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Re: Tarann / Black soo
Here's a great photo of Stephen Buckingham's "turbo-ed" Black Soo "Starbuck", sailing off Tiburon, CA in San Francisco Bay. Note the retractable sprit and "square-top" main.
There are some great photos (and a video) of the boat's restoration on a Dutch site:
Wat voor boot is dit ???
I've seen the boat on several occasions, sailing on SF Bay, and it's a beauty.
A good thread about the design and about Starbuck and Mirage, in Sailing Anarchy, with very large pictures of the hull shape and keel, which also show the flared aft quarter section quite nicely:
Black Soo/ Royal Cape One design, details of - Cruising Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums
the boat sails nicely...and incredibly fast for a more than 50 year old boat.
PS - Please don't post photos so big. They put the page out of configuration and give work to Faster
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Last edited by PCP; 11-29-2013 at 06:32 PM.