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gentle into that good night


Already a light-air weapon, the Ker 43 Otra Vez (ex-Ptarmigan) just had a new keel put in and 700 kg taken out of her in preparation for what appears to be another record-setting fleet for the Middle Sea Race.  Owner Bill Coates has given the SA’ers a rare open window into just what goes into a grand prix offshore refit, with pics like this and plenty of detailed info for anyone interested in major alterations.  Head over to the thread to follow along or ask your own questions.

Story shoutout for the literati.