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    Default Polina Star IV

    There is a boat test in this month’s Yachting World for a customised Contest 85CS - a fantastic looking boat, with a wealth of well thought out details for serious cruising.

    Clearly this is the owners replacement for the big Oyster which had catastrophic hull / keel failure and capsized (and ultimately to the demise of the previous incarnation of Oyster, now happily restarted under new ownership).

    Interestingly, bearing in mind the history, the Contest has a relatively slim keel with lead torpedo ballast at the bottom. But of course it wasn’t the “bolt on” keel that failed in the Oyster, but the GRP (?) hull structure above the keel. So presumably the builders and owners believe the new structure bolted on to a “massive web support structure” is stronger.

    Nice boat and wish the new owner, skipper and crew happy voyaging (as previous voyage plans were already cancelled due to keel concerns before the final capsize).

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    Default Re: Polina Star IV

    As I understood it, the load bearing grid structure used on the Oyster was similar in concept; and it was a failure in the build process.

    Interestingly, Polina Star III has been completely rebuilt and reborn over the last 12 months, and in her new incarnation, - Champagne Hippy, is currently heading to join the ARC: https://my.yb.tl/champagnehippy

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    Default Re: Polina Star IV

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewfromFal View Post

    Interestingly, Polina Star III has been completely rebuilt and reborn over the last 12 months, and in her new incarnation, - Champagne Hippy, is currently heading to join the ARC: https://my.yb.tl/champagnehippy
    Wow! Link to their youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPw_pGKx0jA

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