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    Santa Cruz Opti surfing

    I don't know if a tow through with string of optis was even possible that day. I have never tried that maneuver. Anyone out there who has want to comment?
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    Santa Cruz Opti surfing

    Combination of unprecedented big surf, seasonal extreme low tide, and a shallow harbor. I have worked with this YC youth sailing program for many years and they are very responsible and organized. My experience was that the students are beach and surf experienced. However something went very wrong with the tow in technique. I am sure anyone who has faced a "crossing the bar" the first time will agree that you must be prepared for the unexpected. I hope cooler heads prevail and a sober review is conducted. I look forward to working with them in the spring.
  3. Tubes - 3D print STL Files attached. One for the scale. Two for the wheel. PM me if you have any problems. TB ladder 3B mono.STL Turnbuckle Wheel L 152021.STL Turnbuckle Wheel R 152021.STL
  4. This is a simple addition to your open turnbuckle to replace measuring the distance between the stud ends and trying to remember how many turns you have made. We have been sailing it for a season and they have been holding up OK on my VX One. The scale is snapped into the turnbuckle body and the stud screwed in afterward. The distance between each rung is equal to two turnbuckle rotations. Specific rungs on the scale are color coded with an ink pen. In my example the Black rung marks loose for mast removal, Red is nominal for light wind, and Green is nominal for >15kts. A 1 inch diameter wheel is installed to assist with turnbuckle rotation when under load. The wheel includes two through holes for a line to tie off the turnbuckle body rotation. There is a wing nut to lock the top stud to the turnbuckle. If you have an interest I can post the 3D print files for the scale and turnbuckle wheel for a Hayn 4-1/2 inch body with 1/4-28 thread.
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    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    Absolutely!. I have been testing an E-Propulsion electric outboard on my VX 1. For non-race activities it is sweet and quiet. Full power is 6kts for 90 minutes.
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    Flying Tiger - Tohatsu 9.8 HO motor

    Home Depot sells a 6 pack.
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    Velocitek Speed Puck

    Want to buy a used one?
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    Flying Tiger - Tohatsu 9.8 HO motor

    Bay area automobile fuel has too much ethanol in it for small engines. Long story why this is happening. I switched to ethanol free fuel and have not had to rebuild a carburetor in our chase boat fleet in two years. Sunnoco sells a product called Optima for small engines or av gas will work. night and day results.
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    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    "What's going to happen to that outboard on the back of a VX1 when it gets sporty?" You tilt it up and go like a bat out of hell.
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    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    The VX1 has a motor bracket option. A Honda 2hp works great for cruising. Standing on the foredeck with a long SUP paddle works for short distances.
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    South East Asia sail loft in Thailand

    South East Asia Sails Co Ltd is not part of the Rolly Tasker organization. According to the SEA Sails sales mgr, Robert Tasker, he just happens to have the same last name and his father was the GM at RT for a long time.
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    South East Asia sail loft in Thailand

    The website contact is Robert Tasker.
  13. I'm doing some due diligence. Are these guys ok to work with for club sails?
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    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    I stayed with the boom sheeting for 3 years then switched to the deck mounted swivel cleat which felt more natural.
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    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    My VX demo sail experience is that a breezy demo intimidates some sailors who are not comfortable accelerating and going that much faster than what they have experienced before. They opt for the heavier design choice.