. I love my boat dearly, but I would swap it for that in a heartbeat (you could have my eye-teeth too). You can keep the chicky-babe though; you know what they say about "only owners, admirals & assholes (get to stand in the companionway); bitch should have her legs over the side, to windwards (my babe wouldn't, she'd be steering ).

I don't doubt that down below, that is as comfortable a boat as any that I (or, indeed most of you) have ever stepped aboard.
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Looks like a Wally to me, maybe a Wally 80 which is a Farr design.
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I, too, thought "Wally" when I first saw it, but I'm not so sure. the deck is relatively cluttered for a Wally and it looks more like 50'-60' to me.
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It also looks, to me, as though all the winches are electric.
Hey Wayalan, There appear to be two grinder's positions on deck. Am I missing something?
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Hey Wayalan, There appear to be two grinder's positions on deck. Am I missing something?
Not at all, some of the fancy "luxury" racing boats have both options. Electric winches are against the rules in a lot of racing, so then you use grinders. When you are just cruising and impressing the ladies (or the paying clients), you switch electric.

P.S. I was trying to avoid looking at them; I spent 2 years as a grinder on a 50' carbon fibre racing boat (frers designed "Cyclone")... now that is some hard graft, let me tell ya!
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As to buying that vessel, well, I hope you have lots of friends who like to race and have almost unlimited liquidity.
Well I agree with the liquidity part but clearly this is a boat made for single handed sailing as is shown in the photo.

In fact all you need is this boat a cool watch and that bikini babe and you've really made it in this world.
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