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Old 31-05-2012, 19:09   #1
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Hi..new to forum..back to sailing from Grampian 26 in the 90's to this Whitby 45 acquired last week. Anyone have experience on this cutter sloop? Looking forward to taking on Lake Ontario this summer....lol.
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Old 31-05-2012, 21:04   #2
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I designed and built a new vertical skeg rudder system to rectify handling issues for Maria 11, a Whitby 45 which went on to win the tran superior that year, i think we may have lengthened the boom as well,must have been 25 yrs ago, gorgeous boats.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:56   #3
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I'm looking at a '69 Whitby 45. Seems solid. Can you tell me how she sails in a variety of conditions and anything out of the ordinary to look for on this design. I know she'll definitely need a set of sails. The upside is she has a new Westerbeke diesel. And she' very well cared for...
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:25   #4
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The 45 was the best boat Whitby built. The owner of Whitby, Kurt Hansen, kept one for himself in Toronto. I don't know how many were built but they're not a common boat. I think it was designed by one of the founders of C&C, George Cuthbertson.
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:22   #5
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The molds were built in 1968 and 16 of these state-of-the-art racers were produced in quick succession, including Hansen's own, Dushka, with most of the production run going to the east coast of the U.S.

I was hoping to hear more about sailing characteristics. Also this boat has a inner forestay for a storm headsail, but no running backstays?

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Old 12-10-2012, 19:41   #6
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Crewed several times aboard a Whitby 45 Newport/Bermuda, placing in our division more than once, IIRC. Powerful boat, well put together (though we did have some chainplate leaks that made the pilot berths damp). Sailed easily for days at 8+ knots. Motion was steady and generally well balanced. Pretty boat with comfortable accommodations as well. We did not have runners aboard Wisp.
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Old 22-10-2012, 20:06   #7
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My Whitby 45 is number 16, but built in 1982, and so I have always been confused about timing since most documentation refers to a build of 19 W-45's in late 60's early 70's.
Mine has hydraulic vang and backstay, and Hood stow-away mailsail.
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Old 22-10-2012, 20:12   #8
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My Whitby 45 is number 16, but built in 1982, and so I have always been confused about timing since most documentation refers to a build of 19 W-45's in late 60's early 70's.
Mine has hydraulic vang and backstay, and Hood stow-away mailsail.
possably the mold was sold to another company as so often happens,and another run was started
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I wake up one day with a wild hair that I want to be on the water more...on a boat. Which kind of boat? I find myself landing on this forum to learn.....alot. NOw I find there is a beautiful boat with my last name? I am dumbfounded.....but a good sign that I am in the right place.
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I wake up one day with a wild hair that I want to be on the water more...on a boat. Which kind of boat? I find myself landing on this forum to learn.....alot. NOw I find there is a beautiful boat with my last name? I am dumbfounded.....but a good sign that I am in the right place.
lol....must be that atoll magic
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Old 24-10-2012, 07:10   #11
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possably the mold was sold to another company as so often happens,and another run was started
Yes, another 3 boats were made much later with some changes. I believe the details are buried on the C&C site somewhere. Guycoki I think purchased one of these 3 that way lying a few dozen feet out of Swan's Whitby location, also I believe the location of where the boat would have been made.

There is still a Whitby 45 for sale up here in Ontario I believe. I see it on Kijiji (similar to Craig's List in the States) every once in a while.

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I just bought that Whitby 45' in sarasota. does anybody now of any problems with the Westerbeke 55B? I am going to take her home via Puerto Adventurous to get new sails made. I really liked the 11,500 ballast
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Home is Port O,Connor TX. In april Iam going to make a run to the Med.
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Old 27-11-2012, 19:43   #14
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Home is Port O,Connor TX. In april Iam going to make a run to the Med.
The boat I crewed on had planned to continue transatlantic after we arrived in Bermuda. The owner managed to pull too close in to the quay, and damaged the rudder (bottoming out on the coral at low tide). Would have been a great vehicle for a European trip. Bon voyage et bon vent!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, wazizit.
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