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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Stewart] #141876
05/03/08 11:43 PM
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AMF owned Harley Davidson for a while. I thought that was kinda funny.

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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Stewart] #141877
05/05/08 11:16 AM
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42.904444 N; 88.008586 W
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Solo-Trapping with the spin up? I've done it several times on a friends I17-R.


F-18 Infusion
#626- SOLD it!

'Long Live the Legend of Chris Kyle'
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: rexdenton] #141878
05/07/08 08:33 PM
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There used to be 2 active Freestyles on Lake Travis, in the early 90s. Both were unirig, no trapeze. If they had had better sails they would have *killed* all the other boats on handicap (78.3) . They were very light, narrow entry, round exit hull shape, with NACRA-like boards.


Jim Casto
NACRA 5.5 & NACRA 5.7
Austin TX
Lake Travis
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Mary] #141879
05/15/08 08:07 AM
05/15/08 08:07 AM
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Near SLC, Utah
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That is definitely a 474 Freestyle. It is a great 15 foot beachcat.

Mine still has some original logo on it. It says was manugfactured by Boston Whaler in 1979.

The pic of the guy and the red spinnaker lives in Vancouver, BC.

The boat eventually snapped in half at the front beam, flying that masthead spinnaker.

He may have been OK had he installed a spreader at the bows.

Not doing so did provide a mast for me to get my boat going again after we folded the mast, flying a hull with four adults on it.

Needless to say, that wasn't what the boat was designed for.

Tom

Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Mary] #141880
05/15/08 05:55 PM
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West Virginia
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Wish I knew, it is a late 80's boat I picked for family (free) to use at their lake home in N.Calif. I don't think they are being manufactured any longer.. another case of too early and too little in the way of marketing.

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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Soapysails] #141881
05/16/08 05:56 PM
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Hollister CA, Plano TX
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I could be completly wrong, so if I appologize. not sure about this boat. but I think the TRAC 18 built by AMF was designed by Hubbard. Again if I'm wrong don't jump me too much I was intoxicated during the conversation.

Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Mary] #141882
05/16/08 06:59 PM
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The guy posted another ad with a better picture this time.

[Linked Image]

From the CL pic it looks like its in decent shape. Just wish I had $1k to blow on another boat right now.

I do like the orange too!

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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: MarkMT] #141883
05/17/08 01:40 PM
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I love the way that the spinnaker shadow in this image creates an illusion that the sailor is flying along on a trimaran!

That is art!

[Linked Image]

Don't see it? Try blocking out all of the image that is above the decks. Just look at the hulls and below. See three bows?? What a gorgeous photo!

GARY


Santa Monica Bay
Mystere 6.0 "Whisk" <--- R.I.P.
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: tomthouse] #141884
05/17/08 01:46 PM
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Tom, you are The Man! The Freestyle Man.

There's a Catalina Trip on June 27; come join us again!

GARY


Santa Monica Bay
Mystere 6.0 "Whisk" <--- R.I.P.
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Mary] #288175
01/20/18 05:48 PM
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Here's an article to show some of the history about it. http://www.canadianyachting.ca/boat-reviews/79-sail/3519-freestyle-474


“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” - Nikola Tesla
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: nobrush] #288177
01/21/18 07:15 PM
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Whew... posting a 38 year old article to a 10 year old forum post... We may now be the equivalent of the penny farthing forums?

A stark comparison to the days when you couldn't refresh your browser fast enough to keep up with the formula v. one design debates.


Mike, Ohio
Former H16, H18, N20, N17, M4.3
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: TeamTeets] #288191
01/25/18 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by TeamTeets
A stark comparison to the days when you couldn't refresh your browser fast enough to keep up with the formula v. one design debates.


I miss those days. The trash talk, the arguments, Drill baby drill.

I think we've just burned out the topics.


I'm boatless.
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #288192
01/25/18 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Originally Posted by TeamTeets
A stark comparison to the days when you couldn't refresh your browser fast enough to keep up with the formula v. one design debates.


I miss those days. The trash talk, the arguments, Drill baby drill.

I think we've just burned out the topics.


Hi Karl!


If your havin girl problems i feel bad for you son
I got 99 problems but my beautiful wife ain't one
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #288203
01/27/18 06:50 AM
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Sebring, Florida.
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Did everyone migrate to Facebook? I still don't have a Facebook account, and from what I hear at work, I don't want one!


Blade F16
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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #288209
01/28/18 10:16 AM
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A lot of fleets are on Facebook. Both CRAM and CRAW have Facebook pages as outward advertisement, and Facebook groups for their forum like discussion. From what I've seen most fleet at least have a group to communicate in. Facebook isn't to bad when you subscribe to enough sailing content that it drowns our the everyday nonsense of our friends, which sometimes isn't too bad when a majority of your friends are sailors.


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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: ksurfer2] #288687
03/27/18 11:03 AM
03/27/18 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ksurfer2


Hi Karl!




Hi Karl!


I'm boatless.
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #288689
03/28/18 01:43 PM
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Where have you two Karl's been?

Hey Mr. Broger, I just flew over MSP on my way to Narita yesterday (I'm in Narita as I type this) and the ground was covered with all this white stuff, what the heck is that?


Blade F16
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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Timbo] #288709
04/05/18 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Where have you two Karl's been?

Hey Mr. Broger, I just flew over MSP on my way to Narita yesterday (I'm in Narita as I type this) and the ground was covered with all this white stuff, what the heck is that?



Disappointment and anger on the ground....

My old man used to do the Narita trip on the whale


I'm boatless.
Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #288710
04/05/18 09:58 PM
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And Delta just got done parking all the Whales, they are buying the new Airbus A350 to replace the Whale but it only seats about 290, v 400on the Whale.


Blade F16
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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #288714
04/10/18 06:24 PM
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Yeah, kind of sad. It was a legend of an airplane growing up.


I'm boatless.
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