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  1. sailhmb

    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.
  2. sailhmb

    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?
  4. sailhmb

    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.
  5. sailhmb

    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.
  6. sailhmb

    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.
  7. sailhmb

    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.
  9. I'm doing some due diligence. Are these guys ok to work with for club sails?
  10. sailhmb

    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.
  11. sailhmb

    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.
  12. Look up and vr glasses display overlay of sail forces in color. Look forward and see virtual mark and layline. Look at crew and see beautiful women in bikinis.
  13. sailhmb

    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    Brian Bennett stated with the VX1 he fixed the mistakes made on the Viper. There have been a few minor hiccups. The VXOne owner FB pages have noted all of these and the fixes. The builders have responded with design upgrades. The boats are very robust. Mine is 7 years old and I have replaced 2 machine screws on the forestay padeye and reinforced the spreader stubs.
  14. sailhmb

    Best All Around Little Boat for Traveling

    JB - I made the same calculation before retiring. How many summers do I have left? Bought a VX1 and don't regret it. We already know you think a VX 1 is too expensive. However when you are ready to sell it you will get most of the purchase price back. The boat plus trailer weights 1100# total. Tows great. I have been out to the midwest twice and up and down the west coast (Seattle to San Diego) every year. One person can step the mast. With a 2hp outboard you can motorsail at 7kts. You can keep all your camping gear in dry bags in the back of the cockpit. My wife can run the kite up and down. Where ever you go people will stop to ask you about it. Room to take the grand kids or another couple sailing. Sail in 25 knts or 3kts. Have fun phrf races. Win a few, lose a few. And finally, it is a fun boat to sail. cheers!
  15. sailhmb

    Too Expen$ive

    Buy a used one. Structurally they are holding up very well. The boat owners website keeps the maintenance requirements up to date. As a strict one design the cost of ownership is quite reasonable.