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Pyewacket - built by Salthouse Boatbuilders NZ
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In an effort to break the Transpac Race record, well known yachting identity Roy Disney contracted Salthouse Boatbuilders to make extensive modifications to his ZX86 Pyewacket.
A new bow was built in our composite shed and shipped to the United States along with two canard cases.
The components were met in the US by Greg Salthouse and five staff who spent four weeks in Los Angeles completing the modifications. The existing bow was cut off at the chain plates and the new, longer version joined. The canard cases were installed and wings added to the gunwhales to provide an area for stacking sails.
Despite a narrow time frame of only four months from start to finish the modifications were completed on schedule and the result was a line honours victory for Pyewacket in the Transpac.
The ultimate aim of breaking the Transpac Race record was thwarted by light winds that made for a slow start.

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