Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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35 years ago Paulo, my dreams centred around
I'm thinking we had similar dreams. Certainly no boat nor any crew inspired me more than the Hiscocks and Wanderer III.
Interesting you should post that, Andrew. I've been reading Hiscock's books so much I bought the closest thing I could find!!
Even though designed here in Oz three years before Wanderer III, the only significant difference between their boat and mine is that they had a slightly longer cabin, no doghouse and a tiny cockpit. Both boats drew on the LG Virtue extensively and the hull dimensions and lines are almost identical.
If this was your dream, we really MUST go for a sail sometime!! ..and I should stop reading sailing books.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 11-03-2010 at 09:14 PM.