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North American / Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Last post by revision on Today at 12:25:24 »
To my knowledge, she is still for sale at Brewer.  I would imagine they may be busy hauling boats this time of year...if she IS still there, she's now buried in the back behind about 80 boats.  The broker had asked for any information I may find, so I did email him back regarding the discussions that I had with Chris, but he never got back to me via email.  If you call, he's pretty good about calling back.

You are correct in that Chris didn't race her in the transat...he made the jump to Class 40 before he got there and his intention was always for a far northern race, hence the "radical" design cues.  I drive up and down the coast a couple times a year for holidays and such so I may cruise by RI at some point this winter and see if she's still in place.  Hopefully they shifted her weight so that she drains...
- R
North American / Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Last post by JurgenP on Today at 12:07:03 »
Did Daniel finally get this boat? As far as I can tell she is still on the market, though Brewer Yachts is not in a hurry to reply to my inquiries.

A little over a year ago a friend of mine started building a new Mini designed by VPLP design (France).
From that time I have been considering to do the same, but after finding this girl on yachtworld I was thinking that she might be a good compromise between the time needed to build, budget and performance.
I assumed it would take a lot less time to restore her than build a new one from scratch. And the keel was not necessary an problem, it might as well be seen as an opportunity to make the move to a canting keel ...
However after the pictures I have seen I'm not so sure anymore ... She might not be worth the shipping price.

I have also been trying to get a hold of Chris Pitts, so far to no avail.
I also requested the class Mini 650 association for any documentation they have on her:
they have nothing, she never was officially measured and  hence also never (officially) raced.

I would welcome any additional information on her beyond what is in this thread and on the Yachtworld site, feel free to contact me.

North American / Re: European mini's second life in USA or Canada ?
« Last post by revision on November 09, 2018, 20:15:34 PM »
Good day All.

In Europe.....

There are a handful on the east coast, and there is a facebook page on which owners confer.  I would think either NYC or Annapolis, although there are a few here for sale already.  The market seems small and the prices for a boat in the US are much higher compared to one outside of the US.   Hope that helps.
Equipment for sale / Re: Recherche pilote + voiles
« Last post by sheriff44 on November 03, 2018, 21:30:45 PM »
Ou si vous avez les dimensions des voiles , si les voiles de p1, p2, ginto sont similaires ?
Equipment for sale / Re: CHERCHE/LOOKING 4
« Last post by FRA252 on October 02, 2018, 09:23:49 AM »
North American / Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Last post by revision on September 28, 2018, 17:27:47 PM »
So I learned some more stuff.  The boat really does draw almost 7 feet, that's not a typo.  It's built to the box rule, so the mast is subsequently shorter to compensate.  Also, the keel cannot be removed from the boat without significant cutting of the is bolted but is also extensively glassed in place.  Any work has to be done on the boat.
Français - French / Re: circuit elec
« Last post by Herver on September 20, 2018, 19:34:50 PM »
Idem, m'envoyer votre adresse mail en message perso.
Equipment for sale / Recherche pilote + voiles
« Last post by sheriff44 on September 20, 2018, 18:49:00 PM »
Salut les ministes je suis à la recherche d'un pilote auto inboard pour mon mini, le 778, ainsi qu'un mer-veille, un ais, une blu.

A la recherche également de voiles de zero :
- Solent
- Gennaker
- Code 5
- Spi max
- Voile de cape et Tourmentin

Merci !

Français - French / Re: circuit elec
« Last post by sheriff44 on September 20, 2018, 18:40:07 PM »
Bonjour je suis preneur également de votre circuit élec
North American / Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Last post by revision on September 17, 2018, 21:14:47 PM »

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