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Monday, May 20 2019

Ripple 3.2m Plain foam pre-cut kit.
 

Unfinished KIT project  for sale at a heavily discounted price of AUD2250 inc gst ex Newcastle.

The builder has already glassed all the parts ready for assembly.

The package includes the MDF build frame and all epoxy, glass tapes and modifiers for construction.

 

The plain foam kit has a lighter lay-up than the DuFlex so will produce a lighter boat.

 

Contact us for more information.

P 02 4981 8288

E info@spiriteddesigns.com.au

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Friday, December 21 2018

Merry Christmas to all and thanks to everyone who has shown us support this year, it is very much appreciated! We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 with new adventures. We are closing from Friday the 21st of December until January the 14th 2019. 

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Monday, October 29 2018

Jason Elwes has now returned from his regatta in Japan with a 10th place overall! We would like to congratulate Jason on a great effort and are proud to be one of his sponsors. He reported on the events as follows:

"One hundred and ninety one sailors from around the world came to compete at Kanon Marina, Hiroshima, Japan for the Hansa World Championships.

The regatta park was open from 11th – 12th October for boat and sail measuring, and registration.  By the 13th all boats and sailors were ready for action, and after lunch, boats were launched to enjoy a practice race and familiarise themselves with the conditions.  A brilliant cultural official ceremony was held that evening to welcome all sailors, carers and supporters.

I started the event as a competitor in both Liberty singles and 303 doubles which, after three days, proved too tiring.   Taking the side of valour I dropped the doubles to concentrate on the singles. It was a week of light and shifting breeze, amid some very beautiful scenery. 

Through the week I accumulated enough points to end up tenth, overall, in the world placings out of a fleet of 33 very strong competitors.

Being my first international championships in the Liberty class I am extremely proud of my achievement and look forward to competing at Newport in 2020 and bettering that result."

 

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Wednesday, October 10 2018

 

Good luck Jason!

We are proud to be sponsoring Sailability disabled sailor Jason Elwes based at the Grahamstown Sailing Club. Jason is competing at the Hansa World Championships in Hiroshima Japan between the 12th and 18th of October. Jason will be participating in the singles and doubles for a place on the podium.
This event can be viewed by following this link http://2018hansaworlds.com/i/index.html

 

After this event Jason has a full schedule planned with a Para Sailing International Regatta coming up in Melbourne at the end of the year. If all goes well he may get a spot in the Australian Paralympic Sailing team.

 

We will keep everyone up to date with this event and Jason's progress.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

The Spirited 480 project in Port Stephens is progressing well. Tony has begun painting, with the interior completed and priming underway on the outside. The paint colour chosen for the inside is a light grey which works well and defuses the space. With everything painted internally, its easier to gain a sense of the layout which flows well. This stage always looks quite plain inside without trims, benchtops, floor coverings, associated appliances and fittings. Because painting was underway the photos of the outside are quite dark however all surfaces are ready for priming. With all construction behind him Tony can now purely focus on the cosmetics and achieving a good finish, a pleasing thought!

We will keep you updated as this project progresses throughout the painting process.

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Wednesday, January 31 2018

This 8.5m Stow Away project is being built in New Zealand and is now well underway. This is a DuFlex balsa kit with some customised areas for the owner. The project started in September last year and the builders have made good progress since then.

This design is part of the Stow Away range which is a power-sailer concept set on semi-displacement hulls. The hulls are extremely efficient for both sail or power performance with a good beam to length ratio. The semi-displacement hulls have proven to be very comfortable at sea due to the fine entry hulls. This boat will be fitted with twin 50hp outboards and in flat water estimate to achieve a 15 to 20 knot cruise speed. Under sail this design should also perform well with an estimated average cruise speed of 8 knots. With a 4m beam this boat will fit into a standard monohull marina berth. Internally the design has full headroom throughout due to a wider cabin design that creates the headroom in the hulls. 

For more information on this design you can see it on the following link here

Below shows the majority of the panels joined

Below one of the hulls assembled and ready for taping

Current stage shown below with the decks being fitted 

 

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Monday, December 04 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and all the best for 2018! 

We wish you fair winds and sunny days!

We appreciate all the support we have received over 2017 and look forward to the New Year!

We are closing on the 21st December 2017 & will be re-opening on the 9th January 2018.    

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Tuesday, October 10 2017

For any of those who have spent any length of time with someone unfamiliar in the confines of a boat, this is worth a look. We commend Michael and Larissa on their bravery in taking a chance on a relative stranger for this long passage. Luckily it all worked out well and there is some very interesting commentary from the new crew member about his experience. Also some great footage of the Spirited 480 performance offshore and a quick humurous tour of the boat by Bobby the learner sailor. Check this out on the sailsurfroam website...

 

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Tuesday, October 10 2017

Michael and Larissa cross the Tasman two up. Larissa describes the trip with some beautiful images captured along the way. For anyone interested in this design or just interested in offshore sailing this is a good read...

 

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Wednesday, August 23 2017

The Ripple tender range of designs and kits has been very popular and a consistent seller. We recently had a call from a customer who we built a 3.6m Ripple for in 2014 and his tender had been stolen. The owners were devastated and dearly loved their tender and wanted another one. The design was the same however a few upgrades were incorporated. The options included large diameter beaching wheels, a built-in fuel tank, composite rod holders, lifting fittings and spray rails. As per the first boat the structure was Duflex foam finished in hardtop polyurethane. 

 

 

Related to the 3.6m Ripple design, we have personal experience with this exact design and can shed some insight into its suitability as a tender. We have the boat on a trailer so we load the boat from home and launch fully loaded. Most of the time supplies even for just the weekend can be considerable and heavy so the boat has been well tested under these conditions. The engine fitted is a 9.8hp Tohatsu which even when technically 'over-loaded' with 4 passengers, will still get the boat on the plane and cruise well. With this engine we actually haven't had a time where we couldn't plane the boat. Empty with one or two passengers the boat is lively and responsive with a good turn of speed. Also it leaves very little wake which is always good in an anchorage with other boats around. The comfort is quite impressive in choppy conditions and relatively dry. Another advantage we found is if anything large and flat needs to be carried such as plywood etc, the tunnel is ideal. And for a work platform we have even used the tunnel as a work bench to mark out and cut large sheet material sitting on the gunnel while doing this. The good stability is key to achieving this and generally moving around the boat. Something else that we noticed is when in the shallows because of the outboard leg being behind the open tunnel, its possible to motor the boat until it grounds. It also tows well without any signs of zig-zagging etc. 

We can fully understand the above owners devastation with the loss of their Ripple, and we would be the same...

 

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