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Gizmo, US
Last update: 2023
19?? Plan Farr,

 

1977 6 Dece

???? New owner and new name,
Diva, US ????

From SA forum 2019: "in the late 90's a friend of mine bought a Farr 1/2 ton in SoCal and did a really nice resto on it. Used to be called Gizmo, he re-named her Diva. When he was doing the bottom work, he asked me if he should remove the vestigial skeg and the IOR bumps. I said hell no. Keep her in all her IOR glory! Double spreader in line rig with runners. Diesel over the keel. All Elliot Pattison sail wardrobe. In breeze she was unbeatable. There was another 1/2 ton called Off. This one was completely faired, no bumps, IIRC no skeg, and updated rudder.  No diesel, O/B on bracket. We used to take great delight in saying we beat Off! Upwind in breeze, with a fully stacked rail, that boat pointed like a setter.  Downwind it drove like a dump truck.  But, it was a total weapon and we picked up a lot of pickle dishes for the owner. He was and still is, also a very talented grower of the loco or Chernobyl as we called it.  Some of the most pungent safety meetings were held after racing!  After he sold, she was last seen rotting away in front of Cabrillo Yacht Club.  Shame really."

2023 November, For Sale Farr 30 racing sailboat - $3,900 (Marina del rey) Great farr 30 racing sailboat, running 1 cylinder yanmar diesel, pretty clean boat overall, rigging is fair, sails are good, priced to sell $3,900 obo