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Table of details and specifications of AUS-036
  Designer Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA)
  Builder Ken Beashell (AUS)
  Material
  1st certificate issued 1980
  Original boat name Delta
  Original country AUS
  Original sail number 036
  Current location Boat lost in 1980

Notes

KA 35 Launched as "Iriish Eyes"-Built By Neville Fisher: - 17.12.2011 by Edward (Roy) Tutty
E.R.Tutty acquired KA 35 in 1979 Name changed to
Rhapsody. Won 1981 Worlds in Nassau Bahamas.
KA-36 Delta - 02.04.2010 by Matti Muoniovaara
This boat was originally commissioned by Ernest B. Fay from A. E. Luders Jr. It was the last design of Luders, design #1098 L5.5#72 year 1980. According to Warren Muir it was built by him and the building year is 1980. It is not similar to KA-32, KA-33 and KA-35. KA-33 & 35 are duplicate designs of Skagerak KA-32, a Luders design #1090 from year 1973. Ernie Fay didn't take the boat to the Nassau World Championship 1981 and the boat never got a US number. The name Delta comes from the keel design called ‘double delta’. This boat was the last experiment of Ernie in 5.5s. Ernie died at the age of 72 years 1986 suffering a heart attack when sailing on the Galveston Bay.
5.5 KA-36 - 07.03.2010 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Warren Muir reports: KA-36, "Delta". Designed by A.E. (Bill) Luders, similar to KA32, KA33 and KA35. Built by Ken Beashel in Elvina Bay, Australia in 1979. Owned by Ellis Patterson and Vic Clifford. Lost at sea while racing on the Pittwater sailing circle in 1980.

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