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Status Slipstream
Last year I purchased a Status Slipstream Hull with swing keel on a trailer.I will be rigging the boat with the standard Status 580 mast and sails. From my enquiries,I am of the understanding that there were only seven Slipstreams made and if no one has any objections I propose to use sail number 8.My Email address is rickglen@hot.net.au
Rick S7-Apr-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Hi Rick,
I don,t know if you are aware that the Slipstream had a bigger rig than the 580.
geronimo9-Apr-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Thank you Geronimo; Yes I was aware that the Slipstreams were origionally built with an 18' Skiff rig by Timpenny yachts.Unfortunately I am not as fit and young as I used to be and my dear wife is not a keen sailor,so one must compromise. Cheers
Rick S.
Rick S10-Apr-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Where did you get your info about the 18 foot skiff rig? My Slipstream uses a cut down E780 mast, the main is the same size as the 16 foot skiff #1 rig and I use a #1 16 foot skiff jib as a non overlapping self tacker.
Nick Stirling11-Apr-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Greetings Nick, The Status Slipstream was put together by Jon Simonds,Ian Thomas and Geoff Scotter about 1981/2 so that the Status 19 could comply with the Australian Yachting Federations new rules that trailor yachts must have at least two bunks and a certain amount of interior volumn etc. They also decided to increase the rig size to :- Main 13m2, Mylar genoa 10m2,Jib 5.6m2, Spinnaker 32m2 and I am fairly confident Jon told me that this was all carried on a tapered,single spreader 18' skiff mast. Cheers Rick S.
Rick S19-Apr-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Nick,after further thought the differance in rigs on the Slipstream is proberly due to the fact that they were sold as a sailaway unit or as a basic hull with keel and windows fitted. Cheers Rick S.
Rick S.20-Apr-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Lovely photo of the Status Slipstream Nick.

I remember racing against the very new and no1 Slipstream in strong winds in a NSW TYA race on Lake Illawarra back in the early eighties. Jon Symonds had a hot shot crew onboard and he blitzed the fleet and picked up the trophy. I remember them all sailing really well but struggling to control the Status Slipstream when carrying what appeared to be an enormous spinnaker on the reaches and the runs!

I would have to agree with Rick’s sail area figures and comments and state that there is no way you could refer to the Status Slipstream that I saw racing that day as being a family type trailer yacht. I reckon all racers would be in trouble racing any 19 foot boat in a strong summer sea breeze with a 32 m2 spinnaker!

If I remember correctly, the new YA requirements back then for a type 2 trailer yacht was that you had to have a cabin with two functional bunks and enough head room to fit a cubic meter in the cabin with all the hatches and poptops closed off.

Alastair1-May-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Does anyone have any photo's of one of these sailing?
Also, was there only seven made?

hi Nick, just doing some research...

drew henry22-Aug-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status Slipstream
Sailing pics
Nick Stirling30-Nov-2008    Edit    Delete 

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