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  1. xonk1

    The VX Evo

    Rod, All good news. Personally, the extra years are not so much an issue with strength as they are with agility ( I don't move like a cat any more - maybe I never did! ) and flexibility. My hope is that the keel makes everything happen slower since I am slower. Could be that the keel will be everything needed to greatly expand the appeal of an already appealing boat. I am ready for a road trip to almost anywhere to demo the keel. Keep us all posted. Happy Sailing!
  2. xonk1

    The VX Evo

    Rod, Thanks for the keel update. Film as soon as it is available plz. Also, some comment on just what the keel does for stability ( at the dock and while sailing ). My guess as a sailor who would like to be a naval architect but clearly is not is that if the keel helps any sailor keep the boat flat upwind = good, and the increase in total boat weight may not be much of a negative off the wind? Big plus is stability and less time recovering from capsize. Who knows? With the keel option there may be many sailors having an extra beer and cheeseburger right now in anticipation. Keep it coming! Thanks
  3. xonk1

    The VX Evo

    Rod, Please keep the " old guys " ( myself included ) up to date on the " keel " development. Could be the answer to making great boat even easier to sail to open up enjoyment to a market segment that isn't 25 anymore. No shame in getting older - especially if you're still out on the water competing.
  4. xonk1

    The VX Evo

    Where have the new boats gone? Fleets forming or growing?
  5. xonk1

    Sea Force One foiler

    Fun for One? Looks really odd and slow?
  6. xonk1

    what is it?

    Poo Wang Dang ( North Korea ) has another premature something.
  7. xonk1

    The VX Evo

    Nothing cooler than brand new stuff! Happy Sailing to six lucky people.
  8. xonk1

    The VX Evo

    Still no word on the blasted centerboard? What are lazy ,older, non-hikers like me to do? I hoped it would be the answer.
  9. xonk1

    How long to get FD from trailer to sailing?

    These times seem daunting. There is a similar time requirement on the other end too. Consider a MUCH simpler boat so as to spend less time " in the process " and more time actually sailing. Happy Sailing!
  10. xonk1

    What is it?

    Don't forget to notice the Rhodes 19. A classic daysailer!
  11. xonk1

    Flying Scot Price

    Shavdog, If you like the boat, buy the boat. Remember from Game of Thrones, " Winter is Coming " Buy it now, sail it now, enjoy it now. Happy Sailing!
  12. xonk1

    Looking for an single or doublehanded boat

    TRY ( and I mean try as opposed to buy ) a few boats. If you want to race, then TRY what is raced in your area. If you don't care to race, then TRY what seems cool to you. Then you'll find out if you like it. Happy Sailing.
  13. xonk1

    Tips for hiking on a feva?

    " Gonna need a bigger boat "
  14. xonk1

    successful dinghy brand available

    Raider? Successful?
  15. xonk1

    Prindle.. What ever became of them?

    Better cats came along. Think evolution. Sad but true. It eventually affects all designs.