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Terry O'Shea's F-41 launched in Australia

Built by boat builder Grant Butler, with assistance from owner Terry O'Shea, this is another
very high quality boat.

The big day at Coomera, near Brisbane. Boat weight with rig is 6000kg (13,200lbs)

The retractable outboard system worked very well

Daggerboard rudder case at left - boat is floating nice and high

Daggerboard rudders on foredeck and bow pole extension line

Bow pole retracted

Bow pole extended - a 3 : 1 built in tackle makes this very easy to do by hand

Side deck showing daggerboard control lines

The synthetic shrouds with Precourt deadeyes

One unique aspect about interior is the head lighting through an opaque panel in
head ceiling. Worked very well.

Head area is very large and bright with a sit down area at right.

Terry is now busy doing all those final little jobs, along with commissioning, and first sail is due any day now

Earlier Construction Photos

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