I looked for photos without success, it was in the pre digital era and I lost
all the unscanned photos in the Aceh tsunami (my boat sank)..... HOWEVER, Jean built the hull
around the time of Australiaís first Americaís cup win...... we had a huge party on the marina and I learned that Champagne and Underberg are not compatible.
was ď in progressĒ at the marina but it definitely looks like the same yacht, I well remember that cockpit
during the spectacularly lumpy return to Broken bay...... littered with very soggy and unhappy French landsmen and miles of mainsheet underfoot. We gybed off Barrenjoey in 30 knots all standing as I tried frantically to shorten the mainsheet to avoid launching the crew. Iím pretty sure this was the first sail outside protected waters and we all survived to party again. I was curious about the position of the mast
, it seemed a long way forward compared to similar sized yachts in our marina but she certainly sailed well.
I noticed in your photos that the MWM diesel
has been replaced, she needed an exceptionally well thought out Vent loop with the engine
so low in the hull
and after the first cylinder flooding I had reservations about the MWMís longevity.
She looks way better in your photos than when she was launched, youíve done an excellent refit
... Beautiful !