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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
"BP .... for interest's sake .... why the Valiant over the Passport ?"

Purely personal Womby. I was a partner in a Valiant 40 with my buddy Daryl. I have sailed that boat in 60 knots+. It is/was my baby. Can't abandon it now.

Just two days ago Nathan Rothman called me. He started Valiant. We were both kids, hippies trying to fake being "yachting types". But we stuck our fingers in their eyes and made it work. Fair dinkum.
You should put all that in a book sometime. Yes I know.

I'd probably still go for the Passport but then I'm a blunt end kind of guy even though that round bum makes me smile. Actually my favourite of that era Perry would have to be the aft cockpit Norseman 44.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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