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"Crazy Little Thing" Viper 640


Boat – Crazy Little Thing

Design – Viper 640

Owner – Clive Jones

Crew – Melissa Radcliffe plus to date Penny Meakins, Ross McDonald, Peta Oliver depending on everyone’s busy schedules.

Sails – Norths and Hydes

Comments – Mid/Late life crisis? Maybe – I am about to turn 61?? Had a life of many boats including 7 Lasers, Cherub, great little JOG racer, Eureka 34 and Thompson630.

Mel wants to learn and I need to keep the costs down. Dinghies are too tippy for lessons, but we want fun so lets get a sports boat. Perfect both for Port Stephens and touring.

Still working it all out but that’s part of the fun and we know we’ll get better. Enjoyed the Nationals as our first test and didn’t come last so that’s a good start. Loving it so far!!

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