ROSS 780's

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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by GeoffR » Apr 2nd, '16, 13:57

megawatt wrote:Hi everyone,
there is an old fixed keeler, a Ross 780 mk1 circa1980 up for sale in my neighborhood.
my question is..
Has anyone had the experience of fitting a drop keel to one of these and pro's and cons
of opening up the transom and fitting a sugar scoop?
Its pretty beaten up but with a lot of work (and money) it could become great again.
Am I dreaming?
Please share your thoughts.
Tel
Hi Tel
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There's nothing wrong with the idea of putting a centrecase and dagger keel into a fixed keel Ross, it's just a fair amount of work and ideally you need access to moulds, so I guess it would be a bit of a challenge to do it from scratch. Having said that, it could be done.

Opening the transom would similarly be easier if there was a mould, however it's not very hard to do it as a one off if you're handy with fibreglass, a diamond saw and a grinder. We did it to make the open transom version, which we then took a mould from to make the new version back many years ago.

I'm retired these days and flat out on a new project ( www.airwaveyachts.com.au ) so I wouldn't really be keen to saddle up and get into making new components for a project.
I hope you have success with it if you give it a go.

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GeoffR

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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by tipsy2 » Apr 2nd, '16, 14:05

Where are you?

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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by megawatt » Apr 2nd, '16, 14:08

Thanks GeoffR
I think I'm dreaming.
Got my feelers out for another Clubman8 or Ross780 mk3
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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by megawatt » Apr 2nd, '16, 14:09

Perth WA
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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by sailboatmike » Apr 2nd, '16, 14:48

Geoff, the quality of your workmanship just leaves me speechless.

If I only had the talent with fiberglass you have in your little finger I would be ecstatic
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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by bladerunner » Apr 2nd, '16, 15:00

What is your issue with the fixed keel except that its not trailerable.

Btw you sure its not an 820?

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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by tipsy2 » Apr 2nd, '16, 17:03

megawatt wrote:Perth WA

a bit far away to be any help

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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by AZAmagnum » Apr 3rd, '16, 20:12

megawatt wrote:Perth WA

Gday Megawatt,

hope all is well over there.
Yep, clubman 8 or ross780 Mk3, both great looking and performing boats.
We have a Ross780 Mk3 at the moment and favour the Ross due to being easier to manoeuvre in shallow water and back up to the beach. We sail lakes and bays mainly. Outboard can cavitate if heeled too far. easy to maintain with no headlining.
As you know, Clubman more yachtlike and better for rougher water with outboard in well. Obviously need to be moving thru the water to steer.

Ex Clubman 8026 "Hataitai" :wink:

Best of luck with your search.

Oh, have a look on Sailing Anarchy and google ross 780. There was a guy who cut the transom out of his Mk1. It turned out fantastic. If you found a Mk1 at the right price I'd consider it.
Self tacking jib on the Mk1 is good in my eyes.

cheers,
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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by megawatt » Apr 25th, '16, 01:16

bladerunner wrote:What is your issue with the fixed keel except that its not trailerable.

Btw you sure its not an 820?
Hi bladerunner,
Thanks for your reply
Pretty sure it was a 780
Pens and moorings are scarce and therefore expensive in sought after locations in WA.
The club where I race have no pens unless you buy the boat in it for sale.
There are options in the river but its a drop mast effort to get under the bridges and out thru the heads. Hence the flexibility of a trailable and I'm none too keen having to anti foul either.
I will just hang in and wait for the right one.
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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by megawatt » Aug 20th, '17, 07:18

bladerunner wrote:
GeoffR wrote:wow bladerunner...very nice looking boat!

Peter
you're going well! We'll have to drop in when we're sailing North and check it out.
cheers
GeoffR

Yep.....sold it about 12 years ago and it went to WA where I heard they turned it into a submarine on one of their outings. :roll:
You dont happen to know that boats name do you? I have just acquired a Ross780 mk1 circa 1986 over here.

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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by AZAmagnum » Aug 20th, '17, 19:33

megawatt wrote:
bladerunner wrote:
GeoffR wrote:wow bladerunner...very nice looking boat!

Peter
you're going well! We'll have to drop in when we're sailing North and check it out.
cheers
GeoffR

Yep.....sold it about 12 years ago and it went to WA where I heard they turned it into a submarine on one of their outings. :roll:
You dont happen to know that boats name do you? I have just acquired a Ross780 mk1 circa 1986 over here.

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welcome to the club.

What sail number and name ?

Any pics ?

cheers,
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Re: ROSS 780's

Post by megawatt » Jan 21st, '18, 01:55

Hi peeps
looking for a picture or interior plan layout of a Mark 1 with galley next to the centre-case on port side.
want to make a card up to pass safety for stored location of various items of equipment
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Re: ROSS 780's

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