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Old 08-03-2018, 06:01   #1
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Hi,

Been a lurker and reader for a long time. I think these forums are excellent and learnt lots. Log in most days.

Bought myself a Shuttleworth 45' catamaran. Started life in 1988 as a 42 Spectrum known as Hunky Dory, then The Beast, and now LION 1. Lived most of her life in Fort Lauderdale.

Done a brutal (for my wallet) refit. New rigging, sails, paint job, electrics, plumbing, outboards etc etc.

Taken her out to Bahamas and the Keys. Everything that I was hoping she would be.

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Old 08-03-2018, 06:06   #2
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Hi,

Been a lurker and reader for a long time. I think these forums are excellent and learnt lots. Log in most days.

Bought myself a Shuttleworth 45' catamaran. Started life in 1988 as a 42 Spectrum known as Hunky Dory, then The Beast, and now LION 1. Lived most of her life in Fort Lauderdale.

Done a brutal (for my wallet) refit. New rigging, sails, paint job, electrics, plumbing, outboards etc etc.

Taken her out to Bahamas and the Keys. Everything that I was hoping she would be.

All good,

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Hi Dan and welcome to the (active participation) forum.

So if I understand correctly, your boat was built as a 42' Spectrum, then it somehow transformed into a longer boat made by a different builder?
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:10   #4
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No, started life as a Spectrum 42, designed by John Shuttleworth. Got extended by 3' at some juncture and is now a 45' Spectrum. There weren't too many made, mine is nr3.
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More pics needed.☺
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Agreed! The one pic looks sweet, we need more.
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Agreed! The one pic looks sweet, we need more.
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Beautiful boat, Dan. Looks like she is a really good sailor. I can understand how and why you spent the $'s on an update. Sails have nice shape as well. Are those GPL Lite Skin sailcloth?
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Yeah, she is nice. Got the sails from Dave Calvert. Main and jib in carbon, different lighter-weight screecher (4.5 oz. laminate with technora fibers and a light taffeta on one side). Got incredibly technical with skins and taffeta etc so in the end I went for something that would hold its shape, be light weight, give me seven plus years
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Welcome to CF Dan..
Good to hear your enjoying your boat.. have a grand summer.
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