Last week we sent Dominic Marchal off on a once-in-a-lifetime tear
on Bret Van Munster’s 18 foot skiff, Kinder
Caring. While they were bashing downwind at 23 knots, Bret muttered
something about not knowing how these boats stay together sometimes.
While that wasn’t something that Dominic wanted to hear from the boat’s
builder in those conditions, it points out how no-bullshit the guy is,
and aside from being a friend of the Cleans as well as a second-generation
boatbuilder – he and his dad build some of the nicest carbon dinghies
on the planet in a nondescript industrial building near Gosford, New
South Wales right next to one of the biggest sex shops we’ve ever seen.