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Old 16-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Pira Pita

Saw a pic of this boat on my pc when browsing for something else and thought I'd stick it into the Google Images system and see what comes up! Now converted and for sale. Very famous old racer.

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In its hey day:-
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Old 18-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Original Pira pita

Dont panic Gents. The "original" Pira Pita (I don't know if there were more than one) is still I believe, semi restored/preserved in a shed at the Poseidon boat yard in San Fernando, Buenos Aires.

I saw the boat about 5 years ago under protective tarpaulin, looking in pretty good nick.

I will be back in Argentina at the end of this month so will go and see if she is still there and take a couple of pictures.

The boat for sale on mecadolibre is I believe a salpicado version, I believe half a dozen or so were made.
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Old 18-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Dont panic Gents. The "original" Pira Pita (I don't know if there were more than one) is still I believe, semi restored/preserved in a shed at the Poseidon boat yard in San Fernando, Buenos Aires.

I saw the boat about 5 years ago under protective tarpaulin, looking in pretty good nick.

I will be back in Argentina at the end of this month so will go and see if she is still there and take a couple of pictures.

The boat for sale on mecadolibre is I believe a salpicado version, I believe half a dozen or so were made.
Would be interesting to see if the original is still there - let us know!
Entirely possible I guess that this is a copy seeing as the year given is 1994 (oops!).
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Old 18-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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If I remember rightly, there was some amazing footage of this boat nearly vertical in the 1981 worlds at Key West (think it was a Toleman video called Main Event with Brian Jones doing the talk over??)
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:01 PM   #7
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Pira Pita today, still owned by the Taylor family and in perfect shape.
It was converted into a transportation boat for a while, but then refited whith its original deck and hardware for the 30y aniversary of its 1978 WC, my father was 2nd at that race, 45 seconds behind.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:12 PM   #8
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Pira Pita and my father boat that morning just before the 1978 WC.
Both hulls were the same, Poseidon 28, notice how diferent they float because of weight. The Pira Pita was riged with single Mercruiser rated at 650HP, my fathers boat with twin Merc 200. The formula was easy, on rough waters the Pira Pita was a tractor.
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